Chris Evans has emerged as a director and one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features.
Evans can currently be seen starring in Marc Webb’s “Gifted” alongside McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate. The film follows a man (Evans) who sues for custody of his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece. Fox Searchlight released the film April 12, 2017.
Evans is currently in the middle of production for back-to-back sequels of “Avengers: Infinity War.” Additionally, he is about to wrap production on Gideon Raff’s “Red Sea Diving Resort” as Ari Kidron, a charming Israeli agent who assembles a team to help with the rescue and transport of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1981.
In 2016, Evans starred in “Captain America: Civil War,” the highly anticipated third installment to 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Evans reprised his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, Steve Rogers. In this film, after the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. The film was released by Disney on May 6, 2016 and is the top grossing film of 2016 with more than $1.1 billion worldwide.
Evans marked his feature film directorial debut with “Before We Go”. He also produced and starred in the film alongside Alice Eve and Mark Kassen. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was released by Radius on September 14, 2015. Prior to its release, the film garnered $1.53 million in VOD and was the first pre-theatrical film of 2015 to reach both the top 5 on iTunes and the top 10 on Rentrak’s weekly digital chart.
Evans starred in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opposite Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. Disney released the film May 1, 2015 and to date it has grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide. Evans was seen in “The Avengers” in 2012 which in its opening weekend, smashed previous domestic records and continued its box office success with a current worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion.
Evans also starred in Bong Joon-ho’s “Snowpiercer” opposite Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the film follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist. The Weinstein Company released the film June 27, 2014.
His other film credits include Ariel Vroman’s drama “The Iceman” opposite Michael Shannon; Mark Mylod’s comedy “What’s Your Number?” opposite Anna Faris; Edgar Wright’s action comedy, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” opposite Michael Cera; Sylvain White’s “The Losers” with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana; “Push” opposite Dakota Fanning; “Street Kings” with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker; “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” opposite Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd; and Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed “Sunshine.” Additional credits include “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond,” “Cellular,” “The Perfect Score,” “Fierce People,” “Puncture” and the romantic drama “London.” Evans’ first cinematic role was in the 2001 hit comedic spoof, “Not Another Teen Movie.”
Raised in Massachusetts, Evans began his acting career in theatre before moving to New York where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Evans was recently the face of Gucci fragrance ‘Guilty.’ Philanthropies he regularly lends his time to include Boston’s Children Hospital, Make-A-Wish and Concord Youth Theatre.