The Transformation Of Chris Evans From Childhood To Almost 40 Years Old - Nicki Swift (2023)

ByDesirée O/May 16, 2021 12:08 pm EDT

Chris Evans is a popular actor, an engaging social media presence, and someone who's willing to speak up for what he believes in. On top of that, he's really (really!) good-looking. While he's surely landed each of his onscreen roles because of his acting skills, it likely hasn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes. Indeed, he's "the man whose roles have include[d] whipped cream-covered high school jocks, hotshot actors, Captain America, and a character literally known as 'Harvard Hottie,'" according to W.

Frolic even took the time to compare the famous Hollywood Chrises — including Evans, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pratt — (using math, no less!) and decided that Evans came out on top when it came to his overall appeal. "Evans got everyone all hot and bothered when he co-starred in 'What's Your Number.' He's sexy, he's a little snarky, he's got a habit of waking up on your couch and giving you advice on your love life," the outlet explains. Of course, there's also "the whole Captain America thing. Not only is he hot enough to melt glaciers, but if you stalk follow him on Twitter like [they] do, all evidence points to Evans being a legit real-life Captain America who will most definitely punch a Nazi right in the face."

However, it's taken years for Chris Evans to become the man that he is today. Read on to see the star's transformation from a child to almost 40 years old.

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Chris Evans was a ridiculously cute kid

Chris Evans is obviously a big star these days, but he was born back on June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, as the second child of Lisa, who worked at a youth theater, and a dentist named G. Roberts Evans III, according to IMDb. The actor grew up with an older sister, whose name is Carly, as well as a younger sister, Shana. On top of that, he also has a younger brother, Scott. And he seems to love his hometown almost as much as he loves his family."I was never much of a 'I can't wait to leave this town; kind of kid.' This is home to me," Evans told Men's Journal. "I have no desire to lay down roots somewhere else."

In May 2020, the star took to Instagram to share a photo of himself along with his mom and his super close three siblings. While everyone in the picture was adorable in a perfectly era-appropriate kind of way, Chris looked like a particularly delightful little darling. With blunt bangs, a comfy-looking sweatshirt, and a sweet grin, he was ridiculously cute as a child. If you look hard enough, you might even be able to get a glimpse of the man who became Captain America in the young boy in the image.

If you can't quite see the star in the child, then just wait until you get a glimpse at what he looked like as a young teenager. Although, at that time, his vibe was less snazzy superhero and more high school cooool.

This star was a typical teenager

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When he was 11, Chris Evans' family relocated to Sudbury, Massachusetts, per IMDb, and by the mid-'90s, he was ready for high school. But was high school ready for him?! In October 2020, the star shared a throwback photo of himself on Instagram that showed him as a young teen with a backward baseball cap and a slightly older version of the sweet grin that he displayed in the pic of himself as a child. He captioned the image by writing, "Wow. High school starter kit complete with beaded necklace and hat with sports tape." Seriously, didn't we all go to school with this guy?

Back in the day, Evans was a student at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, which is where he flexed his early acting muscles in student plays with roles like Leontes from "The Winter's Tale." The star returned to the school in 2019 for his 20-year high school reunion and even wore a name tag "as if anyone wouldn't recognize the star of 'Avengers: Endgame,'" according to Patch.

Following high school, Evans made his way to New York City and studied his craft at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute while trying to get a start in show business. Of course, he definitely found the kind of success that he was surely looking for, but first, he had to pay his dues with a few smaller roles early on in his career.

Chris Evans paid his dues early on and looked good doing it

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By the time Chris Evans was ready to leave high school behind, he was seemingly already looking ahead to a career in front of the camera. Just check out his "first photoshoot in LA," which he explained on Instagram "was for Abercrombie, which during the late '90s was the holy grail of overpriced clothing." He then added a question, asking, "Do kids still wear Abercrombie?"

It wasn't long until Evans started landing his first professional acting jobs, including roles in films like 2001's "Not Another Teen Movie" as Jake Wyler, 2005's "Fantastic Four" as Johnny Storm, 2007's "The Nanny Diaries" as Harvard Hottie (of course, we had to mention that one again), and 2010's "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" as Lucas Lee, per IMDb.Although Evans still hadn't reached the level of fame that he would experience a little later on, he was already proving that he had what it took to capture audiences' attention and captivate crowds through the screen. With a look that was perfect for characters who were either cocky or oh-so-cool, Evans was able to land roles that required him to look, well, hot.

Of course, from there, the actor began to land higher-profile roles that required much more than just a pretty face, which has had its pros and cons. "Acting is great. It's one of my first loves," Evans told Reuters.However, he added, "Acting doesn't come without strings attached. Enjoying acting is different than navigating fame. At times, it can be a bit of a challenge."

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He was a massively muscular Captain America

While things were going pretty darn well for Chris Evans between 2001 to 2010 when it came to the actor's career, things really started to heat up in 2011. That's when he appeared as the lead in "Captain America: The First Avenger," per IMDb.

Transforming in the film from scrawny Steve Rogers to the bulked-up superhero, the star ended up with a seriously muscular physique. "Evans' metamorphosis into the First Avenger, a hulking, inter-planetary heartthrob, is Hollywood transformation lore writ large," Men's Health explained. Indeed, the New York Daily News noted that his muscles from the first "Captain America" movie made his "Fantastic Four" character, the "Human Torch, look like a shrimp." What perhaps made the star's formidable form even more impressive is that he managed to keep it up while continuing to play the Marvel character from the first film until 2019's "Avengers: Endgame."

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At the same time, Evans was landing non-Marvel jobs, like the role of Frank in 2017's "Gifted" and Ransom Drysdale in 2019's "Knives Out." While his toned figure obviously didn't keep him from scoring other onscreen gigs, his appeal beyond his most notable role may have had something to do with the fact that his face was also starting to mature from that of a younger adult to one that belongs to a refined man. In fact, that's something that continued to add to Evans' appeal as he started to get closer to the big 4-0.

Look who's (almost) 40

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If you remember, Chris Evans made his entrance into the world on June 13, 1981, perIMDb. That means, as of this writing, he's 39 years old, with only around a month away from being 40. Not only is the star now officially middle-aged, he's also still incredibly good-looking.

Just take a peek at the now-and-then photos that Evans popped onto Instagram. In October 2020, he shared an image of himself from a shoot with V Magazine that was done by photographers Inez and Vinoodh, as well as one done by the duo 10 years earlier — the difference was striking. But no one candeny that Evans is still perfectly capable of making fans swoon, whether he's accidentally posting an NSFW pic of himself (*blush*) or giving admirers a glimpse at his tattoos. Yes, his tattoos. The actor who has a squeaky-clean image thanks to his role as the upstanding Captain America has a bit of an edge in real life, and that's resulted in some rather intriguing ink. It also doesn't hurt that he tends to grow a totally crush-worthy beard that makes him look slightly more mature (ahem, and hotter) than ever.

And don't worry, despite the rumors you may have heard in recent years, the former Marvel star isn't considering retiring from acting. "I never said the word 'retire,'" Evans told The Hollywood Reporterof his hopes to work behind the camera in 2020. "It's a really obnoxious notion for an actor to say they're going to retire — it's not something you retire from."


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How did they do Chris Evans transformation? ›

They hired Lola Visual Effects to be in charge of bringing the transformation to life. The abbreviated version of the work required a combination of digitally shrinking Evans, using Leander Deeny as a body double, and grafting Evans' performance on top of Deeny's.

What was Chris Evans childhood like? ›

Evans grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts, where his father was a dentist and his mother was involved with a local youth theatre. Evans and his siblings were all interested in musical theatre, and he attended an acting camp as a child.

Who was Chris Evans childhood crush? ›

Chris Evans played Captain America in the MCU, but fans might not know these fun facts. Evans' father is a dentist, and he had a childhood crush on Sandra Bullock. He knows how to tap dance, and his mom had to convince him to take the role of Captain America.

Does Chris Evans have tattoos? ›

Chris Evans has nine known tattoos to date. He's said in interviews that he's "all for tattoos, but just somewhere they can be hidden." Recently, some of his tattoos were visible when he was crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2022.

Will Chris Evans return to Marvel? ›

Given the way in which his storyline ended, it's unlikely we'll see Evans back in action in any present-era set MCU films but a prequel project such as a Disney Plus series would be an incredible way to bring the character back for one last adventure.

Will Chris Evans ever marry? ›

On November 8, 2022, Evans, who was named People's 2022 “Sexiest Man Alive,” tells the publication that although he's “very content” with his life right now, he's looking forward to a future that includes marriage and children. “That's absolutely something I want—wife, kids, building a family,” he says.

Whats is your number? ›

What's Your Number? is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Mark Mylod and starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans. Written by Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden, it is based on Karyn Bosnak's book 20 Times a Lady.

Who is Chris Evans favorite superhero? ›

Chris Evans, aka Captain America, once revealed who his favourite superhero was while he was growing up, and no, it's not someone from Marvel. In fact, it is DC's Batman. The actor is famous for playing the iconic Avenger in the MCU.

What picture did Chris Evans post on Instagram? ›

Chris Evans has finally addressed his embarrassing social media fail after accidentally sharing a nude photo with his six million Instagram followers. The Captain America star was left red-faced over the weekend when he inadvertently posted a photo of a male genitalia to his Instagram stories.

Who is the crush of Captain America? ›

Sharon Carter (also known as Agent 13) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. She is usually depicted as a secret agent, an ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. under Nick Fury, and a love interest of Steve Rogers.

Who is Chris Evans GF? ›

He has apparently been dating Portuguese actress Alba Baptista for over a year now – and “it's serious”. The news comes after Evans was crowned People's “Sexiest Man Alive” of 2022. “They are in love and Chris has never been happier.

What personality type is Chris Evans? ›

Chris Evans is an ESFJ personality type. He is popular and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Kind and warm, he is confident in social situations and he instinctively knows what should or shouldn't be said.

What color is Chris Evans hair? ›

Chris Evans' natural hair color is brown.

What kind of dog is Chris Evans dog? ›

Chris Evans has an extremely strong bond with his Boxer-mix rescue dog, Dodger. In fact, he's said his relationship with Dodger is "probably one of the purest" he has, and even has a tattoo in honor of the adorable pup.

How many cars Chris Evans have? ›

Evans owns ten more, including a 1961 TR61, a 1961 250 SWB California Spyder, a 1963 250 GT SWB, a 1965 275 GTS Spyder, a 1985 288 GTO, a 1990 F40 and a 2011 SA Aperta. There's also a 246 Dino, a 250 GT Lusso and a 275 GTB quad cam in there, too.

Will Avenger Come again? ›

Avengers 5 has taken its time, but we do know it's officially happening and it's going to be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. The exciting news was confirmed during Marvel's epic Comic-Con 2022 panel where we were told that we're getting not one, but two Avengers movies.

Is Marvel will end? ›

The MCU is still going strong with years of content planned, and one Marvel Studios executive indicated that there aren't signs of Marvel ending its story anytime soon.

Will Avengers come to an end? ›

Like the previous three phases where each one concluded with an Avengers film, Kevin Feige has said that each saga will now conclude with an Avengers film, with these two films marking the end of the Multiverse Saga.

Is Selena in a relationship with Chris Evans? ›

Nope. Neither Selena nor Chris have spoken out about the recent stories. One of the most substantial pieces of evidence linking Selena and Chris comes from a 2015 interview, though. According to E! News, Sel said, "I kind of have a crush on Chris Evans.

Is Chris Evans in a relationship? ›

He's in a relationship. And “it's serious”. A source told People in November 2022 that the MCU star had been dating fellow actor Alba Baptista “for over a year and it's serious,” a source told the magazine, adding, “they are in love and Chris has never been happier.

Is Chris Evans religious? ›

Evans is a follower of Buddhism.

What is your number in Japan? ›

An Individual Number (個人番号, kojin bangō), also known as My Number (マイナンバー, mai nambā), is a 12-digit ID number issued to all citizens and residents of Japan (including foreign residents in Japan) used for taxation, social security and disaster response purposes.

Where is my phone number on my phone? ›

For every Android phone, regardless of manufacturer, you'll be able to find your phone number if you go to Settings > About Phone or About Device > Status > My phone number. Some Android phones will have SIM or SIM card status listed within Status.

What is your life number? ›

Sunday explains, "The life path number arrives through a simple calculation of adding up all the numbers of your birthdate. This includes the month, day, and year. When they're added together, a number 0-9, or 11, 22, or 33 will result, and it is referred to as your life path number."

Who is the most liked superhero ever? ›

1 – Spider-Man.

Who is the most loved superhero of all time? ›

A dark, compelling and complex superhero, despite the fact that he has no superhuman powers, Batman takes the top spot for being the most consistently popular and timeless of all the golden age superheroes.

Who is Avengers Favourite? ›

Peter Parker, A.K.A Spider-Man, is currently the world's favourite member of Marvel's Avengers, according to new data.

Who is Chris Evans best friend? ›

ًً on Twitter: "chris evans with his lifelong best friend, tara testa — 𝒂 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒅 👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼" / Twitter.

Does Chris Evans have Tik Tok? ›

Chris Evans (@____evans____) TikTok | Watch Chris Evans's Newest TikTok Videos.

Which Avenger has the most followers on Instagram? ›

Vin Diesel (71.3 Million Followers)

That's right, the MCU star who never even shows his face on-screen is actually the one with the highest number of Instagram followers.

Who is Marvel's Agent 19? ›

Hawkeye's finale made canon for the MCU something fans have been theorizing about for quite some time: not only is Hawkeye/Clint Barton's (Jeremy Renner) wife Laura Barton (Linda Cardellini) a former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, she's actually Agent 19, also known as Mockingbird.

Who is Captain Marvel's boyfriend? ›

Michael Rossi is Carol Danvers' first mentor, and later, her lover.

Who did Black Widow kiss? ›

Snapshot: Captain America, Black Widow Share Kiss in 'Winter Soldier'

How do I find out if he's single? ›

How To Ask If A Person Is Single:
  1. Be Direct. ...
  2. Check Their Ring Finger. ...
  3. Investigate Their Social Media. ...
  4. Ask A Friend. ...
  5. Ask About Their Living Arrangements. ...
  6. See If They Flirt. ...
  7. Look At Where Their Eyes Are Looking. ...
  8. Talk To Them About Travel.
18 Jun 2022

Who is Chris Evans celebrity crush? ›

Sexiest girls alive! Chris Evans admits he had crushes on Danica McKellar, Elisabeth Shue and Soleil Moon Frye in candid new interview. Chris Evans is discussing his first kiss and celebrity crushes after being crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive 2022.

What is the captain personality type? ›

Often titled the “Captain” or the “Executive,” ESTJs make up about 8.7% of the U.S. population. Known for being productive, task-oriented, and pragmatic, they tend to succeed in the corporate world, where they rank as the highest-earning personality type.

What personality type is hero? ›

A Protagonist (ENFJ) is a person with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. These warm, forthright types love helping others, and they tend to have strong ideas and values.

What is Captain America personality type? ›

Personality Analysis. Let's look at how Captain America's personality, the Assertive Defender (ISFJ-A), breaks down by trait.

What is Chris Evans haircut called? ›

Crew Cut. Before debuting on Broadway, Chris Evans promoted his work with a fresh crew cut similar to the Captain America haircut. The chris evans short hair has a fade that pushes outwards and makes it seem fuller from side views of this style.

Is Chris Evans dog still alive? ›

After his post attracted worried responses from fans, the Fantastic Four star clarified his initial statement. “To be clear, he's alive and well,” Evans wrote.

What is a marvel dog? ›

February 2019) Cosmo the Spacedog (Russian: Космо, romanized: Kosmo) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Cosmo, a telepathic Soviet space dog, is the security chief of the space station Knowhere and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Did Chris Evans rescue his dog? ›

Chris Evans adopted his rescue dog, Dodger, six years ago and has been sharing their love on social media ever since. Look back on their most adorable moments. A dog may be a man's best friend, but we think Dodger may just be the love of Chris Evans' life.

How many tattoo does Chris Evans have? ›

Chris Evans has nine known tattoos to date. He's said in interviews that he's "all for tattoos, but just somewhere they can be hidden."

What celebrity owns the most cars? ›

Floyd Mayweather has one of the best car collections in the world; it's been reported that he has nearly 100 cars, including nearly 16 Rolls Royces, Two Ferraris, a McLaren, three Bugattis, and one of the rarest Koenigseggs ever created.

Does Chris Evans have a cat? ›

Evans revealed he's actually a proud cat owner: "I have a real-life Sox the cat robot, his name's Dodger. And he is sick of hearing my problems, I can assure you of that." Awww....

How did Chris Evans gain muscle so fast? ›

We relied on low-carb protein shakes in between meals and snacks such as fruit and nuts,” he said in an interview with Philstar Global. In his effort to build lean muscle mass, the actor consumed lean proteins, fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and supplements.

How long did Chris Hemsworth transformation take? ›

Building significant muscle in those conditions is very difficult. Once I finished 2 weeks of intense quarantine training, I had 8 additional weeks to get myself into Thor shape – essentially the best shape of my life. Chris decided he wanted to be in the best shape of his life for this version of Thor.

How do you get ripped like Chris Evans? ›

How Chris Evans Built Captain America's Super Shoulders
  1. Lateral Raise, 3x15 Reps. ...
  2. Front Raise, 3x15 Reps. ...
  3. Military Press, 3x15 Reps. ...
  4. Reverse Shoulder Fly, 3x15 Reps. ...
  5. Barbell Back Squat: 3 sets, 6-8 reps. ...
  6. Barbell Lunge: 3 sets, 6-8 reps. ...
  7. Leg Press: 3 sets, 6-8 reps.
  8. Calf Raise: 3 sets, 6-8 reps.
2 Feb 2021

Why did Chris Evans wear a prosthetic jaw? ›

That is because Chris Evans got a buzz cut, and grew out his beard after this movie was done filming. He was called in later to do this extra scene, and couldn't shave off his beard, due to filming Snowpiercer (2013) at the time, so they gave him a prosthetic jaw.

How many abs Does Chris Evans have? ›

After playing the swole super-soldier Steve Rogers for a whole decade, Evans is carrying a lot less mass these days, and his shredded six-pack abs are on full display.

Who is Thor's body double? ›

While it's unclear if Todd was also Chris Hemsworth's body double or stand-in at some point during Love and Thunder (or has served as an official Thor body double in some other capacity), we know that Hemsworth's longtime body/stunt double is Bobby Holland Hanton.

How long does Chris Hemsworth workout a day? ›

To achieve his godlike physique in Thor, Chris Hemsworth has a 5-day per week, 90 minute workouts.

How much can Captain America lift? ›

According to official Marvel Database, Captain America's full limits of strength is lifting up to 1,200 lbs with maximum effort, which gives him the ability to knock out Thunderball who possessed superhuman durability and also lift merge hulk. It's enhanced strength, but not at the superhuman level.

How can I workout like a superhero? ›

Workout Day 1
  1. 20 min HIIT cardio.
  2. Bench press: superset to failure.
  3. Tricep Dips: 3 sets, 15 reps.
  4. Deadlift: to failure.
  5. Push-ups: 3 sets, 15 reps.
  6. Box Jump: 3 sets, 15 reps.
  7. Burpees: 3 sets, 10 reps.
  8. Planks: 4 sets, as long as you can hold.
28 Jul 2020

Why was Chris Evans hiding his face at the end of Avengers? ›

And by the end, I was like, Whooooaaa." Chris Evans, meanwhile, had to have his face concealed because he'd grown a beard for his film Snowpiercer. And that is why in the scene, he is seen sitting silently, but not visibly eating. The idea was inspired by the day Whedon shot a death scene for his show Angel.

Who was the girl that Captain America saved in Avengers? ›

In 2012, she appeared in The Avengers (also directed by Whedon) as Beth, the waitress who is saved by Captain America.

What did Chris Evans do to his arm? ›

"That was in the first week of filming. And I actually messed up my arm doing it, I really did," Evans says. "It's a fake helicopter, obviously, but it was drifting beyond the ability of control. I tweaked a little something.


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