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CHRIS PINE (Sam) was recently seen starring opposite Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy in Fox's "This Means War,” an action comedy. Additionally, he lent his voice to the animated feature "Rise of the Guardians,” which is due out in November 2012.

Previously, Pine starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Fox feature film "Unstoppable,” directed by Tony Scott. In 2009, Pine starred as James T. Kirk in Paramount's box-office smash-hit feature film "Star Trek” for director J.J. Abrams. The film chronicles the early days of Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crewmembers. He will reprise that role in two upcoming sequels of the franchise.

Pine's additional feature credits include the Paramount Vantage film "Carriers,” the educational animated feature "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey,” "Bottle Shock” for writer/director Randall Miller, the independent feature "Small Town Saturday Night” for writer/director Ryan Craig, Joe Carnahan's gritty ensemble drama "Smokin' Aces” for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures, "Blind Dating,” co-starring Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jane Seymour, the Fox/New Regency romantic comedy "Just My Luck” opposite Lindsay Lohan and "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” opposite Anne Hathaway.

On the stage, Pine was most recently seen starring in Martin McDonagh's "The Lieutenant of Inishmore” at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2011, Chris was awarded Best Lead Performance by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for his performance.

Pine also received rave reviews and a 2009 Ovation Award nomination for his performance in the drama "Farragut North,” starring opposite Chris Noth at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. His additional stage credits include the Neil LaBute play, "Fat Pig,” also at the Geffen Playhouse, and "The Atheist,” a one-man show performed offoff Broadway.

Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English and studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater and University of Leeds in the U.K. His extensive theater work includes performances in productions of "Our Town,” "American Buffalo,” "No Exit,” "Waiting for Godot” and "Orestes.”

Pine's parents are actors Gwynne Gilford and Robert Pine. His late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the '30s and '40s.

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