Chris Evans (actor)
Evans at a press conference for Captain America: The Winter Soldier in March 2014
|Born||Christopher Robert Evans
June 13, 1981
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Relatives||Scott Evans (brother)
Mike Capuano (uncle)
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as 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), Marvel's The Avengers (2012) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and will reprise the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Evans began his career on the television series Opposite Sex (2000) and later moved to film.
Chris Evans was born in Boston and raised in the town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa (Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, Bob, is a dentist. He has two sisters, Carly, a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a high school drama and English teacher, Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott, 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.
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 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 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 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. With actress Evan Rachel Wood, he was part of a 2011 advertising campaign for the perfume Gucci Guilty, and the cologne Guilty pour Homme.
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. His upcoming films include his directorial debut, 1:30 Train, the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and the third Captain America film. Evans said in March 2014 that once his contract with Marvel is up, he plans to take a break from acting to work on directing, and believes he will be finished playing Captain America in 2017.
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Jake Wyler|
|2003||Paper Boy, TheThe Paper Boy||Ben Harris||Short film|
|2004||Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score||Kyle Curtis|
|2005||Fierce People||Bryce Langley|
|2005||Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|2007||TMNT||Casey Jones||Voice only|
|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 only|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective Paul Diskant|
|2009||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|
|2013||The Iceman||Robert "Captain Freezy" Pronge|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Cameo|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2014||A Many Splintered Thing||Narrator||Post-production|
|2014||1:30 Train||Pete Cooper||Director and producer; Post-production|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Filming|
|2000||Opposite Sex||Cary Baston||Lead Role|
|2000||Fugitive, TheThe Fugitive||Zack Lardner||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2001||Boston Public||Neil Mavromates||Episode: "Chapter Nine"|
|2008||Robot Chicken||Various voices||Episode: "Monstourage"|
|2009||Attack of the Show!||Himself||Episode: "1.906"|
|2005||Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / The Human Torch||Voice only|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Voice only|
Awards and nominations
- "Today in History". The Guardian (London). Associated Press. June 13, 2009. Archived from the original on December 26, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2008. "Actor Chris Evans is 28."
- Itzkoff, Dave (July 8, 2011). "Chris Evans in 'Captain America: The First Avenger'". The New York Times.
- Pai, Tanya. "America's Most Wanted". Boston. June 2011. Archived from the original on July 5, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Marotta, Terry (July 19, 2007). "Grease is the word". Gatehouse News Service via Wicked Local Sudbury. Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
- Cantrell, Cindy (March 9, 2014). "Chris Evans doesn’t forget his Concord roots". The Boston Globe. Retrieved April 6, 2014.
- Keck, William (September 9, 2004). "Chris Evans' career ready to sizzle". USA Today. Archived from the original on November 6, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2007. "...Evans' siblings, Scott, Carly and Shanna."
- Krebs, Sean (December 14, 2009). "Behind The Scenes: The Scott Evans Cover Shoot". Instinct. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
- Stickgold, Emma (July 21, 2010). "Rita Capuano; campaigned with vigor for husband, son; at 90". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2010. (subscription required)
- "Meet curious Chris". Deccan Herald. May 27, 2007. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
- "Sunshine – Chris Evans interview". IndieLondon.co.uk. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
- Rebecca Murray, Fred Topel. "Interview with Mia Kirshner & Chris Evans from "Not Another Teen Movie"". About.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- ""London" Movie Trailer". About.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- "Human Torch Chris Evans Says Fantastic Four 3 Will Probably Not Happen". /Film. March 21, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- Chupnick, Steven (July 22, 2007). "Traveling to the SUNSHINE with Danny Boyle and Chris Evans". Collider.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- "Push Comes to Shove for Chris Evans". Parade. February 4, 2009. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
- Rosen, Christopher (April 22, 2011). "Chris Evans and the Kassen Brothers Talk Puncture, Captain America and the Tribeca Film Festival". Movieline.com. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
- Billington, Alex (July 13, 2009). "Complete Look at the Full Cast of Sylvain White's The Losers". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
- Fischer, Russ (January 20, 2009). "A Handy Cast Guide To Scott Pilgrim Vs The World". Chud.com. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
- Graser, Marc (March 22, 2010). "Chris Evans to play 'Captain America'". Variety. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
- Anderton, Ethan (March 8, 2010). "Casting Tidits: Anna Faris, Liv Tyler, Ryan Gosling and More". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
- Ward, Kate (March 19, 2010). "Captain America offered to Chris Evans". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- Rosenblit, Rachel. "Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood Promote Guilty", Elle, August 12, 2010.
- "Gucci Guilty Pour Homme To Launch", RealStyleNetwork.com, January 10, 2011.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (November 11, 2011). "Chris Evans Replacing James Franco In 'The Iceman'". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- Malec, Brett (April 23, 2013). "Captain America, Who?! Chris Evans Gets Hairy Makeunder in New Movie The Iceman". E!. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- Kroll, Justin (January 13, 2012). "Chris Evans warms to 'Snow Piercer'". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- Chitwood, Adam (September 18, 2012). "Chris Evans Talks 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'; Says Sequel Will Get Into Material That Was Cut from 'The Avengers'". Collider.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2012.
- Setoodeh, Ramin (March 25, 2014). "‘Captain America’s’ Chris Evans Says He’s Ready to Leave Acting Behind". Variety. Archived from the original on April 2, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
- "Captain America to Return to Theaters May 6, 2016". Marvel. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
- Glamour magazine via Gallagher, Brian (March 3, 2014). "Chris Evans Taking a Break from Acting Once Marvel Contract Expires". Movieweb.com (Watchr Media). Archived from the original on April 3, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
- Johnson, Zach (September 4, 2012). "Chris Evans, Dating Again!". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Johnson, Zach (September 4, 2012). "Exclusive: Chris Evans, Minka Kelly Dating Again!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
- "Minka Kelly, Chris Evans break up again". United Press International. October 23, 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
- Voss, Brandon (January 5, 2009). "A List: Chris Evans". The Advocate. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- Sachs, Adam (May 2012). "The Avengers' Chris Evans: Just Your Average Beer-Swilling, Babe-Loving Buddhist". Details. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
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