After Dinner | Keynote | Acting
Chris Hemsworth, born 11th August, 1983, plays Kim Hyde in Home & Away, a young man with lots on his mind who happens to be the son of Summer Bay High’s new principal.
Chris was born and raised in Melbourne and moved to Sydney to join the cast of Home and Away.
In 2004, he unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Robbie Hunter in the Australian soap opera “Home and Away” (1988) but was recalled for the role of Kim Hyde which he played until 2007. In 2006, he entered the Australian version of “Dancing with the Stars” (2004) and his popularity in the soap enabled him to hang on until show 7 (“Dancing with the Stars: Episode #5.7” (2006) when he became the fifth contestant to be eliminated.
His first Hollywood appearance was in Star Trek (2009), but it was his titular role in Thor (2011) which propelled him to prominence worldwide. He reprised the character in the science fiction blockbuster The Avengers (2012).
His American representative, the management company ROAR, also manages Elsa Pataky and it was through them that the couple met, marrying in 2010. The couple have a daughter together, India Rose Hemsworth, who was born on May 11, 2012.