Pine at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Christopher Whitelaw Pine|
August 26, 1980
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Relatives||Anne Gwynne (grandmother)|
Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He is known for his role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He also appeared in the films The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Just My Luck (2006), Smokin' Aces (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), Unstoppable (2010), This Means War (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Into the Woods (2014), Z for Zachariah (2015), The Finest Hours (2016), and Hell or High Water (2016).
Pine was born in Los Angeles. His father, Robert (born 1941), is an actor who co-starred on CHiPs as Sergeant Joseph Getraer, and his mother, Gwynne Gilford (born 1946), is a former actress who is now a practicing psychotherapist. He has an older sister, Katie.
His maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne (née Marguerite Gwynne Trice), was a Hollywood actress, and his maternal grandfather, Max M. Gilford (born Max Goldfarb), was an attorney who was elected president of the Hollywood Bar Association. Pine's maternal grandfather was from a Russian Jewish family, while Pine's other ancestry is English, Welsh, German, and French.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002, with a bachelor's degree in English. He was an exchange student at the University of Leeds in England for one year. After graduating, he studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
In 2004, he appeared in Why Germany?, a short film, and in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Pine played the part of Nicholas Devereaux, the love interest of Anne Hathaway's leading character. In 2005, Pine appeared in an episode of the series Six Feet Under, as well as in Confession, an independent film that was released directly to video, and The Bulls, another short film.
Pine appeared in the made-for-television film Surrender, Dorothy which aired in early 2006. He played Jake Hardin in the American film Just My Luck, a romantic comedy in which he starred opposite Lindsay Lohan, who played Ashley Albright. The film was released on May 12, 2006.
Later that year, Pine appeared in the comedy Blind Dating and in the action film Smokin' Aces. In 2007, he starred opposite Scott Wolf in the Los Angeles production of Neil LaBute's play Fat Pig, winning positive reviews for his depiction of a competitive, alpha-male friend. He portrayed real-life Napa Valley vintner Bo Barrett in the 2008 film Bottle Shock.
In 2007, Pine turned down a role in a film adaptation of White Jazz, to accept the part of James T. Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film, which was released to critical and viewer acclaim in May of that year. That same month, he made a brief appearance promoting the film on Saturday Night Live, with co-stars Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. During the rest of summer 2009, he appeared in the Los Angeles production of the Beau Willimon play Farragut North.
In the fall of 2009, Pine began filming the Tony Scott-directed and Mark Bomback-written action film Unstoppable, which was released in November 2010. In the film, he played a young train conductor who helped a veteran railroad engineer (Denzel Washington) stop an unmanned, half-mile-long runaway freight train carrying toxic liquids and poisonous gases from wiping out a nearby city. The Hollywood Reporter named Pine as one of the young male actors who are "pushing—or being pushed" into taking over Hollywood as the new "A-List". In 2011, Pine sat down with the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, for the feature length documentary The Captains, which Shatner wrote and directed. The film sees Shatner interview Pine about his career and how it felt to take the role of Kirk for the 2009 movie. Their interview features a scene where the pair arm wrestles; pictures of this incident "went viral" leading to Internet headlines such as "Kirk v. Kirk" and others.
Pine filmed the romantic comedy This Means War, with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy, during the fall of 2010, in Vancouver. This Means War was released in February 2012. Pine portrayed the voice Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians. Pine co-starred with Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer in the family drama People Like Us, which was filmed in early 2011 and released in June 2012. He reprised the role of Captain Kirk in the sequel to 2009's Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, released in the US on May 15, 2013.
In 2009, Pine entered talks to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan in a reboot of Tom Clancy's novels. He starred in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which was released in 2014. Pine was the fourth actor to play the character, after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck.
In 2014, Pine in talks to star in the Thriller about US Coast Guard, The Finest Hours, released in January 2016. He guest-starred in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and lend his voice for SuperMansion in 2015. May 2015, Pine confirmed to play one of the Howard Brothers, along with Ben Foster in Hell or High Water (originally called Comancheria ), filming started on May 26 2015 in New Mexico, USA. The film premiered at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, released in August 2016. He reprised the role of Captain Kirk in Star Trek Beyond, filming started June 2015 in Canada, released in the US on July 22, 2016.
Pine has stated, "I definitely have a spiritual outlook... I am not a religious guy, I am probably agnostic."
On March 1, 2014, while filming Z for Zachariah in New Zealand, Pine was arrested by police near Methven after failing to pass a routine roadside breath alcohol test. He pleaded guilty to drunk driving on March 17, stating that he drank four vodkas at a local pub. Pine was disqualified from driving in New Zealand for six months and ordered to pay NZ$93 in reparation. He had a clean record, and the judge said that "the incident was out of character."
|2004||Why Germany?||Chris||Short film|
|2004||The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement||Nicholas Devereaux|
|2005||The Bulls||Jason||Short film|
|2006||Just My Luck||Jake Hardin|
|2006||Blind Dating||Danny Valdessecchi|
|2006||Smokin' Aces||Darwin Tremor|
|2008||Bottle Shock||Bo Barrett|
|2009||Star Trek||James T. Kirk|
|2009||Beyond All Boundaries||Hanson Baldwin / Sgt. Bill Reed||Voices|
|2010||Small Town Saturday Night||Rhett Ryan|
|2010||Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey||Dave||Voice|
|2012||Celeste and Jesse Forever||Rory Shenandoah|| Cameo|
Credited as Kris Pino
|2012||This Means War||Franklin "FDR" Foster|
|2012||People Like Us||Sam Harper|
|2012||Rise of the Guardians||Jack Frost||Voice|
|2013||Star Trek Into Darkness||James T. Kirk|
|2014||Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit||Jack Ryan|
|2014||Horrible Bosses 2||Rex Hanson|
|2014||Into the Woods||Cinderella's Prince|
|2015||Z for Zachariah||Caleb|
|2016||The Finest Hours||Bernie Webber|
|2016||Hell or High Water||Toby|
|2016||Star Trek Beyond||James T. Kirk|
|2017||Wonder Woman||Steve Trevor||Post-production|
|2018||A Wrinkle in Time||Dr. Alexander Murry||Filming|
|2003||ER||Levine||Episode: "A Thousand Cranes"|
|2003||The Guardian||Lonnie Grandy||Episode: "Hazel Park"|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Tommy Chandler||Episode: "Extreme"|
|2004||American Dreams||Joey Tremain||Episode: "Tidings of Comfort and Joy"|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Young Sam Hoviak||Episode: "Dancing for Me"|
|2006||Surrender, Dorothy||Shawn Best||Television film|
|2009||Saturday Night Live||Himself||Episode: "Justin Timberlake/Ciara"|
|2014||Robot Chicken||Captain Jake (voice)||Episode: "Noidstrom Rack"|
|2015||Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Eric||5 episodes|
|2015||SuperMansion||Robo-Dino (voice)||3 episodes|
|2017||Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later||Eric|
|2006||The Atheist||Augustine Early||Center Stage, NY|
|2007||Fat Pig||Carter||Geffen Playhouse|
|2009||Farragut North||Stephen||Geffen Playhouse|
|2010||The Lieutenant of Inishmore||Padraic||Mark Taper Forum|
|2010||Someday Came Today||Small Town Saturday Night|
|2014||Agony||Into the Woods||Billy Magnussen|
|2014||Any Moment||Into the Woods||Emily Blunt|
|2016||I'll Be Seeing You"/"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face||Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (Barbra Streisand)|
|2013||Star Trek||James T. Kirk|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Ovation Award||Lead Actor in a Play||Farragut North||Nominated|
|Boston Society of Film Critics Award||Best Ensemble Cast (with cast)||Star Trek||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award||Best Ensemble (with cast)||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Fresh Face Male||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Rumble (with Zachary Quinto)||Nominated|
|Scream Award||Best Actor in a Science Fiction Movie or TV Show||Won|
|Denver Film Critics Society Award||Best Acting Ensemble (with cast)||Won|
|ShoWest Award||Male Star of Tomorrow||Won|
|2010||People's Choice Award||Favorite Breakout Movie Star||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Award||Best Breakout Star||Star Trek||Nominated|
|Biggest Badass Star||Nominated|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Award||Best Acting Ensemble (with cast)||Nominated|
|Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award||Lead Performance||The Lieutenant of Inishmore||Won|
|2012||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie Actor: Romance||This Means War||Nominated|
|2013||Choice Summer Movie Star: Male||Star Trek Into Darkness||Nominated|
|CinemaCon Award||Male Star of the Year||Won|
|2014||People's Choice Award||Favorite Movie Duo (with Zachary Quinto)||Star Trek Into Darkness||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Award||Best Ensemble Acting (with cast)||Into the Woods||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Ensemble – Motion Picture (with cast)||Won|
|2016||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance||SuperMansion||Nominated|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Award||Best Acting Ensemble (with cast)||Hell or High Water||Pending|
|2017||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor||The Finest Hours /Hell or High Water||Pending|
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