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Chris Evans: From The Human Torch to Captain

Chris Evans is a man of many faces. The 37-year-old actor has had an acting career that has spanned almost 20 years and has taken him from one end of the spectrum to the other. From teen heartthrob in movies like "The Perfect You" and "Zoom" to playing heroes in the blockbuster superhero film "Captain America: Civil War." In this article we take a look at the many roles Chris Evans has played throughout his acting career, from romantic comedies to superheroes, as well as learn about his personal life outside of acting. So how did this actor go from playing The Human Torch in "Fantastic Four" to being Captain America? Let’s find out…

Who is Chris Evans?

Chris Evans was born on June 13, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts. He spent most of his childhood in Arlington, Texas, where his mother worked as a speech therapist and his father worked as a marketing manager for an airline. Evans has two younger siblings. After high school, Evans attended the University of Colorado and studied philosophy. While there, he developed a love for acting and decided to drop out of school and pursue it as a career. In 2002, Evans made his acting debut in the TV movie "Opposite Sex" and followed it up with a starring role opposite Hayden Panettiere in the 2003 teen romantic comedy "Bringing Down the House." From there, Evans took on a number of roles in teen romantic comedies, including the 2004 films "The Perfect You" and "Getting Over Him in 8 Songs or Less," which co-starred "Degrassi: The Next Generation" alumna Sarah Chalke, and 2005 films "Wedding Crashers" and "Zoom."

From The Human Torch to Captain America

In 2005, Evans was cast as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, in 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" alongside Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Susan "Sue" Storm/Invisible Woman, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/The Thing. The film was released in August 2005 and co-starred Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom/Dr. Doom. The next year, in 2006, Evans starred opposite Jessica Biel in the romantic comedy "London Calling" and played the role of Officer Sam McPhilmy, a New York City police officer, in the film "Brooklyn Rules." That same year, he landed a leading role in the sci-fi thriller "Pathfinder," opposite Jolene Blalock. In 2007, Evans took on the role of Eric Draven in "The Crow." The film co-starred Edward James Olmos and was released in May of that year. In the same year, he starred in the drama "Next Door," opposite Rachel Hurd-Wood and played the lead role in the thriller "Push." In 2008, he starred in the romantic comedy " The Losers" and played the role of Rick in the sci-fi thriller "Push." In the same year, Evans was cast as the Human Torch in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." The film was released in June that year. In 2009, Evans played the role of Mike in the romantic comedy "Friends with Benefits." That same year, he starred as Officer Sam McPhilmy in the film "Brooklyn Rules" and played the role of Scott in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?" In 2010, Evans starred in the romantic comedy " ende " starring Alexis Bledel and the fantasy-action film directed by Louis Leterrier titled " The Losers" and played the role of Captain America in " Captain America: The First Avenger." The film co-starred Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter/Agent Carter, Stanley Tucci as Abraham Erskine/Dr. Erksine, and Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt/Red Skull.

More superheroes

In 2012, Evans played the role of Captain America in " The Avengers." The film co-starred Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and was directed by Joss Whedon. In 2013, Evans played the role of Captain America in " Captain America: The Winter Soldier," which was directed by the Russo brothers. That same year, he starred in the film " Snowpiercer," alongside Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, and Ed Harris, and played the role of Officer David Johns in the crime drama " Kill the Irishman." In 2014, Evans played the role of Captain America in " Avengers: Age of Ultron," which was directed by the Russo brothers. That same year, he starred in the sci-fi thriller " The Signal" and played the role of Officer David Johns in the crime drama " Kill the Irishman." In 2015, Evans played the role of Captain America in " Avengers: Age of Ultron." That same year, he starred in the sci-fi thriller " The Signal" and played the role of Officer David Johns in the crime drama " Kill the Irishman." In 2016, Evans played the role of Captain America in " Captain America: Civil War" and played the role of Jack in the sci-fi thriller " Man Down." In 2017, Evans played the role of Captain America in " Avengers: Infinity War," which was directed by the Russo brothers.

Where is he now?

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Currently, Chris Evans is engaged to actress-model Jenny Lewis and the two have been dating since 2014. On October 15, 2018, it was announced that the couple had gotten engaged over the weekend at Jack Johnson's house. Chris Evans is an avid supporter/ambassador of many charities and organizations. Some of which include the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Make-a-Wish Foundation, and many more. Outside of acting, Evans has also been involved in producing. He is the founder of the production company "Snowpants" and the executive producer of his brother's film "The Nomad."

Conclusion

In the end, Chris Evans has had a long and successful career as an actor, dating all the way back to 2002. He's appeared in a number of different films over the years, and most recently took on the iconic role of Captain America. Evans is well known for his roles as Captain America, The Human Torch from Fantastic Four, and Jack from the sci-fi film Man Down. He's a great actor and will continue to star in many more films in the years to come. In the end, Chris Evans has had a long and successful career as an actor, dating all the way back to 2002. He's appeared in a number of different films over the years, and most recently took on the iconic role of Captain America. Evans is well known for his roles as Captain America, The Human Torch from Fantastic Four, and Jack from the sci-fi film Man Down. He's a great actor and will continue to star in many more films in the years to come.

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