Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Chris Evans Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)

Chris Evans Biography

Chris Evans

Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He began his career with roles in television series, such as Opposite Sex in 2000. Following appearances in several teen films including 2001's Not Another Teen Movie, he gained attention for his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character the Human Torch in 2005's Fantastic Four, and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007). Evans made further appearances in film adaptations of comic books and graphic novels: TMNT (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Snowpiercer (2013).

He gained wider recognition for his portrayal of Steve Rogers / Captain America in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, namely Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Captain America: Civil War (2016), and the ensemble films The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). His work on the Marvel series established him as one of the world's highest-paid actors.

Aside from comic book roles, Evans starred in the drama Gifted (2017), the mystery film Knives Out (2019), and the television miniseries Defending Jacob (2020). He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the romantic drama Before We Go, which he also produced and starred in. Evans made his Broadway debut in the 2018 revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play Lobby Hero, which earned him a Drama League Award nomination.

Christopher Robert Evans was born on June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in the nearby town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa (née Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, Bob, is a dentist. His parents divorced in 1999.

Evans has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a brother, actor Scott Evans. He and his siblings were raised Catholic. Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represented Massachusetts's 8th congressional district. Evans has Irish, and from his maternal grandfather, Italian, ancestry.

He enjoyed musical theater as a child and attended the acting camp. He played Randolph MacAfee in the musical Bye Bye Birdie. He and his siblings also performed in front of relatives during Christmases; recalling that being onstage "felt like home." Before starting his senior year of high school, Evans spent the summer in New York City and took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999.

Philanthropy

Evans is a supporter of Christopher's Haven, a charity providing housing to families affected by childhood cancer, and has taken part in fundraisers to benefit the organization. In 2015, he and actor Chris Pratt visited patients in the Seattle Children's Hospital after the two made a bet that eventually raised donations for the hospital as well as Christopher's Haven. In May 2020, Evans organized a virtual fundraiser involving his Avengers co-stars to benefit the organizations Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen, and No Kid Hungry. The following year, he won $80,000 for Christopher's Haven by placing third in a charity fantasy football tournament with his Avengers co-stars.

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