Chris Evans Career Milestones
Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America) has recently emerged as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features. Evans is currently filming “Marvel Studios’ The Avengers,” the next chapter in Captain America’s story, opposite Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth.
Evans will star in Adam and Mark Kassen’s “Puncture.” This David and Goliath law drama tells the story of a drug-addicted lawyer (Evans), who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons. The film, based on a true story, is scheduled for release on September 23rd, 2011.
Evans also stars in Mark Mylod’s comedy “What’s Your Number?”, opposite Anna Faris. The film revolves around a young woman (Anna Faris) who, with the aid of her womanizing neighbor (Chris Evans), decides to re-visit all her ex-boyfriends in the hopes of finding the man of her dreams. Twentieth Century Fox is slated to release the film on September 30th, 2011.
Raised in Massachusetts, Evans began his acting career in theatre before moving to New York, where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. In 2007, Evans reprised the role of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, in the summer action hit “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” which had him re-team with his original “Fantastic Four” cast mates Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd.
Evan’s other film credits include Edgar Wright’s action comedy, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” opposite Michael Cera; Sylvain White’s “The Losers,” with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana; “Push,” opposite Dakota Fanning; “Street Kings,” with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker; Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed “Sunshine”; “The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond”; “Cellular”; “The Perfect Score”; “Fierce People”; and the romantic drama “London.” Evans’ first cinematic role was in the 2001 hit comedic spoof, “Not Another Teen Movie.”