Born on April 20, 1964, in the London suburb of Ruislip, Andy Serkis began acting in college. After decades of performances on stage and television, he won the role of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003). Serkis also served as the actor behind the digital presentations of primary characters in King Kong (2005), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
Serkis is married to actress Lorraine Ashbourne and has three children. He has branched out with voiceover work for video games and has called mountaineering one of his biggest passions in life.