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Hemsworth at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Christopher Hemsworth

(1983-08-11) August 11, 1983 (age 40)
Education Heathmont College
  • Actor
  • producer
Years active 2002–present
(m. 2010)
Children 3
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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

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.

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Hemsworth in 2013

In 2013, Hemsworth starred in Ron Howard's sports drama film Rush, as 1976 Formula 1 World Champion James Hunt. Later that year, he played Thor again in Thor: The Dark World.

In 2015, Hemsworth starred in director Michael Mann's action thriller Blackhat, opposite Viola Davis. He was cast as a hacker, which audiences did not like.

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.

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Hemsworth promoting Thor: Ragnarok at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con

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.

Upcoming projects

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.

Public image

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.

Personal life

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."


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Year Title Role Notes
2009 Star Trek George Kirk
A Perfect Getaway Kale Garrity
2010 Ca$h Sam Phelan
2011 Thor Thor
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Curt Vaughan
The Avengers Thor
Snow White and the Huntsman Eric the Huntsman
Red Dawn Jed Eckert
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness George Kirk (voice) Cameo
Rush James Hunt
Thor: The Dark World Thor
2015 Blackhat Nicholas Hathaway
Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor
Vacation Stone Crandall
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
Thor: Ragnarok Thor
2018 12 Strong Captain Mitch Nelson
Avengers: Infinity War Thor
Bad Times at the El Royale Billy Lee
2019 Avengers: Endgame Thor
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 dagger Tyler Rake Post-production; also producer
2024 Furiosa dagger Immortan Joe Filming
2026 Avengers: Secret Wars dagger Thor In development


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Guinevere Jones King Arthur 3 episodes
Neighbours Jamie Kane Season 18 (Episode #4069)
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"
2004–2007 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

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Thor: God of Thunder Thor Voice
2015 Lego Dimensions Kevin Beckman Voice
2016 Ghostbusters Voice

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
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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