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Chris Evans stars this August in Edgar Wright's action comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, with Michael Cera, Anna Kendrick, Jason Schwartzman, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. He also just wrapped production on Adam and Mark Kassen's drama Puncture, in which he stars as a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a major health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Evans next starts filming opposite Anna Faris in Mark Mylod's romantic comedy What's Your Number?, about a woman revisiting all her ex-boyfriends in hopes of finding the man of her dreams. This summer, Evans is set to go into production on the action adventure The First Avenger: Captain America, in which he will star in the title role of the Marvel Comics superhero, under the direction of Joe Johnston.

Evans is also well known to moviegoers for his role in the hit Fantastic Four action adventures. His more recent film credits include Paul McGuigan's sci-fi thriller Push, in which he starred opposite Dakota Fanning; the independent period drama The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, written by Tennessee Williams and also starring Bryce Dallas Howard; and David Ayer's crime drama Street Kings, with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker.

Raised in Massachusetts, Evans began acting in regional theatre before moving to New York, where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. He made a few guest appearances on television series before landing his first feature film starring role in the comedy spoof Not Another Teen Movie. His early film work also includes The Perfect Score, with Scarlett Johansson, and Cellular, with Jessica Biel and Kim Basinger.

In 2005, teamed with Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd as a group of astronauts who gain individual super powers after being exposed to cosmic radiation in the blockbuster hit Fantastic Four. Two years later, he reprised the role of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, in the summer action hit Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Among Evans' other film credits are Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Sunshine, with Cillian Murphy and Michelle Yeoh; The Nanny Diaries, opposite Scarlett Johansson; the independent drama London, opposite Jessica Biel; and Griffin Dunne's Fierce People, with Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland.

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Chris Evans Facts

BirthdayJune 13, 1981 (42)
BirthplaceSudbury, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Chris Evans compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Marvel's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Fast & Furious: The Ultimate Ride Collection
Marvel's The Avengers
Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: The First Avenger
Fast & Furious 6
Beauty and the Beast
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Max Payne
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