Meet Chris Pratt, 'Parks And Rec' Funnyman Turned Oscar-Worthy Actor

Chris Pratt

In the past 12 years, actor Chris Pratt has worked himself up from a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. waiter to starring alongside Brad Pitt in this year’s critically acclaimed, based-on-real-life drama, “Moneyball.”

Somewhere in between that time frame, Pratt, 32, managed to charm audiences as Andy, the loveable dimwit on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and put a ring on one of Hollywod’s hottest funnyladies, Anna Faris.

After a series of forgettable past appearances on teen TV series’ such as “The O.C.” and “Everwood,” 2012 has Pratt starring in a handful of big budget films; he even just signed on as a lead role in Oscar-winning director Katheryn Bigelow‘s highly anticipated follow-up to “The Hurt Locker,” an untitled Bin Laden film.

If only Bubba Gump could see him now.

2009: More monumental than his burgeoning movie career, Pratt marries comedienne Anna Faris in July, thus marking the beginning of a young comedy power couple.

2009: Continuing a big year, Pratt stars alongside Amy Poehler in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, where he plays Rashida Jones' lazy boyfriend who breaks both of his legs by falling into a giant pit of dirt.

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