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Chris Hemsworth Bio

Everyone adored Liam Hemsworth for his roles in The Last Song and The Hunger Games. But now his big brother Chris Hemsworth is making his stamp on Hollywood.

Family Life

The 29-year-old Australian hottie was born in Melbourne, along with his brother’s Liam and Luke. As an English teacher and a social-services councillor respectively, his parents Leonie and Craig were far from the Hollywood scene. Their family moved regularly between Melbourne and Bulman, a small community in the Australian Outback.

Filmography

Chris's acting career began in 2002 when he landed small bit roles in various TV shows. In 2004, he secured his first recurring role as Kim Hyde on the Australian TV series Home and Away. He made his Hollywood debut in the 2009 Star Trek film as George Kirk. After appearing in a few other films, he landed the leading role that really established his career. He starred as Thor in...well, Thor! This secured his spot in the blockbuster film The Avengers, which was released in 2012.

What’s Next?

Chris has now teamed up with Twilight star Kristen Stewart for a haunting remark of Snow White and the Huntsmen. And if you haven’t had enough of his Thor character, gear up for Thor 2, which has recently been announced.

Fun Facts About Chris

  • He’s 6”3
  • He’s a middle child
  • His childhood nickname was Kip
  • His favorite TV character is Kramer from Seinfeld
  • He loves to surf
  • Before acting, Chris worked as a waiter, a barman, a surf-wear shop clerk and a horticultural laborer
  • Both Liam and Chris auditioned for the role of Thor, but Chris won it

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