Chris Pratt is a popular American actor who has established a reputation as one of Hollywood’s main leading man. He commenced his career on the small screen in series such as Everwood, The O.C., and Parks and Recreation. He then diversified to the big screen appearing in blockbuster movies such as The Lego Movie (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Magnificent Seven (2016), The Five Year Engagement (2012) and Delivery Man (2013).
Pratt is arguably most popular for his role as the half-human and half-alien Star-Lord on the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the superhero movie, he plays the leader of a group of extraterrestrial criminals who are forced to join forces to save the universe.
Chris Pratt Bio (Age)
Christopher Michael Pratt was born on the 21st of June 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota. He hails from a blue-collar household. His mother, Kathleen Louise, was a supermarket worker while his dad, Daniel Clifton, worked in mining and remodeling. The actor was the youngest of three children born to the couple. He had two elder siblings named Cully and Angie.
Pratt had his education at Lake Stevens High School and graduated in 1997. Upon graduating, he briefly studied at a community college but later dropped out. On leaving school, Chris Pratt did various odd jobs to survive. He also found himself homeless in Maui, Hawaii. It was during this bout of homelessness and odd jobs that he was discovered by actress/director, Rae Dawn Chong. She offered him a minor role in her horror film, Cursed Part 3. This was in 2000 and from there, he went on to land other roles in Strangers with Candy (2005), Wanted (2008), Everwood (2002 – 2006), The O.C. (2006 – 2007), etc.
Pratt got a well-deserved breakthrough in the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. His character, Andy Dwyer, was originally meant to be a temporary one. However, his excellent portrayal of the dim-witted but lovable Dwyer won him many fans, and he was made a regular. He would go on to feature in 117 episodes of Parks and Recreation between 2009 and 2015. Since his Andy Dwyer days, Chris Pratt has gone on to feature in several movies and has also won many awards. Some of his awards are the breakthrough performer of the year at the 2014 CinemaCon Awards and best actor at the 2015 Saturn Awards.
His Net Worth
The Minnesota native has certainly done well for himself. He has accumulated a fortune estimated at $30 million – thanks to his movie career as well as the perks that come with it, such as endorsement deals and commercials. When Pratt was in high school, his wrestling coach reportedly asked him what he wanted to do with his life. He replied that he didn’t know; that he only knows he will end up rich and famous. There is certainly no doubt that the actor (who now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) has surpassed these expectations.
Wife and Son
The Guardians of the Galaxy star was previously married to actress and producer, Anna Faris. They met in 2007 on the set of the comedy movie, Take Me Home Tonight. They were each other’s love interest in the movie and they carried over that love into real life. Pratt and Faris got engaged in late 2008. They tied the knot in the Indonesian city of Bali on the 9th of July 2009. The couple has one son together; Jack was born in August 2012.
Chris Pratt and his wife, Anna Faris, separated in August 2017. They stated that they will always continue to love and respect each other. Their divorce was finalized in November 2018 and was an amicable one. Their divorce agreement stipulated joint custody, no spousal support, no child support, and a joint account for their son’s expenses. They have also committed to living near each other until their son reaches a certain age.
Dating and Girlfriend
Chris Pratt has found love again. This time with the author Katherine Schwarzenegger. She is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. In fact, it was her mom that reportedly set them up. They started dating in June 2018 and they got engaged on the 14th of January 2019. The happy couple both shared the good news on Instagram. Pratt and Katherine are set to tie the knot in late 2019 or early 2020.