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Chris Evans

 
Bio:
Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor, film producer, and director. Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theatre. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theatre, and G. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor, film producer, and director. Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theatre. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theatre, and G. ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Second Stage Theater Original Broadway Production, 2018
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  [Regional (US)]
Benefit Reading Production, 2017
Performer

Chris Evans Biography

Christopher Robert Evans is an American actor, film producer, and director. Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theatre.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theatre, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is former U.S. Representative Mike Capuano. Chris's father is of half German and half Welsh/English/Scottish ancestry, while Chris's mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent. He has an older sister, Carly Evans, and two younger siblings, a brother named Scott Evans, who is also an actor, and a sister named Shana Evans. The family moved to suburban Sudbury when he was 11 years-old. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade because his older sister, Carly, started performing, Evans followed suit and began appearing in school plays. While at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, his drama teacher cited his performance as "Leontes" in "The Winter's Tale" as exemplary of his skill. After more plays and regional theatre, he moved to New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

On the advice of friends, he landed an internship at a casting office and befriended a couple of the agents he regularly communicated with - one of whom later took him on as a client. The screen - not the stage - then became his focus; Evans soon began auditioning for feature films and television series. Evans made one of his first appearances on The Fugitive (2000) (CBS, 2000-2001), a remake of the 1960s series and feature film starring Harrison Ford. In the episode "Guilt", Evans played the son of a small-town sheriff who tries to exact revenge after Dr. Richard Kimble - incognito as a liquor store owner - refuses to sell him and his friends alcohol. After small roles in Cherry Falls (2000) and The Newcomers (2000) - two unknown low-budget features - Evans appeared in Boston Public (2000) (Fox, 2000-2004) as a murder suspect. He then appeared in his first major feature, Not Another Teen Movie (2001), a spoof on teen comedies wherein he played a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular and unkempt girl (Chyler Leigh) into prom queen.

After filming a couple of television pilots he was confident would be successful - Just Married (2003) and Eastwick (2002) - he appeared in another listless teen comedy, The Perfect Score (2004), playing an average, ho-hum student who takes part in a plot to steal the SAT test. Hijinks naturally ensue. Then, Evans broke through to the Big Time, grabbing the lead in the kidnapping thriller, Cellular (2004), a suspenseful B movie with a cheesy gimmick - a random wrong number on his cell phone forces him into a high-stakes race to save an unknown woman's life. Despite an unassuming performance from Evans and Kim Basinger as the damsel in distress, Cellular (2004) failed to break any box office records or please a wide majority of critics. Evans then prepared himself for super stardom when he signed on to play Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2005), 20th Century Fox's long-awaited adaptation of the Marvel comic. Although the film was wildly uneven and disappointing, Evans nearly stole the show with his energetic, unfettered performance. In that year itself, Chris was noticed by critics and made it into magazine and Internet countdowns, scoring himself a third position of the hot body countdown from Gay.com and #18 on E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.

The year 2007 also proved to be one successful year for Chris, as he had two movies released around the world that same year, starting with the second installment of the Marvel franchise Fantastic Four. Chris received positive reviews for his performance. The Nanny Diaries (2007), where Evans played Harvard Hottie, showed his sensitive. The year 2008 saw Chris Evans' part of the movie Street Kings (2008), playing the character Detective Paul Diskant. The movie is about police officers trying to cover up their wrongdoings and audiences got to see a serious side of Chris. In the same year, Chris also worked on the movie The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008).

Chris Evans Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Distinguished Performance Award
Chris Evans, Lobby Hero

Chris Evans News

Disney Releases STRANGE WORLD Soundtrack Featuring Score By Henry Jackman Photo Disney Releases STRANGE WORLD Soundtrack Featuring Score By Henry Jackman
by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2022

The Strange World Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring score by composer Henry Jackman (“The Gray Man,” “Ron’s Gone Wrong,” “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”), is out now. The sweeping and epic score is composed and produced by Jackman. The soundtrack features 31 tracks including “They’re The Clades!” with lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park's PI Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards; Playhouse on Park's PIPPIN Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

AGBO Names Angela Russo-Otstot Chief Creative Officer Photo AGBO Names Angela Russo-Otstot Chief Creative Officer
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

AGBO, the independent studio headed by Anthony and Joe Russo and producer Mike Larocca, has announced that Angela Russo-Otstot has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer. Russo-Otstot, formerly AGBO's President of Creative, will continue to oversee development of all AGBO projects, many of which extend from storytelling “universes” that span film, television, gaming, audio, and publishing.

Brian d'Arcy James Joins Netflix's THE PAIN HUSTLERS Film Starring Emily Blunt & Chri Photo Brian d'Arcy James Joins Netflix's THE PAIN HUSTLERS Film Starring Emily Blunt & Chris Evans
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022

Brian d'Arcy James will join Emily Blunt and Chris Evans in the new Netflix film The Pain Hustlers. The cast will also include Andy Garcia (Father of the Bride, upcoming Book Club 2: The Next Chapter), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt's Creek, upcoming Argylle), Jay Duplass (Industry, The Chair), and Chloe Coleman (My Spy, Marry Me).

THE GRAY MAN Top Netflix Films List the Week of July 18 Photo THE GRAY MAN Top Netflix Films List the Week of July 18
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

A favorite amongst fans with a Rotten Tomatoes audience score of 91 percent, the star-studded film featuring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jessica Henwick, Rege-Jean Page, Wagner Moura, Julia Butters, Dhanush, with Alfre Woodard and Billy Bob Thornton, was #1 in the Top 10 in 84 countries.

Netflix to Expand THE GRAY MAN Universe with Sequel and Spin-Off Photo Netflix to Expand THE GRAY MAN Universe with Sequel and Spin-Off
by Michael Major - Jul 26, 2022

A sequel to The Gray Man, which is already a fan favorite with a 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, is now in development with star Ryan Gosling and directors Joe and Anthony Russo set to return. The Russos and AGBO’s Mike Larocca will produce along with Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum for Roth Kirschenbaum Films.

Disney to Release LIGHTYEAR on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Photo Disney to Release LIGHTYEAR on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD
by Michael Major - Jul 25, 2022

From Disney and Pixar comes an animated sci-fi action-adventure — the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy. Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits, Izzy, Mo and Darby, and his robot companion Sox. Check out bonus features now!

Disney & Pixar's LIGHTYEAR to Launch on Disney+ Photo Disney & Pixar's LIGHTYEAR to Launch on Disney+
by Michael Major - Jul 19, 2022

The film features the voices of Chris Evans as Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as Zurg.

Chris Evans Talks A LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Remake Photo Chris Evans Talks A LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Remake
by Grace Cutler - Jun 25, 2022

MTV News released an interview with Chris Evans where he shared information on the remake of Little Shop of Horrors.

New KNIVES OUT Film Officially Titled GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Photo New KNIVES OUT Film Officially Titled GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022

In the follow up to Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects. The film stars Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

Chris Evans Videos

VIDEO: Chris Evans Talks About His Dog Dodger on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Chris Evans Talks About His Dog Dodger on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020

Chris talks about being politically minded, getting the support of many political figures for his new project “A Starting Point,” the World Series, getting his dog Dodger’s name tattooed on his chest, loving the Patriots, his relationship with Tom Brady, and his Halloween plans.

VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Talks About Her Love of Chris Evans on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE Videoplay
VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Talks About Her Love of Chris Evans on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2020

Octavia talks about her interest in politics, sneaking into Ted Kennedy’s office, getting back to work, celebrating her 50th birthday in quarantine, surprises from her celebrity friends, working on her new movie Roald Dahl’s The Witches, and loving Chris Evans as Captain America.

Apple TV to Premiere Trailer for DEFENDING JACOB Starring Chris Evans on Wednesday Videoplay
Apple TV to Premiere Trailer for DEFENDING JACOB Starring Chris Evans on Wednesday

by Stage Tube - Mar 23, 2020

Apple TV is set to premiere the trailer for the limited series, DEFENDING JACOB starring Chris Evans on Wednesday, March 25.

VIDEO: BILLY ON THE STREET Takes to The Streets With Chris Evans! Videoplay
VIDEO: BILLY ON THE STREET Takes to The Streets With Chris Evans!

by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Billy Eicnher hits the street with Captain America himself Chris Evans to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of 'Billy on the Street,' which is now on Netflix!

VIDEO: Watch Chris & Scott Evans Play 'Know Your Bro' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Chris & Scott Evans Play 'Know Your Bro' on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON

by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

Chris Evans and his brother Scott take turns putting on noise-cancelling headphones while Jimmy asks them questions about each other and challenges them to match each other's answers.

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Barbara Garrick on Lady Bird  Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Barbara Garrick on Lady Bird Johnson

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Barbara Garrick gives us a lesson on Lady Bird Johnson.

VIDEO: Chris Evans Helps Childhood Theatre Company Secure a Permanent Home Videoplay
VIDEO: Chris Evans Helps Childhood Theatre Company Secure a Permanent Home

by Stage Tube - Oct 20, 2019

Chris Evans has returned to his roots to help out his childhood theatre company!

VIDEO: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Star in New Trailer for KNIVES OUT Videoplay
VIDEO: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans Star in New Trailer for KNIVES OUT

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick,Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 

The Waterboys Release OUT OF ALL THIS BLUE, US Tour Starts This Month Videoplay
The Waterboys Release OUT OF ALL THIS BLUE, US Tour Starts This Month

by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 6, 2019

Following the release earlier this year of their critically acclaimed album Where The Action Is, The Waterboys release the Out Of All This Blue EP via Cooking Vinyl.

VIDEO: Watch Bloopers and Bonus Clips From AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Bloopers and Bonus Clips From AVENGERS 4: ENDGAME

by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2019

A bloopers reel has been released for the latest Avengers film, Endgame. The reel also includes bonus clips of the cast in action.


Chris Evans Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Chris Evans been in?
Chris Evans has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Chris Evans been in?
Chris Evans has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Chris Evans been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Lobby Hero .