Who Is Chris Hemsworth, Is He Still Married, And How Tall Is The Thor Star? Wife Elsa Pataky, Height

How tall is Thor star Chris Hemsworth, is he married and how is he related to Liam Hemsworth?

Christopher Hemsworth AM is an Australian actor and one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood thanks to his success with movies such as Thor, 12 Strong, and Ghostbusters.

He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away before beginning a film career in Hollywood. 

The actor, who made his name on the Australian soap Home And Away, has come quite a long way. Here’s the lowdown on the Aussie hunk…

Chris Hemsworth is a Hollywood heartthrob
Chris Hemsworth is a Hollywood heartthrob. Credit: Getty – Contributor

Who’s Chris Hemsworth and when was he in Home and Away?

Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 11 August 1983 – that makes him 35.

He played Kim Hyde in Home and Away from 2004–2007.

Hemsworth originally auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter, but he was turned down by producers and the role went to Jason Smith.

Chris then asked to return and try out for the role of Kim Hyde – and he won it.

Chris’ portrayal of Kim won him the Most Popular New Male Talent award at the 2005 Logie Awards. and he also received a nomination for Most Popular Actor.

He’s since gone on to have a glittering Hollywood career, starring in a string of big-budget blockbusters.

 Chris played Kim in Home and Away
Chris played Kim in Home and Away. Credit: Channel 5

How tall is Chris Hemsworth?

Chris stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches 1.9 meters, and 190 centimeters. He weighs around 91 kilograms and 215 pounds.

While filming Thor, he went from his normal weight to 185 pounds in four months to be able to fit into the car.

His ripped arms were iconic in his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth says he achieved these results by using blood flow restriction in his arms. This technique can help boost muscle size, endurance, and recovery.

His waist measures 33 inches and as such, we can say that he has an excellent shoulder-to-waist ratio. He has a well-sculptured body with 10-12% body fat and is obviously no stranger to exercise and dieting.

Who’s his wife, Elsa Pataky?

Chris is married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky. The couple tied the knot in December 2010.

The couple raise three children together – a daughter, who was born in 2012; and twin sons, born in 2014.

In 2015, Chris and Elsa moved from Los Angeles to Byron Bay in his native Australia.

Chris has previously revealed that Elsa has made sacrifices for the sake of his career.

Elsa is most recognized for her role as Elena in the hit Fast & Furious franchise, where she reprised the character for three movies

He said: “In terms of work, she’s certainly given up more than I have. She’d like me to step back and be at home with the kids more, and of course, I want that, too.

“Once you have children, every instinct and every moment of your time is consumed by that.

“You’ve got nothing for each other, so make sure you have date night even if it’s once in a blue moon because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep.

“There’s no shortage of how much I tell her I love her. But I guess there’s no detail in it, why or how.”

 Chris poses with his brothers Liam and Luke
Chris poses with his brothers Liam and Luke

Who’s Chris’ brother Liam?

Chris’ brother is fellow Australian actor Liam Hemsworth.

Liam has made headlines with his relationship with singer and actress Miley Cyrus.

The couple met in 2009 while both starring in The Last Song.

Liam and Miley announced their engagement in June 2012 but split two years later.

The couple would go on to reconcile their love for one another and eventually tie the knot by February 2019.

Liam remains best known for portraying the role of Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games.

His other big-screen credits include The Expendables 2, Paranoia, The Last Song, and Independence Day: Resurgence.

His next movie is 2019’s Isn’t It Romantic opposite Rebel Wilson.

When did Chris star as Thor?

Hemsworth, in an official Deadline press release, was cast as Thor in May 2009.

The Australian made his debut playing the immensely strong character in 2011 when the first installment of the franchise hit cinemas on April 27.

In 2013, the sequel followed Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok in 2017.

Collectively, the Thor movies have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

 Chris has starred in some of Hollywood's biggest movies
Chris has starred in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. Credit: Getty Images – Getty

What are Chris Hemsworth’s biggest movies?

Chris has carved out a very successful Hollywood career that has seen him star in the following movies:

  • Thor (2011)
  • The Cabin in the Woods(2012)
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
  • Red Dawn (2012)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness George (2013)
  • Rush (2013)
  • Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Infinity War (2018)