Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt, born on June 21, 1979, first rose to prominence for his role as Andy Dwyer on N.B.C.’s “Parks and Recreation,” between 2009 and 2015, for which he was nominated in the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Pratt has since gone on to become one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Some of his notable films include “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Jurassic Park.”

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Christopher Michael Pratt

Nickname:

Chris Pratt

Birth date:

June 21, 1979

Age:

43

Zodiac Sign:

Gemini

Height:

6' 2.4"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$80 million

Christopher's Social Media:

Background

Christopher Michael Pratt — born in Virginia, Minnesota, on June 21, 1979 — is the youngest child of Kathleen and Daniel Pratt. He was raised in Lake Stevens in Washington where he also attended a local school. While his mother worked at a Safeway supermarket, his father worked in mining and later remodeled houses.

Pratt enrolled in community college but dropped out after one semester and later moved to Maui, Hawaii, where he worked as a discount ticket salesman and a waiter. At some point, he was homeless and slept in a van and a tent on the beach. He was ‘discovered’ by Rae Dawn Chong. She liked his looks and energy and cast him in the 2000 short film “Cursed Part 3.” This opened the door for Pratt to pursue more acting work, and he landed a role in 2002, in the series “Everwood,” as athlete Bright Abbott, remaining with the show until its ending in 2006.

He then appeared in the workplace comedy “Parks and Recreation,” between 2009 and 2015, portraying the hapless and often clueless Andy Dwyer. The show became a favorite and was a breakthrough for Pratt, who soon landed more film roles. He played Scott Hatteberg in “Moneyball,” a Navy SEAL in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” and a colleague of the protagonist Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze’s “Her” (2013).

In 2009, Pratt married Anna Faris, fellow actor and mother of his son, Jack, after they met on the set of the film “Take Me Home Tonight.” After eight years together, Pratt and Faris announced their separation on August 6, 2017. He married Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt in June 2019 and together they have two daughters.

Career timeline

2000
He is Discovered by Rae Dawn Chong

Chris Pratt meets Chong, who recruits him for a role in a short horror comedy titled “Cursed Part 3.”

2002
His First Major Acting Role

Pratt lands his first breakout acting role, starring as Bright Abbott on the W.B. show “Everwood,” which airs for four seasons.

2016
His First Major Award

Pratt nabs the M.T.V. Movie Award for Best Action Performance in “Jurassic World.”

2018
He Wins Another Award

Pratt, together with Bryce Dallas, wins the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.

Why We Love Chris Pratt

  1. He got discovered in a restaurant

    Rae Dawn Chong was eating at a Bubba Gump restaurant in Hawaii with young Chris Pratt as her server. Chong, an actress, and director thought Pratt was so funny and charismatic that she offered him a role in her film “Cursed Part 3.”

  2. He's a family man

    We have watched Pratt over the years and seen how he values his family. From his publicized divorce where he has remained cordial with Faris as they raise their son together to his current marriage and how he interacts with his wife and daughter.

  3. He went from rags to riches

    Pratt may be living comfortably now, but before he was famous, he lived a modest life. After dropping out of the local community college halfway through his first semester, he took jobs as a discount ticket salesman and even a daytime stripper.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is married to a Schwarzenegger

    Pratt’s much-publicized divorce from Anna Faris broke many fans’ hearts, but he was given another chance at love with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter, Katherine Schwarzenegger.

  2. He can also sing and dance

    The actor is also a talented dancer and singer in real life, even making a Michael Jackson skit in high school where he did the whole ‘Thriller’ dance.

  3. He is a pet lover

    Pratt has tons of pets; he even owns a ranch.

  4. He gained weight to perform a role

    According to Pratt and the co-creators of “Parks and Recreation,” putting on weight for the role of Andy would work better for the comedy show, and they were right!

  5. He was once homeless

    Before he got his first acting gig, Pratt was once homeless, living in tents and, most particularly, in a van with Shaggy and Scooby-Doo painted on the side.

Chris Pratt FAQs

Who is Chris Pratt’s best friend?

Pratt’s closest friends are mostly in Hollywood. Some of the people he is closest to outside his family are Nick Offerman and Rob Lowe.

What brought Chris Pratt to fame?

He is a great actor and his role in Parks and Recreation as the good-natured thief is what brought him much acclaim. The movie was a great success and Pratt emerged as its undisputed star.

Is Chris Pratt an Oscar winner?

While he has a long list of awards, Pratt is yet to bag the Academy Award.

Chris Pratt’s birthday dates

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