Chris Hemsworth is one name that needs no introduction. He is one of the biggest stars that Hollywood has produced in recent times, featuring in several blockbuster movies such as Star Trek, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, Rush, Vacation, In the Heart of The Sea, Men in Black: International, A Perfect Getaway, The Cabin in the Woods, and much more.
Hemsworth is, however, most popular for his role as Thor, the hammer-wielding God of thunder, in the Marvel cinematic universe. He first played the role in the 2011 movie, Thor and has reprised the role in many other movies such as The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
The following are facts regarding some of the things people have always wanted to know about this Chris.
Chris Hemsworth Bio (Age)
Christopher Hemsworth was born on the 11th of August 1983 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He has Australian nationality and a diverse ethnicity comprising of German, Scottish, Dutch, English, and Irish ancestry. Hemsworth spent his formative years in Melbourne as well as a remote part of Australia known as The Outback. For his college education, he attended Heathmonth College.
Chris Hemsworth commenced his movie career in his native Australia, appearing in a number of TV soaps. They include Guinevere Jones (2002), Neighbours (2002) and Marshall (2002). He got his first big break in 2004 when he landed the role of the sexy but troubled Kim Hyde on the long-running Aussie soap, Home and Away. The soap had previously served as a launch pad for the career of other Aussie actors, and Hemsworth was no different. After a three year stint on the show, he left for Hollywood in 2007.
In Tinseltown, he landed roles in movies such as Star Trek (2009) and A perfect getaway (2010). He finally joined the big leagues in 2010 when he landed the popular role of Thor. He didn’t even expect to land the role due to a poor audition. In fact, his name did not make the list of the final four actors in the running. It was someone that urged director Ken Branagh to give him another shot. Branagh did, and the rest, as they say, is history. Hemsworth has gone on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. He has also won several awards and recognition.
His Net Worth
Chris Hemsworth has a net worth of between $70 and $90 million. In 2018 alone, he earned $64.5 million according to Forbes. His wealth comes from his successful movie career as well as juicy endorsement deals. Hemsworth has certainly come a long way from his humble childhood where he had to save for months just to be able to afford a surfboard. Among his many possessions is a six-bedroom mansion in Byron Bay, Australia. The mansion features luxuries such as a gym, steam room, spa, games room, media room, and other cool things.
Chris Hemsworth’s Family – Brothers, Wife, and Kids
The Thor actor is married to Elsa Pataky. She is a Spanish model, actress, and film producer most famous for her role as Elena Neves on The Fast and the Furious franchise. Hemsworth and Elsa started dating in early 2010 after meeting through their reps; they are both represented by the same management company ROAR.
They tied the knot during Christmas of 2010. The couple has three children together. They are daughter India (born in May 2012) and twin sons, Tristan and Sasha (born in March 2014). Hemsworth has publicly expressed his hope that his children will not grow up spoilt just because they have rich and famous parents.
Chris Hemsworth comes from a family of five. It includes mom, Leonie, who is a teacher and dad, Craig, who is a social service counselor. Hemsworth has an older brother named Luke and a younger brother named Liam. Luke and Liam are also famous actors. Luke commenced his acting career in 2001/2002 on the TV soap Neighbours. He has gone on to appear in other TV series, both in Australia and Hollywood. One of them is the HBO series Westworld. The youngest Hemsworth, Liam, is also not doing shabbily at all. He has appeared in many popular movies such as The Hunger Games, Love and Honour, The Dressmaker, and The Last Song.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Chris Hemsworth is a combination of talent and good looks which has undoubtedly furthered his career. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall (1.9 m) and his weight is given as 91 kg. Other known body measurements include his chest that measures 48 inches and his waist of 33 inches.