10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chris Pratt

  
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Chris Pratt is the definition of unlikely Hollywood success. He is charismatic, hilarious and talented, but was never the kind of guy anyone had pegged for one of the world’s biggest stars. He has done everything from TV to action movies and is only gaining more fans and more respect along the way as he remains down-to-earth, goofy and compassionate, making everyone love him more and more. We all know that he has undergone a major weight loss and huge muscle gain in his transition into an action star, and we also know he is in one of the most adorable celebrity relationships with wife Anna Faris, but there is still so much more to know about him! Check it out:

10. Early Life

Christopher Michael Pratt was born on June 21, 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota to Kathy and Dan Pratt. His mother worked at a Safeway supermarket and his father worked in mining and later remodeled houses; they already two children, a girl and a boy, before welcoming Chris. Growing up Chris was one of the “popular kids” and was extremely athletic. He played fullback on the football team, was on the track team and was a state-qualified wrestler, and placed fifth in the state tournament. He was so well-liked by everyone he was chosen to deliver the graduation speech, and a classmate wrote this about him, “He was just as popular with the jocks as he was with the preps, stoners and drama kids.”

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9. Early Work

After graduating high school, Chris did a stint at community college, but dropped out halfway through his first semester, and took on many odd jobs that included being a discount ticket salesman, a daytime stripper, and sort of lacked direction until a friend bought him a plane ticket to Hawaii and with nothing else to do, Chris went looking for a new life there.

Photo by BDG / Rex Features

Photo by BDG / Rex Features

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