Chris Evans is an American actor who is popularly known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The star has not only done MCU movies but is also popular for his roles in romantic comedy movies.
Quick Facts about Chris Evans
Full Name: Christopher Robert Evans
Other Popular Names: Chris Evans
Birthday: June 13, 1981 (39 years old)
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 6′ (183 cm)
Popular as: Actor
Who is Chris Evans?
Chris Evans is an American actor and director who is a heartthrob in the MCU. This handsome man has been several times nominated among the sexiest people living on earth. He is the leader of the MCU Avengers team and is quite bubbly and charismatic unlike his character on screen. The actor is said to be best friends with Marvel co-stars Anthony Mackie.
Early Life & Childhood
Chris Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Lisa Evans, artistic theatre director, and dentist Bob on June 13, 1981. His parents got divorced in 1999. He has three siblings from his father’s second marriage, a younger brother named Scott and two sisters named Carly and Shanna. His brother Scott also pursues an acting career and has appeared on ABC soap opera “One Life To Live”. His uncle, Mike Capuano, is a former mayor and Congressman. Evans described his family as “The Von Trapps” due to their high interest in music and dance. He is of Italian and Irish descent.
Evans started his theater career at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He was not only interested in acting but also played lacrosse and wrestled during school days. He also took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the summer before his senior year he interned at a casting company in New York. He also performed as Randolph MacAfee in “Bye Bye Birdie” as a child.
Chris Evans’s career started by first appearing in a short educational video “Biodiversity: Wild about Life!” in 1997. He then went on to grab a supporting role in the teen comedy-drama “Opposite Sex,” which aired during the summer of 2000. Evans joined the film industry by appearing in movies like “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001), and further acting in independent films “Fierce People” (2005) and “London” (2005).
He rose to fame with the movie “Fantastic Four” (2005) where he played the superhero “Johnny Storm- the Human Torch”. He reprised the superhero role in 2007 “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”. He then went on to do films with big Hollywood names including Keanu Reeves’s “Street Kings” (2008), “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” (2008) with Bryce Dallas Howard, “Push” (2009) alongside Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle, and “Puncture” (2010).
He also appeared in several comic book adaptations. Evans did “The Losers” (2010), a comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010). He also appeared in rom-coms like “What’s Your Number?” (2011), “The Iceman” (2012), “Snowpiercer” (2013), “Gifted” (2017). He appeared in the Netflix thriller “The Red Sea Diving Resort” (2019) and murder mystery “Knives Out” (2019).
He also made a directorial debut in 2014 “Before We Go” which was an independent romantic drama screened at Toronto International Film Festival.
Chris Evans MCU Movies
Chris Evans started his career in 2011 as MCU’s Captain America. His first movie was “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) where he played Steve Rogers and showed the journey of Steve to Captain America in the War period. He then appeared in “The Avengers” (2012) along with the other superheroes of the MCU. He then went on to star in part two of the Captain America franchise named “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014) and the famous “Civil War” (2016). He also led the avengers in movies like “Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), and “Avengers: Endgame ” (2019). He also appeared in other Marvel features like “Ant-Man” (2015), and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017).
He has also done “The Nanny Diaries” (2007) with co-star Scarlett Johansson. He became famous in Hollywood with his movies “Varsity Blues” (1999) and “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001). He appeared in several TV shows at the start of his career. “Get Real” (1990), “The Fugitive“, “Skin”, “Boston Public“, and “Robot Chicken” (2008).
Awards & Achievements
- He got a People’s Choice Award in 2015 in the category of Favorite Movie Actor.
- He won a Teen Choice Award in 2016 for Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy.
- He along with other Avengers won the Best Fight award at the MTV Movie Award in 2013.
- He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2017
Personal Life & Family
Chris Evan’s has a long list of girlfriends. The actor has dated a lot of high profile celebrities. He was first linked with Jenny Slate whom he met on the sets of “The Gifted”. The relationship ended in March 2018. He was also dating actress Jessica Biel from 2001 to 2006. He was also tagged with other celebrities like Minka Kelly, Lily Collins, and Kate Bosworth.
Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have also been linked several times due to their ecstatic chemistry between their characters in MCU. But the two have clearly told the fans that they are “best friends” and are always there to support each other. Scarlett also got married this year to Colin Jost.
Chris Evans Net worth
Chris Evans’s net worth is $80 million. He has got the majority of the earning from his appearances in MCU blockbuster movies. He was also among the highest-paid actors in the world with $44 million from June 2018 to June 2019. He has easily made $30 million from his role as Captain America with a relatively high salary of $300,000. He owns a house in Beverly Hills, California, costing him a fortune of $3.52 million in 2013. He also got a house in Hollywood Hills in 2007 worth $1.26 million which he later put back on the market in 2014 for $1.4 million.
Chris Evans Facts
- He is a well-known supporter of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.
- He was among the 10 highest-paid actors in the world in 2019.
- He is also interested in the philosophies of Buddhism.
- He had a crush on Sandra Bullock.
- His favorite animated series is The Simpsons.
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