Chris Pratt is an actor known for his popular movie and television roles. One of his earliest and well-known TV roles was as Andy Dwyer in “Parks and Recreation.” He came back to the TV screen to star and produce the eight-episode Amazon Prime show "The Terminal List," where Pratt plays Navy seal James Reece. He is also known for his popular movie roles in “Jurassic World” and in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” series.
Pratt was born on June 21, 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota, but was raised in Lake Stevens, Washington. Pratt’s journey into the acting world was an interesting one. According to an interview with Men’s Health, Pratt moved to Maui for a period of time where he waited tables at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. while he was living in a van. While working at the restaurant, a film director asked him if he was an actor and Pratt went on to audition for his short film, “Cursed Part 3.” After that, Pratt’s acting career was born.
Shortly after “Cursed Part 3” in 2000, Pratt played Bright Abbot on the TV series “Everwood,” from 2002 to 2006. He also was on “The O.C.” from 2006 to 2007 where he played Che, which was followed by his most popular TV role as Andy Dwyer in “Parks and Recreation,” a show that aired from 2009 to 2015.
While on “Parks and Recreation,” Pratt also had roles in movies including “Jennifer's Body,” “Take Me Home Tonight,” “Moneyball,” “The Five-Year Engagement,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Her,” “Delivery Man” and “The Lego Movie,” where he voiced Emmet.
In 2014, the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie came out where Pratt played Peter Quill/Star-Lord. He was in another “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie in 2017. He also played the character in “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame” and in the 2022 movie “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
Another one of Pratt’s well-known characters is Owen Grady in the “Jurassic World” movies. He first emerged as Grady in 2015 and played him again in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in 2018 and “Jurassic World Dominion” in 2022.
Some other movies starring Pratt are “The Magnificent Seven,” “Passengers” and “The Tomorrow War.” According to IMDb,he is also set to be in another “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie in 2023 as well as voicing Mario in a Super Mario Bros based movie in 2023 and is voicing Garfield in a 2023 film.
Pratt was married to Anna Farisfor eight years, from 2009 to 2017 when they announced their separation. The two, who met on the set of “Take Me Home Tonight” in 2007 had a baby boy named Jack in August 2012. The two often talk about the good relationship they keep with one another post-divorce.
Pratt married Katherine Schwarzenegger — daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger — in 2019. They started dating in 2018 and got married the following year. They have two children together, Lyla Maria who was born August 2020 and Eloise Christina was born May 2022.