Facts

Read for a role in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown (2005), but lost out to Orlando Bloom.

Had a dog named East, that was half American bulldog and half English bulldog.

Chris’s paternal grandfather, George Robert Evans, Jr., had English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry (George’s own grandfather, Matthew J. Evans, was Welsh). Chris’s paternal grandmother, Alma Emma Behling, had German ancestry. Chris’s maternal grandfather, Andrew Capuano, was the son of Italian parents, while Chris’s maternal grandmother, Rita Marie Garvey, was from an Irish family.

Scored 1180 on his SATs.

Has a younger sister named Shana Evans, a younger brother named Scott Evans and an older sister named Carly Evans.

Had signed on to do three Fantastic Four films, but in the end only did the two, and the third was canceled. Instead, a reboot was made in 2015.

Ranked #18 on E! Television’s 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.

Named one of People magazine’s “Hottest Bachelors” (2006)

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#99) (2007).

Nephew of Congressman Mike Capuano.

Read for the role of Scott Smith in Milk (2008), but lost to James Franco.

Has played three different comic book heroes – Captain America, Jensen (from The Losers (2010)), and Johnny Storm, and one villain – Lucas Lee (League of Evil exes [Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)]).

Very close friends with Scarlett Johansson, with whom he has appeared in seven films: The Perfect Score (2004), The Nanny Diaries (2007), The Avengers (2012), Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Has worked twice with Jason Statham and Jessica Biel in two films: Cellular (2004) and London (2005).

Is good friends with Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Hayley Atwell, John Krasinski, Chris Hemsworth, Sebastian Stan and Chris Pratt.

His mother, a former professional dancer, installed a tap dance floor in the basement of their house. Evans claims to still tap dance to work through anxiety.

Suffered from migraines throughout making of The Avengers (2012) because of the cowl he wore.

Evans said in March 2014 that once his contract with Marvel is up, he may consider doing less acting so he could work more on directing, and believes he will be finished playing Captain America in 2017.

Is also a supporter of LGBT rights.

Has a great interest in the philosophies of Buddhism.

Favorite television series is the animated comedy The Simpsons (1989).

Favorite movies are Braveheart (1995), Hurlyburly (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Had a crush on Sandra Bullock as a teenager after seeing her in the action film Speed (1994).

Has stated at a press conference, that he would have liked a possible Captain America / Black Widow romance in the MCU following Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Usually jokes about fellow actor Chris Pine becoming the new Captain America if he were to resign from the role.

The costume department had him wear T-shirts and regular clothing a size or two less in order for his muscular-build to show while filming Captain America: Civil War (2016).

Is a fan of Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead, The Allman Brothers Band, Bill Withers and Stevie Wonder.