tobey maguire

Tobey Maguire

Posted on January 19, 2015

Tobey Maguire has played a wide variety of roles in his career so far, in movies like Spiderman, Wonder Boys, Seabiscuit, and The Great Gatsby with his best friend Leonardo DiCaprio. These days he’s also a dedicated husband and father to two adorable children.

June 27, 1975
Born as Tobias Vincent Maguire in Santa Monica, California to Wendy and Vincent Maguire. He grew up poor, telling the UK Guardian: “As a kid, I was very poor. I mean, it’s all relative, but we would get groceries from neighbours. I always had a roof over my head, but I slept on couches of relatives, and some night we wandered into a shelter. My family had food stamps and government medical insurance. And I wanted to get out of that, so my ambition was initially to make money; I was pretty driven.”

1977
His parents divorce.

1988
Wants to be a chef like his dad but his mom says she will give him $100 if he takes drama lessons. He bites.

1988
Drops out of high school to give himself more time for learning the craft of acting.

Late 1980s
Meets Leonardo DiCaprio at an audition and the two become best friends and have remained so ever since.

1989
Appears in commercials for McDonalds and Doritos.

1990
Appears in a commercial for Atari LYNX.

1990
Is part of Whoopi Goldberg’s Tales from the Whoop.

1992
Has a leading role in FOX’s short-lived TV series Great Scott!.

1993
His dad is arrested for robbing a bank in his hometown of Reseda, California.

April 9, 1993
Appears in This Boy’s Life with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

Sept. 15, 1994
Appears in S.F.W..

May 12, 1997
Stars in The Ice Storm with Sigourney Weaver and Christina Ricci.

Aug. 22, 1997
Stars in Deconstructing Harry with Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal,
Jennifer Garner, Demi Moore, and Robin Williams.

May 22, 1998
Stars in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas with Cameron Diaz, Johnny Depp, and Benicio Del Toro.

Sept. 17, 1998
Stars in Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and Don Knotts.

Sept. 7, 1999
Stars in The Cider House Rules with Charlize Theron.

Sept. 9, 1999
Stars in Ride with the Devil.

Feb. 22, 2000
Stars in Wonder Boys with Michael Douglas, Robert Downey, Jr., and Katie Holmes.

May 3, 2002
Plays Spiderman in Spiderman with Kirsten Dunst and Lucy Lawless. With his earnings he buys a $3.5 million dollar Beverly Hills mansion.

2002
PETA declares him the World’s Sexiest Vegetarian.

Late 2002
Dates Demi Moore.

2003
Meets Jennifer Meyer while filming Seabiscuit at Universal Studios. Her father Ronald Meyer is the President and COO of Universal Studios at the time.

July 22, 2003
Stars in Seabiscuit. He loses 25 pounds for the role.

April 2004
Participates in the World Poker Tour Championship where he’s eliminated on the first day.

June 30, 2004
Stars in Spider-Man 2 with Kirsten Dunst.

Aug. 28, 2004
He and Leonardo DiCaprio sue John Schindler in hopes of keeping him from releasing a short film the two did back in 1995. Schindler agrees to only play it in Europe.

Oct. 27, 2004
He plays in the Phil Hellmuth Poker Invitational at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles and wins the first prize of $95,480.

April 2006
He proposes to Jennifer Meyer.

Nov. 10, 2006
They welcome daughter Ruby Sweetheart Maguire.

Sept. 3, 2007
They marry in Kona, Hawaii.

May 8, 2009
Son Otis Tobias Maguire is born.

2009
He becomes a vegan.

May 10, 2013
Stars in The Great Gatsby alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

Dec. 27, 2013
Stars in Labor Day, a film based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard. It also stars Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet.

Jan. 9, 2014
Stars in The Spoils of Babylon alongside Kristen Wiig, Tim Robbins, Jessica Alba, Val Kilmer, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, and Will Ferrell.

April 2014
His daughter Ruby sings “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” at the wedding of Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry.

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