Actor Chris Evans has been named People’s sexiest man alive for 2022. The announcement was made during Monday evening’s broadcast of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

“It is with humility and gratitude that I am thrilled to announce that People magazine has decided to award me the incredible honor,” Colbert said, before revealing his joke. “…Of announcing the sexiest man alive for a second year in a row!”

The star of “The Gray Man” and Marvel’s original Captain America told People in the publication’s article: “My mom will be so happy… She’s proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about.”

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Who is Chris Evans?

Chris Evans was born on June 13, 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in the nearby town of Sudbury. His mother, Lisa, is an artistic director at the Concord Youth Theater, and his father, Bob, is a dentist.

His father is of Irish descent, while his mother is of half Irish and half Italian descent.

The 41-year-old graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 1999. Evans began his career with roles in television series, such as Opposite Sex in 2000. He appeared in several teen films including 2001’s Not Another Teen Movie. He gained attention for his portrayal of Marvel Comics character the Human Torch in Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

He made further appearances in film adaptations of comic books and graphic novels: TMNT (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Snowpiercer (2013).

His most prominent work is said to be his portrayal of Steve Rogers / Captain America in several Marvel Cinematic Universe films starting with Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), most recently starring in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

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His work on the Marvel franchise established him as one of the world’s highest-paid actors.

Aside from comic book roles, Evans starred in the drama Gifted (2017), the mystery film Knives Out (2019), and the television miniseries Defending Jacob (2020). He made his directorial debut in 2014 with the romantic drama Before We Go, which he also produced and starred in. Evans made his Broadway debut in the 2018 revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s play Lobby Hero, which earned him a Drama League Award nomination.