Chris Evans Early Life
Christopher Robert Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1981. He grew up nearby, in the town of Sudbury. He has three siblings, two sisters named Carly and Shanna, and a brother named Scott. His parents divorced in 1999, and he has three younger half-siblings from his father’s second marriage. He has described his family as similar to the von Trapp family from “The Sound of Music” and always singing and dancing, as they were all influenced by their mother Lisa, a youth theater director. His younger brother Scott Evans is also an actor, who has appeared on the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live.” His sister Carly graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a high school drama and English teacher. Additionally, his uncle Mike Capuano is a Massachusetts congressman.
Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, where he wrestled and played lacrosse in addition to performing in school and community theater productions.
Evans has dated a number of high-profile actresses. He first met Jenny Slate on the set of “The Gifted,” and they dated on-and-off for a while, eventually splitting for good in March 2018. From 2001 to 2006, Evans dated actress Jessica Biel. He has also been linked to actresses Minka Kelly, Lily Collins and Kate Bosworth. He is a longtime fan of the New England Patriots American football team. And even narrated the 2014 and 2016 episodes on the Patriots for the annual NFL “America’s Game” documentary series.
Chris owns a home in Beverly Hills, California, which he purchased in 2013 for $3.52 million. He previously purchased a $1.26 million home in Hollywood Hills in 2007, and put the property back on the market in 2014 for $1.4 million.
Chris Evans Career
Evans’ first credited appearance in his career was in “Biodiversity: Wild about Life!” (1997), a short educational video. Other early projects of his include modelling the character of “Tyler” in Hasbro’s “Mystery Date” board game.
The show also featured actors like Milo Ventimiglia. Subsequently, he built up his acting repertoire with appearances in shows like “The Fugitive,” “Skin,” and “Boston Public”. As for his early film work, he appeared in “Note Another Teen Movie” (2001), and independent films “Fierce People” (2005) and “London” (2005). His big breakthrough came in 2005, when he was cast as superhero Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, in the film adaptation of the “Fantastic Four” comic book.
He reprised the role in the 2007 sequel, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”. He continued to star in films like “Sunshine” (2007), “Street Kings” (2008) alongside Keanu Reeves, “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond” (2008) along with Bryce Dallas Howard, “Push” (2009) with Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle, and “Puncture” (2010). Also, “The Losers” (2010), a comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).
Evans’ first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in 2011. He starred as Captain America in “Captain America: The First Avenger”. Chris reprised his role as the superhero in “The Avengers” (2012), “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). He also made brief appearances in MCU films like “Ant-Man” (2015) and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017). He has stated that he is retired from portraying Captain America since “Avengers: Endgame.”
Despite all the time he dedicated to filming in the MCU, he managed to work on quite a few other projects around the same period. These films include the romantic comedy (2011) opposite Anna Faris, biographical film “The Iceman” (2012), “Snowpiercer” (2013) directed by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, family drama “Gifted” (2017), Netflix thriller “The Red Sea Diving Resort” (2019) and murder mystery “Knives Out” (2019).
Evans made his directorial debut in 2014 with “Before We Go,” an independent romantic drama, which was screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Furthermore, he made his Broadway debut in 2018 in a production of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero.” Although the production only made a limited run, Evans’ performance was well-reviewed.
Chris Evans Net Worth
For the very first Captain America movie, Chris Evans earned a relatively paltry salary of $300,000. He earned $15 million per film for “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Avengers: Endgame”. In total, Chris has likely earned $75-100 million for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.