Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth has been setting the bar impossibly high for all other men in the world since first arriving in the United States to pursue his acting career in 2007. Audiences got a first glimpse of him as the doomed father of Captain Kirk in J.J. Abram’s 2009 ‘Star Trek’ movie, but it was his role as the Norse god and comic book superhero Thor that burned his image into the minds of movie-goers everywhere. With his blond locks and muscle-bound physique, Hemsworth was the perfect candidate to bring Thor to life, and his charm won over comic book nerds and newcomers alike. The actor has been keeping busy, starring in 2012’s dark fantasy ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and 2013’s racing flick ‘Rush’ before reprising his role as Thor in the sequels to both ‘Thor’ and ‘The Avengers.’ Unfortunately for the ladies, Mr. Hemsworth is a married man and father of a daughter born in 2012.

About Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. Hemsworth is best known for portraying Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011) and Marvel's The Avengers (2012), a role he will reprise in Thor: The Dark World in 2013. He first became known for his roles as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004), and for playing George Kirk, James T. Kirk's father, in the opening scenes of the 2009 film Star Trek. This was his first major film role. In 2012 he also starred in The Cabin in the Woods and Snow White and the Huntsman. Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, the son of Leonie, an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. He was raised both there and in the Northern Territory, in a little Aboriginal community in the Outback, called Bulman. He has stated, 'My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again.

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