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Hemsworth at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
August 11, 1983
Christopher Hemsworth AM (born August 11, 1983) is an Australian actor. He first became famous playing the role of Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away (2004–2007) before beginning a film career in Hollywood. In the United States, he is most well-known for playing Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He has played in action films, thrillers, comedies, and biographical films.
- Early life
- Public image
- Personal life
- Chris Hemsworth quotes
- Interesting facts about Chris Hemsworth
- Awards and nominations
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Christopher Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, to Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He has two brothers, both of whom are also actors. Luke was born in 1980 and Liam was born in 1990. He has Dutch, Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He was brought up both in Melbourne and in the Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory of Australia. He attended high school at Heathmont College before his family returned to the Northern Territory. A few years later, they moved to Phillip Island.
Early work (2002–2010)
Hemsworth started his career by appearing in several television series. He moved to Sydney and joined the cast of the Australian soap opera Home and Away, playing Kim Hyde. He left the cast on July 3, 2007.
Beginning in September of 2007, Chris was a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia. After six weeks of competition, he and his partner were eliminated.
In 2009, Hemsworth played James T. Kirk's father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams' film Star Trek. The role was initially offered to Matt Damon, who turned it down. In November 2010, The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth one of the young male actors who are "pushing – or being pushed" onto the Hollywood "A-List."
Thor and worldwide recognition (2011–2015)
In 2011, Hemsworth was cast as the superhero Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His first film in the franchise was 2011's Thor. He and castmate Tom Hiddleston, who played Loki, had each auditioned for the role. Hemsworth played Thor again in The Avengers (2012) as one of the six superheroes—alongside Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Evans' Steve Rogers / Captain America, Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner / Hulk, Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanova / Black Widow, and Jeremy Renner's Clint Barton / Hawkeye—sent to defend Earth from his adopted brother, Loki.
Hemsworth later starred opposite Kristen Stewart in the film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) as the Huntsman. He played Jed Eckert in the 2012 Red Dawn remake.
That same year, he co-starred in the comedy film Vacation, along with Ed Helms. His last 2015 film was In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book of the same name by Nathaniel Philbrick, with Hemsworth playing first mate Owen Chase.
Continued commercial success (2016–present)
In 2016, Hemsworth played Eric the Huntsman again in The Huntsman: Winter's War. Hemsworth later joined the cast of the reboot Ghostbusters film, playing Kevin the receptionist.
Hemsworth repeated his role as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok, released on November 3, 2017, in the U.S., and again in both the third and fourth Avengers films, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame in 2018 and 2019. All three films were quite successful.
In 2019, Hemsworth also starred in a spin-off of the Men in Black series, titled Men in Black: International. The following year, he starred in the Netflix action thriller Extraction. In 2020, Hemsworth played Thor again in the film Thor: Love and Thunder.
On October 13, 2020, it was announced that Hemsworth would star in the Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off Furiosa, set to release in 2024. Hemsworth will return as Tyler Rake in Netflix's Extraction 2, coming to Netflix in 2023. He will also play Thor again in Avengers: Secret Wars, releasing in 2026.
After appearing as Thor in the MCU franchise, Hemsworth's physique gained attention from fans. The media has discussed his workout routines since they know that people would love to have a "body like Thor's." Hemsworth later created the fitness app called Centr, which shows customers how to "train, eat, and live better."
Hemsworth is an avid supporter of the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League. He was the star of the AFL's 2014 Everything's Possible campaign, donating the fees for his involvement to the Australian Children Foundation. Hemsworth also starred in the AFL's 2017 "I'd Like to See That" commercial.
As his career in Hollywood films has developed, Hemsworth has become one of the world's highest-paid actors. He appeared in Forbes' World's Highest Paid Actors list in 2014, 2015, and 2018. He was also 31st in the magazine's list of Highest Paid Celebrities in 2018 and 24th in 2019, with estimated earnings of US$76.4 million.
In May 2020, Chris and his brother Liam were among the celebrities who read part of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach in aid of the global-non profit charity Partners In Health. The charity was co-founded by Dahl's daughter Ophelia, and it was fighting COVID-19 in vulnerable areas.
Hemsworth began dating Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky in early 2010, and they married in December 2010. The couple has a daughter, India Rose, born in May 2012, and twin sons, Sasha and Tristan, born in March 2014. In 2015, the family moved from Los Angeles to Byron Bay, New South Wales, in his native Australia.
Hemsworth was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honors.
In episode five of his National Geographic documentary Limitless (2022), Hemsworth revealed that his maternal grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's disease. It was also revealed that Hemsworth has inherited two copies of the APOE4 gene, one from his mother and one from his father, making it eight to ten times likelier for him to develop Alzheimer's disease eventually than the general population. Hemsworth plans to take a break from acting to spend more time with his family.
Chris Hemsworth quotes
- "Work all paled into the background as soon as I had a baby."
- "Probably my most vivid memories were up there in Bulman with crocodiles and buffalo."
- "People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important."
- "True happiness is not expensive. If it requires a high price, it’s a fake."
- "Being a father is certainly a task…but the best one that I could ever ask for. Being home, being with the family-that’s what it’s about."
Interesting facts about Chris Hemsworth
- Chris' aunt was once married to Rod Ansell, the Australian bushman who was the basis for the character in Crocodile Dundee.
- Chris' character in the 2012 remake of the movie Red Dawn, Jed Eckert, was played by Patrick Swayze in the original movie.
- Hemsworth was born on a Thursday, the day of the week named for Thor.
- Chris gained twenty pounds of muscle to play the role of Thor.
- Chris is close to his Avengers co-stars.
- He wants people to be real and candid with him rather than to flatter him.
- He likes to keep his family first and does not enjoy being followed by the press.
- His childhood nicknames were "Kip" and "Hemsy."
|Shows productions that have not yet been released|
|2009||Star Trek||George Kirk|
|A Perfect Getaway||Kale Garrity|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Curt Vaughan|
|Snow White and the Huntsman||Eric the Huntsman|
|Red Dawn||Jed Eckert|
|2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||George Kirk (voice)||Cameo|
|Thor: The Dark World||Thor|
|Avengers: Age of Ultron||Thor|
|In the Heart of the Sea||Owen Chase|
|2016||The Huntsman: Winter's War||Eric the Huntsman|
|Ghostbusters||Kevin Beckman / Rowan North|
|Team Thor||Thor||Short film|
|Doctor Strange||Thor||Cameo; mid-credits scene|
|2017||Team Thor: Part 2||Thor||Short film|
|2018||12 Strong||Captain Mitch Nelson|
|Avengers: Infinity War||Thor|
|Bad Times at the El Royale||Billy Lee|
|Men in Black: International||Henry / Agent H|
|Jay and Silent Bob Reboot||Himself||Cameo|
|2020||Extraction||Tyler Rake||Also producer|
|2022||Interceptor||TV salesman||Uncredited cameo and executive producer|
|Spiderhead||Steve Abnesti||Also producer|
|Thor: Love and Thunder||Thor||Also executive producer|
|2023||Extraction 2||Tyler Rake||Post-production; also producer|
|2026||Avengers: Secret Wars||Thor||In development|
|2002||Guinevere Jones||King Arthur||3 episodes|
|Neighbours||Jamie Kane||Season 18 (Episode #4069)|
|Marshall Law||The Kid||Episode: "Domestic Bliss"|
|2003||The Saddle Club||The New Vet||Episode: "Tenderfoot"|
|2004||Fergus McPhail||Craig||Episode: "In a Jam"|
|2004–2007||Home and Away||Kim Hyde||Seasons 17–20 (189 episodes)|
|2006||Dancing with the Stars||Himself||5th place|
|2015||Saturday Night Live||Host||2 episodes|
|2021||Loki||Throg (voice)||Episode: "Journey into Mystery"; uncredited|
|2021||Shark Beach With Chris Hemsworth||Himself||Television special|
|2021||What If...?||Thor (voice)||2 episodes|
|2022||Limitless With Chris Hemsworth||Himself|
|2011||Thor: God of Thunder||Thor||Voice|
|2015||Lego Dimensions||Kevin Beckman||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Logie Awards||Most Popular Actor||Home and Away||Nominated|
|2008||Digital Spy Reader Awards||Best Exit|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Breakout Male||Thor||Nominated|
|2012||British Academy Film Awards||Rising Star Award|
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Superhero|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Hero|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Avengers|
|Choice Summer Movie Star: Male||The Avengers & Snow White and the Huntsman||Won|
|2013||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Superhero||The Avengers||Nominated|
|Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (shared with Kristen Stewart)||Snow White and the Huntsman|
|Favorite Action Movie Star||The Avengers & Snow White and the Huntsman||Won|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Male Buttkicker||The Avengers||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Action||Red Dawn||Nominated|
|2014||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||Thor: The Dark World|
|2015||Teen Choice Awards|
|Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Blackhat|
|2016||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Action Movie Actor||Avengers: Age of Ultron & In the Heart of the Sea||Won|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Avengers: Age of Ultron||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss (shared with Leslie Mann)||Vacation|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actor: Action||In the Heart of the Sea|
|Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy||The Huntsman: Winter's War|
|Choice Movie: Liplock (shared with Jessica Chastain)|
|Choice Summer Movie Star: Male||Ghostbusters|
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Comedic Movie Actor|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||Won|
|Favorite Butt-Kicker||The Huntsman: Winter's War||Nominated|
|2018||Critics' Choice Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy||Thor: Ragnarok|
|MTV Movie Awards||Best Fight|
|People's Choice Awards||The Action Movie Star of 2018||Avengers: Infinity War|
|The Male Movie Star of 2018|
|The Drama Movie Star of 2018||12 Strong|
|2020||People's Choice Awards||The Action Movie Star 2020||Extraction||Won|
|The Male Movie Star of 2020||Nominated|
|2021||Critics' Choice Super Awards||Best Actor in an Action Movie|
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