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Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine is an American actor. He is known for his role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek , Star Trek Into Darkness , and Star Trek Beyond . He also appeared in the films The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement , Just My Luck , Smokin' Aces , Bottle Shock , Unstoppable , This Means War , Rise of the Guardians , Horrible Bosses 2 , Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit , Into the Woods , Z for Zachariah , The Finest Hours , and Hell or High Water .

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Pine at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Christopher Whitelaw Pine
(1980-08-26) August 26, 1980 (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Parent(s) Robert Pine
Gwynne Gilford
Relatives Anne Gwynne (grandmother)

Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He is known for his role as James T. Kirk in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He also appeared in the films The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Just My Luck (2006), Smokin' Aces (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), Unstoppable (2010), This Means War (2012), Rise of the Guardians (2012), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Into the Woods (2014), Z for Zachariah (2015), The Finest Hours (2016), and Hell or High Water (2016).