Chris Pine is an American actor best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series and Steve Trevor in the DC Extended Universe films Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984. He has also starred in a variety of other films, including Just My Luck, Into the Woods, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Finest Hours, and Outlaw King.

Early Life

Chris Pine was born on August 26, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. His father, Robert Pine, is an actor who is best known for his role as Sergeant Joseph Getraer on the television series CHiPs. His mother, Gwynne Gilford, is a former actress who became a psychotherapist. Pine's maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was also an actress.

Pine grew up in the North Hollywood and Studio City neighborhoods of Los Angeles. He attended Oakwood High School, where he was a member of the school's football and lacrosse teams. After graduating from high school, Pine studied English at the University of California, Berkeley. He also spent a year studying at the University of Leeds in England.

Rise to Fame

Pine began his acting career in the early 2000s, appearing in guest roles on various television shows. He made his feature film debut in the 2004 romantic comedy The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Pine's role in the film was relatively small, but it helped to get him noticed by Hollywood producers and directors.

Pine's breakthrough role came in 2009 when he was cast as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it made Pine a household name. He went on to reprise the role of Kirk in two sequels, Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

Notable Roles

In addition to his role as James T. Kirk, Chris Pine has starred in a number of other notable films, including:

  • Just My Luck (2006)
  • Into the Woods (2014)
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
  • The Finest Hours (2016)
  • Outlaw King (2018)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)

Pine has also appeared in a number of television shows, including ER, The Guardian, and CSI: Miami.

Personal Life

Chris Pine is very private about his personal life. He has never been married and has no children. He is rumored to have dated a number of actresses, including Zoe Saldana, Olivia Munn, and Annabelle Wallis.

Chris Pine Quotes

"I think it's important to have a sense of humility and understanding that there 's always room for growth and improvement, both in your craft and as a person."

"I think it's important to always be true to yourself and to not be swayed by what others think you should do or be."

"Acting is not about being famous, it's about exploring the human experience."

Chris Pine is one of the most popular and respected actors in Hollywood. He has starred in a number of successful films and television shows, and he is known for his versatility and talent. Pine is sure to continue to entertain audiences for many years to come.