Chris Pratt Bio, Career, Love Life, And Net Worth
Christopher Michael Pratt, also known as Chris Pratt is a renowned American actor. He became famous for a leading role he had in Guardian of Galaxy as Star-Lord in 2014, Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2 in 2017, and Avengers: Infinity War in 2018.
He is also set to feature in the upcoming sequel, Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
Chris got engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger, the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, and an author on 13th day of January 2019.
Early Life, Family, Education, And Nationality
Born on the 21st June 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota, in the United States of America, Chris Pratt is an American by Nationality.
His father is the late Daniel Clifton Pratt and mother Kathleen Louise, who is of Norwegian descent.
He is the last born in a family of 3 children. His siblings are Cully Pratt (brother) and Angie Pratt (sister). His Father dies in 2014 of multiple sclerosis.
When Chris was three years old, his parents moved to Lake Stevens, Washington, where he grew up. Chris also grew up in Lutheran during his childhood, and later got a job with the Jews for Jesus.
In time, he became a non-denominational Christian. He went to Lake Stevens High School and graduated in 1997, then joined a community college for tertiary studies, but eventually dropped out of school before the end of the first semester.
Chris got a job as a daytime stripper and a discount ticket salesman. He became homeless in Maui, Hawaii, and found a roof to live under in a van on the beach.
After dropping out of college, Chris Pratt had been doing acting in several plays at a dinner theater. At the age of 19 years, his talent was discovered by director and actress Rae Dawn Chong at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant where he was working as a waiter.
Rae Dawn Chong liked his energy and look, and she offered him a cast in a short film Cursed Part 3 in 2000.
This film opened ways for Chris to pursue more acting work and eventually landed another role in 2002 in the Everwood series where he acted as an athlete Bright Abbott. He remained in this show until it ended in 2006.
Chris started acting officially in 2000 when Rae Dawn Chong cast him in a short film Cursed Part 3 as Devon. In 2001, he made it to the screens in an episode of The Huntress television series. Chris then played a vital role in the Everwood series (2002 – 2006) as Bright Abbot.
He then became famous when he landed another role in NBC sitcom as Andy Dwyer, as well as Parks and Recreation, which run 2009 – 2015. This is considered a breakthrough for Chris in his acting career.
Chris also performed minor roles between 2003 and 2013 in films including:
- Strangers with Candy
- The Extreme Team
- Take Me Home Tonight
- What’s Your Number?
- Zero Dark Thirty
- Delivery man
- Mr. Payback
- Movie 43
He also earned recognition for his role in The Lego Movie as Emmet Brickowski in 2014. Chris is set to reprise in Emmet Brickowski in the film, The Lego Movie 2 in 2019.
He got even more fame with a role as Star-Lord in the Marvel’s Guardian of Galaxy of 2014, and later reappeared in the second volume of Guardians of Galaxy as Star-Lord.
Chris had a role in the Jurrasic Park franchise as Owen Grady in 2015, and this became his most successful film of the year.
He also reprised in the Jurrasic World: the Fallen Kingdom of 2018 and had a role in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and this also became one of the most successful films of his career.
Chris Pratt got married to a fellow actor Anna Faris in 2009. They met in 2007 on a set of the film Take Me Home Tonight.
The couple got a son, Jack, who weighed less than four pounds due to premature birth in August 2012. However, jack continued making strides toward healthy babyhood.
Chris and Faris broke the news of their separation on 6th August 2017 after eight years of marriage. He then went ahead to file for a divorce in December of the same year.
He then spent much of his time with his son, and later started going out on a date with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first daughter, Katherine.
Chris and Katherine got engaged in January 2019, and Chris Pratt took posted about their engagement on Instagram. The couple then married in Montecito, California, in June 2019.
Net Worth, Awards And Achievements
Chris Pratt’s net worth is approximately $40 million.
Chris Pratt’s role in the film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ (2014) got him several awards counting Saturn Award for Best Actor, Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble, and CinemaCon Award for Breakthrough Performer of the Year.
He also won the MTV Movie Award for Best Action Performance for ‘Jurassic World’ in 2015.