Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his role in the film Not Another Teen Movie and as the Human Torch in the films Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
* 1 Early life
* 2 Career
* 3 Personal life
* 4 Filmography
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Evans was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (née Capuano), a dancer, and Bob Evans, a dentist. He is the nephew of U.S. Congressman Mike Capuano, who is his mother's brother. He has two sisters, Carly DuBray and Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott, who was featured on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. is of Italian (from his maternal grandfather) and Irish descent, and was raised Catholic. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999 and had originally planned to attend New York University after graduating from 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 Dirk Wittenborn's Fierce People he plays Bryce, a character whose sinister mental make up slowly becomes evident as the film unfolds. 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, which brought him to the attention of directors as a serious acting talent.
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. was featured in an article in The Advocate for his role in Push.
In 2009, Evans was ranked 474th in Forbes' "Star Currency" rankings based on the global box-office performance of his past films.
Evans at The Losers film panel, WonderCon 2010
In 2010, he filmed Puncture in Houston, Texas. Directed by Mark and Adam Kassen, it is described as a David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer Mark Weiss (played by Evans) who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons. Also in 2010, Evans appeared in Sylvain White's The Losers, an adaptation of Vertigo and DC Comics' comic book series of the same name. Evans also appeared in another comic book adaption, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, where he portrayed Lucas Lee, one of Ramona Flowers' seven exes, whom Scott Pilgrim must defeat in order to win her affections. Evans is set to play the iconic Marvel comic book character Captain America in the upcoming films Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers and at least two sequels to Captain America. Before that he is filming What's Your Number? a comic romance staring Anna Faris filmed in his native Boston.
Evans is a former vegetarian. He met his former girlfriend Jessica Biel in 2001 through friends. He appeared with her in the 2004 film Cellular and again in the 2005 film London. They broke up in June 2006. Chris' brother, actor Scott Evans, is openly gay, and Chris has expressed his support for his brother and the gay community in multiple interviews.[
Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Newcomers Judd
Opposite Sex Cary Baston 8 episodes, Lead Role
The Fugitive Zack Lander Episode: "Guilt"
2001 Boston Public Neil Mavromates Episode: "Chapter Nine"
Not Another Teen Movie Jake Wyler
2002 Eastwick Adam TV film
2003 The Paper Boy Ben
Skin Brian Episode: "Pilot"
2004 The Perfect Score Kyle
2005 Fierce People Bryce Langley
Fantastic Four Johnny Storm / Human Torch Nominated-MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
2005 London Syd
2007 TMNT Casey Jones Voice
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 Paul Diskant
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Jimmy Dobyne
Robot Chicken Gobo / Human Torch Episode: "Monstourage"
2009 Push Nick Gant
2010 The Losers Jake Jensen
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Lucas Lee
2011 Puncture Mark Weiss post-production
What's Your Number? Colin post-production
Captain America: The First Avenger Steve Rogers/Captain America in production