Chris Evans Biography, Acting Career, Net Worth and Career

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Christopher Robert Evans is a 37-year-old American actor, known for his superhero roles as the characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel.

Who is Chris Evans?


Chris Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 13, 1981, and was raised in Sudbury, MA. He was born to parents Lisa and G. Robert Evans, an artistic director and dentist respectively. Evans also has two sisters, Carly and Shanna and a younger brother, Scott, who is also an actor and stars in ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He moved to New York City and took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Evans’s first credited appearance was in a short educational video titled Biodiversity: Wild About Life!, released in 1997. In 1999, Evans was the model for ‘Tyler’ in Hasbro’s board game Mystery Date. Shortly after graduating from high school, Evans landed a part in the 2000 Fox show Opposite Sex alongside Smallville’s Allison Mack and This Is Us actor Milo Ventimiglia. However, despite being well received, the show was cancelled after eight episodes.

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How much is Chris Evans worth?


In 2018, Chris Evans’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million (£35.8m) according to CelebrityNetWorth. The actor was Forbes’s 18th highest-earning actor in 2017, getting paid a reported $18 million (£12.9m), the majority of which from his association with the Marvel superhero franchise. Evans was reportedly only paid $300,000 for his role in the first Captain America film. Evans also earned money from his Gucci Guilty campaigns, which started in 2010 and continued all the way through to 2016.


Where does Chris Evans live?

Chris reportedly owns properties in Boston and Los Angeles. He also spends a lot of time in New York due to theatre and work commitments. He told ShortList magazine in 2011 that he was a big fan of his hometown: ‘Oh yeah, Boston. Boston will always be home. I certainly hope so, anyway. I can’t really imagine wanting to live anywhere else right now.’ When asked how much time he spends there, he said: ‘Oh, more than you’d think. Whenever I’ve got a little downtime, I go back to Boston. I try to get at least five months of the year off. I try to push for six, really.’



How tall is Chris Evans?

Chris Evans height is 6ft or 182.9 cm tall. He also weighs in at around 77.1kilos or 170-180 pounds. He reportedly had to ramp up a workout routine and food intake in order to get to the 90 kilos or 200 pounds goal weight required for his role of Captain America.

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Where is Chris Evans today?

As of May 2018, Evans – who plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films – is starring in the theatre production of Lobby Hero on Broadway on New York. He was reportedly so busy with the play that he was unable to attend his own premiere for Avengers: Infinity War, which was noted as one of the most expensive movies ever made.


Who is Chris Evans married to?


Chris Evans is currently not married. Chris Evans was famously in relationships with Friday Night Lights star Minka Kelly and Jessica Biel, and most recently with Gifted co-star Jenny Slate. The pair started dating in May 2016 and split in February 2017, but got back together in October 2017. However, the couple split for the second time in March 2018.


Which Marvel Cinematic Universe movies is Chris Evans in?

Chris Evans  has played Captain America/Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers (released as Avengers Assemble in the UK), Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and will reprise his role in Avengers: Endgame.


Does Chris Evans smoke?

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Yes, Chris Evans has been captured on camera smoking cigarettes, most famously when he was on set taking a break between filming. Hollywood TV published a video of him taking a smoke break at downtown LA nightclub The Kress in 2008. When asked by Collider magazine about paparazzi taking photos of him and whether they hassled him frequently, he said: ‘I’m able to work and I get to do what I love, but no one is waiting outside my door. I can go out and have a few drinks and not worry about someone popping a photo of me smoking a cigarette. It’s not a big deal.’

According to Thrillist, Evans is also alleged to be a fan of smoking cannabis. According to an anecdote from an unnamed New York promoter: ‘Chris Evans should roll every joint. He was at our table and someone wanted to get high but doesn’t roll. Chris crushed up weed in one hand and prepared the papers in the other. I blinked and suddenly the weed’s all in there and it’s neatly twisted into a cone. He even used a drink ticket to make a filter. It happened in less than a minute and he didn’t bother sitting. It’s one of the best joints I’ve smoked.’

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Tim Horner

Tim Horner is a senior sub-editor at UNILAD and not just because he was born in the 1980s. He graduated from University College Falmouth with a BA Journalism degree when the internet still consisted of Ceefax and Teletext and telephones were connected to the land.

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