Chris Hemsworth


11 Aug 1983


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ancestry. His uncle, by marriage, was Rod Ansell, the bushman who inspired the film Crocodile Dundee (1986).

Chris saw quite a bit of the country in his youth, after his family moved to the Northern Territory before finally settling on Phillip Island, to the south of Melbourne. In 2004, he unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter in the Australian soap opera Home and Away (1988) but was recalled for the role of Kim Hyde which he played until 2007. In 2006, he entered the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars (2004) and his popularity in the soap enabled him to hang on until show 7 (Dancing with the Stars: Episode #5.7 (2006) when he became the fifth contestant to be eliminated.

His first Hollywood appearance was in Star Trek (2009), but it was his titular role in Thor (2011) which propelled him to prominence worldwide. He reprised the character in the science fiction blockbuster The Avengers (2012).

Chris's American representative, management company ROAR, also manages actress Elsa Pataky, and it was through them that the two met, marrying in 2010. The couple have a daughter and twin sons.

Actor ( 82 credits )

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Thor (rumored)
Horse Soldiers (2018) Mitch
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Thor
Doctor Strange (2016) Thor (uncredited)
Ghostbusters (2016) Kevin
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) The Huntsman
In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Owen Chase
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Thor
Blackhat (2015) Nicholas Hathaway
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Thor: The Dark World (2013) Thor
Rush (2013) James Hunt
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) George Kirk
Movie Guide (2013)  James Hunt (1 episode, 2013)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Ok! TV (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Red Dawn (2012) Jed Eckert
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) The Huntsman
The Avengers (2012) Thor
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Curt
unCONventional (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Thor (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Evening Urgant (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Thor (2011) Thor
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
In the Qube 3D (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Dish Nation (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis (2010) Chad
Ca$h (2010) Sam Phelan
Conan (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2011-2013)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
VIP zprávy (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Circle (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Death Battle (2010)  Thor (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
A Perfect Getaway (2009) Kale
Star Trek (2009) George Kirk
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009)  Himself - 'James Hunt' (1 episode, 2012)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Thor in 'Thor: The Dark World' (1 episode, 2013)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
TMZ on TV (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Today at Wimbledon (2007)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Curt (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Dancing with the Stars (2004)  Himself (9 episodes, 2006)
Fergus McPhail (2004)  Craig (1 episode, 2004)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Deal or No Deal (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Marshall Law (2002)  The Kid (1 episode, 2002)
Guinevere Jones (2002)  King Arthur (2 episodes, 2002)
The Saddle Club (2001)  The New Vet (1 episode, 2003)
The Wright Stuff (2000)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
The View (1997)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
E! News (1991)  Himself - Nominations Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Himself - Actor / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Home and Away (1988)  Kim Hyde (184 episodes, 2004-2007)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself - People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive (1 episo
Neighbours (1985)  Jamie Kane (1 episode, 2002)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Telethon (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Wimbledon (1937)  Himself - Spectator (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Vacation (0) Stone Crandall
Doc Savage (0) (rumored)
Untitled Star Trek Sequel (0) George Kirk

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Chris Hemsworth Pulls Hilarious Prank on Thor: Ragnarok Director

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Ghostbusters Review #2: It's Not a Trainwreck

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Mark Ruffalo Hulks Out in New Thor 3 Set Video

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Thor: Ragnarok Welcomes Tessa Thompson to Set

Tessa Thompson shares some fan art of Valkyrie while confirming that she starts shooting Thor: Ragnarok in Australia today.

Star Trek 4 Confirmed by J.J. Abrams, Chris Hemsworth May Return

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Final Star Trek Beyond Trailer Brings Big Fun & Lots of Action

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Thor 3 Gets a New Ragnarok Logo

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Thor: Ragnarok Panel Brings First Look at Comic-Con

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Karl Urban Teases His Skurge Look in Thor: Ragnarok

Star Trek Beyond star Karl Urban shaves his head to play one of the villains in Thor 3, now shooting in Australia.