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Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor best known for his roles as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, Owen Grady in Jurassic World, Harold Brighton "Bright" Abbott in the television series Everwood, Ché in season 4 of The OC, and Andy Dwyer in the television series Parks and Recreation.

Life and career

Raised in Lake Stevens, Washington, Pratt was waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant in Maui, Hawaii when he was discovered by actor-director Rae Dawn Chong; she cast him in the horror film Cursed Part 3. He joined the cast of The O.C. for its fourth season, playing Ché, an activist and Summer Roberts' best friend while attending Brown University.

He dated Everwood co-star Emily VanCamp, who portrayed his character's sister. Pratt met actress Anna Faris on the set of the romantic-comedy Take Me Home Tonight in 2007. They got married on July 9, 2009.[1] On August 25, 2012, Pratt and Faris' son, Jack, was born prematurely. Pratt and Faris separated in 2017 and divorced in 2018.

Pratt started dating author Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2018, they announced their engagement in January 2019. They got married 5 months later, in June 2019. In August 2020, Pratt and Schwarzenegger's daughter was born.


Year Film Role Other notes
2000 Cursed Part 3 Devon
2003 The Extreme Team Keenan Alternative title: The X-Team
2005 The U: Uncut Chris Pratt
Strangers with Candy Brason
2007 Walk the Talk Cam
2008 Wieners Bobby
Wanted Barry
Deep in the Valley Lester
2009 Bride Wars Fletcher Flemson
Young Americans Kyle Masterson
Jennifer's Body Officer Roman Duda
2011 Moneyball Scott Hatteberg
2014 The Lego Movie Emmet Brickowski (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy Peter Quill / Star-Lord
2015 Jurassic World Owen Grady
2016 The Magnificent Seven Joshua Faraday
Passengers Jim Preston
2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Peter Quill / Star-Lord
2018 Avengers: Infinity War
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Owen Grady
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Emmet Brickowski / Rex Dangervest (voice)
The Kid Grant Cutler
Avengers: Endgame Peter Quill / Star-Lord
2020 Onward Barley Lightfoot (voice)
2021 The Tomorrow War Dan Forester
2022 Jurassic World: Dominion Owen Grady
Thor: Love and Thunder Peter Quill / Star-Lord
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
2023 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Huntress Nick Owens 1 episode
2005 Path of Destruction Nathan McCain Television movie
2002-2006 Everwood Bright Abbott Main Cast; 89 episodes
2006-2007 The OC Ché 9 episodes
2008 The Batman Jake (Voice) 1 episode
2009-2015 Parks and Recreation Andy Dwyer Main Cast; 116 episodes
2010, 2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Cooper Daniels 2 episodes
2013 Timms Valley Donovan Timms
2014 Saturday Night Live Himself (Host) 1 episode
2017 Mom Nick Banaszak 1 episode
2022 The Terminal List Reece 8 episodes

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Series
2004 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Choice TV Sidekick Everwood
2005 Choice TV Sidekick Everwood


  1. [1], June 21, 2009

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