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Chris Evans

A Starting Point

Chris Evans is one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors for both big budget and independent features.

Evans most recently starred in and executive produced the Apple TV+ limited series, “Defending Jacob,” which was released in April 2020. The series is based on William Landay's 2012 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The crime drama series, which starred Michelle Dockery, Cherry Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Jaeden Martell, was directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Mark Bomback.
Up next, Evans will begin production on Netflix’s film “The Gray Man,” alongside Ryan Gosling. The film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Evans also recently wrapped production on Adam McKay’s Netflix film “Don’t Look Up.” The film, which also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cate Blanchett, will be released on the platform in 2021.

In 2019, Evans starred in Rian Johnson’s critically acclaimed “Knives Out,” a mystery crime film. He starred alongside Daniel Craig and Michael Shannon. Lionsgate released the film on November 27, 2019 and it has grossed over $300 million worldwide.

Evans recently launched his new civics engagement project called “A Starting Point,” alongside partners Mark Kassen and Joe Kiani. The project launched as a website with the goal being to create informed, responsible and empathetic citizens who are empowered to further their understanding of the world of politics. Through ASP, they aim to demystify politics by providing answers to common questions directly from the people who create the policies that affect them. The website debuted in July 2020.

Chris is internationally renowned for his role of Captain America in the Disney/ Marvel Avengers franchise. In 2019, Evans starred “Avengers: Endgame,” which was released by Disney on April 26, 2019. The film became the fastest in history to pass $2 billion at the global box office. In the spring of 2018, Evans was seen in “Avengers: Infinity War,” the first of two back-to-back sequels of “Avengers.” Disney released the film on April 23, 2018.

Evans made his Broadway debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s “Lobby Hero” on March 26, 2018. The play opened to rave reviews. Ben Brantley from the New York Times called it “a terrific Broadway debut” and said, “Mr. Evans is a marvel.” Chris starred alongside Michael Cera and Bel Powley. The play, directed by Trip Cullman, centers on a slacker security guard, a veteran police officer and murder investigation. His run concluded in May of 2018.

In 2017, Chris starred in Marc Webb’s “Gifted” alongside McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate. The film follows a man (Evans) who sues for custody of his 7-year-old, intellectually gifted niece. Fox Searchlight released the film April 12, 2017.

In 2016, Evans starred in “Captain America: Civil War,” the highly anticipated third installment to 2011's “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2014's “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Evans reprised his role as the famed Marvel Comics character, Steve Rogers. In this film, after the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. The film was released by Disney on May 6, 2016 and is the top grossing film of 2016 with more than $1.1 billion worldwide.

Evans marked his feature film directorial debut with “Before We Go”. He also produced and starred in the film alongside Alice Eve and Mark Kassen. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was released by Radius on September 14, 2015. Prior to its release, the film garnered $1.53 million in VOD and was the first pre-theatrical film of 2015 to reach both the top 5 on iTunes and the top 10 on Rentrak’s weekly digital chart.

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Events featuring Chris Evans
Mar 10, 2021
11:30am — 12:15pm
Events featuring Chris Evans
Mar 10, 2021
11:30am — 12:15pm