Chris Hemsworth

  • Actor, Producer

Aug 11, 1983  in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Globally beloved for his portrayal of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He first rose to prominence courtesy of his portrayal of the character Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, and subsequently made his Hollywood debut with the film Star Trek in 2009.

Following appearances in movies like A Perfect Getaway (2009) and Cash (2010), Hemsworth was cast in the titular role in the MCU movie Thor (2011), which marked a turning point in his career. The enormous success of the film, coupled with the rise of MCU as an international phenomenon, established Hemsworth as a household name around the world. He subsequently reprised the role in blockbusters like The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Doctor Strange (2016) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). Besides MCU, the actor also appeared in starring roles in several other successful films during this time, notable among which were the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and the biographical sports drama Rush (2013).

In 2018, Hemsworth portrayed the God of Thunder yet again in Avengers: Infinity War, the first of a two-part project that marked the conclusion of the Infinity Stones story arc in the MCU. A phenomenal box office success, Infinity War also opened to near-universal critical acclaim. The actor reprised his role in the following year for Avengers: Endgame (2019), which broke the box office pre-sales records in North America.

The sci-fi action comedy Men in Black: International (2019) and the Netflix film Dhaka (2019) are some of the actor`s other notable projects in recent times.