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Tom Holland Fun Facts

Sep 09, 2019

Chances are you’ve caught one of the Marvel superhero movies over the past decade, and if you have seen either of the last two Spider-Man movies (Homecoming or Far From Home) or Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers: Endgame, then you have definitely seen rising superstar Tom Holland.

We're cheesin' at these fun facts just as much as Tom.We're cheesin' at these fun facts just as much as Tom.

So who is our beloved latest iteration of Spider-Man? Where did he come from and what does he have coming up next? We’ve got all the fun facts on Tom Holland, so keep on reading!

Spider-Man's epic appearance in Infinity War.Spider-Man's epic appearance in Infinity War.

Fun Facts

  • He is eldest of four boys.
  • Tom is a Gemini, born June 1, 1996.
  • Even though he has a perfect American accent as Peter Parker, Tom is from London, England.
  • He was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was a child.
  • He is a dancer and gymnast.
  • He is a fan of Arsenal Football Club.
  • He loves playing golf.
  • As a kid, he was bullied for being a dancer.
  • Tom is friends with his Avengers co-star Robert Downey Jr. and the two recently went hiking.
  • He is also close with co-stars Zendaya (MJ in Spider-Man) and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Tom and Zendaya are good buds on and off screen!Tom and Zendaya are good buds on and off screen!

Spider-Man

  • Tom is best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the latest Spider-Man and Avengers movies. He follows in the big footsteps of fellow Brit Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire before him.
  • Both Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland are 5’8”. Andrew Garfield is 5’10”.
  • In order to set himself apart from the competition while auditioning for the coveted role, Tom did a backflip to impress the producers and casting director. That’s dedication!

That look when you land the backflip AND the starring role.That look when you land the backflip AND the starring role.

Theatre

  • Tom was cast in Billy Elliot the Musical on London’s West End in 2008 as Billy’s best friend Michael and later went on to play Billy.
  • He was cast in the musical after being discovered for his dancing by a casting director.

And he can sing and dance?!And he can sing and dance?!

Television

  • He beat Zendaya on an episode of 'Lip-Sync Battle" while performing Rihanna’s “Umbrella.”
  • He made several appearances on British tv show "Wolf Hall" in 2015.

Tom crushing the competition on Lip Sync Battle.Tom crushing the competition on Lip Sync Battle.

Film

  • Tom appeared in his first feature film The Impossible alongside Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Thailand.
  • He received a Hollywood Spotlight Award for his performance in The Impossible.
  • He has broken his nose twice while filming different movies.
  • He currently has seven projects in the works including three animated movies where he voices characters.

Tom in The Impossible.Tom in The Impossible.

Family

  • His younger brothers are a set of twins (Sam and Harry) and then the youngest brother, Paddy.
  • His dad is a comedian and actor named Dominic.

Tom and the fam.Tom and the fam.
Tell Us More

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