Chris Hemsworth biography

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Chris Hemsworth

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.

His older brother Luke and younger brother Liam Hemsworth (ex-boyfriend of Miley Cyrus) are also actors, and have also had recurring roles as on the Australian show Neighbours.

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 then starred in the comedy reboot Ghostbusters (2016) alongside Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. He reprised his most famous role as the Norse God in Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and then again in Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Most recently, Chris appeared in the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) as cult leader Billy Lee where he played alongside Jeff Bridges and Jon Hamm. He will also appear in the upcoming fourth installment in the Avengers franchise in 2019 and in the Men in Black spinoff film that same year.

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.