Chris (V) Evans filmography and biography
Date of birth: 13 June 1981, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Chris (V) Evans biography
Chris Evans - not to be confused with the British DJ and wild man of the
same name - began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in
school productions and community theater. But it was his rapid rise to
stardom that was unusual. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade
because his older sister, Carly, started performing, Evans followed
suit and began appearing in school plays. From there, it was a quick
jump to theater camp and later an internship for a casting office - a
position he held one summer while living in a hole-in-the-wall in
Brooklyn, New York. Once Evans made friends with a few agents on the
job, it was a straight shot to television and blockbuster features.
Originally from Framingham, Massachusetts, the Evans family moved to suburban Sudbury when he was 11 years-old. While at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, his obvious talent led others to lavish praise and encouragement on him, particularly his drama teacher, who cited his performance as "Leontes" in "The Winter's Tale" as exemplary of his skill. After more school plays and regional theater, he moved to New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. On the advice of friends, he landed an internship at a casting office and befriended a couple of the agents he regularly communicated with - one of whom later took him on as a client. The screen - not the stage - then became his focus; Evans soon began auditioning for feature films and series television.
Evans made one of his first appearances on The Fugitive (CBS, 2000-2001), a remake of the 1960s series and feature film starring Harrison Ford (I). In the episode "Guilt", Evans played the son of a small-town sheriff who tries to exact revenge after Dr. Kimble - incognito as a liquor store owner - refuses to sell him and his friends alcohol. After small roles in Cherry Falls and The Newcomers - two unknown low-budget features - Evans appeared in Boston Public (Fox, 2000-2004) as a murder suspect. He then appeared in his first major feature, Not Another Teen Movie, a tiresome spoof on teen comedies wherein he played a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular and unkempt girl (Chyler Leigh) into prom queen.
After filming a couple of television pilots he was confident would be successful - Just Married and Eastwick (2002) (TV) - he appeared in another listless teen comedy, The Perfect Score, playing an average, ho-hum student who takes part in a plot to steal the SAT test. Hijinks naturally ensue. Then, Evans broke through to the Big Time, grabbing the lead in the kidnapping thriller, Cellular, a suspenseful B movie with a cheesy gimmick - a random wrong number on his cell phone forces him into a high-stakes race to save an unknown woman's life. Despite an unassuming performance from Evans and Kim Basinger as the damsel in distress, Cellular failed to break any box office records or please a wide majority of critics. Evans then prepared himself for super stardom when he signed on to play "Johnny Storm" (a.k.a. The Human Torch)in Fantastic Four, 20th Century Fox's long-awaited adaptation of the Marvel comic. Although the film was wildly uneven and disappointing, Evans nearly stole the show with his energetic, unfettered performance. Christopher Robert Evans was born on June 13th, 1981 in Sudbury, Massachusetts to a father who works as a dentist and a mother who is a dancer. Chris Evans, as he is known to the showbiz industry also has three other siblings, an older sister named Carly, and two younger siblings, a brother named Scott and a sister named Shana. Chris also comes from an Irish-Italian descent.
The strong Catholic believer attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and it was there that he decided to be a professional actor. After that, Chris decided to tell his parents about it and he ended up interning at a casting office in New York City. While interning, Chris attended acting classes to improve his acting skills. With help from one of the casting agent he had met earlier, he got the opportunity to start auditioning for a couple of roles after he had graduated from high school.
After auditioning, he finally got a role in the TV series, Opposite Sex. But his real taste of fame did not start there. Chris was soon discovered and it was his role as "Jake Wyler" in Not Another Teen Movie that brought the camera's lens to focus more on him. Not too long later, Chris co-starred together with Scarlett Johansson and Bryan Greenberg (II) in The Perfect Score, a movie which basically tells about how a group of students find a way to get perfect scores for their SAT's. It didn't take too long, either, for Chris to get another movie role in Cellular co-starring Kim Basinger and William H. Macy, a story about a woman who gets kidnapped but is saved after getting help from a young man who answers a "wrong-number" call.
The year 2005 was the year for Chris Evans as it was then that he seriously got a shot at stardom. Chris played the role of "Johnny Storm" in Fantastic Four, a remake of the Marvel comic book which tells the life of four superheroes. In that year, itself, Chris was noticed by critics and he even made it into magazine and Internet countdowns, scoring himself a third position of the hot body countdown from Gay.com and #18 on E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.
The year 2007 also proved to be one successful year for Chris as he's got two movies released around the world that same year. The second installment of the Marvel remake, Fantastic Four came out. Critics say that Chris played his role pretty well and claims that he is improving a lot. The Nanny Diaries also came out and that movie actually proved to fans worldwide that Chris was a great guy. He's portrayal as Harvard Hottie showed fans that he also had a sensitive side to himself.
The year 2008 sees Chris Evans being part of the movie Street Kings playing the character Detective Paul Diskant. Street Kings is a movie about a bunch of cops trying to cover up their wrong doings and audiences got to see a serious side of Chris. In the same year, Chris also worked on releasing the movie, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond.
In the love line, Chris had spent two years with actress Jessica Biel. Both of them started being together from the year 2004-2006. It was the month of June when the duo decided to go separate ways. Chris is said to be a romantic as he once surprised Jessica on one of her birthdays with roses and lighted candles in her room.
Even though Chris has been successful most of his life, there were also some downs for him. He auditioned for a role in Elizabethtown opposite Kirsten Dunst but unfortunately, he lost the role to Orlando Bloom. Chris Evans is also popularly mistaken for the British DJ, Chris Evans.
Chris Evans has definitely been pretty successful in Hollywood, making it big than any of your average stars. With a whole lot of movies under his belt, Chris is definitely hoping for an Oscar one day but with or without an Oscar, critics will definitely know what to expect from this talented star.
Chris (V) Evans trivia
- Read for a role in Cameron Crowe (I)'s Elizabethtown but lost out to Orlando Bloom.
- He has a dog named East, that is half American bulldog and half English bulldog
- Former vegetarian.
- Is of Irish and Italian descent.
- Scored 1180 on his SATs.
- Has a younger sister named Shanna, a younger brother named Scott, and an older sister named Carly.
- Has signed on to do three Fantastic Four films.
- Ranked #18 on E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
- Has played the role of boyfriend/ex-boyfriend of real-life girlfriend Jessica Biel twice: once in Cellular and again in London (2005/I).
- Split with Jessica Biel, his girlfriend of two years [June 2006].
- Named one of People Magazine's "Hottest Bachelors" in 2006.
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#99). .
- Brother of Scott Evans (XIX).
- Son of Lisa Evans (VII).
Chris (V) Evans quotes
- When I found out I had to take off my shirt in Teen movie, I panicked and hit the gym. I was like, "It's going to be on film, documented, for my children to see. I can't be 140 pounds. I need to put on a little bit of muscle.
- Anyone who's had a tattoo knows once you get your first one, as you're walking out the door, you're planning the next.
- "I'm reminded of who I am, who I was, and who I'm supposed to be." (On what it's like being home in Boston with his family)
- If you want to be around in 10 years you've got to do something to differentiate yourself from the pack.
- "I'd love to be Tom Cruise.
- For the youth, the indignation of most things will just surge as each birthday passes.
- I really wanted to be a part of Milk, but I lost out to James Franco. I guess if you've got to lose, he's the guy to lose to.