BIOGRAPHY

Chris Hemsworth Biography 2024: Age, Net Worth, Family, Relationship, Height, Education, Personal Life, Career, Awards and Nomination

Chris Hemsworth, born on August 11, 1983, is an esteemed Australian actor.

He gained recognition by portraying Kim Hyde in the renowned Australian TV series Home and Away from 2004 to 2007, before venturing into the world of Hollywood films.

Born
Christopher Hemsworth

11 August 1983 (age 40)

MelbourneVictoria, Australia
Education Heathmont College
Occupations
  • Actor
  • film producer
Years active 2002–present
Spouse

(m. 2010)

Children 3
Relatives

Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) commenced with the 2011 film bearing the same name.

His exceptional performance in Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) further solidified his position as one of the highest-paid actors globally.

Some of his other notable film credits consist of the action movies Star Trek (2009), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) along with its follow-up The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), Red Dawn (2012), Blackhat (2015), Men in Black: International (2019), Extraction (2020) and its upcoming 2023 sequel, the suspenseful A Perfect Getaway (2009) and the comedy Ghostbusters (2016).

Hemsworth has received critical acclaim for his performances in the comedy horror The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and the biographical sports film Rush (2013) where he portrayed James Hunt.

Early Life

Christopher Hemsworth was born in Melbourne on 11 August 1983 to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth.

His mother, Leonie, is an English teacher, while his father, Craig, works as a social-services counsellor.

Christopher is the second of three sons, with Luke being the eldest and Liam being the youngest.

Both Luke and Liam are also actors. Christopher’s maternal grandfather immigrated from the Netherlands, and his maternal grandmother has Irish roots.

On his father’s side, he has English, Scottish, and German ancestry.

Christopher spent his childhood in both Melbourne and the Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory.

He has fond memories of his time in the Outback, surrounded by crocodiles and buffalo.

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He attended Heathmont College for high school before his family relocated to the Northern Territory and later to Phillip Island.

Public Image

After portraying Thor in the MCU franchise, Hemsworth’s physique garnered attention from fans.

His workout routines have been frequently discussed in various media outlets such as The Times of India, Men’s Health, MensXP, Entertainment Tonight, and Metro.

He later launched the fitness app Centr, offering subscribers access to nutrition, wellness, and exercise plans.

In 2014, he was honored as the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine.

Hemsworth is a dedicated supporter of the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League.

He played a prominent role in the AFL’s 2014 Everything’s Possible campaign, contributing his fees to the Australian Children Foundation.

Hemsworth also starred in the AFL’s 2017 “I’d Like to See That” commercial.

Regarding his wealth, as Hemsworth’s Hollywood career progressed, he has become one of the highest-paid actors globally.

He was featured in Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Actors list in 2014, 2015, and 2018.

Additionally, he ranked 31st in the magazine’s list of Highest Paid Celebrities in 2018 and 24th in 2019, with an estimated income of US$76.4 million.

In May 2020, Chris and Liam Hemsworth participated in a charity event where they read a chapter from Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach to support the global non-profit organization Partners In Health, co-founded by Dahl’s daughter Ophelia.

The charity has been actively combating COVID-19 in vulnerable regions.

Personal Life

Hemsworth and Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky started their relationship in early 2010, after being introduced by their mutual representatives.

They tied the knot in December 2010. Their family expanded with the birth of a daughter in May 2012 and twin sons in March 2014.

In 2015, they relocated from Los Angeles to Byron Bay, New South Wales, in Australia.

Hemsworth’s children are learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Thalison Soares, and he often accompanies them to participate in national competitions.

Hemsworth was honored as a Member of the Order of Australia during the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

In the fifth episode of his National Geographic series Limitless (2022), Hemsworth shared that his maternal grandfather is battling Alzheimer’s disease.

He also disclosed that he has inherited two copies of the APOE4 gene, one from each parent, significantly increasing his risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to the general population.

Career

Hemsworth commenced his career by making appearances in various television series.

In 2002, Hemsworth took on the role of King Arthur in two episodes of the fantasy television series Guinevere Jones, in addition to guest-starring in the soap opera Neighbours and an episode of Marshall Law.

The following year, he made an appearance in an episode of The Saddle Club.

In 2004, Hemsworth tried out for the role of Robbie Hunter in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Although he did not land that part, he was later called back for the role of Kim Hyde.

Hemsworth relocated to Sydney to join the cast, featuring in 171 episodes of the series. He departed from Home and Away on 3 July 2007.

Hemsworth later mentioned that despite gaining more visibility after his time on Home and Away, his work on a soap opera did not garner him respect within the film industry.

Hemsworth participated as a contestant on the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia, where he was paired with professional dancer Abbey Ross.

The season premiered on 26 September 2006, and after six weeks, Hemsworth was eliminated on 7 November.

Hemsworth’s involvement in the show almost jeopardized his chance of landing the role of Thor, as the producers of the Marvel film franchise were concerned that fans might be deterred.

In 2009, Hemsworth portrayed James T. Kirk’s father, George Kirk, in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams’ film Star Trek.

Initially, the role was offered to Matt Damon, who declined it; Abrams was grateful for Hemsworth accepting the role.

Josh Tyler of CinemaBlend was impressed by Hemsworth, labeling the actor’s scene as the “best five minutes I’ve spent in a movie theater this year.” The film was a commercial success, grossing US$385.7 million.

That same year, Hemsworth played the character Kale Garrity in the thriller A Perfect Getaway.

The film achieved moderate success, grossing US$22 million against a US$14 million budget, and received mixed reviews, but Hemsworth was commended for his “appropriately intimidating” portrayal of a “thuggish backpacker.”

Paul Young of Screen Rant also praised Hemsworth’s performance as solid.

Hemsworth proceeded to portray the character of Sam in the 2010 film Ca$h, alongside British actor Sean Bean.

This marked his first film project upon his arrival in the United States.

The director of the film, Stephen Milburn Anderson, expressed his admiration for Hemsworth’s talent and appearance, stating that he had only been in the country for six weeks when he auditioned for the role.

Anderson remarked, “Here is a young man who possesses the perfect look, exceptional acting skills, and let’s not forget, he is incredibly handsome.

We absolutely need to cast him.” The Hollywood Reporter recognized Hemsworth’s rising prominence in November 2010, including him in their list of young male actors making their mark in the industry.

Hemsworth proceeded to portray the character of Sam in the 2010 film Ca$h, alongside British actor Sean Bean.

This marked his first film project upon his arrival in the United States.

The director of the film, Stephen Milburn Anderson, expressed his admiration for Hemsworth’s talent and appearance, stating that he had only been in the country for six weeks when he auditioned for the role.

Anderson remarked, “Here is a young man who possesses the perfect look, exceptional acting skills, and let’s not forget, he is incredibly handsome.

We absolutely need to cast him.”

The Hollywood Reporter recognized Hemsworth’s rising prominence in November 2010, including him in their list of young male actors making their mark in the industry.

In 2011, Sony Pictures revealed that Hemsworth would take on the lead role in the thriller Shadow Runner, but production has not yet begun.

That same year, Hemsworth was chosen to portray the superhero Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

His debut film in the series was Thor in 2011. Hemsworth and fellow actor Tom Hiddleston, who ended up playing Loki, both auditioned for the role.

Hemsworth mentioned that he gained 20 pounds of muscle for the part.

Thor earned a global box office revenue of US$449.3 million, making it the 15th highest-grossing movie of 2011.

The film was well-received, with Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times praising Hemsworth’s performance as the God of Thunder.

Hemsworth returned to play Thor the next year in The Avengers (2012), where he joined five other superheroes in defending Earth from his brother, Loki.

The movie was both a critical and commercial triumph, earning over US$1.5 billion worldwide.

The ensemble cast was commended for their chemistry on screen by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone.

Following the release of Star Trek, Hemsworth filmed the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, which was not released until 2012.

The film received positive reviews, with his portrayal of Alpha male jock Curt Vaughan being labeled as his “sexiest” role by Alison Foreman of Mashable.

Hemsworth later starred alongside Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) as the Huntsman.

Despite its commercial success, grossing US$396 million globally, the film received mixed reviews.

In 2015, Hemsworth appeared in director Michael Mann’s action thriller Blackhat alongside Viola Davis.

Unfortunately, the film did not perform well at the box office and was met with negative reviews.

Many critics pointed out that one of the main issues with the film was Hemsworth’s casting as a hacker.

Christy Lemire of the Chicago Sun-Times even commented on the unrealistic portrayal, stating that someone who spends their days in front of a computer screen wouldn’t look as attractive as Hemsworth.

Hemsworth himself expressed dissatisfaction with his performance, admitting that he felt his acting fell flat and was an attempt to cater to audience expectations.

Despite this setback, he returned to his role as Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which received positive feedback and grossed over US$1.4 billion worldwide.

Hemsworth’s performance in the film earned him the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor.

In a surprising move, Hemsworth made a brief return to Home and Away in 2014, appearing as an extra rather than his original character Kim Hyde.

The episode featuring his cameo aired on 19 May 2015.

Hemsworth had initially been cast to play George Kirk once again in the fourth installment of the rebooted Star Trek film series.

However, due to failed contract negotiations and his disappointment with the script, he ultimately decided to leave the project in August 2018.

In the same year, he also took on a role in the Men in Black spin-off titled Men in Black: International.

Although the film received generally negative reviews from critics, Hemsworth’s chemistry with his co-star Tessa Thompson was highly praised.

The following year, Hemsworth collaborated with the Russo brothers once again in the Netflix action thriller Extraction.

The film, which broke Netflix’s viewership record, garnered immense popularity and was watched by 90 million households in its first month of release.

Hemsworth’s portrayal of Thor continued in the fourth film of the franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder, which began filming in Australia in February 2021 and was released in 2022.

In 2022, Hemsworth worked on a six-part documentary series called Limitless With Chris Hemsworth for National Geographic.

The show explored various methods humans have used to enhance their health, and Hemsworth engaged in activities such as immersing himself in icy Arctic water, fasting for extended periods, and participating in an indigenous Australian ceremony.

The show faced controversy when Indigenous groups criticized the filming at a sacred site, deeming it disrespectful to their culture.

Hemsworth reprised his role as Tyler Rake in the sequel to Extraction, titled Extraction 2, which is set to be released in 2023.

His involvement in the film earned him a substantial $20 million.

Additionally, Hemsworth is set to star in the Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, and lend his voice to a younger version of Optimus Prime in the Transformers prequel film, Transformers One.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Star Trek George Kirk
A Perfect Getaway Kale Garrity
2010 Ca$h Sam Phelan
2011 Thor Thor
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Curt Vaughan
The Avengers Thor
Snow White and the Huntsman Eric the Huntsman
Red Dawn Jed Eckert
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness George Kirk (voice) Cameo
Rush James Hunt
Thor: The Dark World Thor
2015 Blackhat Nicholas Hathaway
Avengers: Age of Ultron Thor
Vacation Stone Crandall
In the Heart of the Sea Owen Chase
2016 The Huntsman: Winter’s War Eric the Huntsman
Ghostbusters Kevin Beckman / Rowan North
Team Thor Thor Short film
Doctor Strange Thor Cameo; mid-credits scene
2017 Team Thor: Part 2 Thor Short film
Thor: Ragnarok Thor
2018 12 Strong Captain Mitch Nelson
Avengers: Infinity War Thor
Bad Times at the El Royale Billy Lee
2019 Avengers: Endgame Thor
Men in Black: International Henry / Agent H
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Himself Cameo
2020 Extraction Tyler Rake Also producer
2022 Interceptor TV salesman Uncredited cameo and executive producer
Spiderhead Steve Abnesti Also producer
Thor: Love and Thunder Thor Also executive producer
2023 Extraction 2 Tyler Rake Also producer
2024 Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga  Dementus Post-production
Transformers One  Optimus Prime Voice role
TBA Project X  TBA Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Guinevere Jones King Arthur 3 episodes
Neighbours Jamie Kane Season 18 (Episode #4069)
Marshall Law The Kid Episode: “Domestic Bliss”
2003 The Saddle Club The New Vet Episode: “Tenderfoot”
2004 Fergus McPhail Craig Episode: “In a Jam”
2004–2007 Home and Away Kim Hyde Seasons 17–20 (189 episodes)
2006 Dancing with the Stars Himself 5th place
2015 Saturday Night Live Host 2 episodes
2021 Loki Throg (voice) Episode: “Journey into Mystery“; uncredited
2021 Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth Himself Television special
2021–present What If…? Thor (voice) 5 episodes
2022 Limitless with Chris Hemsworth Himself Also executive producer

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Thor: God of Thunder Thor Voice
2015 Lego Dimensions Kevin Beckman Voice
2016 Ghostbusters Voice

Net Worth

According to TheRichest.com, Chris net worth is capped around $130 million, Sources of wealth include, Acting Career, Brand Endorsements, Production Company, Various Business Ventures

Some Of His Expenses Lifestyle/Travel, Philanthropy, Health And Fitness, Friends/Family, Real Estate.


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