Evans at the Toronto International Film Festival, September 2008
|Born||Christopher Robert Evans
June 13, 1981
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the films Not Another Teen Movie and as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four films. In 2009, Evans was listed in Forbes' "Most Bankable Stars" list due to his high earnings.
Evans was born on June 13, 1981 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa, a dancer, and Bob Evans, a dentist. He has two sisters, Carly DuBray and Shanna who was adopted as a baby, and a younger brother, Scott, who is currently featured on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. Evans is of Italian and Irish descent and is Catholic. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999 and had originally planned to attend New York University after graduating high school.
After completing his junior year in high school, Evans traveled to Brooklyn where he interned at a casting agency and took a summer acting program. That same summer he met an agent that helped him get his start in acting after completing high school. Evans had small parts on television series such as Boston Public and The Fugitive and a role in the television series Opposite Sex before landing his first notable role as Jake Wyler in Not Another Teen Movie.
After filming wrapped on Not Another Teen Movie, Evans landed several more lead roles in The Perfect Score and Cellular. He also starred in a couple of independent films in Chicago with Executive Producer David Johnson where audiences got to see a different side to Evans. In London, Evans played a strung out drug user with relationship problems. He was then chosen to play the Human Torch in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. He was named 'Male Superstar of Tomorrow' at the 2005 Young Hollywood Awards. Evans reprised the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007. That year he also starred as an engineer turned astronaut called Mace in Danny Boyle's sci-fi film Sunshine.
In 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, co-starring Keanu Reeves, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Ellen Burstyn. The latter is based on a play created by Tennessee Williams. Evans also appeared in the 2009 sci-fi thriller, Push, along with Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle. Evans performed his own fight scenes, which took weeks to film, and was bruised during filming. Evans was featured in an article in The Advocate for his role in Push.
In 2010, Chris will appear in Sylvain White's The Losers, an adaptation of Vertigo and DC Comics' comic book series of the same name. . Chris will also appear in another comic book adaption in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World where he will potray Lucas Lee, one of Ramona Flowers' seven boyfriends who Scott Pilgrim must defeat in order to win her affections.
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Jake Wyler||Main character|
|2003||The Paper Boy||Ben|
|2004||The Perfect Score||Kyle|
|2005||The Orphan King||Seth King|
|Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / Human Torch||Nominated-MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team|
|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Johnny Storm / Human Torch||Nominated-Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure
Nominated-Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Rumble
|The Nanny Diaries||Hayden aka "Harvard Hottie"|
|Battle for Terra||Stewart Stanton||Voice|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective Paul Diskant|
|The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond||Jimmy|
|2009||Push||Nick Gant||Main character|
|2010||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Lucas Lee||post-production|
|Kill Your Darlings||Jack Kerouac||pre-production|
|Criminal Empire for Dummy's||Ray|
|2011||Safety Point||Mike Weiss||pre-production|
|What's Your Number||TBA|
|Year||Television appearance||Role||Other notes|
|2000||Opposite Sex||Cary Baston||8 Episodes, Lead Role|
|The Fugitive||Zack||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2001||Boston Public||Neil Mavromates||Episode: "Chapter Nine"|
|2008||Robot Chicken||various||Episode: "Monstourage"|