Tobey Maguire Biography

Tobey Maguire Biography

Tobey Maguire, an American actor and producer, gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of the lead character in the Spider-Man Trilogy films. In addition to these films, he has also showcased his acting skills in other notable works such as Seabiscuit (2003), The Good German (2006), Brothers (2009), and The Great Gatsby (2013).

Tobey Maguire, whose full name is Tobias Vincent “Tobey” Maguire, was born on June 27, 1975, in Santa Monica, California to Wendy and Vincent Maguire. His mother is a screenwriter and film producer while his father works as a construction worker and cook. Tobey has four half-brothers. He discovered his passion for acting when he started taking drama classes in the sixth grade. However, he dropped out of high school and did not continue his formal education. Later in 2000, he obtained his GED.

Tobey Maguire made his on-screen debut in 1989 with a minor role in the film The Wizard, where he had no lines. He then went on to appear in various commercials, TV series, and films in supporting roles. During auditions, he befriended Leonardo DiCaprio, who was also a rising star in Hollywood, and they collaborated on some projects together. Maguire’s big break came in 1997 when he was cast in Ang Lee’s film, The Ice Storm. This led to him landing lead roles in other notable films such as Pleasantville (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), and Wonder Boys (2000).

Tobey Maguire Biography

In 2002, Tobey Maguire signed on for the lead role in the big-budget film, Spider-Man (2002), which was based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero series. The film’s success led to Maguire reprising his role in the sequels, Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). In 2008, he appeared alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder, and in 2009, he starred alongside Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brothers. Maguire also narrated the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2013), in which he reunited with his friend and former co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio.

Tobey Maguire had a romantic relationship with his Spider-Man co-star Kirsten Dunst for a brief period in 2001. However, in 2003 he met Jennifer Meyer, and they became engaged in 2006 before tying the knot on September 3, 2007. The couple welcomed their daughter, Ruby Sweetheart Maguire, in 2006, and later had a son named Tobias Maguire in May 2009. Sadly, after nine years of marriage, they announced their separation on October 18, 2016.

Tobey is also a professional poker player.


  • Born: June 27, 1975
  • Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, United States
  • Height: 5′ 8″


  • Spouse: Jennifer Meyer (m. 2007)
  • Children: Otis Tobias Maguire, Ruby Sweetheart Maguire
  • Siblings: Weston Epp, Jopaul Epp, Timothy Maguire, Vincent Maguire Jr.


  • The Wizard(1989)
  • Roseanne(1991)
  • This Boy’s Life(1993)
  • The Ice Storm(1997)
  • Pleasantville(1998)
  • Spider-Man(2002)
  • Spider-Man 2(2004)
  • The Good German(2006)
  • Spider-Man 3(2007)
  • The Great Gatsby(2013)
  • Pawn Sacrifice(2015)

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