|Date of Birth
||26 August 1980
|Place of Birth
||Los Angeles, California, USA
Despite growing in a showbiz family, Chris Pine got a late start in the bushiness. His first acting role arrived at age 23 with a guest stint in the hit series “ER,” which was followed by appearance in episodes of “The Guardian” and “CSI: Miami,” that same year. A year later, he acted in Why Germany?, a short movie helmed and written by Gabriel Peters-Lazaro, and guest starred in the TV series “American Dreams.”
Also in 2004, Pine landed his first film role in Princess Diaries: Royal Engagement, playing Lord Nicholas Devereaux, a love interest of Anne Hathaway’s character. Directed by Garry Marshall, the romantic-comedy was a blockbuster smash hit. As for Pine, the success of the film helped catapult his name.
The young performer was then cast in the starring role of Luther Scott, opposite Australian actor Cameron Daddo, in Confession (2005), a drama/thriller that was released directly-to-video. The same year, he also played young Sam in “Dancing for Me,” an episode of the series “Six Feet Under,” and worked with Eric Stoltz in his short film, The Bulls.
Returning to silver screen, Pine teamed up with Lindsay Lohan to star in the romantic-comedy Just My Luck, which was released in May 2006, after making his TV-movie bow in 2006’s Surrender Dorothy. The demanding actor will star in the comedy Blind Guy Driving and have supporting part in the Ben Affleck vehicle Smokin’ Aces, both for 2007 release. He is now filming the horror/thriller Carriers (2007) for director Alex Pastor.
Also a stage actor, Pine received his wide-ranging theater background by performing in a number of classic roles at the Williamstown Theater Festival, University of California, Berkeley, as well as diverse theater companies in the Los Angeles area.