More Chris Evans Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for TMNT)Chris Evans has emerged in recent years as one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood. In addition to TMNT, he has three films upcoming in 2007, beginning with the sci-fi thriller Sunshine, for director Danny Boyle, followed by The Nanny Diaries, opposite Scarlett Johansson. This summer, he stars in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, in which he reprises the role of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch.
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 next film was the crime comedy The Perfect Score, in which he starred with Scarlett Johansson and Erika Christensen. Switching gears, he starred with Kim Basinger, William H. Macy and Jessica Biel in the thriller Cellular, playing a young man who is drawn into a kidnapping plot.
In 2005, Evans starred in four feature films, including the summer action hit Fantastic Four, in which he joined Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd as a group of astronauts who gain individual super powers after they are exposed to cosmic radiation. Also that year, Evans starred in the independent features The Orphan King, opposite Alexis Bledel; Fierce People, with Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland; and, most recently, the romantic drama London, opposite Jessica Biel.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "TMNT" (10-Jun-2007)
Biography #3 (for Cellular)In the short time that he has been in Hollywood, Chris Evans has managed to build a name for himself, playing an impressive range of both comedic and dramatic roles. Evans was in Columbia Tristar's film, Not Another Teen Movie. In this parody of all teen movies, he portrays ‘Jake Wyler,' the high school's popular jock. Evans was last seen in the Paramount film, The Perfect Score. He played ‘Kyle,' a student who persuades five others to help him steal an upcoming SAT test in order to up his score and get into the college of his choice. The film was produced by Tollin/Robbins and also stars Erika Christensen and Scarlett Johansen.
Additionally, Evans has wrapped production on the independent film, The Orphan King, opposite Alexis Bledel, as well as the feature Fierce People, in which he stars opposite Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland for Lion's Gate.
Early in his life, Evans studied dance and theatre under the direction of his teacher/mother. He soon found his way onto the stage appearing as leads in regional productions including Sunday Visitors at the Boston Playwrights Theatre and the EMACT Festival as well as a Speak Previews production of Suckers in Boston.
Evans is currently filming the starring role of Johnny Storm/the Human Torch in the big budget 20th Century Fox feature Fantastic Four, based on the Marvel comic book and directed by Tim Story.
Biography #4 (for The Perfect Score)Chris Evans found his first breakout role in the film parody Not Another Teen Movie, where he played the popular jock. He is currently in production on the film Cellular for New Line opposite Kim Basinger and William H. Macy, where he portrays a man who receives a call on his cell phone to rescue a woman who's been kidnapped.
Evans will be seen next starring in the Independent film The Orphan King directed by Andrew Wilder.
In addition to feature films, he has appeared in several television series, including Fox's The Opposite Sex and Boston Public as well as CBS' The Fugitive.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "The Perfect Score" (01-Jan-2000)