British actor Tom Hiddleston is best known for his tenured portrayal of Loki, Thor’s morally compromised brother in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hiddleston’s God of Mischief is so popular that a spin-off series, Loki, just arrived on Disney+.
Hiddleston was born in England, on February 9, 1981, to physicist James Hiddleston and casting director Diana Hiddleston
It was arts, not science, that Hiddleston gravitated toward, observing his mother’s work in live theater. While attending College and learning about performing, Hiddleston said that his last name encouraged classmates to refer to him by an unflattering nickname.
Hiddleston appeared in plays at both College and the University of Cambridge and then spent several years in theater. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2005. Theatergoers saw him in many plays.
While Thor was a huge break for Hiddleston, the actor actually had his sights set on playing the God of Thunder. Hiddleston even did a screen test with a long, flowing wig and a buffed-up physique
Like a number of actors, Hiddleston can slip into other personas with uncanny accuracy. Among the impressions he’s done in public: Owen Wilson, Chris Evans, Alan Rickman, the horse from the 2011 film War Horse
For years, Hiddleston has represented UNICEF UK as an ambassador, raising awareness of the humanitarian crisis in Africa. He even traveled to several countries in Africa.