Who is Chris Pratt?
Chris Pratt is an American actor who is best known for his role as Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation, a sitcom from NBC, as Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his leading roles in Jurassic World.
Virginia, Minnesota, United States of America
The actor has been married twice. His first wife was Anna Faris, and the couple was together between 2009 and 2018. In 2019, he married Katherine Schwarzenegger. Pratt has two kids.
Chris Pratt started his career on TV. He played Bright Abbott in Everwood between 2002 and 2006. After the series’ cancellation, he got a role on The O.C. in its fourth season. 2008 saw him appear in the film Wanted, playing James McAvoy’s character obnoxious coworker.
In 2009, he was cast in Parks and Recreation, which was a big hit and earned him critical acclaim and a Critics’ Choice Television Award Nomination. After that, he became more prominent and started to appear in other films and projects, like Jennifer’s Body in 2009, Moneyball in 2011, Movie 43 in 2013, Zero Dark Thirty, and Her in 2013 as well, mostly in supporting roles.
In 2014, Pratt began establishing himself as a leading man. He played the main role in Guardians of the Galaxy, as Star-Lord, one of MCU’s superhero films, and also provided his voice to Emmet, the leading character in The Lego Movie. Both were huge hits.
This was followed by appearances in Jurassic World in 2015 and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, where Prat also had leading roles.
He reprised his part as Star-Lord for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017, Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Pratt is set to reprise the role in at least two upcoming Marvel movies: 2022 Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
In addition to these projects, Pratt was the leading man in Passengers alongside Jennifer Lawrence and was part of the all-star ensemble for 2016’s The Magnificent Seven.
In addition to his role as Star-Lord, Pratt has been associated with two untitled projects where it was announced he would voice Garfield and Mario to mixed responses from the Internet. Another announced project is Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Pratt was homeless for some time in Hawaii after dropping out of community college. He also held various jobs during this time, like a stripper and discount ticket salesman.
His father-in-law is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Pratt has a strong faith and is a regular churchgoer.
The actor has continuously gained and lost weight to portray different roles.
The actor was in three films that received Oscar nominations, albeit not in the leading role: Her, Moneyball, and Zero Dark Thirty.
Pratt got his start in acting thanks to Rae Dawn Chong, an actress that he met while working in a restaurant as a waiter and who gave him his first chance.
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