English actor Asa Butterfield achieved great success in 2008 with The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and proved his worth with another outstanding performance in Martin Scorsese’s film Hugo 2011, which earned him his first prize – a Las Vegas Film Critics Society award for the best youth in film. Since then he has cast remarkable roles in Ender’s Game, X+Y, The House of Tomorrow, and other films.
Although he pretty much remains on the big screen, Butterfield impressed in his early years as an actor with his recurring role as Mordred in the British fantasy-adventure drama Merlin.
Asa Butterfield Biography (Age and Background Info)
Butterfield was born Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield on 1 April 1997 in Islington, London, to Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. Fans often wonder what his first name means, and it has many meanings. In Portuguese, it means “wings”, in Arabic the name of Jesus and in Hebrew the name of the healer. He has an older brother named Morgan who is interested in music. He was once the drummer in the band “Underneath the Tallest Tree”.
Asa started acting at the age of 7 at a local theatre. Three years later he got his first film and television roles in the television movie After Thomas. Then he cast roles in the movies; Son of Rambow and beat hundreds of boys in the lead role of Bruno in The Boy in Striped Pajamas.
At the time, however, Asa was not so sure if he wanted to continue acting full-time until he got the title role in Hugo. The film received rave reviews and was awarded several Academy and Golden Globe Awards.
Butterfield got great praise for his performance as a young
Mathematician on the autism spectrum in the 2014 drama X+Y. The following year, 2015, Asa appeared in Ten Thousand Saints and also graduated from high school. While filming Miss Peregrine’s Home, Asa was sitting for his high school graduation. His GCSE score was 1 A*, 3 A’s, and 6 B’s.
When Asa was asked about his school in an interview with Time Magazine in 2015, he stated that he attended a normal school and that the fact that he worked in the film industry had little or no impact on his education. “I’m a pretty normal person, outside of the film world,” the actor revealed. “It doesn’t really influence me when I’m at school or with my friends.
Asa continues to act, some of his recent works include Comedy Horror, Slaughterhouse Rulez, Time Freak, and more.
Asa Butterfield has done very well since the beginning of his entertainment career in 2006. His net worth is currently estimated at $5 million, a figure that is sure to increase if he can keep up with his current pace.
Asa Butterfield is not someone who documents his personal life in social media, so it is difficult to determine his relationship status. However, he once had a relationship with the actress Ella Purnell. Both met on the set of the 2016 film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, in which Asa Jacob “Jake” Portman played.
Their relationship is said to have begun in 2015 when Asa went to his Instagram page to post a photo of them enjoying a holiday in Mauritius. Other photos of them that later appeared online served as further proof that they were actually in a relationship.
However, it was only of short duration, as the two are said to have ended things by 2016.
Since the end of his relationship with Ella, things have become pretty quiet around Asa. On the other hand, in February 2017 Ella was connected with Spiderman actor Tom Holland with whom she visited the BAFTAs of the year. There was also a rumor that Angelina Jolie’s doppelganger was dating Brad Pitt, a year after his breakup with Jolie, but that was just a rumor.
Height and Other Facts
He’s a big fan of science fiction. His favorite science fiction movie is The Matrix, while his favorite science fiction book is The Knife of Never Letting Go-Go.
In his spare time, Asa likes to play video games or hang out with friends in the park.
He looks up to the American actor Leonardo DiCaprio, whom he has met several times.
One of his dreams would come true the day he is chosen to play the role of James Bond.
Butterfield is interested in wild animals and hopes to make documentaries about them.
He stands at 6 feet (1.83 m) tall.