Tobey Maguire, an American actor famous as Spider-Man in Spider-Man trilogy
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‘Spider-Man’ Actor Tobey Maguire Biography

Tobey Maguire, an American actor from Santa Monica became a fan-favorite after the portrayal of Spider-Man (Peter Parker) in the Spider-Man trilogy in the 2000s. No doubt, the comic superhero has a massive fan base- which is why he again rolled up in a red-blue spidey suit in Jon Watts’ Marvel movie Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) featuring Tom Holland.

The two-time Saturn Award winner took interest in acting at a young age after his mother pursued him to join drama classes. Moreover, he even dropped out of high school to work as a full-time actor. All have witnessed how versatile & dedicated Maguire is for acting- a buffed-up body in Spider-Man and a slimy one in Seabiscuit (2003) tells us all.

Having made his acting debut through The Wizard (1989), Tobey would see himself in commercials & further on-screen credits. In addition to being an established actor, he is also a producer & owns a production company, Material Pictures.

Parents Divorced At Young Age- All About Early Life Of Tobey Maguire!

A native of Santa Monica, California, Maguire was born on June 27, 1975, so the American actor is 46 years old as of 20121. His full name is Tobias Vincent Maguire. When Tobey was 2 years old, his parents (Vincent Maguire and Wendy Brown) divorced & re-married their respective spouses.

As a result, Maguire had to spend nearly his entire childhood with other family members. The Spider-Man star has 4 half-siblings; all brothers: Vincent Jr. (b. 1973) and Timothy (b. 1984) from his father’s side and Jopaul Van Epp (b. 1991) and Weston Epp (b. 1994) from his mother’s side.

The Teen Choice Award winner had the idea of becoming a chef during childhood & even was to in a home economics class. However, his mother convinced him to join drama classes & even offered him $100. None thought the inspiration from that $100 would make him a millionaire one day.

Although the future Hollywood star attended high school briefly, he dropped out later & obtained GED in 2000.

Acting Debut In 1989 & Breakthrough From ‘Spider-Man’

At the age of 14, Maguire made his film debut in The Wizard but went uncredited for the role. Then, he starred in minor roles in 1st & Ten, Blossom, Roseanne, and a 13-episode appearance Great Scott! (1992). Following a notable role in Revenge of the Red Baron (1994), he worked in The Ice Storm (1997), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Pleasantville (1998) & Wonder Boys (2000).

In 2002, Tobey became a worldwide sensation after playing Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002) opposite Kirsten Dunst. The movie not only became saw critical acclaim but also a hefty box-office collection of $825 million.

Maguire in Spider-Man suit with his co-star Kirsten Dunst
Maguire in Spider-Man suit with his co-star Kirsten Dunst
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He would reprise the superhero in further two films of the trilogy: Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). Moreover, the American actor appeared in the 2021 blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Zendaya (portrayed MJ), and Benedict Cumberbatch (played Dr. Strange).

The MCU multi-verse-based film also starred another Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield (from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ opposite Emma Stone).

Maguire Is A Producer Too- Reason Why Maguire Was Not On-Screen For Many Years!

Leaving aside Spider-Man films, the Pleasantville actor comparatively had lower on-screen appearances in the 2000s & 2010s. The 2-time Saturn Award winner worked in The Details (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Labor Day (2014), and Pawn Sacrifice (2014) before on-screen hiatus; returned after 7 years in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

It’s all because he focused on working as a producer. Having made his debut as an executive producer in 2003 through Seabiscuit, where he was the lead, the Santa Monica native established his own production company, Material Production, in 2012.

Then, Tobey produced many films such as Good People (2014), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), The 5th Wave (2016), Get Duked! (2019), The Best of Enemies (2019), The Violent Heart (2020) and Nobody (2021).

What Is He Doing Now?

The American actor-producer will star in a supporting in the upcoming 2022 film Babylon, of which he is an executive producer too. The Paramount film will release on December 25, 2022, and features Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in the leads.

Moreover, as per IMDB, Maguire will portray Nic in the TV series Extrapolations (currently filming).

Net Worth Of ‘Spider-Man’ Actor Tobey Maguire- From Salary To Real Estates

There is no denial on the fact that Maguire collected a decent sum & fame worldwide as the Spider-Man star. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tobey has an estimated net worth of $75 million as of 2021- huge credit goes to his on-screen venture of 3 decades & running.

Reportedly, the actor in his mid-40s collected an overall of $120 million single-handedly from the Spider-Man trilogy (2002, 204 & 2007). For the first Spider-Man movie, he pocketed a paycheck of $4 million & after negotiations, the salary went up with an addition of the back-end bonus as well.

From Spider-Man 2, Tobey Maguire saw his hands at $17.5 million and a 5% from the box office; the movie collected $789 million which meant the Hollywood star got $39.4 million. And for the Spide-Man 3, his earnings total $15 million (in salary) plus $63.67 million (7.5% from the back-end).

Actor and producer Tobey has $75 million net worth; earned $120 million from salary & bonuses of Spider-Man films
Actor and producer Tobey has $75 million net worth; earned $120 million from salary & bonuses of Spider-Man films
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Moreover, his salary for the 2003 film Seabiscuit was a whopping $12.5 million.

In 2021, the actor reprisal as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home was $1 million- not bad for a 25-30 minute on-screen appearance. The movie’s other cast Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) also saw a salary of $1 million for limited screen time, while the featured Tom Holland took home $4-$7 million.

Check out the box-office collection of Tobey Maguire’s films:

FilmsBudgetBox-Office Collection
Spider-Man (2002)$135 million$825 million
Seabiscuit (2003)$87 million$148.3 million
Spider-Man 2 (2004)$200 million$789 million
Spider-Man 3 (2007)$258-350 million$894.9 million
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)$200 million$1.161 billion

Earnings Comparison Of Spider-Man Actors!

Comparatively, Maguire is the highest-earning Spider-Man of all time, i.e $120 million. Garfield totaled $500,000 and $1 million for The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel.

On the other Tom Holland, who made his debut in Spidey suit through Captain America: Civil War (2016) earned $250,000. The English actor got $500,000 for his first-ever superhero lead in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which reached $1.5 million after bonus addition.

Moreover, Holland took home $3 million each for Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: End Game (2019). His paycheck for Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) was in the 8-digit figure.

Multi-Million Dollars Worth Real Estate Of Maguire

As reported, Tobey first bought a $3.5 million worth Beverly Hills mansion from his paycheck from the film Spider-Man. Then, with uprising success, he had active real estate transactions.

In 2008, the actor paid a whopping $10 million for a 1-acre lot in Brentwood. Though it hardly gave him any returns after flipping it for $10.75 million in May 2021, having failed to attract a buyer in 2018 (asking price was $14.25 million) and 2020 summer (price tag of $11 million).

With his now-estranged wife Jennifer Meyer, the Peter Parker of Spider-Man bought a house in Los Angeles for $8.45 million in 2014. Its previous owner was talk show host Ricki Lake. The duo later sold it on a profit of around $2 million, for $10.4 million in 2015.

His former Santa Monica residence was sold in 2017 to “Million Dollar Decorator” Kathy Ireland for $3.325 million.

Maguire's West Hollywood house which he listed for sale in 2020 asking $4.2 million
Maguire’s West Hollywood house which he listed for sale in 2020 asking $4.2 million

In late September 2020, Maguire listed his 3,250 sq. ft. house in West Hollywood, California for $4.2 million, though the sale report never came up. He had purchased the 3-bedroom & 3.5-bathroom residence in April 2017, after splitting with his wife Jennifer, for $3.4 million.

Moreover, the American actor still owns the 5-bedroom & 5-and-a-half bathroom house in Brentwood, spanning over 3,526 sq. ft. area. He paid $6.9 million in 2019 to its previous owner The Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson.

Another property holdings of Tobey Maguire is the 16,530-square-foot, 6-bedroom & 9-bathroom house in Brentwood, California, which cost him $13 million in 2016.

The star is often seen with his Mercedes S400, with a starting price of $244,700.

Is Tobey Maguire Married? Wife, Current Relationship, Kids & More!

A vegetarian since 1992 & a vegan since 2009, Tobey is the father of two with his now-estranged wife Jennifer Meyer, a jewelry designer & daughter of Ron Meyer (former Vice-Chairman of NBCUniversal). The two met during the shooting of the movie Seabiscuit in 2003 at Universal Studios.

They became an instant couple & after 3 years of dating, they confirmed their engagement in April 2006. Then, on September 3, 2007, the couple married in a secret ceremony in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.

Together they welcomed 2 children: daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire, on November 10, 2006; and son Otis Tobias Maguire, on May 8, 2009.

Spider-Man actor Tobey and his estranged wife Jennifer Meyer
Spider-Man actor Tobey and his estranged wife Jennifer Meyer
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However, after 9 years of marriage, they announced their separation in a joint statement on October 18, 2016, stating different lifestyles as the reason. And on October 30, 2020, Meyer filed for divorce asking for joint legal and physical custody of their kids. Still, after the split, the former duo remain on good terms.

Who Is He Dating Now?

Currently, the Teen Choice Award-winning actor is in a relationship with model & actress girlfriend Tatiana Dieteman. She has posed for brands like Calvin Kelin & is represented by One Management agency.

Maguire is dating model Tatiana Dieteman since 2018
Maguire is dating model Tatiana Dieteman since 2018
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As per The New York Post, they began dating in March 2018 after they met at a party at Tobey’s best friend & Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s house. Moreover, Dieteman reportedly has good terms with the actor’s kids from his marriage with then-wife Jennifer.

As of late 2021, Tatiana has more than 12.4K followers on her Instagram (@tatiana.dieteman), while Maguire does not an Instagram account. Rather, he has a Twitter account (@TobeyMaguire).

Throughout his career-rung, Tobey had been in other relationships too; he dated his Spider-Man co-star Kirsten Dunst briefly in 2001. His ex-girlfriends include Sara Gilbert (1993 – 1996) and Rashida Jones (1997 – 2000).

Physical Appearance & Height

The blue-eyed and brown-haired actor has a well-maintained slim physique. He stands 5 feet 7.5 inches (172 cm tall). Comparatively, among the Spider-Man actors of the 21st century, Andrew Garfield is the tallest of all with a height of 5 feet 10.5 inches (179 cm), while Tom Holland ranks behind the two standing 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm).

Tobey Maguire does not have any tattoo, the same goes for Garfield, while Holland has a spider-logo tattoo on the bottom of his feet.

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