Chris Pine is an American actor who has a net worth of $35 million dollars. Pine began his film career with roles in movies such as “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” (2004) and “Just My Luck” (2006), but his defining role came when he was cast as the iconic Captain James T. Kirk in the 2009 remake of “Star Trek.” The role transformed the young actor into a Hollywood A-lister. Other notable film roles include “Horrible Bosses 2” (2014), “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” (2014), and “Wonder Woman” (2017). In 2008, “Entertainment Weekly” ranked Chris #27 on their “30 Under 30” list.
Chris Pine was born Christopher Whitelaw Pine on August 26, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. His father, Robert Pine, is an actor still working today, and his mother, Gwynne Gilford, retired from acting in the late 1980s and became a psychotherapist. Chris has an older sister, Katherine, and studied at Oakwood School in the San Fernando Valley. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he joined the UC Berkeley Theater Department, and he graduated with a B.A. in English in 2002. Pine also was an exchange student, studying at England’s University of Leeds for a year, and he later studied acting at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.
Pine made his television debut in 2003, guest-starring on episodes of “ER,” “CSI: Miami,” and “The Guardian.” The following year, he appeared in the short film “Why Germany?” and played Anne Hathaway’s love interest in “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” which grossed $134.7 million at the box office. In 2005, Chris guest-starred on critically-acclaimed HBO series “Six Feet Under” and appeared in short film “The Bulls” and indie film “Confession.” In 2006, he starred in “Just My Luck,” “Blind Dating,” “Smokin’ Aces,” and the made-for-television movie “Surrender, Dorothy” as well as “The Atheist,” a one-man play that was performed at New York’s Center Stage. The following year, Pine co-starred with Scott Wolf in a production of Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig” in Los Angeles, and he starred in “Farragut North” at the Geffen Playhouse in 2009 and “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” (which earned him a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award) at the Mark Taper Forum in 2010.
In 2009, Chris played Captain Kirk in “Star Trek,” which was a massive hit, bringing in $385.7 million at the box office. In May of that year, he appeared on “Saturday Night Live” with Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy to promote the movie. Pine reprised his role in 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” and 2016’s “Star Trek Beyond.” In 2011, he appeared in the documentary “The Captains,” which was written and directed by the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner. The following year, Chris co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in “This Means War,” and in 2014, he played the title role in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” appeared in “Horrible Bosses 2,” and portrayed a fairy tale prince in “Into the Woods,” three films that grossed more than $100 million at the box office. In 2015, he played a reclusive musician on the Netflix series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” (reprising his role in 2017 for “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”) and began voicing Dr. Devizo and Robo-Dino on “SuperMansion,” which earned him a 2016 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.
In 2017, Pine guest-starred on three episodes of the TBS series “Angie Tribeca” and played Steve Trevor in “Wonder Woman,” which grossed an astounding $821.8 million at the box office. He reprised his role in “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is set to be released in 2020. In 2018, Chris appeared in “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Outlaw King” and lent his voice to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” He produced and starred in the TNT limited series “I Am the Night” in 2019, and he’ll also be a star and producer of an upcoming Hulu limited series based on the biography “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon” as well as the film “Violence of Action.” Pine has also been cast as Walter Cronkite in “Newsflash.”
Chris began a relationship with British actress Annabelle Wallis in 2018, and he has also reportedly dated actresses Beau Garrett and Olivia Munn and model Dominique Piek. Pine has stated that he is not religious but has a “spiritual outlook,” and he identifies as a “left-leaning liberal.” Chris and his “Star Trek” castmates endorsed the Trek Against Trump movement during the 2016 election, and he appeared in a video with director Joss Whedon encouraging people to vote.
In March 2014, while in New Zealand filming “Z for Zachariah,” Pine was charged with DUI near Methven, Canterbury, after failing a roadside breath alcohol test. He pled guilty to drunk driving, admitting that he had consumed four vodkas that night. Chris lost his New Zealand driving privileges for six months and had to pay a fine of NZ$93.
Awards and Nominations
In 2013, Pine was named Male Star of the Year by CinemaCon, and in 2017, he won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action for “Wonder Woman.” The cast of “Star Trek” received Best Ensemble awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Denver Film Critics Society, and Chris shared a 2014 Satellite Award with his “Into the Woods” castmates. In 2009, Pine won a Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actor for “Star Trek” and was named Male Star of Tomorrow at the ShoWest Convention.
In 2010, Chris purchased a 2,200 square foot house in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles from actor Jason Lee. He paid $3.104 million for the 3-bedroom home, which features a swimming pool, spa, and wine cellar.
|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 26, 1980 (41 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|