on June 27, 1975 to Wendy & Vincent Maguire.
He has four half-brothers (from his father)
named Vincent, Jr., Timothy, Jopaul Epp and
parents were young (18 and 20) and never
married. They split up when he was still
an infant. Growing up, he moved back and
forth between them as a youth living in
California, Oregon and Washington.
was always interested in being a chef as a
child, but was persuaded by his mother to take
acting classes in school. He became so
interested in acting (and not school) that he
dropped out of school only after the ninth grade
to pursue a career as an actor. Did
TV appearances and commercials when first
breaking into the business.
first starring role on TV was with a show called
Great Scott!, but the show was cancelled in its
first season. Although it was short run, he won
Yong Artists Award for Best Young Actor
in New Television Series for this role.
first big break in movies was in 1996 with
Duke of Groove, which won an Oscar for a
Tobey received his first starring role in a
movie with Pleasantville. The movie held
critical acclaim and was nominated for three
won and nominated for Pleasantville:
Saturn Award for Best Performance by a
1999 he was in another big movie, Cider House
Rules, which was nominated for seven Oscars,
and received two (Writing of an adapted
screenplay and Actor in a supporting role –
Awards won and nominated for Cider House
Screen Actors Guild Award for
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a
Theatrical Motion Picture
won the Best Performance, Male Award by the
Toronto Film Critics Association in 2000 for his
role in Wonder Boys.
made it into stardom with his role of Peter
Parker in the movie Spiderman in 2002,
which broke all previous box office records
(although only nominated for 2 Oscars).
Awards won and nominated for Spiderman:
MTV Award for Best Kiss
MTV Award for Best Performance
Saturn Award for Best Actor (nominated)
Teen Choice Award for Actor, Action
Teen Choice Award for Choice Lip Lock
2003 he co-starred in another big film,
Seabiscuit. The movie received seven
nominations, including one for Best Picture. Tobey was also listed as an Executive Producer
for this movie. He was won and was awarded for
many awards for this role including a nomination
for the Screen Actors Guild Award for
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a
2 was released in 2004, and was even bigger
than the first movie. For his role, he won
the Saturn Award for Best Actor. He was also
nominated for the Empire Award for Best Actor.
a big poker player, he has played in the World
Series of Poker and in 2004, he won the
Phil Hellmuth Poker Invitational.
Maguire became engaged to actress Jennifer Mayer
in April 2006 (they met in 2003, while filming
Seabiscuit), Mayer gave birth to their
daughter Ruby Sweatheart Maguire in November of
that year. The couple became married in
September 2007. They gave birth to their
second child, Otis Tobias Maguire, in May 2009.
2007, Tobey Maguire reprised his role as Peter
Parker for the third time in Spider-Man 3,
which was yet another blockbuster movie at the
ticket box. This was his last role as Spidey.
In June 2010, they announced that newcomer
would reprise the role of Peter Parker for the
fourth Spider-Man movie, which will be based on
Parker during his High School years.
the three Spider-Man movies, Maquire started to
get involved with other movie projects, such as
Brothers which was released in 2009, and
Robotech, which is currently in development.
He is also going to be producing movies, such as
Afterburn, a sci-fi movie based on the
comic book Red 4.
was acknowledged for his acting abilities in
2010 with a nomination for a Saturn Award for
his role as Captain Sam Cahill in Brothers.
Hobbies and Interests: Playing poker, playing
pool, playing basketball
lives in Los Angeles, California. He is a
vegetarian. He studies Yoga. He has never
read a Spiderman comic book.
Biography by Ian Ripley,
PopStarsPlus.com, Sr. Staff Writer
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