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Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known
for his superhero roles as Johnny Storm / Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four:
Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Steve Rogers / Captain America in Captain America: The
First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a role he will
reprise in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Evans began his career on the television series
Opposite Sex and later moved to film, starring in Not Another Teen Movie, Cellular, Push,
and Puncture. He has also appeared in the films The Perfect Score, Sunshine, The Losers,
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, What's Your Number?, and The Iceman.
Early life Chris Evans was born in Boston and raised
in the town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa, is an artistic director at the Concord Youth
Theater, and his father, Bob, is a dentist. He has two sisters, Carly, a graduate of New
York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a high school drama and English teacher,
Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott, who was featured on the ABC soap opera One Life
to Live. Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represents the same Massachusetts Congressional district
formerly represented by Tip O'Neill. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry.
Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He and his siblings were raised
Catholic. Career
After filming wrapped on Not Another Teen Movie, Evans landed lead roles in The Perfect
Score and Cellular, and then starred in two independent films in Chicago: Dirk Wittenborn's
Fierce People, playing the sinister Bryce, and London, playing a strung-out drug user
with relationship problems. He then played the superhero the Human Torch in the 2005
comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. Evans reprised the role of the Human Torch in the
2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. That year, he starred as engineer-turned-astronaut
Mace in Danny Boyle's science-fiction film Sunshine.
In 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, co-starring Keanu Reeves, and the Tennessee Williams screenplay
adaptation The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen
Burstyn. The following year he appeared in the science-fiction thriller Push, with Dakota
Fanning and Camilla Belle. Evans performed his own fight scenes, which took weeks to
film, and was bruised during filming. In 2010, he completed filming on co-directors
Mark Kassen and Adam Kassen's Puncture in Houston, Texas. The film was selected to debut
at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival as one of the Spotlight projects for the 10th anniversary
of the festival. Also that year, Evans appeared in Sylvain White's The Losers, an adaptation
of the comic-book series from the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. Evans then appeared in another
comic-book adaptation, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where he portrayed
Lucas Lee, one of Ramona Flowers' seven exes. In 2011, Evans played the Marvel Comics character
Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, and starred in the film What's Your
Number?, a romantic comedy co-starring Anna Faris. There were initially scheduling conflicts,
as both films were set to film in the summer of 2010. With actress Evan Rachel Wood, he
was part of a 2011 advertising campaign for the perfume Gucci Guilty, and the cologne
Guilty pour Homme. Evans had signed on to appear in multiple
films as Captain America, and first reprised the role in the 2012 film The Avengers. He
next starred opposite Michael Shannon in The Iceman, replacing James Franco, who had dropped
out. Evans wore a long wig and grew out a beard for the role. He starred in South Korean
director Bong Joon-ho's English-language film Snowpiercer.
In 2014, Evans starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. His upcoming films include
his directorial debut, 1:30 Train, the sequel to The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron and
the third Captain America film. Evans said in March 2014 that once his contract with
Marvel is up, he plans to take a break from acting to work on directing, and believes
he will be finished playing Captain America in 2017.
Personal life From 2004 to 2006, Evans dated actress Jessica
Biel. He also dated actress Minka Kelly in September 2012 after briefly dating her in
2007 but broke up again in October 2013. He is also a supporter of LGBT rights, and
practices Buddhism. Filmography
Awards and nominations
References
External links Chris Evans at the Internet Movie Database
Chris Evans on Twitter
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Chris Evans (actor)

1830 Folder Collection
zaphiel published on August 25, 2014
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