How Chris Pine’s net worth was built
Actor Chris Pine comes from a Hollywood family: His father, Robert Pine, was on the hit 1970s TV show “CHiPs,” his grandmother was an actress, and his mother and sister acted as well.
Though he frequently spent time on Hollywood sets as a child, he initially wanted to pursue a career in sports. It wasn’t until Pine was a student at the University of California, Berkeley that he decided to follow in his family’s footsteps. At Berkeley, he studied acting and graduated with an degree in English literature, eventually shifting his focus toward a full-time acting career.
Pine quickly landed several guest appearances on high-profile television shows such as “ER” and “CSI: Miami.” In 2004, he nabbed his first leading role, in the romantic comedy “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.”
He continued to appear in both comedy and drama films over the next several years, but it was the 2008 reboot of the classic sci-fi series “Star Trek” that made him a star. He appeared as the iconic Captain Kirk in the film, as well as in the 2013 sequel “Star Trek: Into Darkness.” The movie launched Pine’s A-list career, which has included starring roles in several big-budget movies.
As of May 2017, Celebrity Net Worth places Pine’s net worth at $20 million.
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- Born: 1980
- Birthplace: Los Angeles
What he’s up to now
In 2013, Pine took on iconic role and another long-running film franchise when he landed the title role in “Jack Ryan,” in which he played a CIA agent in the prolific series of novels by author James Clancy.
More recently, Pine was cast in his second major Hollywood reboot, as the leading man in the 2017 movie, “Wonder Woman.”
Pine has won or been nominated for several awards, many for his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” franchise.
He’s been nominated for Several Teen Choice Awards, along with two MTV Movie Award nominations and a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award nomination. He’s also been nominated for awards by several movie critics’ associations, including the Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Detroit Film Critics Society, and Broadcast Film Critics Association.
In 2009, he won a Boston Film Critics Society BSFC Award for Best Ensemble Cast for “Star Trek,” for which he also won a CinemaCon award for Best Male Star.
Chris Pine built an impressive net worth, but it pales in comparison to that of Hollywood heavyweight Steven Spielberg.