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Pine, Chris

Caption: Chris Pine at Star Trek Beyond premiere

Star Trek (2009)

Episode: MOV 011 - Star Trek (2009)

Chris Pine -- Star Trek's current Captain Kirk -- has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most-exciting young talents, with multiple projects on the way and a resume that's as extensive as he is versatile. The actor was most recently seen in the Oscar-nominated drama, Hell or High Water, alongside Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster, which came on the heels of his third go-round as Kirk in Star Trek Beyond, following Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness. He can currently be heard voicing several characters on the animated series SuperMansion, will be back on the big screen in Wonder Woman and is co-starring with Reese Witherspoon, Zach Galifianakis and Mindy Kaling in Ava Duvarnay’s A Wrinkle in Time, the film adaption of the novel by the same name. 

Pine's many other credits include The Finest Hours, the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue; Wet Hot American Summer; Z for Zachariah, which also starred Chiwetel Ejiofor and Margot Robbie and was directed by Craig Zobel; and Horrible Bosses 2, opposite Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey. He also co-starred in Rob Marshall’s Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated musical-comedy Into the Woods alongside Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick, and played the title role in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit for director Kenneth Branagh opposite Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner.

In 2013, Pine starred in Star Trek: Star Trek into Darkness, directed by J.J. Abrams, and voiced Kirk for the Star Trek video game released that year. In 2012, he lent his voice to the animated feature Rise of the Guardians with Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. He also starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde in the drama People Like Us and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in the action-comedy This Means War. Previously, Pine starred opposite Denzel Washington in Unstoppable, directed by Tony Scott.

Additional feature credits include the film Carriers, the educational animated feature Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Bottle Shock for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature Small Town Saturday Night for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan’s gritty ensemble drama Smokin’ Aces and Blind Dating, co-starring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour. He also appeared in the romantic comedy Just My Luck opposite Lindsay Lohan and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement opposite Anne Hathaway. Among his early TV credits were guest spots on ER, The Guardian, CSI: Miami and Six Feet Under

On the stage, Pine starred in Martin McDonough’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In March, 2011 he was awarded “Best Lead Performance” by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle for his performance. Pine also received rave reviews and a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his turn in the drama Farragut North, starring with Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.  Additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play, Fat Pig, also at the Geffen Playhouse, and The Atheist, a one-man show performed off off-Broadway, in addition to multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, among many others.

Pine, in 2013, received the prestigious “Male Star of the Year” award at the annual CinemaCon Awards, and in 2016 he could be heard dueting with Barbra Streisand on "I'll Be Seeing You"/"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (from Right This Right and My Fair Lady). Also in 2016,  Pine received an Emmy Award nomination in "Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance" category for his work on SuperMansion.

Born in Los Angeles, Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His parents are actors Gwynne Gilford and Robert Pine, the latter a Trek guest star on both Voyager and Enterprise. His late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

Pine currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

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