Chris Evans has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features.
Evans can next be seen in Captain America: Civil War, the third installment of Marvel’s Captain America franchise. He also starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to the highly successful Captain America: The First Avenger which was released in 2011. In each film, Evans reprises his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, ‘Steve Rogers,’ who transforms into Captain America after volunteering for a top secret research project in hopes of defending America’s ideals. Both films grossed over $713 million each at box offices worldwide.
Recently, Evans 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.
Evans marked his feature film directorial debut with Before We Go. Evans also produced and starred in the film with Alice Eve and Mark Kassen written by Ron Bass. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. RADiUS plans to release the film later this year.
Earlier this year Evans starred in The Avengers: Age of Ultron appearing opposite Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. With an opening weekend box office of $187.7 million, its debut was only topped by its predecessor, The Avengers in 2012, which smashed previous domestic records for any movie’s first three days and continued to break box office records with a current worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion.
In 2011, Evans starred in Adam and Mark Kassen’s indie film Puncture. In the film, based on a true story, Evans portrays a drug addict who becomes involved in a legal battle between a safety-needle inventor and a monopolizing medical supply corporation.
Evans reprised the role of ‘Johnny Storm,’ a.k.a. ‘The Human Torch,’ in the 2007 summer action hit Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer which had him re-team with his original Fantastic Four castmates Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd.
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; and Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Sunshine. Additional credits include The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Cellular, The Perfect Score, Fierce People, 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.