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Chris Pratt
Also known as:Christopher Michael"Chris"Pratt
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast
Born:June 21, 1979
Birthplace:Virgina, Minnesota, United States Of America
Spouse:Anna Faris
Christopher Michael Pratt is an American film and television actor who came into the limelight with his television roles like Bright Abbott in Everwood (2002-06) and Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009-15). The Lego Movie, a computer-animated adventure comedy, and Guardians of the Galaxy, a superhero film are two of his most successful movies, which also got him worldwide popularity.
Early life
Born on June 21, 1979, in Virginia, Minnesota, Chris Pratt`s mother Kathleen Louise worked at a supermarket, and his father Daniel Clifton Pratt, who died in 2014, remodeled houses. He has two older siblings, Cully and Angie. Chris Pratt grew up in Lake Stevens, Washington, and as a high school student stood fifth in a state wrestling tournament. The actor dropped out of a local community college halfway through the first semester, post which he worked as a discount ticket salesman and then a daytime stripper. After that, he ended up homeless in Maui, when he met actress and director Rae Dawn Chong, who cast him in the 2000 short film Cursed Part 3. This worked out well for the actor as he got a role in 2002 series Everwood as an athlete Bright Abbott.
Personal Life
In 2007, Pratt met actress Anna Faris on the set of the film Take Me Home Tonight. They played each others` love interests in the movie, which sparked a real life romance. The two got engaged in late 2008 and got married in Bali on July 9, 2009. They have a son Jack, who was born in August 2012.
Movie career
Chris Pratt debuted in the year 2000, when he was just 19-years-old, with short horror film Cursed Part 3. This was also actress and director Rae Dawn Chong`s directorial debut movie. From 2003 to 2008, he worked on various movies including Leslie Libman`s The Extreme Team that revolves around how a secret Black Ops rescue team set out to New Zealand to save a former member who has been kidnapped. During this time, he also appeared in Walk the Talk, Wieners, and Wanted.

2009 was an excellent year for the actor with many projects to work on. His most notable films in the year were Bride Wars as Fletcher who is an accountant, and Jennifer`s Body as officer Roman Duda. He was also seen in Christian Forte`s Deep in the Valley as Lester Watts.

Moneyball, a 2011 film, saw Pratt play the role of Oakland Athletics first baseman/catcher Scott Hatteberg. He was considered fat for the role and so worked out regularly to loose weight and eventually won the part. In the movie, he played a dramatic role as a father and also a dejected baseball player. He then worked in the film 10 Years for which he gained back the weight he had lost. Post this, he had to again lose weight to portray Navy SEAL in the 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty. His other films in these two years were Take Me Home Tonight, What`s Your Number and The Five-Year Engagement. In the following year, he was seen in the anthology comedy film Movie 43 co-directed and produced by Peter Farrelly in one of the segments alongside Anna Faris and J. B. Smoove.

The actor was known for playing mainly supporting characters, but this changed with his 2014 releases. He voiced the main character in the animated The Lego Movie - the third-highest-grossing film of 2014 in North America. Another big project for the actor in the year was the humorous sci-fi adventure Guardians of the Galaxy - highest-grossing film of 2014 in North America. This movie was based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name, where Pratt played Peter Quill with co-stars like Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, and Vin Diesel. These two successful releases made Pratt a star. For Guardians of the Galaxy, he won CinemaCon Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year and Saturn Award for Best Actor, and was nominated for Critics` Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Artist, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance and MTV Movie Award for Best Shirtless Performance. Also in this year, Pratt was ranked as #2 on People magazine`s annual list of Sexiest Men Alive.

Next, in 2015 Pratt starred as the lead in the film Jurassic World. He played Owen Grady, a Navy veteran and a Velociraptor expert and trainer at Jurassic World. This won him the MTV Movie Award for Best Action Performance and nominated for MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance and Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Star: Male. He made a cameo appearance in 2015 Jem and the Holograms. His 2016 projects are Antoine Fuqua`s The Magnificient Seven alongside Denzel Washington and Vincent D`Onofrio and Morten Tyldum`s Passengers co-starring Jennifer Lawrence. His 2018 releases include Avengers: Infinity War, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Emmet`s Holiday Party. In 2019, Pratt reprised his role as Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Avengers: Endgame. His 2020 release includes Onward.
Chris Pratt is also popularly known as a television actor, having worked in quite a few television series. He started off with appearing in one episode in The Huntress in 2001 and then played the role of Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott from 2002 to 2006 in the American drama television series Everwood in all the seasons. Pratt was also nominated for Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Sidekick (2004-2005). In 2005, the actor appeared in Stephen Furst`s television film Path of Destruction where he played the role of a scientist, Nathan McCain. In the same year, he appeared in the television series Strangers with Candy. He gave voice to the character of Jake in The Batman series for one episode in 2008.

In the year 2009, Pratt essayed the role of Andy Dwyer, the trolly Troller, in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. When he was cast for the role, it was supposed to be a temporary character, but he was really liked by the producers and was taken in as a series regular. He worked in this series till 2015 and got nominated for Critics` Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2013). For the series Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, Pratt gave his voice for the character Cooper Daniels in two episodes. In 2014, he hosted one episode of the television show Saturday Night Live.
Peers & More
Chris Evans
Chris Pine
Ryan Reynolds
Ashton Kutcher
Anna Faris
Popular Movies
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Thor: Love and Thunder
Jurassic World: Dominion
Jurassic World Marathon: Fallen Kingdom (3D)
Jurassic World Marathon: Jurassic World (3D)
The Tomorrow War
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Did You Know? (14)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is father in law to the actor Chris Pratt, who married Schwarzenegger`s oldest daughter Katherine.
  • Chris Pratt has enthralled the audience as the legendary outlaw Star-Lord and the daring dinosaur tamer Owen in two blockbuster film franchises. But did you know that the actor also has had his share of misses when it came to landing big roles? Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek (2009) and Jake Sully from Avatar (2009) are some of the roles Pratt auditioned for, but missed out on.
  • During his struggling years, Chris Pratt worked at a number of odd jobs. Of these was his stint as a coupon salesman, which ended up earning him an insurance ticket he couldn't pay for and eventually, an arrest warrant! As far as preparations for playing a legendary outlaw like Star-Lord goes, that's as real as it gets!
  • Chris Pratt's breakout role was as the loveable goof Andy Dwyer in the hit NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation. He was initially supposed to guest-star for just a few episodes, but the actor's performance was so brilliant and endearing that the showrunners decided to make him a regular cast member.
  • Chris Pratt lost 30 pounds to win the part of Scott Hatteberg in the 2011 film Moneyball.
  • Chris Pratt is an enthusiastic fisherman and hunter.
  • Chris Pratt and his wife, Anna Faris, each had a dead bug collection before they met and they have combined their collections.
  • Chris Pratt worked at Bubba Gumps Restaurant in Hawaii which is when he met actress and director Rae Dawn Chong, who gave him his first acting role in the movie Cursed Part 3, as she was impressed with his energy and charm.
  • Chris Pratt is conversational in German as he studied it for 3 years in school.
  • Chris Pratt once worked as a stripper before his career took off.
  • Chris Pratt was homeless and lived in his van before his career took off.
  • As a kid, Chris Pratt actually wanted to be a stuntman and so would practice falling down the stairs, and he liked doing so.
  • Apart from acting, Chris Pratt is interested in fishing, hunting and working on cars.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is father in law to the actor Chris Pratt, who married Schwarzenegger`s oldest daughter Katherine.
  • Personal Quotes (9)

  • "“The only way physical comedy works is if you don't see it coming. And the harder the fall, the funnier it is. You have to really take some shots, and I've walked away with some bumps and bruises.”"
  • "“Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is.”"
  • "“Just be comfortable with who you are.”"
  • "“Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read in 'GQ' magazine.”"
  • "“My favorite way to blow off steam is to sing obnoxiously loud in the shower.”"
  • "“I have some weird habits. For instance, I love beets. Show me a salad bar and I will clean them out of their beets.”"
  • "“There's nothing funnier than a giant, grown man rollerblading.”"
  • "“As long as I keep getting cast, I don't care if it's typecast.”"
  • "“You get to a point where you have to start planning when you cross that line where you have enough value to get someone's movie made if you attach yourself to it, you have to be very thoughtful and have to plan.”"
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