Chris Pine is an American actor.
Let’s find out some fun facts about him!
1. Christopher Whitelaw Pine was born August 26, 1980 in Los Angeles.
2. His father, Robert Pine (born 1941), is an actor who co-starred on CHiPs as Sergeant Joseph Getraer, and his mother, Gwynne Gilford (born 1946), is a former actress who is now a practicing psychotherapist.
3. He has an older sister, Katie.
4. His maternal grandmother, Anne Gwynne (née Marguerite Gwynne Trice), was a Hollywood actress, and his maternal grandfather, Max M. Gilford (born Max Goldfarb), was an attorney who was elected president of the Hollywood Bar Association.
5. Pine’s maternal grandfather was from a Russian-Jewish family, while Pine’s other ancestry is English, Welsh, German, and French.
6. Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 with a B.A. in English.
7. He was an exchange student at the University of Leeds in England for one year
8. After graduating, he attended the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and he studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
9. He is best known for his roles as Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017) and as James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016).
10. He also appeared in the films The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Just My Luck (2006), Smokin’ Aces (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), Unstoppable (2010), This Means War (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Into the Woods (2014), Z for Zachariah (2015), The Finest Hours (2016), and Hell or High Water (2016).
11. Pine has stated, “I definitely have a spiritual outlook… I am not a religious guy, I am probably agnostic.”
12. On March 1, 2014, while filming Z for Zachariah in New Zealand, Pine was arrested by police near Methven after failing to pass a routine roadside breath alcohol test. He pleaded guilty to drunk driving on March 17, stating that he drank four vodkas at a local pub. Pine was disqualified from driving in New Zealand for six months and ordered to pay NZ$93 in reparation. He had a clean record, and the judge said that “the incident was out of character.”
13. Pine ranked #27 on Entertainment Weekly’s “30 Under 30” the actors list in 2008.
14. As 28 year old, Pine is the youngest actor to play the lead in a Star Trek film or series.
15. He resides in trendy LA neighborhood called Los Feliz.
16. His fans are known as “Pine Nuts”.
17. Macaulay Culkin and Chris Pine share same birth date, August 26, 1980.
18. Zachary Quinto and Pine met prior to being cast for the Star Trek. They met through mutual personal trainer.
19. His theater work includes performances in Our Town, American Buffalo, No Exit, Waiting for Godot and Orestes.
20. Pine performed and sang as child in schools.
21. Phillip Pine is his uncle.
22. He is a big fan of Rachel McAdams.
23. Gary Oldman inspires him as actor.