Chris Pratt

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Chris Pratt

Pratt at the premiere party of Parks and Recreation, April 9, 2009
BornChristopher Michael Pratt
(1979-06-21) June 21, 1979 (age 33)
Virginia, Minnesota, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Anna Faris (2009–present)
Children1
 
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Chris Pratt

Pratt at the premiere party of Parks and Recreation, April 9, 2009
BornChristopher Michael Pratt
(1979-06-21) June 21, 1979 (age 33)
Virginia, Minnesota, United States
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Anna Faris (2009–present)
Children1

Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt (born June 21, 1979)[1] is an American actor, best known for his roles as Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott in the television series Everwood, the recurring character Winchester "Ché" Cook in season 4 of The OC, Andy Dwyer in the television series Parks and Recreation, baseball player Scott Hatteberg in the film Moneyball, and Justin in the film Zero Dark Thirty.

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Life and career

Pratt was born in Virginia, Minnesota[2] and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington.[3] He was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui, Hawaii, when he was discovered by actor-director Rae Dawn Chong; she cast him in the horror film Cursed Part 3.[1][3] Pratt's first regular television role was on the series Everwood, where he co-starred as Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott.[4] After Everwood's cancellation, Pratt joined the cast of The O.C. for its fourth season, playing Ché, an activist.[3] He also had an appearance in the action film Wanted, as James McAvoy's best friend.

Pratt married actress Anna Faris on July 9, 2009 in Bali.[5] On August 25, 2012, Pratt and Faris welcomed a son, Jack.[6]

Parks & Recreation

Pratt portrays the dimwitted yet lovable Andy Dwyer in NBC's Parks & Recreation. The character Andy Dwyer is currently married to the character April Ludgate, performed by Aubrey Plaza. Andy is an aspiring musician and the lead-singer of the band Mouserat. He worked during the day as a shoe-shiner in City Hall, and was then hired to be Assistant Parks Director Leslie Knope's assistant. He also has an imaginary alter ego he calls "Bert Macklin," who is employed by the FBI and the Secret Service.[7]

Moneyball

Pratt portrayed Scott Hatteberg in the movie Moneyball, which also starred Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hatteberg is the focus of Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane's "Moneyball" strategy. A former catcher with an injured throwing arm, likely to be retired from baseball, Hatteberg receives a contract to play with the Oakland Athletics due to his undervalued assets such as his ability to draw walks. Since Hatteberg no longer throws well enough to play catcher and the A's lost All-Star first baseman Jason Giambi to free agency, Beane instructs Oakland's coaching staff to convert Hatteberg to first base. Hatteberg would later hit the "walk-off" home-run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Athletics' historic 20-game win streak, in which the team had blown an 11-0 lead going into the bottom of the 9th.

Prior to the release of Moneyball, Pratt was known for his somewhat "typecast" acting roles, typically portraying youthful and somewhat immature characters - the most notable being Andy Dwyer of NBC's Parks & Rec. In Moneyball, Pratt had the opportunity to play a father as well as a dejected baseball player who once feared his career was over, who had the difficult task of learning an entirely new defensive position. Pratt lost 30 pounds for the role.[8]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Cursed Part 3Devon
2003Extreme Team, TheThe Extreme TeamKeenan
2005Strangers with CandyBrason
2007Walk the TalkCam
2008WienersBobby
2008WantedBarry
2009Bride WarsFletcher
2009Deep in the ValleyLester Watts
2009Jennifer's BodyRoman Duda
2011Take Me Home TonightKyle Masterson
2011MoneyballScott Hatteberg
2011What's Your Number?Disgusting Donald
201110 YearsCully
2012Five-Year Engagement, TheThe Five-Year EngagementAlex Eilhauer
2012HumblebragVideo short
2012Zero Dark ThirtyJustin
2013Movie 43JasonPost-production
2013The Delivery ManFilming
2014Lego: The Piece of ResistanceEmmet (voice)Filming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Huntress, TheThe HuntressNick OwensEpisode: "Who Are You?"
2002-2006EverwoodBright AbbottMain role
2005Path of DestructionNathan McCainTV movie
2006-2007O.C., TheThe O.C.Ché9 episodes
2008Batman, TheThe BatmanJake (voice)Episode: "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
2009-2012Parks and RecreationAndy DwyerMain role
2010Ben 10: Ultimate AlienCooper (voice)Episode: "Absolute Power: Part 2"
2010Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic DestructionCooper (voice)Video game
2011Ben 10: Ultimate AlienCooper / Plumber (voice)Episode: "Prisoner #775 Is Missing"
2012Ben 10: Ultimate AlienCooper Daniels (voice)Episode: "Night of the Living Nightmares"

Award nominations

YearAwardResultCategorySeries
2004Teen Choice AwardsNominatedChoice TV SidekickEverwood
2005Choice TV SidekickEverwood

References

  1. ^ a b "Chris Pratt: Biography". TVGuide. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/chris-pratt/bio/189677. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Fine, Audrey. "Getting to Know: Chris Pratt". Seventeen. http://www.seventeen.com/entertainment/features/chris-pratt. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Hulten, Kevin (August 29, 2007). "Lake’s Chris Pratt found success in Hollywood, and now he plans on bringing it home". Lake Stevens Journal. http://www.lakestevensjournal.com/news/article.exm/2007-08-29_lake_rsquo_s_chris_pratt_found_success_in_hollywood__and_now_he_plans_on_bringing_it_home. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  4. ^ Pierce, Leonard (November 3, 2009). "Interview: Chris Pratt". The A.V. Club. http://www.avclub.com/articles/chris-pratt,34871/. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  5. ^ "Anna Faris Is Married!". People. August 12, 2009. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20297610,00.html. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  6. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (August 25, 2012). "Anna Faris Welcomes a Baby Boy". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20624420,00.html. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  7. ^ Symonds, Alexandria. "Chris Pratt's Unbelievable Life". Interview. http://www.interviewmagazine.com/culture/chris-pratt-parks-and-recreation#_. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  8. ^ Rosen, Christopher (August 29, 2011). "The Very Busy Chris Pratt on Preparing for Moneyball, Goofing in What's Your Number? and Ten Year". Movieline. http://movieline.com/2011/08/29/the-very-busy-chris-pratt-on-preparing-for-moneyball-goofing-in-whats-your-number-and-ten-year/. Retrieved August 25, 2012.

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