Born in Melborne, Australia, on 11 August, 1983, Chris Hemsworth is the middle child of English teacher Leonie and social-services counselor Craig Hemsworth. His older brother Luke and younger brother Liam are also both well-known actors. Raised in both Melbourne and the Australian Outback, Hemsworth’s “most vivid” memories are of Bulman, in the Northern Territory.
Hemsworth first acted in a number of Australian TV shows starting in 2002, including Neighbors and Marshall Law. In 2009, he portrayed George Kirk, James T. Kirk’s father in the starting sequence of the reboot Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams.
Hemsworth is best known for his role as Thor, first in the 2011 film of the same name, as well as many other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He auditioned for the role at the insistence of Joss Whedon after appearing in The Cabin in the Woods, and put on 20 pounds of muscle for the audition.
In 2014, Hemsworth was named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine. A little known fact is that he co-starred in the film Vacation, a reboot of the comedy film that originally starred Chevy Chase. In 2015 he portrayed first mate Owen Chase in the film In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book written by Nathaniel Philbrick. In order to produce the look of starving sailors in the film, the actors were put on a diet of 500 to 600 calories a day (it is highly recommended that you do not attempt to reproduce these results). He also portrayed hunky receptionist Kevin in the film Ghostbusters.
Upcoming films Chris Hemsworth will be starring in include Thor: Ragnarok in 2017, Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and an untitled sequel that will be released in 2019. He will also appear in the fourth installment of the revived Star Trek films as George Kirk.
Due to his being a well-known fan of the Australian rules football team the Western Bulldogs, Hemsworth starred in the 2014 Everything’s Possible campaign by the Australian Football League.
Hemsworth married Spanish actress Elsa Pataky in December 2010, and they have three children – a daughter born in 2012 and twin boys born in 2014. The family lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Hemsworth has been nominated for many awards over the years, and won five of them:
- 2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Male for Snow White and the Hunstman and Avengers
- 2013 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Movie Action star for Snow White and the Hunstman and Avengers
- 2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight for The Avengers
- 2016 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Action Movie Actor for Avengers: Age of Ultron and In the Heart of the Sea
- 2017 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor for Ghostbusters
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