Sunday, November 14, 2010

Chris Pine Profile and Full Biography

Son of: : Actor Robert Pine ("CHiPS") and actress Gwynne Gilford
Chris Pine's Birth Date: August 26, 1980
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
And His Full Name is: Christopher Whitelaw Pine
Not Just a Movie Actor: Pine has an extensive background in theatre. He performed at the Williamstown Theater Festival and at University of California, Berkeley as well as other theater companies in and around Los Angeles.

Chris Pine Biography: After guest starring roles on the TV series' CSI: Miama, The Guardian, and ER, Chris Pine moved on to feature films. Pine caught the attention of the ladies in the audience with the lead role of 'Lord Nicholas Devereaux' in Princess Diaries 2 opposite Anne Hathaway.

Pine followed Princess Diaries 2 with the dramatic thriller, Confession. He then returned to the land of teenage romantic comedies with Just My Luck featuring pop star/actress Lindsay Lohan. Other film credits include Blind Dating and the twisted Joe Carnahan movie, Smokin Aces.

Pine took on one of the leads in the independent film Bottle Shock co-starring Alan Rickman in 2008. He also entered the world of huge budgets and even bigger special effects with his starring role as the young James T Kirk in JJ Abrams' Star Trek (2009).
Personal life:
Pine was born in Los Angeles, California to Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford; he also has an older sister, Katherine. His father was an actor who appeared in CHiPs as the sergeant Joseph Getraer. His mother was an actress and is now a practicing psychotherapist. His maternal grandparents were Anne Gwynne, a Hollywood actress, and Max M. Gilford, a Hollywood attorney. He has stated in an interview that he is "probably agnostic". He is of Welsh and Jewish descent on his mother's side. Pine received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and while he was there studied English at the University of Leeds in England for one year. After graduation, he studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Pine's first acting role was in a 2003 episode of ER; the same year, he also appeared in episodes of The Guardian and CSI: Miami. In 2004, he appeared in Why Germany?, a short film, and in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Pine appeared in the made-for-television film Surrender, Dorothy which aired in early 2006. He also played Jake Hardin in the American film Just My Luck (2006), a romantic comedy in which he starred opposite Lindsay Lohan who played Ashley Albright. Later - flixsterthat year Pine appeared in the comedy Blind Dating and in the action film Smokin' Aces. In 2007 he starred opposite Scott Wolf in the Los Angeles production of Neil LaBute's play "Fat Pig" and won raves for his depiction of a competitive, alpha-male friend.

For his portrayal of real-life Napa Valley vintner Bo Barrett in the 2008 film Bottle Shock, Pine sported hippie-length blond locks.
In 2007, Pine turned down a role in a film adaptation of White Jazz, under production but unreleased as of late 2009, in order to accept the part of James T. Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek, which was released to critical and viewer acclaim in May of that year. That same month, he made a brief appearance promoting the film on Saturday Night Live with co-stars Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy.

His other upcoming films include Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (voice work only) and the independent film Small Town Saturday Night.

Pine is currently in talks to team up with director D.J. Caruso on the film The Art of Making Money early next year. On October 13, 2009, Paramount Pictures confirmed that Pine is in talks to play CIA analyst Jack Ryan in a reboot of Tom Clancy's novels. He would be the fourth actor to play Jack Ryan, after Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger) and Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears).


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