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Pratt at the Japanese premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018
Born
Christopher Michael Pratt

(1979-06-21) June 21, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Anna Faris
(m. 2009;div. 2018)
Children1

Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979) [1] is an American actor. He rose to prominence for his television roles, particularly as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), for which he received critical acclaim and was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013. He also starred earlier in his career as Bright Abbott in The WB drama series Everwood (2002–2006) and has roles in Wanted (2008), Jennifer's Body (2009), Moneyball (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2013), Delivery Man (2013), and Her (2013).

Andy Dwyer fictional character from Parks and Recreation

Sir Andrew Maxwell Dwyer, KBE is a fictional character in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation portrayed by Chris Pratt. Originally meant to be a temporary character, Andy was so likable that producers asked Pratt back as a series regular. He appears in the first season as Ann Perkins' unemployed slacker boyfriend, then takes a job as a shoe-shiner at Pawnee City Hall in the second season. Andy eventually marries April Ludgate and is later promoted to Leslie Knope's assistant. Pratt was credited as a guest star for the first season, despite appearing in every episode; he is part of the main cast for every season after season one.

NBC American television and radio network

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.

Parks and Recreation is an American political satire television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series aired on NBC from April 9, 2009 to February 24, 2015, for 125 episodes, over seven seasons. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. The ensemble and supporting cast features Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger, Jim O'Heir as Jerry Gergich, Retta as Donna Meagle, and Billy Eichner as Craig Middlebrooks.

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Pratt achieved leading man status in 2014 after starring in two critically and commercially successful films, Warner Animation Group's The Lego Movie as Emmet Brickowski and Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy as Star-Lord. In 2015, he starred in Jurassic World , the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, which was his most financially successful film up until the release of Avengers: Infinity War ; he reprised the former role in the sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in 2018. In 2015, Time named Pratt one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. [2]

Leading man male lead in a film or play

A leading man is the actor who is the protagonist or plays a love interest to the leading actress in a film or play. A leading man is sometimes an all-rounder; capable of singing, dancing, and acting at a professional level.

Warner Animation Group

The Warner Animation Group (WAG) is the feature animation division of Warner Bros. Global Kids & Young Adults, itself a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment. Established on January 7, 2013, the studio is the successor to the dissolved 2D traditional hand-drawn animation studio Warner Bros. Feature Animation, which shut down in 2003. Its first film The Lego Movie was released on February 7, 2014 and its latest release was The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on February 8, 2019; with their next release being a Scooby-Doo animated film on May 15, 2020.

<i>The Lego Movie</i> 2014 animated film by Phil Lord and Chris Miller

The Lego Movie is a 2014 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a story by Lord, Miller, and Dan and Kevin Hageman. Based on the Lego line of construction toys, its story focuses on an ordinary Lego minifigure who finds himself helping a resistance stop a tyrannical businessman from gluing everything in the Lego world into his vision of perfection. Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman provide their voices for the film's main characters. The film was dedicated to Kathleen Fleming, the former director of entertainment development of the Lego company, following her death in Cancún, Mexico in April 2013.

Pratt continued his leading man run in 2016 with The Magnificent Seven and Passengers . He reprises his role as Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its upcoming sequel, Avengers: Endgame (2019).

<i>The Magnificent Seven</i> (2016 film) 2016 film directed by Antoine Fuqua

The Magnificent Seven is a 2016 American western action film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk. It is a remake of the 1960 film of the same name, which in turn is a reimagining of the 1954 film Seven Samurai. The film stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, and Peter Sarsgaard. It is the final film of composer James Horner, who died the previous year after composing part of the score; his friend Simon Franglen completed the music.

<i>Passengers</i> (2016 film) 2016 film by Morten Tyldum

Passengers is a 2016 American science fiction romance film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as Aurora Lane and Jim Preston, respectively, with Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne in supporting roles. The plot depicts two people who are awakened ninety years too early from an induced hibernation on a spaceship, transporting thousands of passengers, travelling to a distant colony planet.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Media franchise and shared fictional universe based on Marvel Comics characters

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Early life

Christopher Michael Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota, [3] the youngest child of Kathleen Louise (née Indahl), who worked at a Safeway supermarket, and Daniel Clifton Pratt, who worked in mining and later remodeling houses. [4] [5] [6] Pratt's father died in 2014 from multiple sclerosis. [7] His mother is of Norwegian descent. [8] When Pratt was three years old, the family moved to Lake Stevens, Washington. Pratt placed fifth in a high school state wrestling tournament, [4] [9] recalling that when his wrestling coach asked him what he wished to do with his life, he said "'I don't know, but I know I'll be famous and I know I'll make a shit ton of money.' I had no idea how. I'd done nothing proactive." [4] He graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1997. [10]

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Pratt dropped out of community college halfway through the first semester and, after working as a discount ticket salesman and daytime stripper, he ended up homeless in Maui, Hawaii, sleeping in a van and a tent on the beach. He told The Independent , "It's a pretty awesome place to be homeless. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, just enough to cover gas, food, and fishing supplies." [4] [11] He recalled listening to the Dr. Dre album 2001 daily, to the point where he knew every lyric; years later, he rapped Eminem's verses from the song "Forgot About Dre" extemporaneously during an interview. [12] During his time in Maui, he worked for Christian missionary organization Jews for Jesus. [13]

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Career

2000–2012: Career beginnings and breakthrough

At 19 years old, Pratt was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui when he was discovered by actress and director Rae Dawn Chong. She cast him in her directorial debut, the short horror film Cursed Part 3, which was filmed in Los Angeles. [4] [14] [15] Pratt's first regular television role was as Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott on the series Everwood . [4] [16] After Everwood's cancellation, he joined the cast of The O.C. for its fourth season, playing activist Winchester "Ché" Cook. [4] He also had an appearance in the 2008 action film Wanted , where James McAvoy hits him with a keyboard.

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Pratt at the premiere of Parks and Recreation in April 2009 Chris Pratt 2009.jpg
Pratt at the premiere of Parks and Recreation in April 2009

In 2009, Pratt began playing Andy Dwyer on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation . Originally meant to be a temporary character, producers liked Pratt so much they asked him to become a series regular. [4] [17] This would become his breakout character.

Pratt portrayed Oakland Athletics first baseman/catcher Scott Hatteberg in the 2011 film Moneyball . He was initially told that he was too fat to play Hatteberg, as he had gained 40 pounds (18 kg), which Pratt attributed to the cooking of his then-girlfriend, actress Anna Faris. Deciding to lose weight, he worked out continuously, regularly checking to see if the part was cast, losing a total of 30 pounds (14 kg). When he felt he had lost enough, he sent a photo of himself to the casting director and won the part. Prior to the release of Moneyball, Pratt was typecast as youthful and somewhat immature characters. In Moneyball, he played a dramatic role as a father and dejected baseball player who once feared his career was over and who had the difficult task of learning a new defensive position. [4] [18]

He gained back the weight he had lost to appear in the film 10 Years (2011), then lost it again to portray a Navy SEAL in the film Zero Dark Thirty (2012). [4] He played the co-worker of Joaquin Phoenix character in Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance Her in December 2013. [19]

2013–present: Worldwide recognition and franchise work

Although Pratt had been known until that point for playing supporting characters, [4] and was best known as his portly Parks and Recreation character, he headlined two feature films in 2014: Emmet Brickowski in The Lego Movie , [4] [11] which grossed $469.1 million; [20] and Peter Quill / Star-Lord in Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed $773.3 million. [21] Pratt had initially turned down the role of Peter Quill in 2013, explaining that he did not "want another Captain Kirk or Avatar moment" (after humbling auditions for both [22] ). The film's casting director, Sarah Finn, suggested Pratt to director James Gunn, who had struggled to cast that role and dismissed the idea. Despite this, Finn arranged for a meeting between the two, at which point Gunn was convinced that Pratt was perfect for the role. Pratt also won over Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, despite having gained weight again for the comedy film Delivery Man . [4] [23] The role was part of a multi-film deal that Pratt signed with Marvel. [24] Bruce Diones of The New Yorker noted, "Pratt, overflowing with charisma, plays the leader of the pack of misfits, and his blissed-out space cowboy (with a love for seventies music) is so full of good will that he buoys the film and its requisite whizbang special effects." [25] In November 2013, Pratt, an avid fan of Jurassic Park , who has referred to that film as "my Star Wars ", [4] replaced Josh Brolin as the lead in the film Jurassic World (2015). He played Owen Grady, who works training velociraptors. [26] [27] [28] [29] Jurassic World grossed $652.3 million in North America and $1.018 billion overseas for a worldwide total of $1.670 billion. [30] His performance was praised, with Peter Travers from Rolling Stones writing that Pratt "ace[d] it as an action hero and invests his sexual banter with a comic flair the movie could have used more of." [31] He reprised the role in the sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , which was released on June 22, 2018. [32] Though the sequel was a commercial success, [33] the film received mixed reviews, with Brian Lowry from CNN criticizing it for "largely neutralizing [...] Pratt's charm and comedic skills." [34]

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Pratt at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

His next film role was as Josh Faraday, a gambler, in The Magnificent Seven , a remake of the 1960 Western with the same name, in which he starred alongside Denzel Washington. The film was released on September 23, 2016. [35] Pratt's second 2016 release was Passengers , a science fiction film which opened in December, and co-starred Jennifer Lawrence. Pratt played a character described as "a mechanic, who wants to get off an Earth that no longer seems to value a guy who works with his hands". [36]

Pratt reprised his role as Peter Quill / Star-Lord in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , which was released in May 2017. The film focuses on Quill's and his team's search for his father. [37] Pratt also portrayed the character in Avengers: Infinity War , which was released in April 2018, [38] and will reprise the role in Avengers: Endgame , which is set to be released on April 26, 2019. [39]

Additionally, Pratt reprised his role as Emmet in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part along with another character Rex Dangervest. In August 2017, Pratt was confirmed to star in the western drama The Kid . [40] He is also set to appear as Duncan in the action film Cowboy Ninja Viking alongside Priyanka Chopra. [41] Initially the movie was decided to be released in June 2019, however, on August 7, 2018, the film was pulled from the release list, nullifying the previous release date. [42] In December 2018, Pratt signed on to the Pixar animated film Onward , alongside Avengers: Infinity War co-star Tom Holland. [43]

Public image

In March 2014, Pratt was awarded the CinemaCon Award for Breakthrough Performer. [44] [45] In 2014, he was ranked at No. 2 on People magazine's annual list of Sexiest Men Alive. [46] Pratt was the featured cover story of the July 18 Entertainment Weekly , which documented the evolution of Pratt's physique over the course of the previous 12 years, going from 220 pounds (100 kg) for his role on Everwood to 295 pounds (134 kg) for Delivery Man, to 225–230 pounds (102–104 kg) for his roles in Zero Dark Thirty and Guardians of the Galaxy. [4] Pratt poked fun at his fluctuating physique in a musical number he performed during his monologue when he hosted the September 27, 2014, episode of Saturday Night Live . [47] On April 21, 2017, Pratt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in motion pictures, located at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard. [48] [49]

Personal life

In 2007, on the set of Take Me Home Tonight , Pratt met actress Anna Faris, who played his love interest in the film. [4] [50] They were engaged in late 2008 [51] and married in Bali, Indonesia on July 9, 2009, [52] eloping on a whim after a friend's wedding. [53] They lived in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. [54] [55] Pratt and Faris, pregnant with their child, had a "coming home" celebration with friends and family back in the Seattle area in 2012, which was used as a basis for a challenge for an episode of Top Chef (filming in Seattle at the time). The episode was filmed at the recently opened Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at Seattle Center. [56] Their son was born in August 2012, [57] nine weeks premature and weighing only 3 pounds 12 ounces (1.7 kg). [58] Pratt stated that the birth of his preterm son "really defined" his faith in God, after both he and his wife "prayed a lot" as they were initially afraid of the baby's prognosis. [59] The two separated in 2017 [60] [61] and finalized their divorce the following year. [62]

Pratt began a relationship with author Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2018. [63] [64] On January 13, 2019, Pratt announced through Instagram that he and Schwarzenegger were engaged. [65] [66]

Pratt was raised Lutheran and later worked for Jews for Jesus, eventually becoming a non-denominational Christian. [67]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Cursed Part 3DevonShort film
2003The Extreme TeamKeenan
2005 Strangers with Candy Brason
2007Walk the TalkCam
2008 Wieners Bobby
Wanted Barry
2009 Bride Wars Fletcher Flemson
Deep in the Valley Lester Watts
Jennifer's Body Roman Duda
The Multi-HyphenateChrisShort film
2011 Take Me Home Tonight Kyle Masterson
Moneyball Scott Hatteberg
What's Your Number? Disgusting Donald
10 Years Cully
2012 The Five-Year Engagement Alex Eilhauer
Zero Dark Thirty Justin
2013 Movie 43 DougSegment: "The Proposition"
Mr. PaybackDarrenShort film
Delivery Man Brett
Her Paul
2014 The Lego Movie Emmet Brickowski Voice
Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill / Star-Lord
2015 Jurassic World Owen Grady
Jem and the Holograms HimselfCameo
2016 The Magnificent Seven Joshua Faraday
Passengers Jim Preston
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Peter Quill / Star-Lord
2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Owen Grady
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Emmet Brickowski / Rex DangervestVoice
The Kid Grant Cutler
Avengers: Endgame Peter Quill / Star-Lord
2020 Onward Voice; in production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001 The Huntress Nick OwensEpisode: "Who Are You?"
2002–06 Everwood Bright AbbottMain role (89 episodes)
2005 Path of Destruction Nathan McCainTelevision film
2006–07 The O.C. Winchester "Ché" CookRecurring role; 9 episodes
2008 The Batman Jake (voice)Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
2009–15 Parks and Recreation Andy Dwyer Main role (117 episodes)
2010–11 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Cooper Daniels (voice)2 episodes
2012 Top Chef HimselfSeason 10, episode 6: "Even the Famous Come Home" [56]
2013Timms ValleyDonovan Timms (voice)Special
2014 Saturday Night Live Himself/hostEpisode: "Chris Pratt/Ariana Grande" [68]
2017 Mom Nick BanaszakEpisode: "Good Karma and the Big Weird"

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Cooper Daniels
2012 Kinect Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi
2015 Lego Jurassic World Owen Grady
Lego Dimensions Emmet Brickowski / Owen Grady

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResultRef.
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Sidekick EverwoodNominated
2005 Choice TV Sidekick Nominated
2012 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble Zero Dark ThirtyNominated [69]
2013 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and RecreationNominated [70]
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice Animated Movie: VoiceThe Lego MovieNominated [71]
CinemaCon Awards Breakthrough Performer of the YearGuardians of the GalaxyWon [72]
Young Hollywood Awards Super Superhero Nominated [73]
Detroit Film Critics Society Best EnsembleWon [74]
Breakthrough PerformanceNominated
2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie Nominated [75]
MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Nominated [76]
Best Shirtless Performance Nominated
Best Musical Moment Nominated
Best Comedic Performance Nominated
Best Hero Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Male Action Star Nominated [77]
Saturn Awards Best Actor Won [78]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Movie Star: Male Jurassic WorldNominated [79]
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor Nominated [80]
Favorite Action Movie ActorNominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Actor in an Action Movie Nominated [81]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor Nominated [82]
MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Nominated [83]
Best Action Performance Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: AnTEENcipated The Magnificent SevenNominated [84]
2017Saturn Awards Best Actor PassengersNominated [85]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Won [86]
Choice Movie: Ship (with Zoe Saldana)Nominated
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards MTV Generation AwardN/AWon [87]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Liplock (with Zoe Saldana)Avengers: Infinity WarNominated [88]
Choice Summer Movie Star: Male Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomWon
People's Choice Awards The Male Movie Star of 2018Nominated [89]
The Action Movie Star of 2018Nominated

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