Born on 1 June 1996 in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor, dancer. He is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). Tom attended Donhead Prep School. Then, after a successful eleven plus exam, he became a pupil at Wimbledon College. Having successfully completed his GCSEs, in September 2012 Tom started a two-year course in the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology notable for its numerous famous alumni.
Holland began dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. His potential was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page (who was an associate to Peter Darling, choreographer of Billy Elliot and Billy Elliot the Musical) when he performed with his dance school as part of the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival. In 2015, Holland appeared in four episodes of BBC Two
TV series Wolf Hall, as Gregory Cromwell, son of the protagonist Thomas Cromwell played by Mark Rylance.
In 2011, Holland was cast in the British version of the animated film Arrietty, produced by Japans Studio Ghibli. He provided a voice for the principal character Sho. In 2016, he plays Bradley Baker in the film Edge of Winter, where he co-stars with Joel Kinnaman and Percy Hynes White. In 2017, Holland co-starred alongside Charlie Hunnam in the drama film The Lost City of Z, directed by James Gray, and released in April, to positive critical reception.In 2015, it was announced that Holland was cast as a teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he first appeared as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War (2016). The film was a massive critical and commercial success, grossing over $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of 2016.
Holland previously appeared on stage in the title role of Billy Elliot the Musical in Londons West End. His other major films include The Impossible (2012), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), and The Lost City of Z (2016). Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017.