CHRIS PINE (Cinderella's Prince) has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest
Currently starring in two major motion picture franchises, Pine's resume is as
it is versatile.
Most recently, Pine was seen in the title role of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit"
for director Kenneth Branagh, starring opposite Keira Knightley and Kevin
Costner. Previously he reprised his role as James T. Kirk in Paramount's sequel
to "Star Trek," "Star Trek: Into Darkness." The film was once again directed by
J.J. Abrams and was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $462
In 2012, Pine lent his voice to the DreamWorks' animated feature "Rise of the
Guardians" with Alec Baldwin,
Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. He also starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia
Wilde in the drama "People Like Us" and co-starred with Reese Witherspoon and
Tom Hardy in the 20th
Century Fox action-comedy "This Means War."
Previously, he starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Fox feature film
"Unstoppable" directed by Tony
Scott. In 2009, Pine starred in Paramount's box-office smash-hit feature film
"Star Trek" for director J.J. Abrams.
The film chronicled the early days of Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew
members. 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 Bob Verini's review for Variety, he called
Pine's performance "spookily,
spectacularly good" and went on to remark that "'Inishmore' audiences are
present at the launch of what
promises to be a truly remarkable stage career." In March, 2011, Pine was
awarded Best Lead Performance by
the L.A. Drama Critics Circle for this role.
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 off Broadway and multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre
Festival, among many others.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His parents are
actors Gwynne Gilford and Robert
Pine and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne, was a film actress of the '30s and