Chris Pratt Biography; Star of “Guardian of the Galaxy”


Chris Pratt is a well-known American actor who shot to stardom around the world for his outstanding roles in movies including “The Lego Movie,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and “Jurassic World.” He was working as a waiter when actress and director Rae Dawn Chong noticed him and gave him a part in her first film, “Cursed Part 3.” Although he always intended for something that would eventually make him famous, the debut opened the door for a career in cinema and television, which he never imagined to do.

With his television roles in the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” and the WB drama series “Everwood,” Pratt first gained notoriety as an actor. His major break came in 2014 when he played the lead roles in two hugely popular, commercially successful movies: the computer-animated adventure comedy “The Lego Movie” and the Marvel Studios superhero movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He quickly followed it up with ‘Jurassic World,’ which went on to become his most financially successful film to date after grossing $1.6 billion at the box office. With significant projects in the works, Pratt’s future as an actor appears to be sparkling and bright.

Quick Facts of Chris Pratt

Also Known As: Christopher Michael Pratt

Age: 43 Years Old


Spouse/Ex-: Anna Faris (M. 2009–2018), Katherine Schwarzenegger (M. 2019)

Father: Daniel Clifton Pratt

Mother: Kathleen Louise

Children: Jack Pratt, Lyla Maria Pratt

Born Country: United States

Height: 6’2″ (188 cm)

Ancestry: Norwegian American

U.S. State: Virginia

Early Life & Childhood

On June 21, 1979, in Virginia, Minnesota, Christopher Michael Pratt was born to Kathleen Louise (née Indahl) and Daniel Clifton Pratt. His father was a miner who later renovated homes, while his mother worked at a Safeway store. Of his three siblings, he is the youngest.


Chris Pratt, a young man who was virtually homeless, entered the acting industry by chance. Rae Dawn Chong, an actress and director, caught his attention while he was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui. She offered him a part in her first film as a filmmaker, the short horror movie “Cursed Part 3,” because of his attractive appearance and his enthusiasm.

Pratt performed in several movies while working on “Everwood,” including “The Extreme Team” and “Strangers with Candy.” He also played Nathan McCain in the television movie “Paths of Destruction.”

In terms of his profession, Pratt had a busy year in 2009. His movies “Brides War,” “Deep in the Valley,” and “Jennifer’s Body” were all scheduled for release. He also got a part in the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation” as Andy Dwyer. Up until 2015, “Parks and Recreation” aired.

Chris Pratt constantly aspires to be a perfectionist in his work. He frequently takes extra steps and works hard so that he can fulfil his roles completely. Pratt shed more than 30 pounds for “Moneyball,” but he had to gain it back for his movie “10 Years.” Then, in 2012, Pratt lost it once more while playing a Navy SEAL in the movie “Zero Dark Thirty.”

It’s interesting to note that Pratt first declined the part of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The movie’s casting director, Sarah Finn, managed to persuade James Gunn that Pratt was the ideal choice for the part. Pratt eventually agreed to a multi-film agreement with Marvel Studios after meeting with Gunn.

The first came when he provided the voice of Emmet Brickowski in “The Lego Movie.” In North America, it ended up becoming the biggest-grossing movie of 2014.

In the same year, he received both critical and popular praise for his performance as Star-Lord/Peter Quill in the movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” He received a great deal of praise for the movie, which brought in $770 million at the box office. Pratt closed the year by playing the lead in two of the year’s top five highest-grossing movies.

Following this extraordinary achievement, Pratt received a number of accolades. He came in second place on “People” magazine’s annual list of the sexiest men alive that year.

As Owen Grady in the 2015 adaptation of “Jurassic World,” Pratt, a devoted follower of the “Jurassic Park” film series, relived his obsession with dinosaurs from his youth. The movie was a huge success, earning $652 million in North America and $1.018 billion abroad for a total of $1.670 billion globally.

In 2016, he had two films come out: “Passengers” featured him as Jim Preston, and “The Magnificent Seven” had him as gambler Josh Faraday.

Major Works

The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy, two back-to-back blockbuster hits, were the focus of Chris Pratt’s most notable accomplishment in 2014. Both movies received a tonne of praise from both the critics and the public, and they eventually made it into the top five highest-grossing movies of the year.

With him appearing in the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise, “Jurassic World,” his success story from 2014 carried over into the next year. With a worldwide total of more than $1.6 billion, the movie became his most lucrative to date.

Awards & Achievements

He received the MTV Movie Award in 2015 for “Jurassic World’s” Best Action Performance.

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2016 Best Action Performance   Jurassic World (2015)

Personal Life & Legacy

On the set of the film “Take Me Home Tonight” in 2007, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris exchanged greetings. She portrayed his love interest in the movie. Soon after meeting, the two became engaged the following year in 2008.

Pratt and Faris exchanged vows in Bali in 2009. In August 2012, they gave birth to a son named Jack as their first child. They announced their split in August 2017.

He began dating Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2018. 2019 saw the couple’s marriage in June. They had a daughter named Lyla, their first child, in August 2020. They had their second child together in May 2022.

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