Andrew Russell Garfield, also known as Andrew Garfield, is an American-British actor best known for his role in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Social Network (2010). He has earned both name and fame for himself through his acting career.
Owing to Andrew’s fame, his personal life and family members, too, have come to the spotlight. He is the youngest son of his dad and mom, Richard Garfield and Lynn Garfield. Thus, in today’s article, let’s learn more in detail about Andrew Garfield’s father and mother and their whereabouts.
Parents Of Two Sons
As mentioned earlier, the Spider-Man actor is the youngest son of his parents. Andrew Garfield’s father Richard Garfield is from California, while his mother, Lynn Hillman, was from Essex, England.
Andrew’s father used to work as the head coach at the swimming club of Guildford City. In contrast, his mother used to work as a teaching assistant at a nursery school. Andrew’s parents also ran a small interior designing business during their spare time.
However, there is no information regarding what Andrew Garfield’s dad does now. But we hope he is doing great and enjoying his life with his sons.
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Andrew’s paternal grandparents were from the United Kingdom. His family moved to England when he was three years old and brought up along with his brother, Ben Garfield, in the town of Epsom, a city near London.
Andrew Garfield’s Older Brother
Apart from the actor, Andrew Garfield’s mother and father also raised their son Ben. He is a doctor and the older brother of Andrew. Ben is an NHS (National Health Service) physician based in the United Kingdom. According to various sources. Andrew’s sibling is a lung doctor, a pulmonary specialist.
Ben was also born in the US, however, unlike Andrew, he pursued a career in medicine and served at the National Health Service. Andrew’s brother recently discovered his new purpose as a therapist and it was completely inadvertent.
The Amazing Spider-Man star must have been influenced by the noblest profession of his brother and hope he has also been benefited.
Sadly, Andrew Garfield’s Mother Has Passed Away
Andrew Garfield’s parents raised him and his brother decently. Although they were a middle-class family, they managed to give Andrew and Ben higher education and must have provided everything for their bright future. After all the ups and downs, the Garfield family lived a happy and comfortable life.
Andrew has always spoken highly of his mother and all the lessons she had taught him while growing up. Sadly, he lost his mom in December 2019 in England. The actor’s mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2019 and was struggling with the illness.
The Oscar nominee’s mother has always supported and encouraged him to move forward in his career. According to The Sun, Andrew Garfield’s mom insisted he continued filming even when she was seriously struggling with her disease.
Shortly after the loss of his mom, Andrew appeared in an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show in November 2021 and expressed his unexpressed love for his mother.
Listening to his interview one can’t help remember a quote by Megan Devine:
There are somethings in life that cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.
And that thing is grief comes in waves and each wave will carry you forward to the next step. Andrew seems to believe this phrase and he wants to remember his mother and talk about her. The Tick Tick Boom star said he likes to talk about his mom and to remember her.
Although Lynn is no more she is still alive, through her children and her husband, and she will always be. We wish the Garfield family strength with each day and hope Lynn rests in peace.