Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne. His earliest memories are of cattle stations up in the Australian Outback. His family kept moving in and out of Melbourne and the Outback but most of his childhood was in Melbourne.
He started starring in Australian television series in 2002. He then moved to Sydney to appear in 171 episodes of the series Home and Away till 2007. Hemsworth figured as a contestant in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia in 2006.
He appeared in the opening scenes of Star Trek in 2009. His first movie on American soil was Ca$h (2010). However it is his character of the superhero Thor that has brought him cult status. The People magazine in 2014 named him its 2014 Sexiest Man Alive.