Tom Hiddleson
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  • Faith: Unknown
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  February 09, 1981

Tom Hiddleston is an actor who gained international fame playing Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with “Thor” in 2011 and most recently headlining the Disney+ series “Loki” since 2021. He started his movie career in the Joanna Hogg films “Unrelated” and “Archipelago.” In 2011, he played F. Scott Fitzgerald in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” and appeared in Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse.” That year, he won the Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Hiddleston continued working with auteurs in independent films like Terence Davies’ “The Deep Blue Sea,” Jim Jamusch’s film “Only Lovers Left Alive,” and Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak.” He also starred in “High Rise” and played Hank Williams in the biopic “I Saw the Light.” The movie “Kong: Skull Island” was his first big-budget leading role outside the MCU. Hiddleston made his stage debut in “Journey’s End” in 1999 and continued acting in theatre, including the West End productions of “Cymbeline” and “Ivanov.” He won the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play for his role in “Cymbeline.”

He was also nominated for the same award for his role as Cassio in “Othello.” Hiddleston starred as the title character in a production of “Coriolanus,” winning the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor and receiving a nomination for the Olivier Award for Best Actor. In 2019, Hiddleston made his Broadway debut in a revival of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal,” for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He’s also known for his work on television, including his part in the BBC series “The Hollow Crown’s Henry IV” and “Henry V.”

Hiddleston executive produced and starred in the AMC/BBC limited series “The Night Manager,” for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film. Hiddleston was born in 1981 in the Westminister district of London to Diana and Dr. James Norman Hiddleston. He has a younger sister, who is also an actress, and an older sister, who is a journalist in India. In his early years, Hiddleston was raised in Wimbledon and later moved to a village near Oxford. He started boarding at Windlesham House School at 7 years old and moved to the Dragon School in Oxford a year later.

When he was 12, Hiddleston’s parents divorced. Regarding his parent’s divorce, he said, “I like to think it made me more compassionate in my understanding of human family.”

What religion is Tom Hiddleston?

Although Hiddleston played a pastor in “The Essex Serpent,” it’s unclear if he identifies with any religious group in real life.  In one interview, Hiddleston said that his father was from “strong, Presbyterian Scottish working-class stock” but made no indication that he was raised Presbyterian.

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