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CHRIS EVANS [Ransom Drysdale] has emerged as one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features.

Chris recently wrapped production on Defending Jacob, a crime drama series for Apple + which he will executive-produce and star in as the lead role, Andy Barber. Based on William Landay's 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, the project revolves around Andy Barber, an assistant district attorney who investigates the slaying of a 14-year-old boy and discovers his teenage son is a suspect. The character-driven thriller will run for eight episodes.

Evans is currently developing a new civics engagement project called A Starting Point, alongside Mark Kassen. The project will begin as a website with the goal being to create informed, responsible and empathetic citizens who are empowered to further their understanding of the world of politics. Through ASP, they aim to demystify politics by providing answers to common questions directly from the people who create the policies that affect them. The website is scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2020.

Chris was most recently seen in Avengers: Endgame as Captain America, which was released by Disney on April 26, 2019. The film became the fastest in history to pass $2 billion at the global box office. He also appeared in Gideon Raff's Red Sea Diving Resort, which was released by Netflix in July 2019. Evans stars as Ari Kidron, a charming agent who assembles a team to help with the rescue and transport of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1981.

In the spring of 2018, Evans was seen in Avengers: Infinity War, the first of two back-to-back sequels of Avengers. Disney released the film on April 23, 2018.

Evans made his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero on March 26, 2018. The play opened to rave reviews. Ben Brantley from the New York Times called it "a terrific Broadway debut" and said, "Mr. Evans is a marvel." Chris starred alongside Michael Cera and Bel Powley. The play, directed by Trip Cullman, centers on a slacker security guard, a veteran police officer and murder investigation. His run concluded in May of 2018.

In 2017, Chris starred in Marc Webb's Gifted alongside McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate. The film follows a man (Evans) who sues for custody of his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece. Fox Searchlight released the film April 12, 2017.

In 2016, Evans starred in Captain America: Civil War, the highly anticipated third installment to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Evans reprised his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, Steve Rogers. In this film, after the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps-one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. The film was released by Disney on May 6, 2016, and was the top grossing film of 2016 with more than $1.1 billion worldwide.

Evans marked his feature film directorial debut with Before We Go. He also produced and starred in the film alongside Alice Eve and Mark Kassen. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was released by Radius on September 14, 2015. Prior to its release, the film garnered $1.53 million in VOD and was the first pre-theatrical film of 2015 to reach both the top 5 on iTunes and the top 10 on Rentrak's weekly digital chart.

Evans starred in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron opposite Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth. Disney released the film May 1, 2015, and to date it has grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide. Evans was seen in The Avengers in 2012 which, in its opening weekend, smashed previous domestic records and continued its box office success with a current worldwide gross of over $1.5 billion.

Evans also starred in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer opposite Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Ed Harris. Set in a world covered in snow and ice, the film follows a train full of travelers who struggle to co-exist. The Weinstein Company released the film June 27, 2014.

His other film credits include Ariel Vroman's drama The Iceman opposite Michael Shannon; Mark Mylod's comedy What's Your Number? opposite Anna Faris; Edgar Wright's action comedy, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, opposite Michael Cera; Sylvain White's The Losers with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Zoe Saldana; Push opposite Dakota Fanning; Street Kings with Keanu Reeves and Forest Whitaker; Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer opposite Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, and Ioan Gruffudd; and Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed Sunshine. Additional credits include The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Cellular, The Perfect Score, Fierce People, Puncture and the romantic drama London. Evans' first cinematic role was in the 2001 hit comedic spoof, Not Another Teen Movie.

Raised in Massachusetts, Evans began his acting career in theatre before moving to New York where he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Philanthropies he regularly lends his time to include Boston's Children Hospital, Make-A-Wish and Concord Youth Theatre.

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