Chris Pine

Biography

Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his maternal grandfather), English, German, Welsh, and French. Pine attended Oakwood School in the San Fernando Valley, and went on to study English at the University of California, Berkeley where he received a bachelor's degree. During this time, he spent one year studying at the University of Leeds in England. Pine also studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. After embarking on an acting career, Pine won guest roles in many television series, and made his feature film debut opposite Anne Hathaway in O Diário da Princesa 2: Casamento Real (2004). Other roles in film and television followed, but he became an international star when he was cast as James T. Kirk in the hugely successful franchise reboot, Star Trek (2009). He subsequently starred in the films Incontrolável (2010), Guerra é Guerra! (2012), Bem Vindo à Vida (2012), and the sequel Além da Escuridão: Star Trek (2013). In 2014, Pine co-starred in Quero Matar Meu Chefe 2 (2014) and, as Cinderella's Prince, in the musical Caminhos da Floresta (2014), alongside Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick. In 2015, he appeared in the thriller Os Últimos na Terra (2015), and in 2016, he headlined the sea-set drama Horas Decisivas (2016), the third film in the new Trek universe, Star Trek: Sem Fronteiras (2016), and the bank robber drama A Qualquer Custo (2016). In 2017, Chris played Steve Trevor opposite Gal Gadot in the title role of Mulher-Maravilha (2017), a film that became his biggest domestic earner.

Filmography

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