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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

Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known

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