Christopher Robert Evans was born June 13, 1981. He is an American actor. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005) and its 2007 sequel.
Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa (née Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, G. Robert Evans III, is a dentist.
He has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott. Carly is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a high school Drama and English teacher at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, while Scott is an actor. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent, while his father is of half British and half German descent. He and his siblings were raised Catholic.
Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He moved to New York City and took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Although raised Catholic, he has expressed pantheistic views and a great interest in the philosophies of Buddhism.
Evans is a supporter of gay marriage.
In 2017, Evans was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion pictures.