How Did Hollywood’s Hottest Siblings Get Their Career Breaks?

Do you know how Chris, Liam, and Luke Hemsworth got into acting?
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It’s no surprise that the world is captivated by the Hemsworth brothers. Chris, Liam, and Luke — a trifecta of talent and charisma, have left an indelible mark on the silver screen.

The Aussie siblings have carved out their own unique paths in the entertainment industry, captivating audiences with their magnetic presence and diverse range of performances.

From wielding superhero hammers to capturing hearts with their adventurous spirit, the Hemsworths collectively showcase a rare blend of individual prowess and shared familial bonds that have solidified their place as Hollywood’s cherished and formidable trio.

Not only are the trio excellent actors, but their close family ties have delighted fans in recent years as the family regularly updates the world on shared birthday celebrations, family holidays and red-carpet events together. 

Hemsworth brothers at Furiosa premiere in London May 2024.
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Most recently, the brothers reunited on the red carpet to celebrate the premiere of Chris’ new movie Furiosa. The outing comes a few months after the trio shared pictures of their “epic” family vacation, which saw Liam, Luke, Chris, their partners and their parents enjoy a trip to the United Arab Emirates. 

“A few snaps from an epic family trip to #abudhabi,” Chris captioned his Instagram post, to which Luke responded in the comments, “What a time was had!”

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Luke, Chris and Liam on holiday together in November 2023. (Credit: Instagram)

Family holidays aside, if you’re anything like us you’re probably obsessed with the Hemsworth brothers – and you’ll be happy to find that we put together everything there is to know about Luke, Chris, and Liam Hemsworth. 

We’ve also rounded up some lesser-known facts about the three. Like did you know that Chris Hemsworth’s secret talent is sewing? Or that Liam’s mother taught his high school sex education class? Or that there’s actually a third Hemsworth brother?

The Hemsworths, Before They Got Famous

Luke, Chris, and Liam Hemsworth were all born in Melbourne, Australia to Leonie Hemsworth and Craig Hemsworth. The brothers grew up in Melbourne but also spent some time in the Australian Outback as young boys. Their family lived on Phillip Island as well, where all three brothers spent a lot of time surfing.

“I learned to surf when I was a kid at Phillip Island and spent more hours in the water there than out,” Chris told USA Today.

Chris, Liam & Luke Hemsworth at the Rush gala
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When they were kids, there was some serious sibling rivalry between Liam and Chris. On the Graham Norton Show, Liam shared that their rivalry was like “the Hunger Games”. Being the baby of the family, Liam would often be the butt of (mostly Chris’) jokes and pranks, including getting wrapped up in layers of clothing only to be chased around with a BB gun. Liam would get his revenge eventually by throwing a knife straight at Chris’s head!

Luke was actually the first Hemsworth brother to go into acting, with Liam and Chris following in his footsteps later on. Though it took some time (and even moments of doubt for all three), each of the boys has gone on their own unique paths to make it big in Hollywood.

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Liam Hemsworth in 2021. (Credit: Instagram.)

Who Is Liam Hemsworth?

Name: Liam Hemsworth

Age: 34 (Liam was born on January 13, 1990)

How Tall Is He: 1.91 meters

Relationship And Family: Liam was married to Miley Cyrus for seven months before announcing their divorce in 2020, he is currently dating Gabriella Brooks.

His Biggest Roles: Gale in The Hunger Games

Where He Lives Now: Los Angeles, California

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Liam Hemsworth with his The Hunger Games co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Elizabeth Banks. (Credit: Instagram.)

Acting Career

Baby bro Liam first appeared in the Australian soap Neighbours, which big bro Luke had previously starred in. 

He did several small films – like the British horror film Triangle and the science-fiction film Knowing – before getting the lead role in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’s The Last Song. It was working on this film where he met his best friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-ex-turned-wife-turned-ex again Miley Cyrus

In 2011, Liam landed his biggest role as Gale in the The Hunger Games franchise. He’s also been in several other films since then – he starred opposite Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker and was cast as the ultimate fantasy boyfriend in the rom-com parody Isn’t It Romantic?

It has recently been announced that he will replace Henry Cavill in The Witcher.

Did You Know?

Liam Hemsworth was vegan for a number of years, making the lifestyle switch in 2015. His biggest inspiration was Hunger Games co-star Woody Harrelson, however a painful experience with kidney stones in 2019 saw the actor return to meat and dairy products.

Chris Hemsworth holding a surfboard at the beach
Chris loves to surf! (Credit: Getty)

Who Is Chris Hemsworth?

Name: Christopher Hemsworth

Age: 40 (Chris was born on August 11, 1983)

How Tall Is He: 1.9 meters

Relationship And Family: Chris is happily married to Spanish actress Elsa Pataky. The couple has three children – daughter India and twins Tristan and Sasha.

His Biggest Roles: Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Thor, Avengers: Endgame and more) and Kim in Home and Away.

Where He Lives Now: Chris has been splitting his time between Los Angeles, Sydney and Byron Bay, New South Wales. 

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Chris celebrating Elsa’s birthday in Spain in 2019. (Credit: Instagram.)

Acting Career

Chris’ first major role was playing surfer Kim Hyde in the Aussie soap Home and Away. He was on the show for three years, then in 2006, he became a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. Yes, that’s right, Thor, the God of Thunder once spent weeks ballroom dancing on TV! Chris even attributes his stint on the show for helping him become “nimble on his feet”.

Chris then did small roles in popular and critically acclaimed Hollywood films. Did you know he played Captain Kirk’s father in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek? Or that he played the typical airhead jock in horror flick Cabin in the Woods? It seems like the Hemsworth brothers have a flair for horror!

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Avengers: Endgame. (Credit: Marvel Studios.)

In 2011, Chris was cast as Thor. He’s since gone on to star in succeeding MCU flicks, becoming one of the most recognisable stars of his generation. 

Outside of the MCU, Chris has also starred in several big-budget flicks. He played the not-so-smart yet lovable beefcake secretary in the Ghostbusters reboot and starred alongside his Thor: Love and Thunder co-star Tessa Thompson in Men in Black: International

Recently, he’s announced he’s taking a step back from his busy filming schedule to spend time with family following his health scare. During the filming of his show Limitless, he learned that he is eight to ten times more likely than the average individual to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

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Chris alongside his Men In Black co-stars Tessa Thompson and Kumail Nanjiani (Credit: Getty.)

Did You Know?

Chris has teased that he has nudes on his phone! At an event where the host was projecting photos from his phone’s image gallery, Chris cheekily said there were “a couple” nudes in there. 

Luke Hemsworth at the LA Premiere Of Entertainment Studios
Luke is the secret older brother of his Hollywood bros but equally as talented. (Credit: Getty)

Who is Luke Hemsworth?

Name: Luke Hemsworth

Age: 43 (Luke was born on November 5, 1981) 

How Tall Is He: 1.8 meters

Relationship And Family: Luke is married to Samantha Hemsworth. They have four kids — Ella, Holly, Harper Rose, and Alexandre. 

His Biggest Roles: Officer Stubbs in HBO’s Westworld.

Where He Lives Now: Los Angeles, California

Luke Hemsworth and Samantha Hemsworth at the Once Upon A Time premiere
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Acting Career

According to the IB Times, Luke attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Melbourne, then made his acting debut in 2001 as Nathan Tyson in the Australian soap Neighbours. Luke starred in several other movies and TV shows in succeeding years, including The Reckoning and The Anomaly, but struggled to make an impact in the industry. 

Seeking financial security, Luke took a break from acting and put up his own flooring business. He even hired his brothers Chris and Liam as employees! He tried his hand at acting once more, and eventually broke into Hollywood, but not initially as an actor. Instead, he became Chris’s personal fitness trainer for Thor: The Dark World

Luke Hemsworth at the Westworld premiere
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After spending many years trying to make it big in Hollywood, Luke finally gained a spot on the critically acclaimed HBO series, Westworld, where he played security officer Ashley Stubbs. 

Did You Know?

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Luke joked about how he was the toughest of the three siblings, and how he took “great joy” in making his brothers cry. 

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