Chris Pine (real name: Christopher Whitelaw Pine), born August 26, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, is an American actor.
Pine has appeared in the romantic comedies "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)" and "Just My Luck (2006)". His most notable role is that of James T. Kirk in the 2009 science fiction film "Star Trek".
Pine comes from a family of actors so it was only natural that he made his way into the profession. Pines father is Robert Pine and his mother's Gwynne Gilford. His maternal grandparents were Anne Gwynne, a well-known Hollywood leading lady, and Max M. Gilford, a Hollywood attorney.
Pine's first acting role was in a 2003 episode of "ER"; the same year, he also appeared in episodes of "The Guardian and CSI: Miami". In 2004, he appeared in "Why Germany?", a short film, and was the love interest of Anne Hathaway's character in the romantic comedy film, T"he Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement", which was released in August of that year to strong box office.
In 2005, Pine appeared in an episode of the series "Six Feet Under", as well as in Confession, an independent film that was released directly-to-video, and "The Bulls", another short film.
Pine appeared in the made-for-television film, "Surrender Dorothy", which aired in early 2006. He also played Jake Hardin in the American film "Just My Luck", in the comedy, "Blind Dating" and in the action film "Smokin' Aces".
In 2009, Pine landed his big break playing the part of James T. Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek.
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