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Chris Hemsworth
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Hemsworth at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International
Born 11 August 1983 (1983-08-11) (age 36)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence Byron Bay, New South Wales
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Home town Phillip Island
Spouse(s)
Elsa Pataky (m. 2010)
Children 3
Relatives

Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004-07) and Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011. Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013).

In 2015, he starred in the action thriller film Blackhat, had a comedic role in the fifth installment of National Lampoon's Vacation series, Vacation, and headlined the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea. The following year, Hemsworth had a supporting role in Sony's reboot of Ghostbusters. Hemsworth will reprise his role as George Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.

Early life

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Hemsworth (right) with Thor co-star Tom Hiddleston at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International

Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, the son of Leonie (née van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor. He is the middle of three boys; his brothers Luke (older) and Liam (younger) are also actors.

He was raised both in Melbourne and in the Australian Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory. He has stated, "My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again. Certainly most of my childhood was in Melbourne but probably my most vivid memories were up there in Bulman with crocodiles and buffalo. Very different walks of life." He attended high school at Heathmont College before his family again returned to the Northern Territory, and then moved a few years later to Phillip Island.

In the media

An Australian rules football fan who supports the Western Bulldogs, Hemsworth was the star of the Australian Football League's 2014 Everything's Possible campaign. He donated fees for his involvement to the Australian Children Foundation. Hemsworth would go onto star in the AFL's 2017 "I'd Like to See That" commercial.

Filmography

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Hemsworth at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Star Trek George Kirk
2009 Perfect Getaway, AA Perfect Getaway Kale
2010 Ca$h Sam Phelan
2011 Thor Thor
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Curt Vaughan
2012 The Avengers Thor
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman The Huntsman
2012 Red Dawn Jed Eckert
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness George Kirk Voice only
2013 Rush James Hunt
2013 Thor: The Dark World Thor
2015 Blackhat Nicholas Hathaway
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor
2015 Vacation Stone Crandall
2015 In the Heart of the Sea Owen Chase
2016 The Huntsman: Winter's War The Huntsman
2016 Ghostbusters Kevin Beckman
2016 Team Thor: Civil War - While You Were Fighting Thor Short film
2016 Doctor Strange Uncredited cameo
2017 Thor: Ragnarok Post-production
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Filming
2018 Horse Soldiers Captain Mitch Nelson
2019 Untitled Avengers film Thor
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Chris Hemsworth in Sydney in 2013

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Guinevere Jones King Arthur 3 episodes
2002 Neighbours Jamie Kane Episode 4,069
2002 Marshall Law The Kid Episode: "Domestic Bliss"
2003 Saddle Club, TheThe Saddle Club The New Vet Episode: "Tenderfoot"
2004 Fergus McPhail Craig Episode: "In a Jam"
2004–07 Home and Away Kim Hyde 189 episodes
2006 Dancing with the Stars Himself/Contestant 5th place
2015 Saturday Night Live Host "Chris Hemsworth/Zac Brown Band"
"Chris Hemsworth/Chance The Rapper"

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