Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans (born June 13, 1981) is an American actor and film director. Evans is best known for his superhero roles as Johnny Storm / Human Torch in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and Steve Rogers/Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Marvel's The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also had a cameo role in Thor: The Dark World as Loki masquerading as Captain America.
Chris Evans was born in Boston and raised in the town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa (Capuano), is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, Bob, is a dentist. He has two sisters, Carly, a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a high school drama and English teacher, Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott, who was featured on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Their uncle, Mike Capuano, represents the same Massachusetts Congressional district formerly represented by Tip O'Neill. His mother is of half Italian and half Irish ancestry.
Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He and his siblings were raised Catholic.