Thomas Stanley Holland is an English actor who is another example that someone under average height can successfully pursue a career as a high-profile actor. He is currently shaking the World playing the character Spiderman 2016-, and with a prosperous future ahead of him!
Regarding his height, even with camera tricks and 'special' shoes he generally appears at the lower end of average and sometimes shortish on screen. That's fine though, as similar to Tom Hardy he is open about his height and clearly comfortable with it, as he should be.
So what's his real height, where does his height rank compared with other Spiderman film actors, and how much shorter is he than his current girlfriend Zendaya? Let's investigate and find the answers to these questions!
What's His Real Height?
After investigating Tom Holland's height, I conclude that he wakes up in the morning around 5'6.75" tall, dropping to 5'6.5" through the majority of the day, and in the evening he will be closer to 5'6.25" tall. Therefore on this page, I will list his height as 5'6.5" (168.9 cm) tall.
Google lists Tom's height as 5'6.75 (1.69 cm) and IMDB list his height as 5'7.5" (1.71 m).
Real celebrity heights are often different to the height they claim, and Tom is no exception.
1: During an interview for LADbible TV, one question was "how tall are you?" Tom's response is as follows:
"five foot seven and a half is how tall I am, proudly. It kills me every day".
Regarding this statement, Tom may have been claiming his height when wearing shoes, or maybe he is advised to say this, but regardless, without shoes he is not this tall!
Take a look at the interview below from 3:25
2: In another interview, Tom mentions: “I’m five-foot-seven.” (1)
3: Not a height claim, but more so an open lie about his height to gain the part of Spiderman. Along with sending his initial Spiderman Ident (a self-made tape from a script sent to you), he wrote a self-summary, including his height, saying:
"Every actor lies so I told them I am five foot ten!” (2)
Compared to Other Celebs
Let's compare Tom's height to some other celebs to gain a better understanding of how tall he really is.
Zendaya 5'8.5" (174 cm)
When comparing Tom Holland's height with his current girlfriend Zendaya (2021-), she appears to be taller by around 2 inches.
A clear example of this includes when they were out and about both wearing the same converse shoes while shopping for comics in Los Angeles in 2018, and side-by-side there was a distinctive 2 inch height difference between the pair.
Another example includes when they were on the Spider-Man: Far From Home set in Venice, 2018, and after accounting for the slight footwear difference, Zendaya appears 2 inches taller than Tom.
So when compared to Zendaya, Tom appears to be 5'6.5" tall.
Mark Wahlberg 5'7.75" (172.1 cm)
With Tom and Mark both Starring in the recent film 'Uncharted' (2022), it is a good time for height comparison between the pair!
While Promoting the film in early 2022 at the SiriusXM Studios, after accounting for Tom's slight footwear advantage, Mark appears to be a 1.25 inch taller than Tom. In another instance, in a behind-the-scenes interview clip and standing side-by-side, there is a clear 1.5 inch height difference between the pair.
So compared to Mark Wahlberg, Tom Holland looks to be between 5'6.25"-5'6.5" tall.
Jake Gyllenhall 5'10.75" (179.7 cm)
Tom and Jake are good friends, who starred together in the hugely successful film Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019). Regarding height, at the premiere of the film in LA, when standing next to each other and both wearing loafer style shoes giving a similar height increase, Jake appears 4.25 inches taller than Tom.
In another instance, during Entertainment Weekly's digital cover shoot (2019) there is an instance when they are walking side-by-side, and the difference in height appears closer to 4.5 inches.
So compared to Jake, Tom looks to be between 5'6.25"-5'6.5" tall.
The Results - when comparing Tom Holland's height next to other celebs, he appears between 5'6.25-5'6.5" tall.
Spiderman Actor Heights
Marvel and DC characters greatly vary in bulk and height, and the character of Spider Man is listed as 5'10" (178 cm) in the Marvel Database. He has also been officially listed this height both as a teenager and adult throughout the years.
Let's find out how Tom's height compares to this listing, and also where Tom's height ranks in comparison to other actors who have played the character Spiderman in live-action movies!
- Andrew Garfield 2012-2014, 5'10.5" (179.1 cm)
- Tony Maguire 2002-2013, 5'7.75" (172.1 cm)
- Tom Holland 2016-, 5'6.5" (168.9 cm)
Tom is 3.5 inches shorter than Spiderman's Marvel listing. He is also the shortest of the 3 actors to play the character in the films. The average height of the 3 actors is 5'8.25" (173.4 cm), and Tom is 1.75 inches shorter than this.
Yet, in terms of success, he trumps the other actors, and the movie Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) is the most successful Spiderman movie to date, generating over 1.1 billion at the box office!
Dealing With Height Insecurity
In a late 2020 interview for GQ magazine, Tom mentions how he was once obsessed with his height, which the article states as 5'8", and used tricks on the red carpet at movie premieres to look taller.
For instance, he would "wear lifts in his shoes" and perform other tricks: “I’d do this thing on red carpets where I would stand closer to the photographers than the people behind me [to look taller]" (3)
However, he has learned to recognize his height is something he cannot change, saying:
“I cannot do anything about my height," but “I can put on more muscle.”
Light-Hearted Height Related Fun
Well - good on you Tom!
Zendaya is 2 Inches Taller Than Tom
Tom's girlfriend Zendaya is 2 inches taller than him, and during a 2017 interview for the magazine 'Variety', she mentions that during her audition for the film Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019), she had to perform a 'chemistry read' with Tom Holland, saying:
“I was worried because he’s so much shorter than me,” she says. “I was like, ‘Damn it! It’s going to be weird because I’m super tall.’ But then we ended up doing the audition sitting. So that was good.” (4)
The height difference also affects certain stunts during movies, as the couple explained during an appearance on the Graham Norton Show in late 2021 - Check the vid out below.
She is Cool With The Height Difference
The height insecurities/issues between the couple are acting related, and as can be seen in the interview clip below for SiriusXM, in reality Tom being shorter than Zendaya doesn't bother her at all, in fact, it is normal for her, as her mother is taller than her father.
Tom also sees it this way, openly admitting in the interview that Zendaya is "an inch or two" taller than him, and thinks it's a "stupid assumption" that men should be taller than their female partners.
He also mentions that every girl who auditioned for the Spiderman movie screen test was taller than him, saying: "to be fair I am quite short".
Take a look at the interview below!
The Bottom Line
After investigating Tom Holland's height I believe he wakes in the morning at 5'6.75", dropping to 5'6.5" throughout the majority of the day, and goes to bed at night closer to 5'6.25". Therefore, on this page I will list his height as 5'6.5" (168.9 cm) tall.
- Harry Holland, Younger Brother and actor, 5'9" (1.75.3 cm)
- Sam Holland, Younger Brother, 5'8" (172.8 cm)
- Paddy Holland, Younger Brother (still growing), 5'6" (167.6 cm)
- Harrison Osterfield, Best Friend and actor, 5'10 (177.8 cm)
- Jacob Batalon, Co-star: Spider Man Films (2017-), 5'4" (162.6 cm)