Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor who has gained worldwide recognition for his role as Thor in several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
He was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie and Craig Hemsworth, and is the second of three sons, with both of his brothers also being actors.
Hemsworth rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away (2004–2007) before beginning a film career in Hollywood.
Who is Chris Hemsworth married to?
Hemsworth is married to Elsa Pataky.
The two got married in December 2010, just three months after making their relationship official, according to People Magazine.
They have been married for over a decade and have three children together.
Despite being together for almost a decade, Pataky has not changed her name, and Hemsworth explained that it was her choice.
Who is Elsa Pataky?
Pataky is a Spanish model and actress known for her role as Elena Neves in the Fast & Furious franchise.
She was born Elsa Lafuente Medianu in Madrid, Spain, on July 18, 1976, to a Spanish biochemist father and a Romanian publicist mother.
Pataky has a younger half-brother named Cristian Prieto Medianu, who is a cinematographic director.
She uses the surname Pataky in homage to her Hungarian maternal grandmother Rosa Pataky.
Pataky attended the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, and she is fluent in Spanish, English, Romanian, Italian, Portuguese and French.
Additionally, she has appeared in several films, including Snakes on a Plane (2006), Giallo (2009), Give ‘Em Hell, Malone (2009) and the Spanish film Di Di Hollywood (2010).
Pataky has also stood in for Natalie Portman during the final kissing scene in Thor: The Dark World due to a scheduling conflict.
Are Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky still married?
At the time of publishing this article, Hemsworth and Pataky are still married.
They have been married for over a decade, tying the knot in December 2010, and have three children together.
According to US Magazine, the couple and their children relocated their family from Los Angeles to Australia.
Despite being busy parents, their love for each other has withstood the test of time, and they are “closer than ever”.
Chris Hemsworth career
Hemsworth is best known for his role as Thor in several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
He started his career by appearing in several television series.
In 2002, he starred in two episodes of the fantasy television series Guinevere Jones, and then played a role on the soap opera Home and Away from 2004 to 2007.
Hemsworth moved to the United States in hopes of transitioning his acting career to film.
He was cast in the role of Captain Kirk’s father in J.J. Abrams’s 2009 movie Star Trek, and that same year he played a menacing hitchhiker in the thriller A Perfect Getaway.
Hemsworth appeared in the minor action movie Ca$h (2010) before his first outing as the title Norse god in Kenneth Branagh’s Thor (2011).
His portrayal of Thor in the 2011 movie of the same name launched a popular franchise.
Hemsworth later starred in Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
Hemsworth has also appeared in other movies, such as In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Ghostbusters (2016), and Men in Black: International (2019).
He has also continued to play Thor in more recent Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, such as Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
In addition to his acting career, Hemsworth is also known for his philanthropic work.
He has supported various charities, including the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.