Chris Hemsworth Biography
Born: August 11, 1983
Date of Birth: August 11, 1983
Actor Chris Hemsworth was born in the city of Melbourne, Australia. His family later moved to Phillip Island, south of his hometown. After attending Heathmont Secondary College, Hemsworth took an interest in acting and starting his career on Australian television shows including Guinevere Jones.
Chris' claim to fame was on the popular Australian soap Home and Away as the character Kim Hyde. It was while on the show that he started dating fellow Aussie actress Isabel Lucas, with whom he was with for one year. After leaving the show in 2007, Chris moved to L.A. and started landing movie roles.
He portrayed James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of Star Trek—a small but pivotal role. He went on to star in the thriller A Perfect Getaway, The Cabin in the Woods and Red Dawn.
Chris' big break came in the form of a hammer-wielding Marvel superhero named Thor. Landing the role of Thor was the chance Chris needed to put him right in the Hollywood spotlight. Ironically, he won the role over his brother, Liam, who was also vying for the part. His character continued in The Avengers, alongside other Marvel superheroes played by Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow).
Chris also played the part of the Huntsman in Snow White & the Huntsman (2012) alongside Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron and the part of a teen taking on North Korean soldiers in Red Daw (2012). He starred in Rush(2013) alongside Daniel Brühl. In 2015, he was seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Blackhat (2015) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015). In 2016, he reprised his role as the Huntsman in The Huntsman: Winter's War. He showed off considerable comedy skills when he played a supporting role in the comedy reboot Ghostbusters (2016) alongside Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. Chris reprised his most famous role as the Norse God in several more Marvel films, including Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Chris had another chance to show off his comedic side this year in Men in Black: International(2019). Most recently, he played the lead role in the Netflix action thriller Extraction (2020).
Chris is married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and the couple have three children together. In 2015, he and his family moved back to Australia from Los Angeles.