Pratt at the San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California, July 20, 2013
|Born||Christopher Michael Pratt
June 21, 1979
Virginia, Minnesota, United States
|Spouse(s)||Anna Faris (2009–present)|
|Children||Jack (b. 2012)|
Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles, playing Andy Dwyer on the series Parks and Recreation and Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott on the series Everwood, as well as his supporting performances in the films Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, The Five-Year Engagement, Delivery Man, and The Lego Movie (2014).
Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota, the son of Kathleen "Kathy" (née Indahl) and Dan Pratt. He was raised in Lake Stevens, Washington. He married actress Anna Faris on July 9, 2009 in Bali. On August 25, 2012, Pratt and Faris had a son, Jack.
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. Pratt's first regular television role was on the series Everwood, where he co-starred as Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott. After Everwood's cancellation, Pratt joined the cast of The O.C. for its fourth season, playing Ché, an activist. He also had an appearance in the action film Wanted, as James McAvoy's character's best friend.
Pratt has portrayed the dimwitted but beloved Andy Dwyer in NBC's Parks & Recreation since 2009. Originally meant to be only a temporary character (he is credited as a 'guest star' throughout season one), Pratt proved to be so likable that producers almost immediately wanted Pratt back as a series regular. This led to his character being written much more sympathetically at the start of season two. 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 known for his somewhat "typecast" acting roles, typically portraying youthful and somewhat immature characters. In Moneyball, Pratt 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.
In February 2013, Pratt was cast in the lead role of Peter Quill / Star-Lord in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy. In November 2013, he revealed that he has signed a multi-film deal with Marvel Studios.
|2000||Cursed Part 3||Devon|
|2003||Extreme Team, TheThe Extreme Team||Keenan|
|2005||Strangers with Candy||Brason|
|2007||Walk the Talk||Cam|
|2009||Deep in the Valley||Lester Watts|
|2009||Jennifer's Body||Roman Duda|
|2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Kyle Masterson|
|2011||What's Your Number?||Disgusting Donald|
|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|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Emmet||Voice, Completed|
|2014||Guardians of the Galaxy||Peter Quill / Star-Lord||Post-Production|
|2001||Huntress, TheThe Huntress||Nick Owens||Episode: "Who Are You?"|
|2002–2006||Everwood||Bright Abbott||Main role (89 episodes)|
|2005||Path of Destruction||Nathan McCain||TV film|
|2006–2007||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Ché||Recurring role (9 episodes)|
|2008||Batman, TheThe Batman||Jake||Voice, Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"|
|2009–present||Parks and Recreation||Andy Dwyer||Main role (83 episodes)|
|2010–2012||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Cooper Daniels, Plumber||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2010||Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction||Cooper Daniels, Plumber|
|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|
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