Actor Chris Evans, whose full name is Christopher Robert Evans, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1981. He gained recognition for his captivating roles in superhero films but was also respected for his more nuanced dramatic and humorous roles.
Evans was up in Sudbury, Massachusetts, where his mother was active in the community youth theater and his father worked as a dentist. Evans attended an acting camp as a boy, and he and his siblings all had an interest in musical theater.
He was able to land a summer position with a casting agency in New York City prior to his senior year of high school. After graduating in 1999, he went on to star in two films: The Newcomers (2000), a seldom seen family film, and the brief television comedy Opposite Sex (2000).
Evans acted in two teen comedies, Not Another Teen Movie (2001) and The Perfect Score (2004), in between cameos on TV shows. In the thriller Cellular (2004), he then played a young man who answers a call from Kim Basinger, the kidnapping victim, and tries to save her. He was made into a credible action star by the movie.
Evans made his screen debut as the brash Johnny Storm/the Human Torch in the Marvel universe tale Fantastic Four in 2005. This was Evans’ first superhero film. His 2007 credits includes Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the comedic drama The Nanny Diaries, and the science fiction film Sunshine, which was directed by Danny Boyle.
Among his next films included the written film The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008), scripted by Tennessee Williams; the action movie The Losers (2010); and the cult favourite Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
In 2011, Evans first played perhaps his most relatable character, the dedicated World War II soldier who would become Captain America, in Captain America: The First Avenger. He reprized the role in many subsequent blockbusters: The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019).