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Chris Evans Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Robert Evans
Birth Place:
Framingham, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in public-service announcements and commercials in the Boston area as a youth
  • Began his acting career appearing on stage with the Boston Playwrights' Theatre
  • Interned at a casting agency until one of the agents agreed to take him on as a client
  • Appeared alongside Evan Rachel Wood in an advertising campaign launched in 2010 for the Gucci fragrance Guilty
  • Though he played comic-book characters in multiple films, including Fantastic Four (2005), The Losers (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs
  • the World (2010) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), he claims he rarely read comic books as a kid
  • Turned down the title role of Captain America: The First Avenger several times before finally accepting it
  • Was a vegetarian but gave it up in order to beef up for film roles
  • Made a bet with Chris Pratt over who would win Super Bowl XLIX; as a result, both actors went to children's hospitals in Seattle and Boston, wearing their superhero regalia

Awards

  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Action Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: nominated