Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979 is an American actor. He rose to prominence for playing Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). He also appeared in The WB drama series Everwood (2002–2006) and had supporting roles in the films Wanted (2008), Jennifer’s Body (2009), Moneyball (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and Her (2013).
Pratt established himself as a Hollywood leading man by starring in two lucrative film series. Since 2014, he has played Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Guardians of the Galaxy and most recently appearing in the Disney+ special The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022). He has also starred as Owen Grady in the Jurassic World trilogy (2015–2022), part of the Jurassic Park franchise.
Pratt’s other starring roles were in The Magnificent Seven (2016), Passengers (2016), and The Tomorrow War (2021), and the action thriller television series The Terminal List (2022). In 2015, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Christopher Michael Pratt was born on June 21, 1979, in Virginia, Minnesota. His mother worked at a Safeway supermarket, and his father worked in mining and later remodeling houses. Pratt’s father died in 2014 from multiple sclerosis. His mother is of Norwegian descent. When Pratt was seven years old, the family moved to Lake Stevens, Washington. Pratt placed fifth in a high school state wrestling tournament. He also was a shot putter for his high school’s track team. He later recalled that when his wrestling coach asked him what he wished to do with his life, he said “‘I don’t know, but I know I’ll be famous and I know I’ll make a shit ton of money.’ I had no idea how. I’d done nothing proactive.” He graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1997.
Pratt dropped out of community college halfway through the first semester and, after working as a discount ticket salesman and daytime stripper, he ended up homeless in Maui, Hawaii, sleeping in a van and a tent on the beach. He told The Independent, “It’s a pretty awesome place to be homeless. We just drank and smoked weed and worked minimal hours, just enough to cover gas, food, and fishing supplies.” He recalled listening to the Dr. Dre album 2001 daily, to the point where he knew every lyric; years later, he rapped Eminem’s verses from the song “Forgot About Dre” extemporaneously during an interview.During his time in Maui, he worked for Christian missionary organization Jews for Jesus.
Chris Pratt Height Weight Age And Body Statistics Biography
|Original/Real Name||Christopher Michael Pratt|
|Birthplace||Virginia, Minnesota, United States|
|Date of Birth||June 21, 1979|
|Hometown||Virginia, Minnesota, United States|
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
|Height (Centimeters)||188 cm|
|Height (meters)||1.88 M|
|Weight (Kilograms)||101 kg|
|Weight (Pounds)||223 pounds|
|Body Measurements||46-16-35 inches|
|Chest’s Size||46 inches|
|Waist’s Size||35 inches|
|Biceps’s Size||16 inches|
|Shoe’s Size||13 US|
Family and Relatives
|Father’s Name||Daniel Clifton Pratt|
|Mother’s Name||Kathleen Louise|
Marital Status, Affairs, Girlfriends
|Girlfriends||Not Right Now|
|Education Qualification and Schooling/College|
|School||Lake Stevens High School|
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|Net Worth||$30 million|
In 2007, on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, Pratt met actress Anna Faris, who played his love interest in the film. They were engaged in late 2008 and married in Bali, Indonesia, on July 9, 2009, eloping on a whim after a friend’s wedding. They lived in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Their son was born in 2012, nine weeks premature and weighing only 3 pounds 12 ounces (1.7 kg). Pratt stated that the birth of his preterm son “really defined” his faith in God, after both he and his wife “prayed a lot” as they were initially afraid of the baby’s prognosis. The couple split in 2017 and finalized their divorce the following year.
Pratt began a relationship with author Katherine Schwarzenegger in June 2018. On January 13, 2019, Pratt announced that he and Schwarzenegger were engaged. They were married on June 8, 2019, in Montecito, California. In 2020 their first child was born. Through his marriage to Schwarzenegger, he is a member of the Kennedy family. In May 2022, their second daughter was born.
Pratt was raised Lutheran and later worked for Jews for Jesus, eventually becoming a non-denominational Christian. Pratt reportedly attends the Zoe Church in Los Angeles, which is affiliated with the Hillsong Church and has been criticized by some as anti-LGBTQ. He
responded by saying, “It has recently been suggested that I belong to a church which ‘hates a certain group of people’ and is ‘infamously anti-LGBTQ.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. I go to a church that opens its doors to absolutely everyone.” Brian Houston of Hillsong has denied that Pratt was ever a member of his church. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also defended Pratt, stating that he “know[s] the church he currently goes to” and scolded those wishing to have him recast as Star-Lord.
Pratt referenced the controversy in a 2022 Men’s Health interview while discussing his acceptance for MTV’s Generation Award, in which speech he emphasizes to youth that God loves them. “Maybe it was hubris. For me to stand up on the stage and say the things that I said, I’m not sure I touched anybody… Religion has been oppressive as fuck for a long time… I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person. I think there’s a distinction between being religious—adhering to the
customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God—and using it to control people, to take money from people, to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred. Whatever it is. The evil that’s in the heart of every single man has glommed on to the back of religion and come along for the ride.” He added that he still had a strong belief in God but was never a member of Hillsong, having chosen not to denounce them at the time so as not to “throw a church under the bus”.
Politically, Pratt has stated he does not feel represented by either side of the political spectrum and has expressed a desire to find common ground. He donated over $1,000 to Barack Obama‘s 2012 campaign.