Asa Butterfield

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Asa Butterfield - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Asa Butterfield is a commercially and critically successful British actor. He rose to prominence as an actor after staring in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008).

Since then, he has appeared and took major roles in various movies such as Hugo (2011), Ender’s Game (2013), and X+Y (2014).


Asa Butterfield got his first minor roles in the films After Thomas in 2006 and Son of Rambow in 2006. He appeared in the TV series named Ashes to Ashes as a guest role.

He finally got a main role in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as Bruno when he was 10. The role led him to get nominations from British Independent Film Award in 2008 and NSPCC Award in 2009.

In 2010, he starred in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. After that, he played a lead role in Hugo when he was 13.

It became his quantum leap when Butterfield won Las Vegas Film Critics Society and Young Hollywood Award. He also received nominations from Young Artist Award, Saturn Awards, and Empire Awards.

Next, Butterfield appeared in a movie based on a popular novel, Ender’s Game.

After finishing the role, he was immediately cast in a drama film titled X+Y. In 2018, he starred in Netflix series titled Sex Education.

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  • Full name: Asa Maxwell Thornton Farr Butterfield
  • Stage name: Asa Butterfield
  • Nickname: Asa
  • Born: April 1, 1997 in London, England, UK
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Nationality: British
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form
  • Hobbies: Drumming and playing computer games
  • Facebook: @AsaButterfield
  • Twitter: @asabfb
  • Instagram: @asabopp
  • TikTok: @theofficialasabopp
  • Youtube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 68 kg (149 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: 39-28-35 (Bust -39, Waist -28, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)


  • Father: Sam Butterfield
  • Mother: Jacqueline Farr
  • Brother: Morgan Butterfield
  • Sister: Loxie Butterfield and Marlie Butterfield

Girlfriend & Dating History

Hailee Steinfield

He was rumored to be romantically linked to Hailee Steinfield, who’s his co-star in Ten Thousand Saints (2015), back in 2015.

However, neither of them has confirmed or denied the rumors.

Nina Dobrev

In 2017, the rumors of him dating Nina Dobrev, the Vampire Diaries actress, surfaced. They had appeard together in Then Came You (2018).

That being said, it was reportedly false as there is no real evidence that indicate they indeed really dated each other.

Ella Purnell

He’s involved in a short fling with Ella Purnell, who’s his co-star in Miss Peregrine’s School For Peculiar Children. 

The relationship was quite public as they often made appearances in each other’s social media page.

That being said, they seemingly separated for unknown reason around April 2016, where they started to stop posting about one another.

Net Worth

Multiple online sources estimated his net worth to sit around $5 million to $6 million, even though the number could be much higher.

His primary sources of income is from his acting career, where he had made quite a name for himself.


Posted a Series of Furious Twitter Rants

In September 2021, just hours after the third season of Sex Education series was released on Netflix, Asa shot an angry Twitter rant.

He reportedly was harassed all night by fans, in which he told them to “f**k off.”

Fans hounded him at the night, which resulted in Asa who played as the main character Otis Milburn in the series, had to cut his time short consequently.

He wrote that he’s “so tired of people filming me/taking pics without asking while I’m on a night out,” and claimed that he has “had to slap multiple phones out” of his face that night.

A follower of his replied to the tweet by writing “It comes out by the fact of being a celebrity. Deal with it or choose another career.”

He replied back in a sarcastic tone, saying “Wow I had no idea, thank you for enlightening me.”


  • His trademark is his striking blue eyes.
  • He has O blood type.
  • He doesn’t like eating Risotto.
  • Butterfield loves eating Nutella and banana combo, pizza, crepes.
  • This actor is a massive fan of Arsenal Football Club.
  • Butterfield loves watching the TV series Game of Thrones.
  • His favorite anime growing up is Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • The first film Butterfield watched is A Bug’s Life.
  • He doesn’t like The Only Way Is Essex and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
  • He thought the best film ever made is The Matrix.
  • Along with his brother and father, Butterfield built a game app on the app store.
  • His favorite video game is Super Smash Bros.
  • He has a massive screen in his room to accommodate the hobby of playing games.
  • He has written a will in spite of his young age.
  • When he was a child, Butterfield aspired to be an archeologist.
  • He wanted to name a dinosaur after himself, The Asasaurus.
  • He attended The Young Actors Theatre Islington
  • Butterfield worked twice with Ben Kingsley in Ender’s Game and Hugo.
  • For some time, he was trained with NASA for his movie Ender’s Game.
  • He was one of the final candidates for Peter Parker, but the role went to Tom Holland.
  • Butterfield started dating Ella Purnell in 2015.
  • He bought a house and moved there at the age of 19.
  • In 2017, he participated in Nintendo World Championships.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Your Christmas or Mine? (2022), as James
  • Flux Gourmet (2022), as Billy Rubin
  • Choose or Die (2022), as Isaac
  • Greed (2019), as Finn McCreadie
  • Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018), as Willoughby Blake
  • Time Freak (2018), as Stillman
  • Then Came You (2018), as Calvin Lewis
  • The Space Between Us (2017), as Gardner Elliot
  • Journey’s End (2017), as Jimmy Raleigh
  • The House of Tomorrow (2017), as Sebastian Prendergast
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), as Jacob “Jake” Portman
  • Ten Thousand Saints (2015), as Jude Keffy-Horn
  • X+Y (2014), as Nathan Ellis
  • Ender’s Game (2013), as Ender Wiggin
  • Hugo (2011), as Hugo Cabret
  • The Wolfman (2010), as Young Ben Talbot
  • Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), as Norman Green
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), as Bruno
  • Son of Rambow (2007), as Brethren Boy

TV Series 

  • 50 States of Fright (Quibi ⏐ 2020), as Brandon Boyd
  • Sex Education (Netflix ⏐ 2019 – present), as Otis Milburn
  • Thunderbirds Are Go (CITV ⏐ 2017), as Space Controller Conrad (voice)
  • Merlin (BBC One ⏐ 2008-2009), as Mordred
  • Ashes to Ashes (BBC One ⏐ 2008), as Donny
  • After Thomas (ITV ⏐ 2006), as Andrew


“I’m very optimistic. I’m happy-go-lucky, I guess. I try to be.”

“When you’re working in the industry, and you’re working with people who are well known and are so regarded, you do just pick up on things. Talking to people and hearing their stories, you learn a lot.”

“A kid actor to an adult actor is a tricky one.”

“I like science fiction. I am quite a technologically kind of up-to-date person. I like seeing what the new developments are.”

“I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you’ve never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge. But, you want to take up that challenge and try your best.”

“I don’t look for anything in particular, like a particular genre. It’s all very much to do with the quality of the script and the character as well.

“Whilst I’ve got these opportunities, and whilst I still love doing it, acting is something I can see myself continuing forever until I get bored of it.”

“When things don’t go your way, you brush it aside and carry on. Don’t take what you have for granted. Enjoy what you have.”

“I don’t like to set myself goals because then you might fail to reach them. I just go with the flow.”

“I always think that trying to push yourself as an actor in a direction that you’ve never been before, developing characters which are more difficult to get into the head of, or are more interesting and further away from yourself, is always a challenge.”

“I think having a character piece is great. It will challenge you and be different.”

“I think I’m good at playing dramatic and serious roles, but it’s not necessarily what I want to keep doing.”

To have that normality to come back to, to totally relax and not have to deal with a lot of the pressure that’s put on young actors makes it a lot easier.”

I’ve been in a few films that have been adapted and, as an actor, the amount of resources and things you can gain just from reading the story, as well as the script, are so massive that it’s something you just can’t put down.”

Pics of Asa Butterfield

1. Asa Butterfield looks cool with the glasses

Asa Butterfield - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He wears an all-blue outfit

Asa Butterfield - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. What about the all-black outfit?

Asa Butterfield - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. His pose portrays his innocence

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Butterfield is charming with the tuxedo

 Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Asa Butterfield is a young star and has been received critical acclaims from film critics. He can be the future of one of Hollywood’s brightest actors.