Chris Pratt
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Chris Pratt

Chris
Pratt

Actor

Chris Pratt’s Hollywood makeover started with shedding the extra pounds that made him a lovable schlub in his role as Andy Dwyer on the hit NBC series “Parks and Recreation.” His new six-pack abs were part of a more striking transformation from comedic sidekick to leading man.

Born in Virginia, Minn., Pratt had a string of minor roles before appearing on “Parks and Recreation.” While the show turned him into a cult icon, he was largely cast in supporting roles until 2014, when he broke out as an unlikely action hero with “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Lego Movie,” which grossed a combined $1.2 billion worldwide. In 2015, he helped “Jurassic World” power its way to $1.6 billion worldwide, and in 2016, he pocketed a cool $12 million to topline Sony’s “Passengers” alongside Jennifer Lawrence.

Even more impressively in 2017, Pratt saw the “Guardians” sequel soar past the box office of the first installment, an increasingly rare instance amid a film field overloaded with franchise fatigue. He’ll get a chance to test his sequel power again next June when he returns for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” And new would-be franchises await his star power: Universal has brought him aboard “Cowboy Ninja Viking” for 2019 release.

Career

  • JURASSIC WORLD
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, THE
  • PARKS AND RECREATION

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Announce Separation

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Announce Separation

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating, according to statements posted to their social media pages."We are sad to announce we are legally separating," Faris wrote on Instagram. "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward."The statement, signed by both Faris and Pratt, concluded, "We still love each other and will...

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