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Evans in 2014
Christopher Robert Evans
June 13, 1981
|Education||Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School|
|Relatives||Scott Evans (brother)|
Mike Capuano (uncle)
Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005) and its 2007 sequel.
Evans began his career on the 2000 television series Opposite Sex. Besides his superhero films, he has appeared in such films as Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Sunshine (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Snowpiercer (2013), and Gifted (2017). In 2014, he made his directorial debut with the drama film Before We Go, in which he also starred. Evans made his Broadway debut in a 2018 production of Lobby Hero.
Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa (née Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, G. Robert Evans III, is a dentist.
He has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott. Carly is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a high school drama and English teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, while Scott is an actor who was featured on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represented the same Massachusetts Congressional district formerly represented by Tip O'Neill. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent, while his father is of half British and half German descent. He and his siblings were raised Catholic.
Evans's first credited appearance was in a short educational video titled Biodiversity: Wild About Life! in 1997. In 1999, Evans was the model for "Tyler" in Hasbro's board game Mystery Date. The special edition of the game included an electronic phone, which Evans is shown speaking into on the game box.
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 drug user Syd with relationship problems. He then played the superhero Johnny Storm, the Human Torch in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. Evans reprised the role 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 as Detective Paul Diskant 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 evil 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 mid-2010. 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. He starred opposite Michelle Monaghan in the romantic comedy Playing It Cool. His directorial debut, Before We Go, debuted at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2015, he played Captain America again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and reprised the role in the 2016 sequel Captain America: Civil War, as well as in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and its 2019 sequel, Avengers: Endgame.
Evans said in March 2014 that once his contract with Marvel is up, he might consider doing less acting so he could work more on directing. In September 2015, he said that he would be willing to sign on for more films as Captain America after Infinity War if Marvel wanted to extend his contract. However, he has since stated that he will leave the role after Avengers: Endgame.
Evans starred in the family drama Gifted in 2017. He made his Broadway debut in Lobby Hero, directed by Trip Cullman, which opened in March 2018 at the Helen Hayes Theatre as a part of Second Stage Theatre's first Broadway season.
He has a number of upcoming projects. He will star as an Israeli Mossad agent in the thriller film The Red Sea Diving Resort and appear in murder mystery film Knives Out, which is scheduled for release in November 2019. In addition, he is attached to sci-fi film Infinite, and will produce and star in the Defending Jacob series.
Evans is a fan of the New England Patriots and narrated America's Game: The Story of the 2014 New England Patriots and America's Game: 2016 Patriots.
Evans is a supporter of gay marriage. In 2012, he said "Are you kidding me? It's insane that civil rights are being denied people in this day and age. It's embarrassing, and it's heartbreaking. It goes without saying that I'm completely in support of gay marriage. In 10 years we'll be ashamed that this was an issue."
After Alabama passed the Human Life Protection Act, which imposes a near-total ban on abortions in the state, Evans wrote on Twitter that the bill was "absolutely unbelievable" and continued by saying, "If you're not worried about Roe v. Wade, you're not paying attention."
|1997||Biodiversity: Wild About Life!||Rick||Short film|
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Jake Wyler|
|2003||The Paper Boy||Ben Harris||Short film|
|2004||The Perfect Score||Kyle|
|2005||Fierce People||Bryce Langley|
|Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|2007||TMNT||Casey Jones||Voice role|
|Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|The Nanny Diaries||Hayden "Harvard Hottie"|
|Battle for Terra||Stewart Stanton||Voice role|
|2008||Street Kings||Detective Paul Diskant|
|The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond||Jimmy Dobyne|
|2010||The Losers||Jake Jensen|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||Lucas Lee|
|2011||Puncture||Michael David "Mike" Weiss|
|Captain America: The First Avenger||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|What's Your Number?||Colin Shea|
|2012||The Avengers||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|The Iceman||Robert "Mr. Freezy" Pronge|
|Thor: The Dark World||Loki masquerading as Steve Rogers / Captain America||Uncredited cameo|
|2014||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|Before We Go||Nick Vaughan||Also director and producer|
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|Ant-Man||Uncredited post-credits scene cameo|
|Playing It Cool||Me|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|Spider-Man: Homecoming||Steve Rogers / Captain America||Cameo|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War|
|2019||Captain Marvel||Uncredited mid-credits scene cameo|
|2019||Knives Out||Alex Robinson||In post-production|
|TBA||The Red Sea Diving Resort||Ari Levinson||In post-production|
|2000||Opposite Sex||Cary Baston||8 episodes|
|2000||The Fugitive||Zack Lardner||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2001||Boston Public||Neil Mavromates||Episode: "Chapter Nine"|
|2008||Robot Chicken||Various voices||Episode: "Monstourage"|
|TBA||Defending Jacob||Andy Barber||In production; 8 episodes|
|2018||Lobby Hero||Bill||Helen Hayes Theatre|
|2005||Fantastic Four||Johnny Storm / Human Torch|
|2011||Captain America: Super Soldier||Steve Rogers / Captain America|
|2005||MTV Movie Awards||Best On-Screen Team||Fantastic Four||Nominated|
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure||Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Rumble||Nominated|
|2011||Scream Awards||Best Superhero||Captain America: The First Avenger||Won|
|Saturn Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Superhero||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||MTV Movie Award for Best Hero||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Summer Movie Star: Male||Nominated|
|2012||Choice Movie: Fight||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer||The Avengers||Nominated|
|2013||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Action Movie Star||Nominated|
|Favorite Movie Superhero||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (shared with cast)||Won|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||Nominated|||
|Choice Movie: Chemistry (shared with Anthony Mackie)||Nominated|
|Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Scarlett Johansson)||Nominated|
|Young Hollywood Awards||Super Superhero||Nominated|||
|2015||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Duo (shared with Scarlett Johansson)||Nominated|||
|Favorite Action Movie Actor||Won|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actor in an Action Movie||Nominated|||
|Saturn Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight (Evans vs. Sebastian Stan)||Nominated|||
|Best Kiss (shared with Scarlett Johansson)||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Scene Stealer||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Won|||
|2016||Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Nominated|||
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Hero||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Captain America: Civil War||Won|||
|Choice Movie: Chemistry
(shared with Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, and Jeremy Renner)
|Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Emily VanCamp)||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actor in an Action Movie||Nominated|||
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Action Movie Actor||Nominated|||
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Nominated|||
|Favorite Frenemies (shared with Robert Downey Jr.)||Nominated|
|#SQUAD (shared with cast)||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Gifted||Nominated|||
|2018||Drama League Awards||Distinguished Performance||Lobby Hero||Nominated|||
|Broadway.com Audience Awards||Favorite Featured Actor in a Play||Won|||
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