Christopher Hemsworth, born August 11, 1983, and famously known for his recurring role in the “Thor” Marvel movies, has thrived in his acting career since his acting debut in 2002. Born in Australia, Hemsworth started his acting career in television series and gained recognition for his recurring role in “Home and Away,” an Australian television series in 2004. He began acting in films in 2009 with his role as George Kirk in “Star Trek” and has since appeared in several films, the majority in Marvel’s “Thor” and “The Avengers.” His journey as a Marvel character began in 2011 when he landed the role of “Thor,” which has earned him multiple awards and worldwide recognition. We celebrate our favorite superhero’s birthday here!
August 11, 1983
Christopher “Chris” Hemsworth has gained worldwide recognition for his recurring role as “Thor” in Marvel’s “Thor” and “Avengers” movies. The Australian actor was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Victoria. He has two brothers, Liam and Luke Hemsworth, who are also actors. Hemsworth’s acting career started in 2002 after appearing in two episodes of an Australian television series called “Guinevere Jones” as King Arthur. Within the same year, he starred in a soap opera called “Neighbors” and in an episode of “Marshall Law.”
In 2004, Hemsworth moved to Sydney for the recurring role of Kim Hyde in an Australian soap opera called “Home and Away.” He starred in 171 episodes until his last day as a cast member in 2007. In 2009, he began his acting career in film as George Kirk in “Star Trek,” and within the same year, his role as Kale Garrity in the thriller film “A Perfect Getaway.” In pursuit to further his acting career in film, Hemsworth relocated to the United States where he starred in his first film “Ca$h” as Sam, alongside actor Sean Bean in 2010. Later that year, Hemsworth was named in “The Hollywood Reporter” as one of the young male actors who are heading for the “A-List.” A year later, in 2011, Hemsworth landed his most prominent role as “Thor,” which was his first film in the “Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Hemsworth reprised his role as Thor in the 2012 “The Avengers” Marvel film. He has since starred in several Marvel films such as “The Avengers” sequels and “Thor” sequels. Within the same year, 2012, he starred alongside Kristen Stewart as the Huntsman in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and later, in 2016, starred in its sequel “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.” The rising actor also starred in “The Cabin in the Woods” and the “Red Dawn” 2012 films.
Hemsworth’s busy acting career, especially his role in Marvel’s “Thor” and “The Avengers” movies have earned him several awards and award nominations. He appeared in “Forbes” magazine’s “World’s Highest Paid Actors” list in 2014, 2015, and 2018. He ranked 31st on “Forbes’” “Highest Paid Celebrities” list in 2018 and ranked 24th on the same list in 2019.
More recently, in 2021, Hemsworth starred in “What If…?.” Today, Hemsworth is happily married to Spanish actress and model Elsa Pataky. The couple are the parents of one daughter and twin sons and reside in Hemsworth’s home country, Australia.
Hemsworth makes his acting debut in an Australian television series called “Guinevere Jones” in two episodes.
Hemsworth lands the role of a recurring character in an Australian soap opera, “Home and Away,” in Sydney.
Hemsworth stars in his first film as George Kirk in “Star Trek.”
Hemsworth acts as “Thor” in his first Marvel film and gains worldwide recognition.
Hemsworth wins his first acting award at the “Teen Choice Awards” under the “Choice Summer Movie Star: Male” category for his performance in “The Avengers” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
He appears in “Forbes magazine’s” “World’s Highest Paid Actors.”
Why We Love Chris Hemsworth
Thor cannot be replaced by another actor
Hemsworth has made a name for himself with his role as Marvel’s Thor character. The character just wouldn’t be the same with anyone else!
He loves his home country
Australian-born, Hemsworth has relocated to the United States in pursuit of his acting career and has moved back to Australia with his wife and kids. He is a supporter and spokesperson of the Australian Childhood Foundation and has spent millions on making eco-friendly changes in his Australian neighborhood.
He’s a loving husband and dad
Despite his busy acting career, Hemsworth is a loving family man and super romantic! He spends time with his family as much as possible and loves his wife dearly.
5 Surprising Facts
He started acting to support his family
Hemsworth shared that he went into acting to help his family pay off their home and this was the main motivation behind his auditions.
He collects his Thor hammers
Known as the famous Marvel character, Thor, he has five Thor famous hammers in his home.
His first job was in a pharmacy
His first job at a pharmacy was cleaning dried milk from breast pumps with a toothbrush, spray, and wipes.
He’s good at sewing
Hemsworth had an interest in sewing as a child, which stemmed from the fact that he couldn’t afford school clothes so he’d make them himself.
He loves surfing
As kids, Hemsworth and his brothers loved surfing the early morning waves, something that Hemsworth still enjoys doing in his spare time today.
Chris Hemsworth FAQs
What does Chris Hemsworth's tattoo mean?
Hemsworth’s five-letter forearm tattoo, “C E I T S,” are the first letters of his, his wife, and kids’ names.
Is Chris Hemsworth leaving Marvel?
Hemsworth’s 2022 “Thor: Love and Thunder” is the last film in his Marvel contract.
Is Chris Hemsworth vegan?
As a vegan, Hemsworth maintains muscle by eating beans and grains.
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