Chris Evans
Birth Date:
June 13, 1981
Birth Place:
Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA
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American actor Chris Evans is well known for playing the superheroes Johnny Storm / Human Torch in “Fantastic Four” (2005) and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007), and Steve Rogers / Captain America in “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) and “The Avengers” (2012). He will reprise his role as Captain America in the upcoming films “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) and “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015). Prior to achieving stardom, Evans kicked off his career on the short lived television series “Opposite Sex” (2000) and gradually made transformation to film. His other movie credits include “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001), “Cellular” (2004), “Sunshine” (2007), “Push” (2009), “The Losers” (2010), “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010), and “What's Your Number?” (2011).

Evans was in relationship with actress Jessica Biel for two years from 2004 until they split in June 2006. In September 2012, he reportedly began dating actress Minka Kelly. Evans supports same sex rights. He was selected as one of People Magazine's “Hottest Bachelors” and was ranked No. 18 on the E! Television list of “101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies” (both 2006). He was named one of Empire magazine's “100 Sexiest Stars in film history” in 2007.

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Childhood and Family:

Chris Evans was born Christopher Robert Evans on June 13, 1981, in Sudbury, Massachusetts, to parents G. Robert “Bob” Evans III, a dentist, and Lisa Marie, an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish extraction. Chris has a younger brother named Scott Evans (born September 21, 1983), who is also an actor, and two sisters, Shana Evans (younger) and Carly Evans (older). He was raised Catholic and attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He later moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

Fantastic Four


Chris Evans began acting in school productions and community theater. After moving to New York, the Massachusetts native interned at a casting office, while continuing to attend acting classes to improve his skills. Thanks to help of one of the casting agent he had met earlier, he got the opportunity to start auditioning for feature films and series television.  

Evans made his first big screen appearance in the 2000 drama/family film “The Newcomers,” which starred Christopher McCoy, Matt McCoy and Kate Bosworth. The same year, he landed his first TV gig on the short lived Fox teen drama series “Opposite Sex,” where he played the regular role of Cary Baston. His co-stars in the show included Milo Ventimiglia and Kyle Howard.

Evans next made guest appearances in the television series “The Fugitive” (2000) and “Boston Public” (2001) and was cast in the starring role of football star Jake Wyler in the comedy film “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001). Directed by Joel Gallen, the film was met with mostly negative reviews, despite being well received by audiences. He worked with     Marcia Cross, Kelly Rutherford and Lori Loughlin in the made for TV film “ Eastwick” (2002), appeared in the pilot of “Skin” (2003) and starred in the short film “The Paper Boy” (2003).

2004 saw Evans co-star opposite Erika Christensen, Bryan Greenberg and Scarlett Johansson in “The Perfect Score,” a teen heist film directed by Brian Robbins, and with Kim Basinger, Jason Statham and William H. Macy in the David R. Ellis thriller movie “Cellular.” He went on to star in two independent films: “Fierce People” (2005), opposite Diane Lane, Anton Yelchin, Donald Sutherland and Kristen Stewart, and “London” (2005), where he played a strung-out drug user with relationship problems.

However, Evans did not achieve stardom until he was cast as Johnny Storm / The Human Torch in a remake of the Marvel comic book, “Fantastic Four” (2005). Despite receiving negative reviews, the film was a commercial success by grossing over $330 million worldwide against an original budget of $100 million. Evans received a MTV Movie nomination for Best On-Screen Team for his work on the film.   

In 2007, Evans reunited with Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Julian McMahon to star in the sequel “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” where he reprised his role as Human Torch / Johnny Storm. Like its predecessor, the film also enjoyed a success at the box office. He was nominated for Teen Choice Awards in the categories of Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure and Choice Movie: Rumble.

The same year, Evans portrayed Mace, the engineer, in the British adventure/thriller film “Sunshine,” which was helmed by Danny Boyle, provided the voice of Casey in the computer-animated fantasy film “TMNT,” which is the fourth installment in the “TMNT” film series, and reunited with Scarlett Johansson in the film adaptation of Emma McLaughlin/Nicola Kraus' novel, “The Nanny Diaries.” He also provided the voice of Stewart Stanton on the animated film “Battle for Terra,” which also starred the voices of Evan Rachel Wood, Brian Cox and James Garner.

Evans played Detective Paul Diskant in the David Ayer action/crime film “Street Kings” (2008),   which he starred along with Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Common and The Game, worked with Bryce Dallas Howard in the independent film “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” (2008), starred in the science fiction/superhero film “Push” (2009), opposite Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Joel Gretsch and Djimon Hounsou, portrayed Cpt. Jake Jensen, the intelligence specialist and computer hacker of the team in the action/comedy film “The Losers” (2010), which also starred Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba and Columbus Short, and was cast as Lucas Lee, a “pretty good” skateboarder turned “pretty good” action film star with super strength, in the comedy film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010).  

Following a starring role in the indie flick “Puncture” (2011), Evans was cast as Steve Rogers / Captain America on the superhero film “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), which is based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film was both a commercial and critical success. Evans received  Teen Choice nominations for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male and Choice Movie: Fight, a MTV Movie nomination for Best Hero and a Saturn nomination for Best Actor for his work on the film.

Still in 2011, Evans starred with Anna Faris in the romantic comedy film “What's Your Number?”, an adaptation of Karyn Bosnak's book “20 Times a Lady.”

In 2012, Evans reprised his role as Steve Rogers / Captain America on “The Avengers,” which is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film earned a number of critical awards and nominations, including Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for best visual effects, and was a huge box office success. It made the record for  the fastest film to gross $1 billion. For his work in the film, Evans picked up People's Choice nominations for Favorite Action Movie Star, Favorite Movie Superhero and Favorite Movie Superhero, and a  Teen Choice for Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer. He also won an MTV Movie for Best Fight.

Evans co-starred with Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and Ray Liotta in the crime/thriller movie “The Iceman” (2012).  

Recently, in 2013, Evans starred as Curtis in the South Korean science fiction/action movie  “Snowpiercer,” opposite Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris. He will serve as narrator in the  comedy film “A Many Splintered Thing,”  which was directed by Justin Reardon.  

Evans will reprise his role as Steve Rogers / Captain America in the 2014 sequel “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which scheduled to be released on April 4, as well as in the “The Avengers” sequel “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,”  which is slated for May 1, 2015 release. He will play Brandon in the forthcoming horror/thriller  film “The Ten O'Clock People” (2014).         


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