Chris Hemsworth gained a massive Hollywood presence after playing one of the much-loved superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor. His huge on-screen presence complimented his buff physique that helps him stand out in a crowd (quite literally). Read on to find out how tall our Aussie-born superhero actually is.
Chris Hemsworth towers over other Hollywood actors at 6 feet and 3 inches (1.9 m or 190 cm) tall. Coming in with a significant height advantage, Chris totally fits the role of the God of Thunder quite accurately.
Even though he’s three inches shy of his character’s real height, Chris obviously has a height advantage over most of his Marvel co-stars. He actually is the third tallest according to the website Geek Twins, next to Winston Duke of Black Panther who is 6’5” and Dave Bautista, who played Drax, at 6’6”.
How old is Chris Hemsworth?
Christopher Hemsworth, or commonly known as Chris or Thor to his fans, was born on August 11, 1983 in Melbourne, Australia. This blonde-haired, blue-eyed guy enjoyed acting even at a young age. He and his brothers used to imitate actors on TV, which was sort of a prelude to what’s to come in their respective acting careers. Chris Hemsworth’s age in 2022 would be 39 years old.
Who are Chris Hemsworth’s parents?
Looking at Chris’ family background, we find that the “tall” genes indeed run in the Hemsworth household. His father, Craig Hemsworth, is a social service counselor and his mother, Leonie Hemsworth is an English tutor.
Chris is not the only “tall and handsome” in their brood–he has an older brother named Luke Hemsworth, who stands 5’9” tall and a younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, who overtakes him slightly by ¼ of an inch. Both of his brothers are actors like him. Luke is known for his work in the Aussie TV series Neighbours as well as HBO’s Westworld.
Their younger brother, Liam, has an established acting career in Hollywood as well, having appeared as Gale Hawthorne in the Hunger Games trilogy opposite Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss Everdeen). Liam Hemsworth’s personal life has been the subject of many gossip sites and tabloids because of his relationship (and short-lived marriage) with singer Miley Cyrus.
How did Chris Hemsworth become famous?
Chris started in several Australian TV series and soaps in 2002. His most notable and longest-playing role was in a TV series called Home and Away, as Kim Hyde. He appeared in the show for 171 episodes until he left in 2007. Though these small parts haven’t given him the respect he wanted as an actor, it gave him time to hone his skills and prepare for bigger parts.
At last, in 2009, he played the part of George Kirk in the opening scenes of J. J. Abrams‘ film Star Trek. Though his exposure was quite limited, it got critics noticing his stellar performance. By 2010, just 6 weeks after he moved to the United States, he auditioned for a role in the movie Ca$h, and by end of that year, Hollywood was abuzz about this hunky, beautiful man.
Chris started making waves in 2011, after the box office success of his titular role, Thor. His on-screen rapport with co-actor Tom Hiddleson (who played Loki) was greatly praised. He would reprise his role for the MCU film, The Avengers, as a part of the 6-superhero team who would save the world from his character’s brother, Loki.
His star continued to rise as he appeared in 6 more MCU films, eventually cementing Chris Hemsworth as a Hollywood A-lister. He wanted to diversify and expand his acting range by doing projects that challenged him, so he appeared in other non-superhero movies.
Unfortunately, those didn’t do so well in the box office but they allowed Chris to explore his craft further.
Is Chris Hemsworth married?
Yes, he is. Chris Hemsworth’s wife is actress Elsa Pataky, who is known for her work in Fast Five (2011) and Fast & Furious 6 (2013) as Elena. Chris and Elsa met in 2010 and got engaged and then married within the same year. They tied the knot in December 2010 in Australia and celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary in 2022. Elsa and Chris have three children together.
Who are Chris Hemsworth’s kids?
Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth’s daughter, India Rose, was born in 2012. She was followed by her twin brothers, Sasha and Tristan, two years after. The three Hemsworth children appeared in Thor: Love & Thunder (2022) as Love (played by India Rose) and Younger Thor (played by twins Sasha and Tristan).
How rich is Chris Hemsworth?
Chris Hemsworth’s net worth in 2022 was estimated at $130 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. The Thor actor amassed his wealth mostly from earnings in films as well as his advertising deals. He currently owns a home that’s worth $20 million in his native Australia.