Asa Butterfield Biography

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Asa Butterfield is a British actor known for playing one of the main roles of Bruno in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas in 2008 at just the age of 11. Later he has appeared in the adventure film Hugo, X+Y or also known as A Brilliant Young Mind, and the series Sex Education.

Early life

Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield or also just known as Asa Butterfield was born on April 1, 1997, in Islington, London, the United Kingdom to father Sam Butterfield and mother Jacqueline Farr. His father is an advertising copywriter and his mother is a psychologist. He has an older brother named Morgan Butterfield who is a drummer, and two sisters namely Loxie Butterfield and Marlie Butterfield. Asa attended Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form and side by side also took classes at Young Actors’ Theatre in Islington. Soon enough he was spotted by a casting director and then in 2006 started with her professional acting career.

Asa Butterfield Career

Asa was only 8 years old when he started off with his professional acting career in the entertainment industry. In 2006 while he was attending classes at Young Actors’ Theatre, he was noticed by a talented casting director who selected him to be cast in telefilm After Thomas as Andrew. In 2007 he worked in the comedy film Son of Rambow and BBC One’s crime drama Ashes to Ashes. He came into the limelight after appearing in a lead role in the holocaust war drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as Bruno, the son of a commandant at a concentration camp during WWII.

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The movie was based on John Boyne’s novel of the same name. subsequently, he was nominated for Young British Performer of the Year and Most Promising Newcomer. Later he was seen in the series Merlin in 2008. Asa was then seen in the comedy film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang in 2010. In 2011 Asa was included to play Hugo Cabret in the historical adventure drama Hugo. The film was originally based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.

Widespread Fame

He was nominated for 5 awards for this role out of which he won Best Youth in Film Las Vegas Film Critics Society. In 2013 he appeared in the film Ender’s Game and as Nathan Ellis in X+Y or also known as A Brilliant Young Mind. Following years, he appeared in Ten Thousand Saints as Jude Keffy-Horn, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as Jacob JakePortman, in The House of Tomorrow as Sebastian Prendergast, and Journey’s End as Jimmy Raleigh in 2017.

Asa in the same year also played a lead in the American romantic fiction film Space Between Us as Gardner Elliot. Asa showed outstanding skills as a young growing actor, he was recognized by many directors and filmmakers. Then in 2018, he featured in the romantic comedy film Then Came You as Calvin Lewis, science fiction film Time Freak as Stillman, and in Slaughterhouse Rulez as Willoughby Blake. Since 2019, Asa has been appearing on Netflix’s comedy-drama series Sex Education as Otis Milburn,  for which he was widely appreciated, and film Greed as Finn McCreadie.

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Asa Butterfield Biography

Real Name Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield
Birth Date 1 April 1997
Age (as of 2021) 24 Years
Birth Place Islington, London, U.K.
Nationality British
Profession Actor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimetres – 178 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 66 kg  –  in Pounds –  146 lbs
Chest Size 38 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 15 inches
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Sam Butterfield
Mother Jacqueline Farr
Sister Loxie Butterfield, Marlie Butterfield
Brother Morgan Benjamin Butterfield


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Girlfriend Ella Purnell

Personal life

Butterfield in an interview with Guardian mentioned that he had his first relationship when he was 15 years of age. he has also been open about his relationship with English actress Ella Purnell, the couple began dating in 2015 but soon were separated. As of 2020, he has been spotted with quite some women like Hailee Steinfeld and Nina Dobrev, however, there are no details regarding his current status.

Asa Butterfield Net worth

Having been in the entertainment industry since 2006 and being only 7 years of age while starting his professional acting career, Asa Butterfield has established a well-known name for himself as a successful actor. As of 2021, his net worth is estimated to be $5 million US Dollars.

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  • Asa was born in London, the United Kingdom who started his career when he was only 7 years of age.
  • In 2013 he received CinemaCon Rising Star Award and Savannah Film Festival Rising Star Award.
  • He enjoys making and producing music and is often released mashups.
  • Apart from acting, he is also a Nintendo gamer, who competed in Nintendo World Championships.
  • Asa is also signed Team Liquid since October 2020.
  • He is active on Instagram with more than 4.4 million followers.

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