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Also Known As: Christopher Robert Evans Died:
Born: June 13, 1981 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Actor

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Actor Chris Evans began his acting career in typical fashion, but it was his rapid rise to stardom which was unusual. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade, Evans started out appearing in school plays and theater camp; from there it was a quick jump to local community theater, and later, an internship for a casting office. Once Evans made friends with a few agents on the job, it was a straight shot to television and blockbuster features. One of the more talented of the fair-haired, pretty-boy actors to emerge in the early years of the new millennium, Evans scored with roles in a succession of high-profile releases. His most famous part, however, came in 2005 when he was tapped to play the role of the Human Torch in director Tim Story's adaptation of the Marvel Comics classic "The Fantastic Four" and its subsequent sequel, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007). By the time he starred in "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" (2010) and as "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), Evans was a star assured of accomplishing even greater things.

Actor Chris Evans began his acting career in typical fashion, but it was his rapid rise to stardom which was unusual. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade, Evans started out appearing in school plays and theater camp; from there it was a quick jump to local community theater, and later, an internship for a casting office. Once Evans made friends with a few agents on the job, it was a straight shot to television and blockbuster features. One of the more talented of the fair-haired, pretty-boy actors to emerge in the early years of the new millennium, Evans scored with roles in a succession of high-profile releases. His most famous part, however, came in 2005 when he was tapped to play the role of the Human Torch in director Tim Story's adaptation of the Marvel Comics classic "The Fantastic Four" and its subsequent sequel, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007). By the time he starred in "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" (2010) and as "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), Evans was a star assured of accomplishing even greater things.

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  1:30 Train (2014)

CAST: (feature film)

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 1:30 Train (2014)
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 Snowpiercer (2014)
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 Iceman, The (2012)
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 Avengers, The (2012)
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 Puncture (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

2000:
Made TV acting debut on the short-lived series "Opposite Sex" (Fox)
2000:
Made feature film debut in a supporting role in "The Newcomers"
2001:
Guest starred on an episode of "Boston Public" (Fox)
2001:
Landed breakout role as a popular jock in "Not Another Teen Movie"
2004:
Cast in a leading role in "The Perfect Score," co-starring Erika Christensen and Scarlett Johansson
2004:
Played an unsuspecting young man who receives a desperate phone call from a kidnapping victim in "Cellular"
2005:
Cast opposite Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland in "Fierce People"
2005:
Co-starred as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch in Marvel's "Fantastic Four"
2007:
Reprised role of the Human Torch in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"
2007:
Cast as Scarlett Johansson's love interest in "The Nanny Diaries"
2008:
Co-starred with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker in "Street Kings"
2009:
Co-starred in the supernatural thriller "Push" along with Dakota Fanning and Camilla Belle
2010:
Cast as Jake Jensen in the adaptation of the comic book series "The Losers"
2010:
Co-starred opposite Michael Cera in the feature film adaptation of the comic book "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"
2011:
Cast as the titular Marvel superhero in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
2011:
Played a drug-addicted lawyer in the legal drama "Puncture"
2011:
Co-starred opposite Anna Faris in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"
2012:
Reprised Captain America role in the Marvel superhero ensemble feature "The Avengers"
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Education

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School: Sudbury , Massachusetts - 1999

Notes

"I never get recognized. I've been stopped maybe, maybe five times in my life and it's always like, 'Did we go to school together?'"---Evans to Movieline's Hollywood Life, May/June 2005.

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sister:
Carly Evans. Studying theater at NYU.
brother:
Scott Evans. Studying theater at NYU.

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