Chris Evans (actor)
Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor and filmmaker. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel.
Evans in 2016
|Born||Christopher Robert Evans
June 13, 1981
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Education||Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School|
|Relatives||Scott Evans (brother)
Mike Capuano (uncle)
He began his career on the 2000 television series Opposite Sex, and has since appeared in a number of films, such as Not Another Teen Movie, Sunshine, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Snowpiercer, and Gifted. In 2014, Evans made his directorial debut with the drama film Before We Go, in which he also starred.
Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa (née Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, G. Robert Evans III, is a dentist.
He has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott. Carly is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a high school drama and English teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, while Scott is an actor who was featured on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represents the same Massachusetts Congressional district formerly represented by Tip O'Neill. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry. He and his siblings were raised Catholic.
Evans's first credited appearance was in a short educational video titled Biodiversity: Wild About Life! in 1997. In 1999, Evans was the model for "Tyler" in Hasbro's board game Mystery Date. The special edition of the game included an electronic phone, which Evans is shown speaking into on the game box.
After filming wrapped on Not Another Teen Movie, Evans landed lead roles in The Perfect Score and Cellular, and then starred in two independent films in Chicago: Dirk Wittenborn's Fierce People, playing the sinister Bryce, and London, playing a drug user with relationship problems. He then played the superhero the Human Torch in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. Evans reprised the role in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. That year, he starred as engineer-turned-astronaut Mace in Danny Boyle's science-fiction film Sunshine.
In 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, co-starring Keanu Reeves, and the Tennessee Williams screenplay adaptation The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn. The following year he appeared in the science-fiction thriller Push, with Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle. Evans performed his own fight scenes, which took weeks to film, and was bruised during filming.
In 2010, he completed filming on co-directors Mark Kassen and Adam Kassen's Puncture in Houston, Texas. The film was selected to debut at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival as one of the Spotlight projects for the 10th anniversary of the festival.
Also that year, Evans appeared in Sylvain White's The Losers, an adaptation of the comic-book series from the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. Evans then appeared in another comic-book adaptation, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where he portrayed Lucas Lee, one of Ramona Flowers' seven evil exes.
In 2011, Evans played the Marvel Comics character Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, and starred in the film What's Your Number?, a romantic comedy co-starring Anna Faris. There were initially scheduling conflicts, as both films were set to film in the summer of 2010.
Evans had signed on to appear in multiple films as Captain America, and first reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers. He next starred opposite Michael Shannon in The Iceman, replacing James Franco, who had dropped out. Evans wore a long wig and grew out a beard for the role. He starred in South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's English-language film Snowpiercer.
In 2014, Evans starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He starred opposite Michelle Monaghan in the romantic comedy Playing It Cool. His directorial debut, Before We Go, debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Evans said in March 2014 that once his contract with Marvel is up, he might consider doing less acting so he could work more on directing, and believes he will be finished playing Captain America in 2017. In September 2015, however, he said in an interview that he would be willing to sign on for more films as Captain America after Infinity War if Marvel wanted to extend his contract. He starred in the family drama Gifted in 2017.
In 2018, Evans will reprise his role as Steve Rogers in Avengers: Infinity War and will return for its 2019 sequel. He is also set to make his Broadway debut in Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman. The show is set to open in March 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theatre as a part of Second Stage Theatre's first Broadway season.
Evans is a fan of the New England Patriots and narrated America's Game: The Story of the 2014 New England Patriots.
|1997||Biodiversity: Wild About Life!||Rick||Short film|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Jake Wyler|
|2003||Paper Boy, TheThe Paper Boy||Ben Harris||Short film|
|2004||Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score||Kyle|
|2005||Fierce People||Bryce Langley|
|2005||Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|2007||TMNT||Casey Jones||Voice role|
|2007||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|2007||Nanny Diaries, TheThe Nanny Diaries||Hayden "Harvard Hottie"|
|2007||Battle for Terra||Stewart Stanton||Voice role|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective Paul Diskant|
|2008||Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, TheThe Loss of a Teardrop Diamond||Jimmy Dobyne|
|2010||Losers, TheThe Losers||Jake Jensen|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Lucas Lee|
|2011||Puncture||Michael David "Mike" Weiss|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2011||What's Your Number?||Colin Shea|
|2012||Avengers, TheThe Avengers||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2012||The Iceman||Robert "Mr. Freezy" Pronge|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Loki as Captain America||Uncredited cameo|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2014||Before We Go||Nick Vaughan||Also director and producer|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2015||Ant-Man||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Uncredited cameo|
|2015||Playing It Cool||Me|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2017||Spider-Man: Homecoming||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Cameo|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War||Steve Rogers||In post-Production|
|2018||The Red Sea Diving Resort||Ari Kidron||In post-Production|
|2019||Untitled Avengers film||Steve Rogers / Captain America||In post-Production|
|2000||Opposite Sex||Cary Baston||8 episodes|
|2000||Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive||Zack Lardner||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2001||Boston Public||Neil Mavromates||Episode: "Chapter Nine"|
|2008||Robot Chicken||Various voices||Episode: "Monstourage"|
|2015||Agent Carter||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Episode: "Now is Not the End" (archive footage)|
|2005||Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2016||Lego Marvel's Avengers||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||MTV Movie Awards||Best On-Screen Team||Fantastic Four||Nominated|
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Rumble||Nominated|
|2011||Scream Awards||Best Superhero||Captain America: The First Avenger||Won|
|Saturn Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Superhero||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||MTV Movie Award for Best Hero||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer Movie Star: Male||Nominated|
|2012||Choice Movie: Fight||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer||The Avengers||Nominated|
|2013||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Action Movie Star||Nominated|
|Favorite Movie Superhero||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (shared with cast)||Won|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Nominated|
|2015||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Action Movie Actor||Won|
|Favorite Movie Duo (with Scarlett Johansson)||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actor in an Action Movie||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (Chris Evans vs. Sebastian Stan)||Nominated|
|Best Kiss (with Scarlett Johansson)'||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Scene Stealer||Won|
|2016||MTV Movie Awards||Best Hero||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Captain America: Civil War||Won|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actor in an Action Movie||Nominated|
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Action Movie Actor||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Actor in a Film||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Nominated|
|Favorite Frenemies (shared with Robert Downey Jr.)||Nominated|
|#Squad (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Gifted||Nominated|
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