Chris Pine is a 28-year-old American actor who is best known for playing James T. Kirk in the reboot of the Star Trek film series. He is also popular for his roles in Unstoppable (2010), Into the Woods (2014), Hell or High Water (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Outlaw King (2018), and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), among others.
Chris Pine is one of those actors who despite their famous background, seized every opportunity they got to make it to the limelight. He kicked off his professional acting career in 2003, appearing in the medical drama ER. Since then, it has been an interesting journey for the actor.
Chris Pine’s Fact Sheet
Because of the things he has accomplished as an actor, several questions about his personal life and career have made their way to the internet. Find answers to most of those questions below as we bring you interesting facts about the talented actor.
Chris Pine’s Parents Influenced His Career Choice
Chris Pine was born on August 26, 1980, and his real name is Christopher Whitelaw Pine. Acting runs in his blood as he came from a family of popular actors. His father Robert Pine is a famous actor known for his role as Walter Cooleman in the popular soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Robert’s rise to fame has been traced back to the early 70s when he appeared in CHiPs.
Chris Pine’s mother Gwynne Gilford is also not a name to disregard in the industry. Although she has retired from acting, she was quite popular in her active days and was known for several notable series like The Waverly Wonders, A New Kind Family, and many others. Also a daughter to actors (Max Gilford and Anne Gwynne), Gwynne will always be remembered for movies like Masters of the Universe and Fade to Black.
Insights Into His Acting Career
Starting his career in 2003, Chris Pine made appearances in the medical series ER and other shows like American Dreams, The Guardian, CSI: Miami, and a few others. The following year came with a lot of promising engagements for the actor. He starred in the romantic comedy, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement in 2004 and was quite remarkable.
Pine gained more ground in the movie industry as the years went by and in 2009, he landed a major role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek. He went on to reprise his role in the sequels that followed: Star Trek into the Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016). Without a doubt, the actor earned international recognition with his Star Trek role.
In 2014, Chris Pine starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and in Hell or High Water in 2016. He voiced a character in the popular 2015 web series, Supermansion, and went on to earn an Emmy nomination for it. That same year, he landed the role of Steve Trevor in the popular superhero movie, Wonder Woman, and starred opposite Gal Gadot. He has also voiced several characters in other productions.
The Many Awards He Has Received
Chris Pine has bagged a good number of awards from different platforms. He received his first Emmy nomination for his role in SuperMansion; it was for Outstanding Character Voice-over Performance.
In 2010, he won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Before that, he had grabbed accolades from the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Scream Award, and ShoWest Award. Also, he won a Teen Choice Award in 2017 for his role in Wonder Woman.
What Are His Upcoming Projects?
Movie lovers are looking forward to seeing more of Chris Pine in the coming years. Many are excited by the recent announcements regarding Pine’s roles in some notable productions. Yeah, the actor has some projects up his sleeves. It was announced in June 2018 that he will reprise his role as Steve Trevor in the Wonder Woman sequel, Wonder Woman 1984. The movie is set to hit the screens in June 2020.
It is also anticipated that Pine will play a role in the upcoming movie, Violence of Action. The film written by J.P Davis has no release date yet but is expected to hit the screens in the nearest future.
Although we are yet to authenticate this, Pine is expected to star in the biographical drama, Newsflash. The film which will be directed by Alfonso Gomez Rejon will revolve around the stories related to the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Has Chris Pine Ever Been Married?
Despite having dated a string of women, Chris Pine hasn’t been married to anyone. Among the women Pine has gone out with are Beau Garrett, Olivia Munn, Dominique Piek, Zoë Kravitz, and Sofia Boutella.
In 2018, reports surfaced that he was dating British actress, Annabelle Wallis. She is known for her roles in The Mummy and X-Men: First Class. The reports turned out to be true as the actor began making appearances with the popular actress.
Is The Actor Gay?
It has been speculated that Chris Pine’s sexuality has something to do with the fact that he’s never been married. The actor has never addressed his sexuality publicly but questions were asked when with much excitement, he supported the coming out of Sulu (John Cho) in Star Trek Beyond (2016). But then, the fact that he has been linked to several women romantically goes a long way to assert he’s straight.