Who is Tom Holland: Biography, Personal Life, Career, Income and Net Worth
Who is Tom Holland: Biography, Personal Life, Career, Income and Net Worth

Tom Holland is an English actor. He rose to fame as a child actor starring in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical and starring in the 2012 drama film The Impossible. He is best known for portraying the superhero Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War. In 2018, he was honored with a Guinness World Record for "Youngest Leading Actor in a Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie" for starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which was released when Holland was 21 years old.

British actor Tom Holland proved the third time’s a charm when “Spider-Man: No Way Home” grossed $260 million in its first weekend at the box office. Holland’s first two Spider-Man films — part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — weren’t too shabby, either. “Spider-Man: Far From Home” grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing Spider-Man movie of all time. It was trailed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which grossed more than $880 million as the fourth-highest grossing Spider-Man film in history — it’s clear that Holland is now a bankable leading man.

Tom Holland's Early life and Education

Holland, who is the oldest of four brothers, is the son of Dominic and Nicola Holland. He attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon, but he first began to dance hip-hop in Wimbledon at Nifty Feet Dance School.

Choreographer Lynne Page, an associate of "Billy Elliott the Musical" choreographer Peter Darling, first discovered Holland at the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival, where he performed with his dance school. Two years later, Holland debuted in "Billy Elliot the Musical" as Billy's best friend Michael, receiving his first positive feedback.

He attended the Roman Catholic preparatory school Donhead, in Wimbledon, and Wimbledon College, before attending The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon. It was in Wimbledon that he first began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School. While performing with his dance school at the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival, Holland was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page, associate with "Billy Elliot the Musical" choreographer Peter Darling.

Following eight auditions and two years of training, Holland made his West End debut on June 28, 2008, in "Billy Elliot the Musical" as Billy's best friend Michael. His first performance in the role of Billy was on September 8, 2008, for which he received positive feedback.

Physical Appearance

Tom Holland is a dashing and hot actor in the Hollywood industry. He is known for his dashingly charming and attractive personality. He has a cute smile, adorable looks, and a very impressive slim but athletic body.

He owns a great slim body build-up with his biceps measuring about 13 inches. He is 5 feet and 10 inches in height and his body weight is around 64 Kg. He has silky and dark brown hair and also has beautiful and attractive dark brown color eyes.

Tom Holland's Personal Life

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Tom Holland belongs to a well-settled family from Kingston Upon Thames, London, England. He is known to hold an English nationality and has his belief in the Christian religion.

His father’s name is Dominic Holland, who is an English Comedian, Author & Broadcaster and her mother’s name is Nicola Elizabeth Frost who is a photographer.

She also has three younger siblings. He has three brothers, Twins Harry Holland & Sam Holland, of which Harry is also an English actor. His brother Patrick is just 13 years old.

Tom Holland’s marital status is unmarried. Tom started dating Nadia Parker, and both are reported to be quarantined together. They started dating in 2020. Apart from her, in past Tom has also been rumored to be dating Elle Lotherington in 2015, his childhood sweetheart, Zendaya Coleman from 2016-18, an American actress and singer, and Olivia Bolton, childhood friends, and their relationship was confirmed by their parents from 2019-20.

Facts and Information

In the year 2006, he danced at the Richmond Dance Festival of the school, and Lynne Page, the famous choreographer was impressed by him.

After 2 years of training and 8 auditions, he made a debut in ‘Billy Elliot's The Musical’, his West End debut playing the role of ‘Michael’, Billy’s best friend.

At the age of 7, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia, a reading disability. Also, Tom owns a blue dog of the breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier and calls him ‘Tessa’.

He and his 3 brothers, sponsor a UK-based registered charity called ‘The Brothers Trust’ that raises money for various charitable causes.

Tom is the youngest Spider-Man cast. Before him, Tobey Maguire was 27 and Andrew Garfield was 29 years old.

Tom’s body is so athletic that he can easily perform back, side, and front flips. Also, his dad wrote a book called ‘How Tom Holland Eclipsed His Dad’.

Tom Holland's Early Career

After playing an important role in ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ on June 28, 2008, he went on to play the titular role in the same musical on September 8, 2008. His performance was praised by the critics and Tom started gaining popularity as an actor. As a result, he started appearing in many television shows and interviews.

Tom made his television debut soon after playing the titular role in ‘Billy Elliot the Musical.’ He and his co-star Tanner Pflueger were interviewed by ‘Channel 5’ for one of its news shows. In the following year, Tom was cast in the show ‘The Feel Good Factor.’ At the show’s premiere, Tom performed the popular ‘Angry Dance’ from the musical and was later interviewed by Myleene Klass, who had hosted the premiere.

On March 8, 2010, Tom and other actors, who had portrayed Billy Elliot, were invited to 10 Downing Street in order to mark the fifth anniversary of the famous musical. There, he got an opportunity to meet the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown. On March 31, a special fifth-anniversary show of the musical was showcased and Tom was chosen to play the lead in that particular show.

Tom Holland's Career

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In 2011, Tom made his film debut when he lent his voice to a character named Sho in the English version of the popular Japanese animated fantasy film ‘Arrietty.’ His major breakthrough came in the year 2012 when he was cast alongside actors like Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the critically acclaimed disaster drama film, ‘The Impossible.’

‘The Impossible’ went on to become a successful film and was played at the ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’ Tom, who played Lucas Bennett in the film, was praised for his acting skills, with many saying that he could win an Oscar for his performance. Though he did not win an Oscar, he did manage to win other major awards and nominations.

In 2013, he appeared in a speculative drama film titled ‘How I Live Now’ and was also seen in a short film titled ‘Moments.’ In the following year, he lent his voice for the British-American drama film ‘Locke,’ which starred Tom Hardy in the main role. He also played a cameo in the filmed version of ‘Billy Elliot the Musical.’

In 2015, he played the younger version of Thomas Nickerson in the adventure-drama film, ‘In the Heart of the Sea.’ In the same year, he appeared as Gregory Cromwell in the British television series, ‘Wolf Hall.’

2016 turned out to be a great year for Tom as he played interesting characters in four popular flicks, namely ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘The Lost City of Z,’ ‘A Monster Calls,’ and ‘Edge of Winter.’ In ‘Captain America,’ he played Peter Parker, which is one of the most popular recurring film roles in the history of Hollywood.

In 2017, he reprised his role as Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’ He also appeared in a couple of other movies, namely ‘Pilgrimage’ and ‘The Current War.’ While he played Brother Diarmuid in ‘Pilgrimage,’ he portrayed the famous American businessman Samuel Insull in ‘The Current War.’ In the same year, he also appeared as himself in the popular reality competition TV series, ‘Lip Sync Battle.’

In 2018, he once again reprised his role as Spider-Man in the Marvel Studios’ superhero film, ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ Tom has a host of upcoming films under his belt. Though he is growing from strength to strength as an actor, Tom says his ultimate goal is to become a director in Hollywood.

In 2020, Tom Holland starred in the Netflix filmThe Devil All the Time.

In 2021, he starred in the superhero film 'Spider-man: No Way Home,' which became the top-grossing film of the year and grossed over $1 billion across the globe.

What is Tom Holland's Net Worth and Salary?

Tom Holland is an English actor and dancer who has a net worth of $18 million. He is best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having also appeared in the title role in "Billy Elliot the Musical" in London's West End. He received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017.

Tom earned $250,000 to briefly appear as "Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War". He then earned $500,000 base salary for "Spiderman: Homecoming"… with his eventual paycheck topping $1.5 million with bonuses. He earned $3 million for his appearance in 2018's "Avengers: Endgame." Today his standard base salary for a single film appearance is $4-5 million.

Tom Holland Net Worth Growth in Last 5 Years

He continued to do small roles for the next three-four years, but he got the next big opportunity when he got the role of spider-man in Captain America Civil War 2016. By the way, let me tell you an interesting thing about the spider-man movie.

The spider-man franchise of marvel was sold to Sony Pictures, but when Marvel was bought by Disney, they entered into an agreement with Sony Pictures to bring Spider-Man to the Avengers movie. Had it not been for this agreement, Spider-Man would not have been a part of the Avengers and Tom Holland would not have got a role.

Tom Holland breaks record

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Holland earned a Guinness Book of World Records record title for becoming the youngest actor to play a lead role in the MCU. In 2017, Holland won the BAFTA Rising Star Award at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, becoming the second-youngest winner of the award at 20 years of age.

Holland's latest MCU film, "Spider-Man: No Way Home," scored the second-best US box office opening day of all time with $121 million, and he will likely be taking a break from acting after this year. His movie "Uncharted," where he plays the lead role of Nathan Drake alongside co-star, Mark Wahlberg, and veteran actor Antonio Banderas, was just released in theatres.

Tom Holland Awards & Achievements

Tom Holland received many awards and nominations for his first acting role in a film. For his excellent performance as a 12-year-old Lucas Bennett in ‘The Impossible,’ he has won a total of nine prestigious awards.

Some of the awards that he won for ‘The Impossible’ include, ‘The Spotlight Award,’ ‘Best Youth Performance,’ ‘Breakthrough Performance - Male,’ ‘Young British Performer of the Year,’ ‘Best Male Newcomer,’ and ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film.’

In 2016, he won the ‘Breakthrough Performance of the Year’ at the ‘Golden Schmoes Awards’ for his performance in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ In 2017, he won ‘The rising Star Award’ at the prestigious ‘British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

He then won ‘Best Performance by a Younger Actor’ at the 2017 ‘Saturn Awards’ for ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ In the same year, he won ‘Choice Summer Movie Actor’ at the popular ‘Teen Choice Awards for his role in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming.’

How much does Tom Holland make for Spider-Man?

Holland has starred in three Spider-Man movies with Sony and Disney (which owns Marvel): 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, and 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Holland made $500,000 for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the MCU’s first Spider-Man movie. After Spider-Man: Homecoming, Holland starred in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame (more on what he made for those later) before his massive raise for Spider-Man: Far From Home, which made him between $4 million to $5 million, with at least $1.5 million in bonuses based on the movie’s performance, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The site also reports that Holland made the same amount for Spider-Man: No Way Home and is set to have the same salary for future Spider-Man movies. While $4 to 5 million seems like a lot, the salary doesn’t compare to other MCU stars like Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) who make $15 million per Marvel movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The magazine also reports that Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) made $50 million per Marvel movie before he retired from the role after Avengers: Endgame.

In an interview with Fandango in 2021, Amy Pascal, who produces Sony and Disney’s MCU Spider-Man movies, confirmed that at least three more Spider-Man movies with Holland have been planned. “This is not the last movie that we are going to make with Marvel—[this is not] the last Spider-Man movie,” she said. “We are getting ready to make the next Spider-Man movie with Tom Holland and Marvel. We’re thinking of this as three films, and now we’re going to go on to the next three. This is not the last of our MCU movies.”

However, those last three Spider-Man movies may be Holland’s last. In an interview with GQ in 2021, Holland confirmed that he wants to retire as Spider-Man by the time he turns 30. “Maybe it is time for me to move on,” he said. “Maybe what’s best for Spider-Man is that they do a Miles Morales film.” He continued, “If I’m playing Spider-Man after I’m 30, I’ve done something wrong.” Holland also expressed his desire to take a break from acting altogether. “I’d be very content with just being a stay-at-home dad, and producing a film here and there,” he said. “I might start shooting The Crowded Room [a new series for Apple TV+] and go, ‘You know what, this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life.’ Or I might do Spider-Man 4, 5 and 6, finish when I’m 32, and never make another. I’m not sure what I want to do.”

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