Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor best known for his superhero roles in the blockbuster movies such as «The Avengers» (the Captain America) and «Fantastic Four« (the Human Torch). Also, he won the sympathy of the vast audience all over the world due to his appearance in such movies as «Sunshine», «Cellular», «Before We Go».
A photo of Chris Evans
Chris Evans was born on June 13, 1981. He spent his childhood and youth living in the town of Sudbury, Massachusetts. In his interviews he repeatedly mentioned, that after the exhausting filming he loved to return to his family home in Boston and that his hometown Sudbury was the best place for him to relax. His mother used to be a professional dancer and his father - a dentist. Apart from Chris, his parents raised three other kids: two daughters – Carly, Shanna and a son – Scott which, as his elder brother, decided to dedicate his life to acting. Chris is of Italian, Irish, German and English descent.
As a child, Chris couldn’t even expect, that he was destined to become a superhero himself
As a child, Chris used to devour the comics like many other kids of his age. Among his favorites were «The Adventures of Spiderman« and symbolically «Captain America». At that time, he couldn’t even expect, that he was destined to become a superhero himself.
From his early age, Chris cherished a dream of becoming an actor and demonstrated a remarkable talent in the school drama classes, for which reason the choice of profession was an obvious thing. Having graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999, he went to take over New York City.
From his early age, Chris cherished a dream of becoming an actor
Taking part in the castings for the role in the TV series was the first step to pursue his dream. Evans' first TV character was a young boy named Judd in the TV series «The Newcomers», in the same year he conquered women`s hearts by playing in the TV series «Opposite sex»
Evans's first TV character - a young boy named Judd in the TV series «The Newcomers»
The attractive actor was noticed by the movie makers and in a year of 2001 he played in a movie «Not Another Teen Movie». Later, the actor portrayed the character of a brave stranger in the detective movie «The cellular» (2004) where he co-starred with charming Kim Basinger and masculine Jason Statham.
Chris Evans – superhero
Next year, the handsome actor co-starred with Jessica Alba and Ioan Gruffudd in a fantasy action movie «Fantastic Four«, having proved his extraordinary talent for the superhero movies. Evans has featured the character of Johnny Storm, who gained the superpowers of controlling fire.
Young Chris Evans in a movie «Fantastic Four»
Chris Evans fully established himself as a superhero by playing Steven Rogers in the film series «the Avengers». The decision to play in the adventure sequel movie, the story of which takes place in the Marvel universe, was influenced by the will of the father who, according to Chris, wanted to have a superhero in the family. The actor himself had his doubts, as the contract was for 10 years, and initially he didn`t want to attach himself to the film company for such a long time. But in the end, he took into account the parents` view and agreed to sign a contract.
«The Avengers» - trailer
The first chapter of the sequel was «Captain America: The first Avenger» (2011), where Evans appeared for the first time as Captain America. His superhero is an alter-ego of Steven Rogers, who during the Second World War was subjected to the treatment with the special serum of a Super-soldier.
Chris Evans in a movie «The Avengers»
This is one of the most propagandistic comics of the Marvel studio. However, the launch of the first chapter turned out to be commercially successful grossing over $700 million.
In 2011 the actor was rewarded with «Spike TV-Scream Award» as «The best superhero».
Chris Evans on «The Nanny Diaries»
Later, the character of Evans appeared in several other chapters about the Avengers and in 2016 his story was continued in the chapter «Captain America: The Winter Soldier». In 2015 Chris Evans was named by Forbes the most profitable actor of the year, though for his first work as Captain America he was paid only $300 000. With his co-stars in «the Avengers» – Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson – Chris has not only working relations, but also friendship. He revealed that Robert was always a welcome guest in his house and jokingly pointed out the talent of Downey Jr as the best wedding master of ceremonies. By the way, except for «the Avengers», Chris Evans co-starred with Scarlett Johansson in such movies as «The Perfect Score» (2004) and «The Nanny Diaries» (2007).
Apart from the fruitful cooperation with The Marvel Studio, Chris continues to play in other movies with a lower budget, but of high quality among which are: a drama movie about the cosmic mission «The Sunshine» (2007) directed by Danny Boyle and co-staring Cillian Murphy and Rose Byrne, a crime thriller movie «Street kings» (2008) with Keanu Reeves and Hugh Laurie, South Korean post-apocalyptic action movie «Snowpiercer» (2013) with Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris.
In 2014 the famous actor rebranded himself and made his own first movie «Before we go», where he played the lead. As to its light-hearted romantic movie atmosphere, the film reminded the best world pieces of the genre as «My Blueberry Nights» by Wong Kar-Wai, and «Before Sunrise» by Richard Linklater.
Having made a movie about the short, but such a meaningful encounter for two strangers, Evans has shown himself as a sensitive man. Another revelation for the actor`s fans was his role in the family drama movie «Gifted» (2017).
Private life of Chris Evans
The attractive appearance of the actor and his success naturally increased his popularity among women. Among the achievements of a «romantic adventurer», as the actor referred to himself in one of the interviews, were the affairs with the famous beauties - Jessica Biel, Gisele Bündchen, Ashley Greene, Lily Collins, Christina Ricci and Jennifer Lawrence. But the superhero doesn’t rush to tie the knot, giving a hope to his numerous groupies.
Chris Evans and Jessica Alba
The fans and paparazzi never tire of following up with the latest developments of the alleged affairs between Chris Evans and his co-star in «The Avengers» Scarlett Johansson, whereas the fans have even made up a nickname «Evansson», that is similar to «Brangelina», however no proof was given by the actors to confirm the rumours.
Chris Evans nowadays
In 2017 one more dream of Chris Evans came true as he starred in a movie about his second most-liked superhero The Spiderman. In May 2018 the long awaited continuation of the story about the battle of superheroes against vicious Thanos was released. This time, to the delight of the fans of bright and ironic style of the Marvel production, one stage was shared by the Avengers and The Spiderman (Tom Holland), and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) with Thor (Christopher Hemsworth) and Guardians of the Galaxy.
In 2017 one more dream of Chris Evans came true as he starred in a movie about his second most-liked superhero The Spiderman
Also, Chris starred in a historical drama about the resque of Jewish refugees by Mossad called «The Red Sea Diving Resort», which is planned to be released in 2018. The next chapter of «The Avengers» with Brie Larson playing Captain Marvelis planned for 2019. The actor is also set to play in the project called «Jekyll».