Raised in Boston, Chris Evans took up performing in high school and after graduation, went to New York where he started training at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. His work in regional theater in such Shakespeare plays as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Two Gentlemen of Verona became a solid base of experience. Evans also performed in Sunday Visitors at the Boston Playwrights Theatre.
In 2000, he made the leap from stage to screen starting with guest spots on such television series as Boston Public, The Fugitive and a regular gig playing Cary Baston in Opposite Sex. The following year, Evans made his first feature film debut with a co-starring role in Not Another Teen Movie. Since then, he made a guest appearance on the pilot of the short-lived series Skin and showed up on the big screen in three 2004 movies: The Perfect Score alongside Scarlett Johansson and Erika Christensen; Saved (2004) with Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin; and the thriller Cellular, in which he plays a young man who gets a cell phone call from a kidnapped woman (Kim Basinger).
He has achieved another level of stardom playing Human Torch/Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four film series, then starred as the title character in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Other movie roles include starring opposite Dakota Fanning in Push (2009) and with Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). In 2012, he put on his Captain America suit once again for Joss Whedon’s highly-anticipated blockbuster The Avengers. He most recently starred in The Iceman (2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).