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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.,
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
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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