Chris Evans

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Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He began his career with roles in television series, such as in Opposite Sex in 2000. Following appearances in several teen films including 2001's Not Another Teen Movie, he gained attention for his portrayal of Marvel Comics character the Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007). Evans made further appearances in film adaptations of comic books and graphic novels: TMNT (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Snowpiercer (2013).

He gained wider recognition for his portrayal of Steve Rogers / Captain America in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films starting with Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), most recently starring in Avengers: Endgame (2019). His work on the Marvel franchise established him as one of the world's highest-paid actors.

Aside from comic book roles, Evans starred in the drama Gifted (2017), the mystery film Knives Out (2019), and the television miniseries Defending Jacob (2020). He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the romantic drama Before We Go, which he also produced and starred in. Evans made his Broadway debut in the 2018 revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play Lobby Hero, which earned him a Drama League Award nomination.

Evans is a follower of Buddhism. He is a fan of the New England Patriots, and narrated the documentary series America's Game: The Story of the 2014 New England Patriots and America's Game: 2016 Patriots. While filming Gifted in 2015, Evans adopted a dog named Dodger from a local animal shelter.

Evans dated actress Jessica Biel from 2001 to 2006, actress Minka Kelly on-and-off from 2007 until 2014, and actress-comedian Jenny Slate from 2016 to 2018.