18.06.26 Chris Pratt

June 27, 2018
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Homeless To Hollywood?

“In a world full of De Niros,
be a Pratt”


“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you, believe that. I do.”

Actor Chris Pratt, acceptance speech for MTV's Generation Award. In his "9 rules from Chris Pratt" speech, he also advised about learning to pray and bathroom etiquette.

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His Roots:

  • Washington State native.
  • Mom bagged groceries.
  • Dad worked as a miner.
  • He wrestled in high school.
  • Dropped out of community college studying acting and eventually moved to Hawaii & lived in a van on the beach at 19.
  • “Discovered” working as a waiter for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant.
"He asked what I was doing that night, and I was honest. I said, aMy friend’s inside buying me alcohol… He said, aJesus told me to talk to you…’ At that moment I was like, I think I have to go with this guy. He took me to church. Over the next few days I surprised my friends by declaring that I was going to change my life."

Chris Pratt, Vanity Fair, about the moment his life changed randomly meeting a man named Henry in Maui.

Pratt’s Path

  • Recent movie: Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom – part of Jurassic World series – earned one of top opening wkds of the year.
  • Pratt gained 40lbs working on sitcom, Park & Rec, and was passed over for roles because of his weight. Now he’s one of America’s biggest action stars.
  • Pratt has a 5-year-old son Jack & divorced from actress Anna Farris.

Pratt has talked faith before – including at the Teen Choice Awards in 2017: ‘I would not be here with the ease and grace I have in my heart without my lord and savior, Jesus Christ.’ Pratt highlights his charity work on his instagram feed: @prattprattpratt

by Jenna Lee,