Chris Pine. Another successful Star Trek release and he’s hitting his Hollywood stride. Somehow, he has remained very Un-Hollywood about all of it. Chris is one of those actors who leaves room in the schedule to attack passion projects, while also slating some big releases to support that habit. Up next? The role of Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman. Chris is full of surprises. A fella who approached his career from an unorthodox angle, considering his familial ties to the industry. Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Chris.
10. He’s Entertainment Legacy
Chris Pine had no real interest in acting as a child, because he grew up the son, grandson, and brother of actors. Chris carved his upbringing out of a desire to pursue academics and activities outside of the realm of make believe. The son of actor Robert Pine and mother Gwynne Gilford, and the grandson of Max Gilford, and Anne Gwynne. Worth noting, his grandmother was one of the industry’s first “scream queens,” having made appearances in numerous horror films as the genre was just gaining steam in the 1940s. Most Chris Pine fans would recognize his father and mother, as they enjoyed starring roles in several popular TV shows, beginning in the 1970s. Chris did about everything in his power to avoid following in the footsteps of the “family business,” but a certain point, he couldn’t deny his potential, or the opportunities awaiting his refinement.