Chris Pine Biography

Chris Pine is an American actor known for his roles in movies like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Wonder Woman’. Let’s take a look at his family, personal life, career, achievements, relationships, and some fun facts.

Chris Pine
Quick Facts

Birthday: August 29, 1980

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Virgo

Born in: Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


father: Robert Pine

mother: Gwynne Gilford

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: University of California, Berkeley, American Conservatory Theater, University of Leeds, Oakwood School

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Chris Pine is an American actor known for his roles in movies like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Wonder Woman’. Chris belongs to a family of actors with an actor mother and father; his grandmother was also quite a popular actress back in her times. Chris started his professional acting career with ‘ER’ in 2003, where he featured just for one episode and later that year he was seen in popular TV shows such as ‘The Guardian’ and ‘CSI: Miami’. However, the most defining role of his career came to him in 2009, when he played the role of Captain James Kirk in the reboot of a cult film franchise ‘Star Trek’ and its subsequent sequels. He was also majorly rumoured to play the title role in the 2011 superhero film ‘Green Lantern’, but the role eventually went to Ryan Reynolds. However, still critics were praising Pine for his acting abilities and named him as a new ‘A list star in making’. Going through several other big and small films, he eventually landed another big break as Steve Trevor in the first movie adaptation of DC superhero character ‘Wonder Woman’ in 2017.

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Chris Pine
Childhood & Early Life
  • Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles on 26th August 1980 to Robert Pine, who was a prominent actor, and Gwynne Gilford, who was also an actress but later chose psychotherapy as career. He has an older sister named Katie. Ever since he was a kid, the vibe around his house was always cinematic and Chris grew up among the household where script readings and talks about films were frequent.
  • Chris wanted to become an actor ever since he was a teenager and often visited film sets in Hollywood while accompanying his mother or father. Initially, he was interested in sports, but his interest shifted to acting in high school. After finishing his high school from his hometown, he went on to do B.A. in English from University of California, and learned acting in American Conservatory Theatre and joining Williamson Theatre Festival turned out to be the biggest influence on his acting abilities where he learned the basic nuances of the craft.
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  • Once out of the theatre circuit, Chris started auditioning for TV roles and ended up getting minor roles in the TV series’ such as ‘ER’, ‘The Guardian’ and ‘CSI: Miami’ and started doing short films right around that time in 2003. By 2005, Pine had already made appearances in several short films and an independent film titled ‘Confessions’, a film which was directly released to video.
  • ‘Surrender, Dorothy’ was another made for television film that he appeared in, but soon after that, a meaty role came for him in a film ‘Just My Luck’, in which Pine starred alongside the popular American celebrity, Lindsay Lohan. The comedy film was released in 2006 and in the same year Chris appeared in a few more films such as ‘Blind Dating’ and an hardcore action film titled ‘Smoking Aces’ and was also selected to play the lead part in a one man play ‘The Atheist’ in New York in 2006.
  • His theatrical performance was well received by the critics and the audiences alike and Chris opted to do some plays while he wasn’t getting the desired roles in Hollywood. In 2007 he was seen in a play titled ‘Fat Pig’ where he played the role of best friend of the lead character as an alpha man and received praises from all over for his performance. In the 2008 film ‘Bottle Shock’, he played a major role and shocked the audiences with his powerful performance as a Napa Valley Vintner.
  • The year 2009 was quite lucky for Pine as he got offers to play major roles in two big films - ‘White Jazz’ and ‘Star Trek’, but Pine decided to go with ‘Star Trek’. The film was released in 2009 to critical and commercial acclaim and Pine’s character, Captain James Kirk, was met with special mentions in the reviews. And just like that, Hollywood offers started raining in on Pine.
  • In order to promote the film, Pine started making appearances in several talk shows doing interviews - the most prominent among them was his appearance in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and later that year, Pine concentrated on his play ‘Farragut North’ which again, was met with severe acclaim. For the play ‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’, Pine was honoured with Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for best actor.
  • In November 2010 came another big budget Hollywood action thriller titled ‘Unstoppable’ directed by Tony Scott and media showered praises on young Chris Pine and mentioned him as the new ‘A List star in making’. In 2011, Pine sat down with William Shatner for a documentary film on the character of Captain Kirk, which he and William portrayed in different films. In May 2013 came the sequel to ‘Star Trek’, titled ‘Star Trek: Into the Darkness’ and repeated the success of the previous film.
  • In the Oscar nominated film ‘Hell or High Water’, Pine was almost confirmed to play the lead role as one of the brothers, but circumstances didn’t allow that. He also provided his voice for a character in the animation series ‘SuperMansion’, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2017, Pine was seen providing his vocals for the second season of ‘SuperMansion’, and also ended up narrating National Geographic Channel’s ‘Breakthrough’.
  • In mid 2017, came the most defining role of his entire career in his most successful film to date, ‘Wonder Woman’, where he portrayed the role of Steve Trevor, a World War British spy and Gal Gadot’s love interest. The film was a mega commercial and critical success, and earned accolades for Chris for his portrayal of a British spy.
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Personal Life
  • Pine has stated in many of his interviews that despite hailing from a very religious family, he is opposed to following any religion and is best described as an agnostic.
  • Chris Pine was caught for drunken driving in New Zealand and had to pay the fine to get out of the mess in 2014.
  • Chris Pine has been linked with Sofia Boutella on many occasions owing to their appearance together at many events.

1. Star Trek (2009)

  (Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure)

2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

  (Animation, Action, Sci-Fi)

3. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

  (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi)

4. Hell or High Water (2016)

  (Drama, Crime, Thriller, Western)

5. Wonder Woman (2017)

  (Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy, War, Action)

6. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

  (Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure)

7. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

  (Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Animation)

8. The Finest Hours (2016)

  (Thriller, Action, Drama, History)

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