American actor Chris Pine, whose nickname is 'Pine Sol,' was born on August 26, 1980, in Los Angels, Calif. He is the grandson of Anne Gwynne and Max M. Gilford and son of Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford. Chris attended the University of California at Berkeley and landed his first acting role in 2003 in an episode of "ER," and later the same year he had small parts on "CSI Miami" and "The Guardian." Chris has appeared in the films "The Bulls" and "Smokin' Aces" and starred as Lord Nicholas Devereaux in "The Princess Diaries 2, Royal Engagement" and as Jack Hardin in "Just My Luck." After a series of supporting roles in productions including The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Just My Luck (2006), and Smokin' Aces (2007), actor Chris Pine shot up to lead billing when he signed for the coveted lead part of Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated reboot of the Star Trek franchise, released in 2009the Art Center College of Design. His first break came when he landed a small recurring role on Dallas, and a part in a teenage-slasher movie, Cutting Class.