Asa Butterfield (full name Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield) was born on April, 1997 in Islington, London. His parents are Jacqueline Farr and Sam Butterfield. He also has an older brother Morgan, half-sister Loxie and half-brother Marlie. He attended the school at the Young Actors' Theatre Islington. In fact, he started his acting career at the small age of seven.
He has made his screen debut in the 2006 with the one-off drama “After Thomas”. The next year he appeared in the comedy movie “Son of Rambow”. He got his breakthrough time after the role of Bruno in the drama movie about Holocaust “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”.
According to Imdb site, he has made his appearance in more than 20 TV projects. In the 2010 he played in both “The Wolfman” and “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang”. In the 2011 he appeared as Hugo Cabret in the movie “Hugo”. In the 2013 he played the role of Ender Wiggin character in the science fiction movie “Ender's Game”, which was based on the same titled novel by Orson Scott Card. In the next year he appeared as Nathan Ellis in the film “X+Y”. His brilliant performance received widespread critical acclaim, and even saw him nominated for the BIFA Award for Best Actor.
In the 2013 he was the cast member in “The White Circus” along with his fellow Chloe Moretz. In the 2015 he played in the “Ten Thousand Saints” movie. Asa Butterfield has made his appearance in the 2016 film “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children”, with a role of Jake Portman. He also appeared in the Merlin episode "The Beginning of the End" in the 2008, where he played a young druid boy. He was a cast member of the “The Modern Ocean” along with Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves as well as Daniel Radcliffe.
Being a famous young actor, he appeared in numerous movies and TV show like “The Space Between Us”, “The House of Tomorrow”, “After Thomas”, “Journey's End” and “Ashes to Ashes”. He was nominated for several awards like the NSPCC Award and the London Critics Circle Film Awards. In the 2011 he became a winner for Las Vegas Film Critics Society as the Best Youth in Film. In the next year he will appear in the movie “Departures”.
According to his interview, he always dreamed about to become a well known and successful actor. Additionally, he tried himself as a music producer and even released a mashup of the songs "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus as well as "Making Plans For Nigel" by XTC in 2004. He also was co-designer for a turn-based video game for iPad along with his father and brother called Racing Blind. The game was released in the 2013. He has a personal account within twitter as well as number of fan clubs and fan following within Facebook and Instagram. His total net worth is not disclosed by any source.