Chris Evans is widely considered America's boyfriend these days - and with good reason. Between his friendly demeanor, humble attitude, and respect-driven values, there is ample proof Evans is Captain America - the Marvel superhero is far more than just a role the actor plays. Evans emulates the good-guy superhero persona even when he's not filming an Avengers movie, something he's done almost every year since 2011.
Christopher Robert Evans was born in Boston, MA, on June 13, 1981. He began his career in 1997 in an educational short film about biodiversity; the following year, he had the enviable job of modeling the character Tyler in the board game Mystery Date. Within a few years, he was landing leading roles on screens large and small - and, let's face it, in our hearts, too.
He Called Out Piers Morgan For Saying Carrying A Baby Was 'Emasculating'
In October 2018, Piers Morgan took issue with men who carried their children around, calling baby slings "emasculating, embarrassing, and unnecessary." Evans responded directly to Morgan with a tweet, saying:
You really have to be so uncertain of your own masculinity to concern yourself with how another man carries his child. Any man who wastes time quantifying masculinity is terrified on the inside.Is this great?
He Is A Gentleman
Regina King was seated beside Evans at the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony. When she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for If Beale Street Could Talk, Evans offered her his arm and walked her to the stage.
It wasn't the first time he pulled that move - in 2015, he helped Betty White get to the podium at the People's Choice Awards.Is this great?
He Dressed Up As Captain America To Visit A Children's Hospital
In 2015, Evans donned his alter ego's famous costume and visited Seattle Children's Hospital. He was accompanied by Avengers co-star Chris Pratt. Marvel also sent along gifts to the patients, and the hospital greatly appreciated the experience.Is this great?
He's Open About His Struggles With Anxiety
Evans seems to understand strength lies in vulnerability. In 2011, he revealed he struggles with anxiety:
I struggle with anxiety sometimes, especially when promoting films like [Captain America: The First Avenger]. Just the life of doing what I do, being in the public eye, it's a stressful environment.
He also encouraged people to talk about their mental health, saying, "It's good to go and talk about the things that cause your anxiety."Is this great?