Chris Evans Biography
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Not Another Teen Movie, Cellular, Street Kings and as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four films.
Evans was born on June 13, 1981 in Sudbury, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa, a dancer, and Bob Evans, a dentist. He has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott. Evans is of Italian and Irish descent and was raised Catholic. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999 and had originally planned to attend NYU after graduating high school.
After completing his junior year in high school, Evans traveled to New York-Brooklyn where he interned at a casting agency and took a summer acting program. That same summer he met an agent that helped him get his start in acting after completing high school. Evans had small parts on television series such as Boston Public and The Fugitive and a role in the TV series Opposite Sex before landing his first notable role as Jake Wyler in Not Another Teen Movie.
After filming wrapped on Not Another Teen Movie, Evans landed several more lead roles in The Perfect Score and Cellular. He also starred in a few independent films where audiences got to see a different side to Evans. In London, Evans played a strung out drug user with relationship problems. He was then chosen to play the Human Torch in the 2005 comic book adaptation Fantastic Four. He was named 'Male Superstar of Tomorrow' at the 2005 Young Hollywood Awards. Evans reprised the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007. That year he also starred as an engineer turned astronaut called Mace in Danny Boyle's sci-fi film Sunshine.
In 2008, Evans appeared in Street Kings, co-starring Keanu Reeves, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, co-starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Ellen Burstyn and David Strathairn. The latter is based on a play created by Tennessee Williams. Evans also appeared in the 2009 sci-fi thriller, Push, along with Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle.