Christopher Hemsworth (born 11 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away (20042007) before beginning a film career in Hollywood. (2021), which established him among the world's highest-paid actors. Hemsworth's other film roles include the action films Star Trek (2009), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Red Dawn (2012), Blackhat (2015), Men in Black: International (2019), Extraction (2020), the thriller A Perfect Getaway (2009) and the comedy Ghostbusters (2016). His most critically acclaimed films include the comedy horror The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and the biographical sports film Rush (2013) in which he portrayed James Hunt. Early life Christopher Hemsworth was born on 11 August 1983 in Melbourne, Victoria, to Leonie (ne van Os), an English teacher, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counsellor. He is the middle of three sons, his brothers Luke (born 1980) and Liam (born 1990) are also actors. His maternal grandfather is a Dutch immigrant and his maternal grandmother is of Irish descent, on his paternal line he is of English, Scottish, and German ancestry. He was brought up both in Melbourne and in the Outback in Bulman, Northern Territory. He has said, 'My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again.