Christopher Robert Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor. He began his career with appearances in several television series, such as in Opposite Sex in 2000. Following appearances in teen films including Not Another Teen Movie (2001) and The Perfect Score (2004), he gained attention for his portrayal of Marvel Comics character Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005), and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
Evans made further appearances in film adaptations of comic books and graphic novels, in TMNT (2007), The Losers (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Snowpiercer (2013). He gained worldwide attention for his portrayal of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series of films, including in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and Captain America: Civil War (2016), and the ensemble films The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). His work in the Marvel series established him as one of the highest-paid actors in the world.In addition to comic book roles, Evans has starred in the drama Gifted (2017); the mystery film Knives Out (2019); the romantic comedies The Nanny Diaries (2007) and Playing It Cool (2015); and the television miniseries Defending Jacob (2020). He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the romantic drama Before We Go, which he also produced and starred in. He made his Broadway debut in the 2018 revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play Lobby Hero, which earned him a Drama League Award nomination.