Captain America, otherwise known by his real name Chris Evans, is an American actor who is best known for his roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series.
Evans, who also played Human Torch in “Fantastic Four”, is not only an actor but also a director and stage artist. He made his directing debut in 2014 and then appeared in the Broadway production of “Lobby Hero” in 2018.
Read on to learn more about his personal life, wife, girlfriend, brother and sexual orientation.
Early Life and Rise to Fame
Chris Evans was born on June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, as Christopher Robert Evans with G. Robert Evans III and Lisa (née Capuano) Evans. His father worked as a dentist, while his mother worked as an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater.
Evans, along with his siblings, sisters Carly and Shanna, and younger brother Scott, were raised in Sudbury City. He attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, where he played for both the wrestling and lacrosse teams whenever he did not play one of the many roles he played in school and community theatre.
After graduating from high school, Evans moved to New York City, where he enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. During his stay in New York, he refined his acting skills and made valuable contacts that would help him change the course of his career.
Chris Evans’ first leading role in front of the camera was in the comedy “Not Another Teen Movie”. His first acclaimed appearance, however, was the short film “Biodiversity”: “Wild About Life”! He then starred in “Cellular” (2004), “The Perfect Score” (2004), “Fantastic Four” (2005) and “Street Kings” (2008).
After the success of ‘Fantastic Four’ and its sequel; ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’, Evans began to take on roles in science fiction projects and films taken from comics. His first appearance in Sci-Fi 2009 was ‘Push’, before starting DC Comics 2010 with ‘The Losers’ and then ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’.
In 2011, Chris Evans was cast as Steve Rogers, alias Captain America in the growing Marvel Cinematic Universe film series. His physique and martial arts made him the perfect person for the job. His first film with the franchise was ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. He continued to repeat the role in ‘The Avengers’ (2012), ‘Captain America’: The Winter Soldier’ (2014), ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015), ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016) and ‘Avengers: Infinite War’ (2018). He has also appeared in other Marvel films such as “Ant-Man” (2015) and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017).
Chris Evans has publicly said that after the fourth Avengers film to be released in 2019, he will leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe to launch other projects. Between Marvel films, Evans made sure he didn’t lose contact with his wide range of acting skills. He recorded other projects such as “Iceman” (2012) and “Snowpiercer” (2013), where he played a villain and antihero respectively. He has also performed on stage and made his Broadway debut in 2018.
Evans also wants to make a name for himself as a director. The first project he directed was the romantic comedy “Before We Go” from 2014, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Evans Dating, Married or Gay?
Chris Evans is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after bachelors. The superhero is not married but has been associated with a number of celebrities, including Jessica Biel, whom he allegedly dated from 2001 to 2006. Others are Minka Kelly and Lily Collins.
Evans was most recently in a relationship with actress Jenny Slate, who played alongside him in “The Gifted”. The couple had nine months before they disbanded at the beginning of 2017. They reportedly got back together later this year, but have gone their separate ways ever since.
Chris Evans is not gay. However, he fully supports the gay rights movement and has even shown support for his brother Scott, who is openly gay after coming out of the closet at the age of nineteen.
Chris Evans Brother
Chris Evans’ junior brother Scott Evans, born on 21 September 1983, is also an actor. He studied theatre at New York University and currently plays in the ABC soap “One Life to Live”.
His Height and Body Measurements
Height: 6′ (1.83 m)
- Feet size – (10 US)
- Waist size – (84 cm)
- Chest size – (119 cm)
Meanwhile, Mr. Evans’ zodiac sign is Gemini.