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.

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title=”2000: Pratt was a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company in Maui, where he waited on actress/director Rae Dawn Chong. After making her laugh with his forward sense of humour, Chong gave Pratt an audition for a film she was casting at the time. Pratt got the gig starring in “Cursed Part 3″ and moved to Los Angeles.”
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title=”2002: Pratt stars as Bright Abbott in the WB’s “Everwood.” Sweet blonde locks, CP!”
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title=”2006: Pratt guest stars on the hit show “The O.C.” where he plays Ché, a tree-hugging classmate of Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson) at Brown University.”
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title=”2008: A cameo role in “Wanted” starring Angelina Jolie, has Pratt playing a jerk co-worker of James McAvoy’s Wesley who gets hit in the face with a computer keyboard. In the movie’s defence, his character totally deserves it.”
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title=”2009: Pratt puts a ring on it and immediately regrets his decision as Anne Hathaway’s fiancé in the dim comedy “Bride Wars.””
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title=”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.”
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title=”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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title=”2011: Pratt finally stars in a movie with his wife, Faris, in the 80s-themed comedy “Take Me Home Tonight.” The film di dn’t do well at the box office but at least the couple got some joint screen time.”
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title=”2011: Pratt gets his biggest movie break playing real-life Oakland A’s baseball player, Scott Hatteberg, opposite Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill and Phillip Seymour Hoffman in “Moneyball.””
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title=”2012: Co-starring alongside Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, Pratt will next be seen in the marriage comedy, “The Five-Year Engagement.””
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title=”2012: Another big year is on the way for Pratt. He is set to star as a military man in director Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Bin Laden Film, her highly anticipated follow-up to the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker.””
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