Chris Pratt

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Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Pratt at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 2013
Born Christopher Michael Pratt
(1979-06-21) June 21, 1979 (age 34)
Virginia, Minnesota, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Anna Faris (m. 2009)
Children 1
Website
http://www.chris-pratt.com

Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt (born June 21, 1979)[1] is an American actor. He is known for his television roles, playing Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation and Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott in Everwood, as well as for supporting performances in acclaimed films such as Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, and Her. He also provided the voice of Emmet Brickowski in the 2014 computer animated film The Lego Movie and is set to appear as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in the upcoming Marvel Studios superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy in August 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota,[2] and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington, where he placed fifth in a state wrestling tournament as a high school student.[3] He married actress Anna Faris on July 9, 2009 in Bali.[4] On August 25, 2012, they had a son, Jack.[5]

Career[edit]

Pratt was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui, Hawaii, when he was discovered by actor-director Rae Dawn Chong; she cast him in the horror film Cursed Part 3.[1][6] Pratt's first regular television role was on the series Everwood, where he co-starred as Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott.[7] After Everwood's cancellation, Pratt joined the cast of The O.C. for its fourth season, playing Ché, an activist.[6] He also had an appearance in the action film Wanted, as James McAvoy's character's best friend. He read for the lead role of Captain James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, which eventually went to Chris Pine.[6]

Pratt has portrayed the dimwitted but lovable Andy Dwyer in NBC's Parks and Recreation since 2009. Originally meant to be a temporary character (he is credited as a guest star throughout season one), Pratt proved to be so likable that producers asked him back as a series regular. This led to his character being written much more sympathetically at the start of season two.[8] He also portrayed Scott Hatteberg in the movie Moneyball, with costars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Prior to the release of Moneyball, Pratt was "typecast," typically portraying youthful and somewhat immature characters. In Moneyball, he had the opportunity to play a father as well as a dejected baseball player who once feared his career was over, who had the difficult task of learning an entirely new defensive position. Pratt lost 30 pounds for the role.[9]

In February 2013, Pratt was cast in the lead role of Peter Quill in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy.[10] In November 2013, he revealed he has signed a multi-film deal with Marvel Studios.[11]

In mid-November 2013, Pratt replaced Josh Brolin for the film Jurassic World and was in early negotiations for the lead role,[12] a "rugged, ex-military man named Owen."[13] Ron Howard tweeted in January 2014 that Pratt had a starring role in the film,[14] which Pratt later confirmed.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Cursed Part 3[1][6] Devon Short film
2003 The Extreme Team Keenan
2005 Strangers with Candy Brason
2005 Path of Destruction Nathan McCain TV film
2007 Walk the Talk Cam
2008 Wieners Bobby
2008 Wanted Barry
2009 Bride Wars Fletcher
2009 Deep in the Valley Lester Watts
2009 Jennifer's Body Roman Duda
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Kyle Masterson
2011 Moneyball Scott Hatteberg
2011 What's Your Number? Disgusting Donald
2011 10 Years Cully
2012 Five-Year Engagement, TheThe Five-Year Engagement Alex Eilhauer
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Justin - DEVGRU
2013 Movie 43 Doug Segment: "The Proposition"
2013 Mr. Payback Darren Short film
2013 Delivery Man Brett
2013 Her Paul
2014 The Lego Movie Emmet Brickowski Voice
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill / Star-Lord Post-Production
2015 Jurassic World Owen Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Huntress, TheThe Huntress Nick Owens Episode: "Who Are You?"
2002–2006 Everwood Bright Abbott 89 episodes
2006–2007 O.C., TheThe O.C. Ché 9 episodes
2008 Batman, TheThe Batman Jake Voice
Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
2009–present Parks and Recreation Andy Dwyer Main cast
2010–2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Cooper Daniels Voice
2 episodes
Video games
Year Title Voice
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Cooper Daniels
2012 Kinect Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi
2014 The Lego Movie Videogame Emmet Brickowski

Award nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Everwood Nominated
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick Everwood Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chris Pratt: Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Fine, Audrey. "Getting to Know: Chris Pratt". Seventeen. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sandy Ringer (14 February 2011). "Lake Stevens wrestlers try to pin down storybook ending for documentary". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Anna Faris Is Married!". People. August 12, 2009. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (August 25, 2012). "Anna Faris Welcomes a Baby Boy". People. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d Hulten, Kevin (August 29, 2007). "Lake’s Chris Pratt found success in Hollywood, and now he plans on bringing it home". Lake Stevens Journal. Archived from the original on January 26, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ Pierce, Leonard (November 3, 2009). "Interview: Chris Pratt". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Sepinwall, Alan. "Parks and Recreation: Interviewing co-creator Mike Schur". The Star-Ledger. Newark, N.J. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Rosen, Christopher (August 29, 2011). "The Very Busy Chris Pratt on Preparing for Moneyball, Goofing in What's Your Number? and Ten Year". Movieline. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (February 5, 2013). "Chris Pratt Getting ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Lead". Deadline.com. Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Mike (November 18, 2013). "Chris Pratt on Heartbreak, 'Delivery Man' and Gearing Up for 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'". HuffingtonPost.com. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ Sneider, Jeff (November 13, 2013). "‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Chris Pratt Circling Lead in ‘Jurassic World’ (Exclusive)". TheWrap.com. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  13. ^ Kit, Borys (November 13, 2013). "Chris Pratt in Early Talks to Star in 'Jurassic World'". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  14. ^ "Bryce and Chris meet....". Ron Howard verified Twitter page. January 13, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  15. ^ Tilley, Steve (January 26, 2014). "Chris Pratt confirms 'Jurassic World': 'Jurassic Park was really kind of my Star Wars'". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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