Chris Hemsworth Biography
Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor best known for his role as Thor in the 2011 film of the same name and reprised the same role in 2022 in Thor: Love and Thunder. His fame began when he took the role of Kim Hyde in the Home and Away television series from 2004 to 2007.
Chris Hemsworth Age
Hemsworth is 40 years old as of 2023. He was born on 11th August 1983 in Melbourne, Australia. He celebrates his birthday every year on the 11th of August.
Chris Hemsworth Height
Hemsworth stands at an approximate height of 6 feet and 2 inches.
Chris Hemsworth Family
Hemsworth parents are Craig Hemsworth and Leonie Hemsworth and he has two siblings Luke Hemsworth and Liam Hemsworth. His maternal grandmother is Irish and his maternal grandfather is Dutch. Hemsworth paternal side are English, German, and Scottish natives. His aunt is called Joanne van Os who is an Australian author of children’s and adult fiction and memoir.
Chris Hemsworth Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is best known for his role in the Neighbours soap opera as Josh Taylor. He was also featured in The Elephant Princess television series as Marcus. He has also starred in American films such as 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence as Jake Morrison. Chris also starred in the 2012 to 2015 The Hunger Games film series as Gale Hawthorne, and the 2010 The Last Song as Will Blakelee.
Chris Hemsworth Luke Hemsworth
Luke Hemsworth is the older son of Craig and Leonie Hemsworth. He is an Australian actor best known for his role as Nathan Tyson in the Neighbours TV series. In Westworld HBO sci-fi series, he acted as Ashley Stubbs.
Chris Hemsworth Wife
Hemsworth has been happily married to Elsa Pataky since 2010 and together they have three children, a daughter and twin sons. The daughter was born in May 2012 and the twin boys in March 2014. He lives with his wife and children in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. They moved from Los Angeles in 2015. Chris’s children are taught Brazilian jiu-jitsu by Thalison Soares and they regularly compete in national tournaments.
Elsa Pataky is a Spanish actress and model best known for her role in the Fast and Furious franchise as Elena Neves. She was a star in the 2010 Di Di Hollywood Spanish film and has also appeared in 2009 Give ‘Em Hell, Malone, 2009 Giallo, and 2006 Snakes on a Plane.
Chris Hemsworth Net Worth
Hemsworth has an estimated net worth of between $76 Million and $130 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an actor.
Chris Hemsworth Career
Hemsworth studied at Heathmont College High School. Hemsworth began his career with roles in various television series. In 2002, he portrayed King Arthur in two episodes of the fantasy series Guinevere Jones, along with appearances in Neighbours and Marshall Law. In the year that followed, he was featured in an episode of The Saddle Club. Hemsworth’s audition for the role of Robbie Hunter in Home and Away in 2004 didn’t the part, but he was later cast as Kim Hyde, which led him to relocate to Sydney. He appeared in 171 episodes before leaving in July 2007. Despite gaining fame from the soap opera, Hemsworth felt it didn’t earn him respect in the film industry.
Hemsworth participated in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia in 2006 but was eliminated after six weeks. His involvement almost ruined his opportunity to play Thor due to concerns from the Marvel franchise producers about fan reactions.
In 2009, Hemsworth portrayed George Kirk in the opening scenes of Star Trek, a role first offered to Matt Damon. He also played Kale Garrity in the thriller A Perfect Getaway the same year, receiving praise for his performance. In 2010, he appeared as Sam in Ca$h alongside Sean Bean. The Hollywood Reporter named Hemsworth as one of the emerging male actors at the time.
Chris Hemsworth Other Career
His portrayal of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with 2011’s Thor, catapulted him to global recognition. He reprised the role in subsequent Marvel films, including The Avengers (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), which were critical and commercial successes. He was one of the six superheroes in The Avengers 2012. Other superheroes include Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanova / Black Widow, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers / Captain America, and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner / Hulk.
Hemsworth portrayed Alpha male jock Curt Vaughan in The Cabin in the Woods horror film that was released in 2012. He starred as Huntsman in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman and a cast as Jed Eckert in the 2012 Red Dawn remake.
Chris Hemsworth More Career
Outside Marvel, Hemsworth starred in various films such as the 2013 Rush sports drama, where he played James Hunt 1976 Formula 1 World Champion. He also played in Blackhat 2015 action thriller, which received mixed reviews because of Hemsworth’s role as a hacker. He also featured in comedies like Vacation (2015) and the action thriller In the Heart of the Sea 2015 playing first mate Owen Chase.
Reprising his success, Hemsworth appeared in The Huntsman: Winter’s War 2016 and the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot taking the role of Kevin the receptionist. Chris received acclaim for his role as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok 2017 Avengers: Infinity War 2018 and Avengers: Endgame 2019. He was the guest narrator at Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Disneyland in 2017. He starred in 2019 Men in Black: International a spin-off of the Men in Black.
Hemsworth starred in Extraction 2020 action thriller, which became a major hit on Netflix, leading to a continuation. He also worked on the documentary series Limitless With Chris Hemsworth 2022 for National Geographic. Upcoming projects include his return as Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder, as well as roles in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and Transformers One.
Chris Hemsworth Physique
After his portrayal of Thor in the MCU franchise, Hemsworth’s physical appearance became a topic of interest among fans. His workout routine has been frequently featured in various media outlets such as The Times of India, Men’s Health, MensXP, Entertainment Tonight, and Metro. Subsequently, he launched the fitness app Centre, offering subscribers access to nutrition advice, wellness tips, and workout plans. In 2014, People magazine crowned him as the “Sexiest Man Alive.”
Hemsworth is a devoted supporter of the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He headlined the AFL’s 2014 Everything’s Possible campaign and generously donated his earnings to the Australian Children Foundation. Additionally, he starred in the AFL’s 2017 “I’d Like to See That” advertisement.
Chris Hemsworth Thor
The choice for the role of the crown prince of Asgard, based on the Norse mythological deity, Thor, involved a deliberative process. Initially dropped from consideration, the 25-year-old actor was later given another opportunity to audition for the part. Hemsworth shared that he underwent a significant physical transformation, gaining 20 pounds (9 kg) for the role through continuous eating. He mentioned, “It wasn’t until Thor that I started lifting weights, it was all pretty new to me.”
In terms of character portrayal, Hemsworth stressed the importance of humanizing Thor and keeping the portrayal very real. He explained, “We just kept trying to humanize it all and keep it very real. Look into all the research about the comic books that we could, but also bring it back to ‘Who is this guy as a person, and what’s his relationship with people in the individual scenes?'”
Regarding Thor’s fighting style, Hemsworth discussed the inspiration drawn from comic books and the character’s distinctive posturing and movements. He mentioned making comparisons with boxers like Mike Tyson, emphasizing the combination of brutality and gracefulness in Thor’s fighting style. As they continued with filming, he found that the character became much easier. In addition, Dakota Goyo portrays a young version of Thor in the film.
Chris Hemsworth Extraction
Tyler Rake, a former member of the Australian Army SASR, changes into a mercenary for underground operations, along with his colleague Nik Khan. They begin a mission to rescue Ovi Jr. from Dhaka, Bangladesh, as requested by Ovi Sr. Once Ovi Jr. is safe, Ovi Sr.’s men are supposed to pay them.
Tyler successfully rescues Ovi Jr., eliminates his captors, and goes to the extraction point. However, Asif, upon discovering Ovi Jr.’s escape, orders Colonel Rashid to enforce a lockdown in Dhaka, closing off all exit routes from the city. Meanwhile, Ovi Sr.’s financial assets are taken by the authorities, making him unable to pay the mercenaries.
Saju, wanting to secure Ovi Jr. himself and avoid payment to the mercenaries, kills Tyler’s team and attempts to kill Tyler. In response, Khan organizes a helicopter for Tyler’s escape and advises him to abandon Ovi Jr. due to the contract being annulled. Despite this, Tyler refuses to leave Ovi Jr. behind, because of the memories of his son, whom he had to leave behind due to his battle with lymphoma.
Chris Hemsworth TV and Films
- 2023 Extraction 2 as Tyler Rake.
- 2022 Thor: Love and Thunder as Thor.
- 2019 Men in Black: International as Henry / Agent H.
- 2019 Avengers: Endgame as Thor.
- 2016 Ghostbusters as Kevin Beckman / Rowan North.
- 2012 Snow White and the Huntsman as Eric the Huntsman.
- 2011 Thor as Thor.
- 2009 A Perfect Getaway as Kale Garrity.
- 2022 Limitless with Chris Hemsworth as Himself.
- 2004 to 2007 Home and Away as Kim Hyde.
- 2002 Marshall Law The Kid.
- 2002 Neighbours as Jamie Kane.
Chris Hemsworth Alzheimer’s disease
In the fifth episode of his 2022 National Geographic documentary series, “Limitless,” Hemsworth disclosed that his maternal grandfather is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, he shared that he has inherited two copies of the APOE4 gene, one from each parent, significantly increasing his likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease in the future compared to the general population, by eight to ten times.
Chris Hemsworth Awards
- 2020 People Choice Awards, The action movie star.
- 2017 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor.
- 2016 People Choice award, the favorite action movie actor.
- 2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight.
- 2013 People Choice Awards favorite action movie star.
- 2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: male.
Chris Hemsworth Social Media Platforms
He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 58.4M followers on Instagram.