Andrew Russel Garfield was born on August 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. åÊHowever the thespian largely grew up in London. åÊInterestingly enough, his American father was had British-born parents, and Garfield’s mother was British-born as well. åÊThe actor’s parents ran an interior design business. åÊHis father was head coach at Guildford Swimming Club in the United Kingdom. åÊWhen Garfield was 3 years old the family moved to Surrey in the United Kingdom where he spent much the rest of his youth. åÊThe multi-cultural star claims to be equally comfortable in the United Kingdom and United States. åÊWhile in England he met and became good friends with fellow English thespians Robert Pattinson (Twilight)åÊand Matt Smith. åÊWhen he moved back to LA he formed close bonds with Katy Perry, Shannon Woodward, Bo Barrett, Mia Moretti andåÊSocial Network co-star Jessie Eisenberg.