Chris Hemsworth (born 11.8.1983)
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. Initially, he was known for his role as Kim Hyde in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. He later gained notoriety after being cast in the Hollywood films Thor and The Avengers.
Chris Hemsworth: Childhood
Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth. The family later moved to Philip Island, just south of Melbourne, with his family. His brothers, Luke and Liam Hemsworth are also actors in another Australian soap, Neighbours.
Chris Hemsworth attended Heathmont Secondary College in Melbourne, before leaving to concentrate on his acting career.
Chris Hemsworth: Acting Career
In 2004, Chris Hemsworth auditioned for the part of Robbie Hunter in Home and Away but lost out to Jason Smith. He was later recalled, however, for the part of Kim Hyde. Upon landing the part, he moved to Sydney to join the cast of the show. Home and Away has also launched the careers of a number of notable actors and singers, including Heath Ledger, Dannii Minogue, Guy Pearce and Naomi Watts.
Hemsworth remained working on Home and Away until 2007. In his time on the show, he won two Logie Award nominations as well as winning one for Most Popular Talent in 2005.
In the 2009 blockbuster Star Trek - directed by JJ Abrams - Chris Hemsworth was cast in the role of George Kirk. The film also starred Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto.
That same year, Hemsworth also played Kale in A Perfect Getaway, which also featured Steve Zahn, Timothy Olymphant and Milla Jovovich.
In 2010, Chris Hemsworth worked on The Cabin in the Woods, a tongue-in-cheek horror film co-written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. It was originally slated for a January 2011 release but was beset with financial problems.
Hemsworth was also announced as one of the actors in Red Dawn, based on the 1984 film of the same name. The remake also stars Josh Peck, whereas the original starred Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen.
Around the same time, he also starred in Ca$h, playing the character Sam Phelan, alongside Sean Bean and Victoria Profeta.
Chris Hemsworth also stars in the 2011 film Thor, as the lead character. It is a live action film, based on the comic book character of the same name. Also starring in the film are Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddlestone, Anthony Hopkins and Jaimie Alexander. Kenneth Branagh directed the film.
Chris Hemsworth: Personal Life
During his time on Home and Away, Chris Hemsworth dated his co-star Isabel Lucas, with whom he later worked on Red Dawn.
Hemsworth is now married to the Spanish actress Elsa Pataky.