Full name: Christopher Michael Pratt
Name: Chris Pratt
Born: June 21, 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota, USA
Nickname: Monkeyboy
Height: 6′ 2″ (1,88 m)
Star Sign: Cancer

— Chris has two older siblings: Cully Pratt and Angie Pratt.

— His father had English, German, Swiss-German, and French-Canadian ancestry. His mother is of entirely Norwegian ancestry.

— Chris was a guest judge on MTV’s Say What? Karaoke.

— Chris’ graduating class nominated him as the “class clown”.

— His favorite bands are Pantera, Faith No More, Beatles, 2 Pac, Mos Def, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn.

— Chris has a pet lizard named Puff, five goldfish – named Pinky, Brain, Jowels, Pearl and Sandy, an Oscar fish named Chef, two Pacus, an albino African frog named Whitey, a bonsai tree, four Venus Flytraps, a fruit fly farm and sea monkeys.

— Chris dated Everwood co-star Emily VanCamp, who played his sister on the show. It was confirmed in February of 2007 that they broke up.

— Chris has been nominated twice for a Teen Choice Award in 2004 and 2005 as the Best TV Sidekick in Everwood.

— Chris says the best part about being an actor is ‘all the free stuff, including clothes and electronics’.

— In a game of “Guess That Guardian” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003), it was revealed that he once gave a piece of concrete to his German teacher claiming that it was a piece of the Berlin Wall.

— Chris once traveled to New Zealand to film a pilot for The X-Team, which was unfortunately not picked up. It was however turned into a made-for-tv movie, and will air on ABC as The Extreme Team. The airdate has not yet been set.

— Hobbies include fishing, hunting, working on cars, singing and playing the guitar.

— Chris and his estranged wife, Anna Faris, each had a dead bug collection before they met and they have since combined their collections.

— Chris and Anna Faris both grew up in Washington, in towns only 20 minutes away from each other.

— Chris met his future wife, Anna Faris, while they were making Take Me Home Tonight. They two married on January 30, 2009.

— Became a father for the first time at age 33 when his wife Anna Faris gave birth to their son Jack Pratt on August 25, 2012.

— Pratt describes himself as a ‘non-denominational Christian’ and stated that his faith was redefined after his son Jack was born prematurely. Him and his wife, Anna Faris, prayed often for the wellbeing of the baby.

— In August 2017, Pratt and Anna Faris announced that they had filed for legal separation after eight years of marriage. They both filed for divorce in December 2017, citing irreconcilable differences.

— Friends with Aubrey Plaza, John Krasinski, Chris Evans…

— He once worked as a stripper before his career took off.

— Before his acting career took off, Chris used to also be a coupon salesman and according to the actor, ‘he was very good at it’.

— Was homeless and lived in his van before his career took off.

— Conversational in German, which he studied for three years in school.

— Attended and graduated from Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington (1997).

Chris used to wrestle and even finished fifth in a state tournament in high school.

— Destiny led the almost-broke teenaged Chris Pratt to the world of acting. While waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui, he got noticed by the actress and director Rae Dawn Chong. Impressed by his striking looks and energetic self, she offered him a role in her directorial debut venture, a short horror film Cursed Part 3.

— Following his debut, Chris found a guest role in the television series The Huntress in 2001. In 2002, he bagged his first regular television role as Harold Brighton ‘Bright’ Abbott on the series Everwood. Lasting for 89 episodes, the series ended in 2006.

— For his audition for the role of Scott Hatteburg in Moneyball, Pratt learned how to play baseball – including batting left handed (despite being right-handed).

— Chris is always striving to be a perfectionist at what he does. To do full justice to his roles, he often goes a step ahead and works diligently. For Moneyball, Pratt lost more than 30 pounds of weight which he had to regain for his film 10 Years. Subsequently, Pratt lost it again to portray a Navy SEAL in the film Zero Dark Thirty in 2012.

— Interestingly, when first offered the role of Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt turned it down. The film’s casting director, Sarah Finn, somehow convinced the director James Gunn to believe that Pratt was perfect for the role. Following a meeting with Gunn, Pratt eventually signed a multi-film deal with Marvel Studios.

— An avid fan of the Jurassic Park movie franchise, Pratt relived his childhood fascination with the world of dinosaurs with the 2015 remake of Jurassic World wherein he played the character of Owen Grady. The film was one of the biggest hits of the year, amassing about $652 million in North America and $1.018 billion overseas for a worldwide total of $1.670 billion.

— Has starred in two films with Morgan Freeman about ordinary individuals, abducted by tough women, to fulfill an extraordinary destiny: Wanted (2008) and The Lego Movie (2014).

— In a scene on Parks and Rec, Amy Poehler’s character Leslie accidentally walks in on a naked Andy (Chris Pratt) – as a prank, Pratt ditched the nude undies he was supposed to sport and went bare pickle on set. So, the look of surprise on Poehler’s face is 100% genuine.

— Chris was supposed to only be a guest star on NBC’s Parks & Rec, but he was so well loved that he was bumped up to being a regular in season 2.

— Chris loves improvising on-set. He even improvised the kissing scene in Jurassic World.

— Chris is not just ridiculously good-looking and talented in acting; he is also a bit of an artist. The actor used to draw a lot in high school and painted some murals for a friend’s restaurant.

— The scene in Guardians of the Galaxy, where Star-Lord drops the orb ­– Chris actually dropped the orb by accident, but stayed in character. James Gunn loved it so much he decided to include it in the movie.

— He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 21, 2017.