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Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor

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BirthdayAugust 11, 1983
NationalityAustralian
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesElsa Pataky
SiblingsLiam Hemsworth, Luke Hemsworth
Known asChristopher Hemsworth, Christopher
Childrens India Rose Hemsworth, Sasha Hemsworth, Tristan Hemsworth
Universities
  • Heathmont College
Birth PlaceMelbourne, Australia
Height190cm
GenderMale
FatherCraig Hemsworth
MotherLeonie Hemsworth
Sun SignLeo
Born inMelbourne, Australia
Famous asActor

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Who is Chris Hemsworth?

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian Actor best known for portraying the ‘Marvel Comics’ superhero, Thor, in the American flick ‘Thor’, a blockbuster that gave him international fame. While trying his luck in acting, he landed up with the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian drama series ‘Home and Away’. He essayed the character from 2004 to 2007 and made a mark. He was also one of the contestants of the Australian version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. His film endeavours saw him essaying the role of George Kirk in the American science fiction adventure film ‘Star Trek’ (2009). He later gave voice over in the 12th installment in the Star Trek film franchise ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (2013). His big break came in 2011 with the super hit film ‘Thor’. The Australian heartthrob reprised the role of Thor, the crown prince of Asgard, in the sequel of the film, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ (2013) and also in ‘The Avengers’ (2012) and its sequel ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015). Other remarkable films of Hemsworth include ‘A Perfect Getaway’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘Blackhat’, ‘Rush’ and ‘Vacation’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia to Craig Hemsworth and Leonie (née van Os) as their second child among three sons. He has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry.

His father is a social-services counsellor while his mother is an English teacher. His parents raised him and his brothers in Melbourne and in the remote interior of Australia called Outback, in Northern Territory.

He studied at the well-known coeducational government secondary college ‘Heathmont College’ in Heathmont, Victoria. After a few years, his family relocated to south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria, in an island called Phillip Island.

Career

After college, he began doing bit roles in TV series including playing King Arthur in Canadian/Australian fantasy ‘Guinevere Jones’ (2002); as Jamie Kane in Australian series ‘Neighbours’ (2002); and as ‘The New Vet’ in Australian-Canadian children's series ‘The Saddle Club’ (2003) among others.

He auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter in the 2004 Australian TV drama series ‘Home and Away’ which finally went to actor Jason Smith. He was later called back to play the role of Kim Hyde which made him relocate to Sydney.

His first on-screen appearance as Hyde happened on February 17, 2004 and he ended up playing the part for 3 ½ years till July 3, 2007, featuring in 185 episodes before leaving the show to concentrate on his film career.

The role of Hyde gave him name, fame and recognition fetching him several award nominations. He won the ‘Most Popular New Male Talent’ award at the ‘Logie Awards’ in 2005.

He participated in the Australian light entertainment reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars Australia’ in its fifth season that premiered on September 26, 2006. His partner in the show was professional dancer Abbey Ross. He was eliminated being sixth on November 7, 2006.

Embarking into films, he essayed a bit role of George Kirk, in the 2009 released blockbuster American science fiction adventure ‘Star Trek’ directed by J. J. Abrams. It was followed by August 2009 thriller adventure ‘A Perfect Getaway’ where he played Kale.

His first starring role came with the American independent crime-thriller flick ‘Ca$h’ that released in March 2010. Thereafter, he went on to prove his versatility playing varied roles with great oomph and style.

His real breakthrough in films came with the 2011 American superhero film ‘Thor’ based on the Marvel Comics character bearing the same title. He along with Tom Hiddleston auditioned for the role which ultimately went into his kitty while Hiddleston played the character of Loki.

Hemsworth earned much international acclaim for essaying Thor for which he gained 20 pounds of muscle. The film emerged as the 15th highest-grossing flick of 2011 and earned him several nominations including the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and ‘People's Choice Awards’.

The 2012 American superhero film ‘The Avengers’ saw him reprising the iconic character of Thor. The film not only came out as the highest-grosser of the year but also peaked as the third highest-grosser worldwide.

‘The Avengers’ and the 2012 hit American dark fantasy film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ where he played the character of Eric, the Huntsman, fetched him a ‘Teen Choice Awards’ in the category of ‘Choice Summer Movie Star: Male’. He reprised the role of Eric in ‘The Huntsman: Winter's War’ (2016).

The year 2013 saw him reprising the role of Thor in ‘Thor: The Dark World’, sequel to 2011's ‘Thor’; giving voiceover as George Kirk in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, sequel to 2009’s ‘Star Trek’; and portraying real-life character of James Hunt, the 1976 Formula 1 World Champion, in sports drama film ‘Rush’.

In 2014, the ‘People’ magazine tagged him that year’s "Sexiest Man Alive" in a yearly feature.

In 2015, he played a convicted computer hacker, Nicholas Hathaway, in action thriller mystery film ‘Blackhat’; tickled the funny bones as Stone Crandall in the comedy flick ‘Vacation’; and played Owen Chase in adventure drama ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ apart from playing Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.

He essayed the role of Kevin Beckman, the handsome but dumb secretary of Ghostbusters in the 3D supernatural comedy film ‘Ghostbusters’ that released in July 2016. The film won him ‘Favorite Movie Actor’ award at the ‘Kids' Choice Awards’ on March 11, 2017.

On November 4, 2016, American superhero film ‘Doctor Strange’ emerged as a blockbuster garnering critical acclaim. The film saw Hemsworth reprising the character of Thor in its mid-credits scene.

Upcoming films of this ace actor include ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, planned for a November 3, 2017, release in the US; ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, planned for a May 4, 2018, release in the US; an untitled Avengers film to be released in North America on May 3, 2019; and a war drama film ‘Horse Soldiers’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Early 2010 saw him dating Spanish actress Elsa Pataky and they married in December that year over the Christmas holidays. The couple is blessed with three children - a daughter, India Rose, who was born on May 11, 2012 and Sasha and Tristan, their twin sons who were born on March 18, 2014.

He is a fan of the Australian football and backs Western Bulldogs. He remained a star of the 2014 ‘Everything's Possible’ campaign of Australian Football League.

He relocated with his family to Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, his native country from Los Angeles, US in 2015.

He is closely associated with ‘The Australian Childhood Foundation’ and supports children facing neglect and abuse. He is a dedicated supporter of such cause and spends both time and money in protecting children from such quandary.

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Chris Hemsworth awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2013Best FightThe Avengers (2012)

People's Choice Awards

2016Favorite Action Movie ActorWinner
2013Favorite Action Movie StarWinner

Chris Hemsworth biography timelines

  • // 11th Aug 1983
    Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia to Craig Hemsworth and Leonie (née van Os) as their second child among three sons. He has English, Irish, Scottish, and German ancestry.
  • // 2004
    He auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter in the 2004 Australian TV drama series ‘Home and Away’ which finally went to actor Jason Smith. He was later called back to play the role of Kim Hyde which made him relocate to Sydney.
  • // 17th Feb 2004 To 3rd Jul 2007
    His first on-screen appearance as Hyde happened on February 17, 2004 and he ended up playing the part for 3 ½ years till July 3, 2007, featuring in 185 episodes before leaving the show to concentrate on his film career.
  • // 2005
    The role of Hyde gave him name, fame and recognition fetching him several award nominations. He won the ‘Most Popular New Male Talent’ award at the ‘Logie Awards’ in 2005.
  • // 26th Sep 2006 To 7th Nov 2006
    He participated in the Australian light entertainment reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars Australia’ in its fifth season that premiered on September 26, 2006. His partner in the show was professional dancer Abbey Ross. He was eliminated being sixth on November 7, 2006.
  • // 2009 To Aug 2009
    Embarking into films, he essayed a bit role of George Kirk, in the 2009 released blockbuster American science fiction adventure ‘Star Trek’ directed by J. J. Abrams. It was followed by August 2009 thriller adventure ‘A Perfect Getaway’ where he played Kale.
  • // Mar 2010
    His first starring role came with the American independent crime-thriller flick ‘Ca$h’ that released in March 2010. Thereafter, he went on to prove his versatility playing varied roles with great oomph and style.
  • // 2011
    His real breakthrough in films came with the 2011 American superhero film ‘Thor’ based on the Marvel Comics character bearing the same title. He along with Tom Hiddleston auditioned for the role which ultimately went into his kitty while Hiddleston played the character of Loki.
  • // 2011
    Hemsworth earned much international acclaim for essaying Thor for which he gained 20 pounds of muscle. The film emerged as the 15th highest-grossing flick of 2011 and earned him several nominations including the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and ‘People's Choice Awards’.
  • // 2012
    The 2012 American superhero film ‘The Avengers’ saw him reprising the iconic character of Thor. The film not only came out as the highest-grosser of the year but also peaked as the third highest-grosser worldwide.
  • // 2012 To 2016
    ‘The Avengers’ and the 2012 hit American dark fantasy film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ where he played the character of Eric, the Huntsman, fetched him a ‘Teen Choice Awards’ in the category of ‘Choice Summer Movie Star: Male’. He reprised the role of Eric in ‘The Huntsman: Winter's War’ (2016).
  • // 2014
    In 2014, the ‘People’ magazine tagged him that year’s "Sexiest Man Alive" in a yearly feature.
  • // 2014
    He is a fan of the Australian football and backs Western Bulldogs. He remained a star of the 2014 ‘Everything's Possible’ campaign of Australian Football League.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he played a convicted computer hacker, Nicholas Hathaway, in action thriller mystery film ‘Blackhat’; tickled the funny bones as Stone Crandall in the comedy flick ‘Vacation’; and played Owen Chase in adventure drama ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ apart from playing Thor in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’.
  • // 2015
    He relocated with his family to Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia, his native country from Los Angeles, US in 2015.
  • // Jul 2016 To 11th Mar 2017
    He essayed the role of Kevin Beckman, the handsome but dumb secretary of Ghostbusters in the 3D supernatural comedy film ‘Ghostbusters’ that released in July 2016. The film won him ‘Favorite Movie Actor’ award at the ‘Kids' Choice Awards’ on March 11, 2017.
  • // 4th Nov 2016
    On November 4, 2016, American superhero film ‘Doctor Strange’ emerged as a blockbuster garnering critical acclaim. The film saw Hemsworth reprising the character of Thor in its mid-credits scene.

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Chris Hemsworth's FAQ

  • What is Chris Hemsworth birthday?

    Chris Hemsworth was born at 1983-08-11

  • Where is Chris Hemsworth's birth place?

    Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia

  • What is Chris Hemsworth nationalities?

    Chris Hemsworth's nationalities is Australian

  • Who is Chris Hemsworth spouses?

    Chris Hemsworth's spouses is Elsa Pataky

  • Who is Chris Hemsworth siblings?

    Chris Hemsworth's siblings is Liam Hemsworth, Luke Hemsworth

  • Who is Chris Hemsworth childrens?

    Chris Hemsworth's childrens is India Rose Hemsworth, Sasha Hemsworth, Tristan Hemsworth

  • What was Chris Hemsworth universities?

    Chris Hemsworth studied at Heathmont College

  • How tall is Chris Hemsworth?

    Chris Hemsworth's height is 190

  • Who is Chris Hemsworth's father?

    Chris Hemsworth's father is Craig Hemsworth

  • Who is Chris Hemsworth's mother?

    Chris Hemsworth's mother is Leonie Hemsworth

  • What is Chris Hemsworth's sun sign?

    Chris Hemsworth is Leo

  • How famous is Chris Hemsworth?

    Chris Hemsworth is famouse as Actor