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Biography

Tobias Vincent Maguire was born on June 27, 1975 in Santa Monica, California. He shot to fame with his iconic role as Peter Parker a.k.a Spiderman. His father Vincent Maguire is a construction worker while his mother Wendy Brown, is a screenwriter and producer. At the time of his birth, his parents were unmarried. He spent most of his childhood moving from town to town and living with each parent at a time. During his childhood, Maguire has dreamt of becoming a chef and his mother gave him $100 to enroll in a drama class instead. Who would have thought that was the wisest move of his life.

Hollywood Calling
Maguire saw his first movie release in 1989 with 'The Wizard'. He played Lucas Barton, one of the bad guys. In the early 1990's, he worked as a child actor and also played roles that were much younger than his chronological age. He appeared in a different commercials and movie roles working opposite the likes of Chuck Norris (Walker, Texas Ranger), Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), and Tracey Ullman (Tracey Takes On...). Finally after a long wait Maguire was cast as the lead in the FOX TV series 'Great Scott'.

This was the same time when he also had to compete with another rising child star actor Leonardo DiCaprio. They became fast friends and made an informal pact to help each other get a part in their TV shows, movies or other projects. Both of them auditioned for the same part in the 'Parenthood,' the 1990 TV series. DiCaprio got the role and got Maguire a guest role. It happened again when DiCaprio was cast in the 1993 Robert DeNiro movie 'This Boy's Life,' where Maguire got to play DiCaprio's friend.

Later after a stint with alcoholism, Maguire changed his career path to obtain roles where he and DiCaprio were not in competition and the move paid off. Maguire got the role of Paul Hood, a teenage boarding school student in Ang Lee's 1997 film, 'The Ice Storm'. This led to his getting the role of a thoughtful boy coming of age, in films like 'Pleasantville,' 'The Cider House Rules,' and 'Wonder Boys'.

Then came 'Spiderman'! Maguire starred as Peter Parker and Spiderman in 2002 and shot to superstardom with this Sam Raimi release. 'Spiderman' was based on the popular Marvel comic book series. He came back with the reprisal in 'Spiderman 2' (2004) and 'Spiderman 3' (2007). Maguire's performance as Spiderman earned him some great reviews.

In 2003, Maguire gave another hit as the jockey John M. "Red" Pollard in the much acclaimed film 'Sea biscuit'. It is based on the famous US racehorse Seabiscuit. This was followed by his first villainous role as Corporal Patrick Tully in Steven Soderbergh's 'The Good German' in 2006. Soon Maguire moved into the realm of filmmaking and producing. His production credits include '25th Hour' (2002),' Whatever We Do' (2003), and Seabiscuit (2003).

Trivia
Maguire has had relationships with Jennifer Meyer (daughter of Universal Studios executive Ron Meyer), and Rashida Jones (actress; daughter of legendary music producer Quincy Jones).
His finance, Jennifer Meyer, gave birth to a baby girl on November 9, 2006.
He hates heights unlike Spiderman.

Achievements
He won the Best Supporting Actor in Toronto Film Critics Association award in 2000 for 'Wonder Boys'.

Past Projects
Spider-Man 3.... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
The Good German.... Patrick Tully
Spider-Man 2.... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Seabiscuit.... Red Pollard
Spider-Man.... Spider-Man/Peter Parker
Don's Plum.... Ian
Wonder Boys.... James Leer
The Cider House Rules.... Homer Wells
Pleasantville.... David
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.... Hitchhiker
Deconstructing Harry.... Harvey Stern/Harry's Character
The Ice Storm.... Paul Hood

Tobey Maguire was born in Santa Monica, California on June 27, 1975.
Name: Tobias Vincent Maguire
Date of Birth: December 27th 1975
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Talent Agency: Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
USA

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i am a great fan of tobey and he is a great friend too me he is a great actor.and i hope he is in spiderman 4

from kerrie pearson your number 1 fan xxxxxxxxxx

Posted by kerrie pearson (2009-11-16) 2150

I'm a big fan of Tobey Maguire. He has inspired me in so many ways. I have an eye disease called RP Retinitis Pigmentosa. I hope someday i can talk to him.

Posted by TJ (2010-03-09) 2281

Hi tobey i,m your number one fan and i really want you to come back and play as Spider man in Spider man 4. please write back.

Posted by deyonte tipton (2010-06-28) 2487

I've been a fan of his for 10 years when I noticed him in a movie called Cider House Rules. I've seen many of his movies and he never disappoints me! It's too bad he's not going to be in Spider Man 4. Brothers was an excellent movie, but it was very sad. I actually felt depressed after watching it. I felt compassion for the entire family in that movie. My father-in-law did 2 tours of Vietnam and he suffers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It has taken him years to come to terms with it. He still struggles. It's very sad.

Posted by T (2010-08-31) 2583

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