Chris Evans (actor)

Chris Evans (actor)
Chris Evans

Evans at the Captain America: The First Avenger panel from the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Christopher Robert Evans
June 13, 1981 (1981-06-13) (age 30)[1]
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He played Cary Baston on the television series Opposite Sex, and transitioned to a film career, starring in several hits, including Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Fierce People (2005), Fantastic Four, sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).


Early life

Chris Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts[2] and raised in the Boston suburb of Sudbury.[3] His mother, Lisa Marie (née Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, G. Robert "Bob" Evans III, is a dentist.[4][5][6] He is the nephew of U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano, who is his mother's brother.[7][8] He has two sisters, Carly, a graduate of New York University's Tisch School and a high-school drama and English teacher,[4] Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott,[5] who was featured on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry.[9][10][11] Evans was raised Catholic,[9] and graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.[3]


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 strung-out drug user with relationship problems. He then played Johnny Storm, the superhero the Human Torch, in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. Evans reprised the role of the Human Torch in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. That year he also 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 play 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.[12] Also that year, Evans was ranked 474th in Forbes' "Star Currency" rankings, based on films' global box-office performance.[13]

Evans with Stan Lee at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con

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.[citation needed] Also that year, Evans appeared in Sylvain White's The Losers, an adaptation of the comic-book series from the DC Comics imprint Vertigo.[14] 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 exes.[15] Evans played the Marvel Comics character Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, and will reprise the role in the film The Avengers and at least two sequels to Captain America.[16]

Evans starred in the film What's Your Number?, a romantic comedy co-starring Anna Faris.[17]

With actress Evan Rachel Wood, he is part of the advertising campaign for the perfume Gucci Guilty,[18] and the cologne Guilty pour Homme.[19] Evans is a supporter of gay rights.[20]

Feature Films

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Newcomers, TheThe Newcomers Judd Film debut
2001 Not Another Teen Movie Jake Wyler
2003 Paper Boy, TheThe Paper Boy Ben Thomas Short film
2004 Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score Kyle
2004 Cellular Ryan
2005 Fierce People Bryce Langley
2005 Fantastic Four Jonathan "Johnny" Storm / Human Torch Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
2005 London Syd
2007 TMNT Casey Jones Voice
2007 Sunshine Mace
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Jonathan "Johnny" Storm / Human Torch
  • Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure
  • Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble
2007 Nanny Diaries, TheThe Nanny Diaries Hayden aka "Harvard Hottie"
2007 Battle for Terra Stewart Stanton Voice
2008 Street Kings Detective Paul Diskant
2008 Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, TheThe Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Jimmy Dobyne
2009 Push Nick Gant
2010 Losers, TheThe Losers Jake Jensen
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Lucas Lee Nominated — Detroid Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Scream Award for Best Vilain (shared with Satya Bhabha, Brandon Routh, Mae Whitman, Shota Saito, Keita Saito and Jason Schwartzman)
2011 Puncture Mike Weiss
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Steven "Steve" Rogers / Captain America Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer: Movie Actor
Scream Award for Best Superhero
2011 What's Your Number? Colin Shea
2012 Avengers, TheThe Avengers Steven "Steve" Rogers / Captain America


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Opposite Sex Cary Baston Lead Role
2000 Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive Zack Lander Episode: "Guilt"
2001 Boston Public Neil Mavromates Episode: "Chapter Nine"
2002 Eastwick Adam TV film
2003 Skin Brian Episode: "Pilot"
2008 Robot Chicken Gobo Fraggle / Human Torch / Teacher / Pilot (voice) Episode: "Monstourage"

Video Games

Year Game Role Notes Country
2005 Fantastic Four Johnny Storm / The Human Torch U.S.
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Steven "Steve" Rogers / Captain America U.S.


  1. ^ "World news". The Guardian (London). January 23, 2008. 
  2. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (July 8, 2011). "Chris Evans in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger'". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ a b Pai, Tanya. "America's Most Wanted", Boston, June 2011. WebCitation archive.
  4. ^ a b Marotta, Terry (July 19, 2007). "Grease is the word". Gatehouse News Service via Wicked Local Sudbury. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Keck, William (September 9, 2004). "Chris Evans' career ready to sizzle". USA Today. Retrieved December 10, 2007. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Capuano to be joined by actor nephew at "Open Mike" Nov. 9". Wicked Local Somerville. Nov 6, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  8. ^ Stickgold, Emma (July 21, 2010). "Rita Capuano; campaigned with vigor for husband, son; at 90". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Meet curious Chris". Deccan Herald. May 27, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved June 8, 2009. 
  10. ^ . [dead link]
  11. ^ "Sunshine - Chris Evans interview". Retrieved June 8, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Push Comes to Shove for Chris Evans". Parade. February 4, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Chris Evans: Star Currency (2009)". Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  14. ^ Billington, Alex (July 13, 2009). "Complete Look at the Full Cast of Sylvain White's The Losers". Retrieved July 13, 2009. 
  15. ^ Fischer, Russ (January 20, 2009). "A Handy Cast Guide To Scott Pilgrim Vs The World". Retrieved January 20, 2009. 
  16. ^ Graser, Marc (March 22, 2010). "Chris Evans to play Captain America'". Variety. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  17. ^ Anderton, Ethan (March 8, 2010). "Casting Tidits: Anna Faris, Liv Tyler, Ryan Gosling and More". Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  18. ^ Rosenblit, Rachel. "Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood Promote Guilty", Elle, August 12, 2010.
  19. ^ "Gucci Guilty Pour Homme To Launch",, January 10, 2011.
  20. ^ Voss, Brandon (January 6, 2009). "A List: Chris Evans". The Advocate. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 

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