Chris Hemsworth is one of few actors who can wield a smile and a mystical hammer with equal devastation. With or without the cape, the Australian has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after lead actors. Chris has starred in a number of memorable roles: Captain Kirk’s father in the 2009 film Star Trek; an expert hacker in Blackhat; Formula 1 legend James Hunt in the sports biopic Rush; a whaling ship officer in the historical film In the Heart of the Sea. Chris is also a dedicated philanthropist and is deeply involved with the Australian Childhood Foundation, a non-profit organization helping children recover from the trauma of abuse, neglect, and family violence.
Chris Hemsworth Supports
Australian Childhood Foundation
Childhood abuse and neglect have a devastating impact on the lives of children, and the trauma that results from their experiences can continue to negatively impact their lives long after the abuse itself has stopped. The Australian Childhood Foundation’s mission is to safeguard children from abuse, help those already affected heal, and be relentless in advocating for their needs. They do so with the help of specialized trauma teams, which use a range of different approaches including art, play, and creative therapies to give children back the sense of joy, laughter, and discovery that are a necessary part of childhood. With the help of patrons like Chris and Liam Hemsworth, the ACF hopes to move towards a world where all children are safe from the trauma of abuse, violence, and neglect.