Chris Pine is an American actor.
Pine was born on August 26, 1980 in Los Angeles, California to Robert Pine, an actor who co-starred on CHiPs as Sergeant Joseph Getraer, and Gwynne Gilford, a former actress who became a psychotherapist.
Pine is an American but his maternal grandfather, Max M. Gilford, comes from a Russian-Jewish family.
Pine’s ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his maternal grandfather), English, German, Welsh, and French.
Pine made his feature film debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
Since making his debut, Pine has gone on to star in roles including;
- James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009–2016),
- Will Colson in Unstoppable (2010),
- Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (2014),
- Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014),
- Toby Howard in Hell or High Water (2016),
- Bernie Webber in The Finest Hours (2016),
- Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020),
- Dr. Alexander Murry in A Wrinkle in Time (2018), and
- Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King (2018).