• Faith: Spirituality
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  June 13, 1981

Chris Evans is an actor whose career started in television series roles like “Opposite Sex” in 2000. After appearing in several teen films, including 2001’s “Not Another Teenager Movie,” he gained attention for his role as the Marvel Comics character The Human Torch in “Fantastic Four” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” He made other appearances in film adaptations of graphic novels and comic books like “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “TMNT,” and “Snowpiercer.”

Evans grew more famous for playing Steve Rodgers/Captain America in various Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, from “Captain America: The First Avenger” to “Avengers: Endgame.” His work in the franchise established him as one of the world’s highest-paid actors. Aside from his comic book roles, Evans has starred in “Gifted,” “Knives Out,” the TV miniseries “Defending Jacob,” and “The Gray Man.” He also voiced Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s “Lightyear.”

In 2014, Evans made his directorial debut with “Before We Go,” which he also produced and starred in. He made his Broadway debut in the 2018 revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s play “Lobby Hero,” which earned him a Drama League Award nomination. Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the nearby town of Sudbury. He has two sisters and a brother. As a child, Evans enjoyed musical theater and attended acting camp. He played Randolph MacAfee in the musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” He and his siblings also performed in front of relatives during Christmases, recalling that being onstage “felt like home.”

Before his senior year of high school, Evans spent the summer in New York City and took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999, where he was a schoolmate of Jeremy Strong. Evans’ first credited appearance was in a short educational movie called “Biodiversity: Wild About Life!” in 1997. He was the model for Tyler in Hasbro’s board game Mystery Date. The special edition of the fame included an electronic phone, which Evans is shown speaking into on the game box.

What religion is Chris Evans?

Evans is a Catholic who was raised in a devout household, but he insists it wasn’t forced upon him. However, he isn’t devoted to Catholicism anymore and prefers science over religion. He said, “I believe in science. I believe in evolution. I don’t necessarily believe in God, at least not the man with the beard and robes and things like that. God can be whatever you want it to be; it’s the universe, the thing that connects all of us, this innate energy that’s in the air, animals, trees, that’s God.”

Evans has previously expressed interest in Buddhism. He discussed his experience at a Buddhist retreat, saying,  “I attend a Buddhist class here in LA, and the woman who teaches had trained there. So we all went and stayed in this little village for about three weeks, hiked the Himalayas, and camped on the banks of the Ganga. It was great.”

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