Chris Pratt is mostly an actor of the comedy genre, who has become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy" in 2014. He is also known for his roles in the movies "Jurassic World" (2015), "Moneyball" (2011), "Delivery Man" (2013) and TV series "Parks and Recreation".
Chris Pratt as a star of "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Chris was born in Virginia, but soon he and his parents moved to the small town of Lake Stevens, Washington. In a poor family, except Chris, his elder brother Cully and sister Angie had already grown up. The mother, the Norwegian by birth, worked as a seller at the supermarkets and his father who has the Norwegian, French, Canadian and German blood, worked in gold mining and later retrained in a specialist for remodeling houses. None of the family had an idea about the cinematography, Chris did not think about it too: he was fond of wrestling and even won prizes at school.
Chris Pratt spent his childhood wrestling
After graduation the guy entered a local college, but he stayed there for only one semester. He worked different part-time jobs: a stripper in the club, a seller of tickets and a waiter at the restaurant "Bubba Gump" in Hawaii. It was in 2000 there, the actress Rae Dawn Chong noticed him and advised her friend, who was a casting agent, to pay attention to him. Thus, Chris’s career in cinematography began – he received $750 (his first fee!) for the role in the short horror movie "Cursed Part 3" and realized what he wanted to do during the rest of his life.
Chris Pratt in his youth
The Acting Career
Chris started attending numerous auditions in search of a chance to earn money and become famous later. The result of it was an invitation in the dramatic TV series "Everwood". He got a small role, but the project went on the air over four seasons, and the young actor created the right relationships.
One of the first roles of Chris Pratt ("Everwood")
While working in "Everwood", since 2003 the actor had acted in the once popular teen TV series "Lonely Hearts". He got a supporting role of the guy named Che.
"Lonely Hearts": Chris Pratt is in the role of Che
In 2007 he was invited to the film "Take Me Home Tonight", which failed in its distribution, but gave Chris a chance to meet a charming comedienne Anna Faris, who later became his wife.
On the photo: Chris Pratt and his future wife Anna Faris
In 2009 Pratt received an invitation in the TV series "Parks and Recreation". The Chris’s character is not very smart, unemployed musician Andy Dwyer, diligently and ridiculously pretending to be a tough secret agent. Firstly the showrunners planned to withdraw Andy after the first season, but the opinion poll showed that people liked Andy, so the actor remained in the TV series till the end.
The TV series "Parks and Recreation" made Chris Pratt famous
In 2011 the actor got a chance to be in the cast of the sports drama "Moneyball" with Brad Pitt in the main role. Chris Pratt acted as the professional baseball player Scott Hatteberg, a beginner in the team "Athletics", which dramatically lowered in the standing. For this role he had to train in the gym, losing extra weight.
Chris Pratt in the movie "Moneyball"
Chris had already shown himself to be a supporting actor with a strong comic talent. He appeared in the well-known projects "Movie 43", "The Five-Year Engagement", etc. Usually his roles matched his appearance – according to the actor’s own words, he often represents "a kind and plump friend ". Proving this theory, Chris with Vince Vaughn acted in the comedy "Delivery Man" in 2013. He tried himself in the role of the father of a large family and the best friend of the main character who suddenly discovered that the error of his youth made him the father of 533 children.
"Delivery Man": Chris Pratt and Vince Vaughn
The Significant Moments of the Chris Pratt’s Career
Robert Downey Jr. or someone with similar features, because Downey had already been linked with Iron Man. But after 20 minutes of the audition the director realized that Chris’s comic talent, which he had found on the shooting "Movie 43", is the best variant for the role of a merry fellow and joker Quill.
Chris Pratt in the role of Star-Lord
However, the actor had a serious work to transform into real Star-Lord. Two personal trainers (one of them had previously turned Chris Hemsworth in Thor) and the dietitian had been worked with him. Under their control Chris Pratt lost 27 kilograms in just six months. He not only lost extra weight but also obtained the abs, worthy of Jason Statham.
"I had just given up drinking beer," joked the actor, but in fact, the process of transformation was quite difficult for him. When he saw the first footage and how well he looked before the cameras, he instantly forgot about all passed difficulties. Dramatic changes of Chris on the way from the plump man to the brutal superhero brought him fame in the network, having created a series of Internet memes.
Chris Pratt before and after weight loss
The audience met this movie very warmly. Just a week before the world premiere the crew of "Guardians of the Galaxy" reported that they had already begun to shoot a sequel.
After the release of the blockbuster Chris became respected not only among the audience all over the world but also with his colleagues who earlier tended to look at him almost with contempt and perceive only as "the husband of Anna Faris". Besides, the role in another large project was not long in coming. It was a remake of "Jurassic Park", a film that was undoubtedly a cult for Chris and his peers. In 2015 Chris with Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D'Onofrio heroically saved park visitors from evil dinosaurs.
Chris Pratt saved everyone from angry dinosaurs in "Jurassic World"
The obtained excellent physical form allows Pratt to participate in the photo shoots for glossy magazines. Having received the title of "The Most Stylish Man of September", he became the hero of one of the magazine issue "InStyle" in fall 2016.
Now Chris Pratt is also a model
In addition, the blockbuster "The Magnificent Seven" with the participation of Chris, Denzel Washington, Matt Bomer and Ethan Hawke appeared on the screens in fall 2016.
The snapshot from the movie "The Magnificent Seven"
The merits of Chris in cinema and on TV were honored with an installation of the star with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2017. His neighbors there became Mark Ruffalo, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams and Dwayne Johnson – a worthy company for the successful actor.
On the set of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2"
Private Life of Chris Pratt
Love affair between Chris Pratt and Anna Faris took place on the set of the comedy "Take Me Home Tonight". Their relationship grew rapidly – when in 2011 the movie was released, they had already been married.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris met during the filming
"It may seem that Chris is just a dolt who likes big cars, but he is a smart, intelligent and interesting guy", – Anna told the reporters. Moreover, Chris admired the delicate inner world of his wife and proudly said that she loved him in spite of his weight.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris got married in 2009 in Bali.
At the end of 2012 their son Jack was born. Having appeared earlier than it should be, he was very weak and needed special care. There were days when the couple was in tears and prayed for life of their lovely child and his recovering. Fortunately, after all difficulties and efforts, the boy became stronger and then only pleased his mom and dad.
The name of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’s son is Jack
Chris Pratt is a family man by his nature. According to him, he does not need the house for millions of dollars and luxurious cars to be happy, because he has already had the most important things in life. He regularly shares photos of his family with the captions like "The Happy Father", "The Happy Parents" in the social networks.
Chris Pratt with his wife and son is a happy family!
Unfortunately, in August 2017 fans of this cute couple were upset with the sad news: Anna Faris and Chris Pratt had divorced. Anna hinted that breakup was influenced with the fact that the husband did not appreciate her: "I made a mistake – I thought that I had already had relationships, and it was not necessary to work on them. Life is too short to spend it with those who do not appreciate you."
The marriage of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt broke up after 10 years
Family friends told the journalists that Chris and Anna continued to love each other, but they had been unable to save the marriage because of a conflict of their interests: he wanted to act in the movies as much as possible while she had always been dreaming of a large family and more children.
Another star lives in the actor’s house – it is his cute cat Mrs. White, who played Snowbell in the movie "Stuart Little".
The Chris Pratt’s cat has played in the movie "Stuart Little"
Chris Pratt Now
In spring 2017 a much-anticipated sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy", where his character Quill finally learned the name of his father, finally appeared on the screens. In 2018 Star-Lord and his team joined the Avengers in the blockbuster "Avengers: Infinity War". In addition, the actor will star in the second part of "Jurassic World".