Chris Pine’s BiographyChris Pine (Christopher Whitelaw Pine) is an American actor, most known for his portrayal of young James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series.
Family and childhoodChris was born into a family of actors – Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford. Robert Pine starred in a once-famous crime drama television series CHiPs and Gwynne retired from acting in the mid-’80s and became a practicing psychotherapist. Chris has an older sister, Katie.
The beginning of acting careerChris Pine made his first television appearance in a second to last season of medical drama television series ER (1994-2009), where he got an episodic role. He went on to make cameos in The Guardian, Six Feet Under and CSI: Miami. In 2004, Chris was cast as Lord Nicholas Devereaux, the love interest of Anne Hathaway’s leading character in a romantic comedy The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. This is considered to be a breakthrough in the young actor’s career.
Chris Pine has always been incredibly lucky to work with acknowledged and universally loved directors and actors. The tendency continued as Pine was cast in a comedy-drama film Bottle Shock, based on a true story, where he partnered up with Alan Rickman. The film tells a story of wine competition, where yet-unknown California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test. Chris Pine had to grow his hair out specifically for that role.
Star TrekIn 2007 Chris turned down a role in a film adaptation of James Ellroy’s crime fiction novel White Jazz to portray James Tiberius Kirk, the captain of the starship USS Enterprise, in space opera Star Trek. Chris’s character lost his father just a couple of minutes after being born and later went on to become a talented rebel and the best student at Starfleet Academy. The cast of this epic film includes Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Eric Bana, and Simon Pegg.
A year later, Pine was cast in a romantic comedy spy film This Means War, opposite Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon. Moreover, he’s got another leading role under his belt – in a drama People Like Us, where he appeared alongside Elizabeth Banks. He was also considered for the role of a protagonist in a superhero film Green Lantern, but the part eventually went to Ryan Reynolds.
Chris Pine became a part of the DC Universe after joining the cast of a superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman alongside gorgeous Gal Gadot. In 2017 he portrayed the love interest of Gal’s character, who in turn played the protagonist – an Amazonian woman warrior.