Hollywood Spotlight: Chris Pratt
Our Hollywood Spotlight shines light on the ruggedly handsome Chris Pratt. His natural talent and good character has proven to be his biggest assets causing him to rise in teh ranks of Hollywood elite. Chris’s first television hit was as Bright Abbott on the WB show, Everwood. He parlayed that success into other television roles but won our hearts as the lovable, yet odd, Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
Throughout his run on the series, Chris was actively changing his image from television star to Hollywood’s next big action movie star. Achieving that status didn’t come without physical work. Fans of Parks and Rec would have noticed Andy’s weight was constantly changing as Chris’s fitness level was reaching new heights as he prepared for movie roles as a professional athlete, a Navy Seal, an unlikely superhero and a dinosaur wrangler. (Image Source: AroundMovies)
In addition to all that, by the grace of God all that hard work and dedication paid off. He starred in Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie, both of which were among the biggest films of the year in 2014. Consequently. in that same year, he was also awarded the CinemaCon award for Breakthrough Performer.
Furthermore, some of his most notable works include: Everwood (2002-2006), The O.C. (2006-2007), Jennifer’s Body (2009), Bride Wars (2009), Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), Moneyball (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Five Year Engagement (2012), Delivery Man (2013), Her (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), The Lego Movie (2014), Jurassic World (2015), The Magnificent Seven (2016) and Passenger (2016).
Mr. Pratt has been married to Anna Faris since 2009. In 2012, they welcomed their son, Jack, into the world 9 weeks early. He did have an extended stay in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Jack is now a healthy little boy at home in Hollywood. This traumatic experience inspired Chris to use his celebrity status to help the March of Dimes in its noble mission to reduce premature births.
Of course, fatherhood has not slowed him down. He is continuing to hone is action movie star skills. On May 5, 2017, we can look forward to seeing reprising his role as Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This movie star isn’t stopping there! 2018 will be a busy for Mr. Pratt. Peter Quill will be joining The Avengers in Infinity War. Plus Owen will be wrangling more dinosaurs in the Jurassic World sequel.
In conclusion, it seems Chris Pratt is obviously not a Hollywood celebrity who tires easily! Chris Pratt now stands as one of the world’s most famous celebrities. His humble nature about it, however, makes him even more lovable. We wish him the best of luck.
Written by Kristina Kyrland