Although there are many relatives in Hollywood who are noted for their exceptional acting talent, the Australian trio, better known as the Hemsworth brothers, are on a whole other level as very few people can stand toe to toe with them.
Born to parents who are a social service counselor and an English instructor, Luke Hemsworth, the eldest of the three, took to acting at the age of 19 by appearing in the TV soap opera, Neighbors. Interestingly, his younger brothers followed suit as they also kicked off their careers in their teens by making appearances in the same soap opera. The trio have since made colossal achievements as actors and are yet to reach the peak of their careers despite the success they have achieved so far.
Biography of the Hemsworth Brothers
Luke was born to Craig and Leonie Hemsworth in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 5th November 1981. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Dramatic Art and as stated above, made his acting debut in the soap opera, Neighbors where he portrayed the character of Nathan Tyson in 10 episodes.
In the following year, the oldest of the Hemsworth brothers was cast as Simon in the Children’s TV series, The Saddle Club, based on Bonnie Bryant’s books. Afterward, he had minor roles in other series such as Last Man Standing, All Saints, Satisfaction, The Elephant Princess, Winners & Losers, The Bazura Project, and others.
In 2016, Luke’s career attained a new height as he began playing the lead role of Ashley Stubbs in the American Western series, WestWorld. He still plays the role today and has earned much popularity and recognition for it, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Although his career has been mostly limited to the small screen, Luke has also been featured in a few motion pictures, including The Reckoning, The Anomaly, Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child and Encounter. He is currently working on a new movie titled The 34th Battalion which is still in post-production.
In regard to his personal life, Luke Hemsworth is happily married to Samantha Hemsworth whom he shares four children with.
The most popular among the Hemsworth brothers, Christopher Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 11th August 1983. He studied American English at Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney. He further enrolled and graduated from Heathmont College in Heathmont, Victoria.
Just like Luke, Chris kick-started his career by appearing in an episode of the soap opera, Neighbors. He also appeared in the TV series, Guinevere Jones before going on to feature in other series such as The Saddle Club, Home and Away, and Fergus McPhail. His first feature film role came in Star Trek in 2009. Two years later, he achieved global fame thanks to his excellent portrayal of the character Thor in the Marvel comics-based film of the same name.
In subsequent years, Chris has reprised the role in other movies like The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World among many others. Other films he has graced his acting talent with include Snow White and the Huntsman, In the Heart of the Sea, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, among others. The celebrated actor is a recipient of many accolades such as an MTV Movie Award, People’s Choice Award, Teen Choice Award, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.
In regards to his personal life, Chris is married to famed model and actress, Elsa Pataky and they have three kids together.
Liam, the youngest of the Hemsworth brothers, was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on the 13th of January 1990. Before kicking off his career in acting, he worked some menial jobs that included being a bakery assistant, and a nature park ranger. In 2007, he landed a role in the soap opera, Neighbors as Josh Taylor. He followed it up by appearing in 18 episodes of the children’s series, The Elephant Princess. He was further featured in The Muppets, McLeod’s Daughters, In Workaholics, Satisfaction, and others.
Liam Hemsworth’s shot to fame came as a result of his outstanding performance in the Hunger Games movie series as Gale Hawthorne. His other notable movie roles include The Last Song, Love and Honor, The Dressmaker, Independence Day: Resurgence and others. He has received many awards including the CinemaCon Award, Teen Choice Award, People’s Choice Award, among others.
In regards to his personal life, Liam is married his co-star in Last Song, Miley Cyrus, in December 2018, however, the two separated in August 2019.
Are the Hemsworths Related to Taylor Hemsworth?
The Hemsworth brothers are indeed related to Taylor Hemsworth who happens to be their second cousin. Taylor also is an actress who has also done some work as a writer. She has featured in movies like Thor: Ragnarok, Through a Darker Eye, and Dead Sharks, which she also wrote. The latter gained her three nominations for her screenwriting.