Chris Evans, the actor behind the Captain America film franchise, turns 35 years old on June 13. Birthday plans for “The Avengers” actor have been kept under wraps, but the generous star does enjoy celebrating his fans on their special days. In May, he surprised a theater filled with young volunteers screening “Captain America: Civil War” and sang “Happy Birthday” to one lucky 13 year old.
Here’s a look back at Chris Evans’ small beginnings on the silver screen, and his meteoric rise to fame in recent years.
Chris Evans’ Net Worth: $40 Million
In the fall of 2010, Chris Evans’ net worth was a modest $5 million, according to older data collected from Celebrity Net Worth, a celebrity finance resource. Six years and three “Captain America” movies later and his net worth has catapulted to $40 million. Now a mainstay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Evans has emerged as one of Hollywood’s brightest stars.
Chris Evans Movies
While Chris Evans has only recently become a household name, he has been acting professionally for nearly 20 years and has more than 40 acting credits to his name. His first big break came in 2000, when he landed the part of Cary Baston in the television series “Opposite Sex.” He scored numerous small roles in the following years, guest starring on shows like “The Fugitive,” “Boston Public” and “Skin.”
Eventually, Chris Evans transitioned to the silver screen, appearing in films like “Not Another Teen Movie” and “Cellular.” In 2005, he got his first taste of life as a superhero playing Johnny Storm in “Fantastic Four,” a role he reprised in the 2007 sequel, “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.”
Although the actor has made a fortune off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has expressed interest in spending time behind the camera. In 2015, he made his directorial debut with the film “Before We Go” — which he also starred in.
Chris Evans as Captain America
Chris Evans’ net worth has gone through the roof since his 2011 debut as the title character in “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Marvel reportedly paid him $300,000 for his work on the first film, reported Celebrity Net Worth. One year later, he received a $2 million pay day for his role in “The Avengers,” according to celebrity gossip website Xfinity Entertainment. For the 2015 sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Evans more than tripled his salary, earning $6.9 million, reported entertainment website CinemaBlend.
Salary details for his work in “Captain America: Civil War” could not be found, but film reporting website Box Office Mojo showed the Marvel movie had a $250 million production budget. In total, Chris Evans has taken on the role of Captain America in seven films, including:
- “Captain America: The First Avenger”
- “The Avengers”
- “Thor 2: The Dark World”
- “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
- “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
- “Captain America: Civil War”
Chris Evans movies have generated $6.3 billion at box offices worldwide. His top three earners are Marvel films “The Avengers” with $1.5 billion; “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” with $1.4 billion; and “Captain America: Civil War” with $1.1 billion. The actor is rumored to reprise his role in the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War – Part I.”
‘Captain America: Civil War’ Movie Trailer
Chris Evans’ Personal Life
Chris Evans’ house is nothing less than impressive. In 2014, Trulia reported he put his Hollywood Hills, Calif., home up for sale for $1.45 million. At the time, he was living in a three-bedroom, 4,599-square-foot Los Angeles home he purchased for $3.52 million in April 2013.