Chris Evans, who played Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the MCU, and voiced Buzz Lightyear in the Pixar film Lightyear (2022) has tied the knot with award-winning Portuguese actress Alba Baptista, best known in the USA for playing Ava in the Netflix series Warrior Nun. She also played Natasha in last year’s remake of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022).

{image via Netflix}

The new Senhora Evans will be playing the title role in Dulcineia, which is currently in postproduction, and will co-star as Stephanie in the upcoming science fiction/horror film Bodyhackers, which is also in postproduction. With a name like Bodyhackers, Sci-Fi.Radio will probably be reviewing it when it is released.

Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch in the pre-MCU Fantastic Four (2005) and Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) was joined in holy wedlock with Alba Baptista in a small, private ceremony September 9, 2023, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Several of Evans’ Avengers co-stars were present for the ceremony, which took place at the couple’s home. Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) was recovered sufficiently from his accident this winter to attend his friend’s wedding.

Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow: Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson {image via Disney}

Alba Baptista was born July 10, 1997, in Lisbon, Portugal. Chris Evans was born June 13, `1981 in Boston, Massachusetts. This makes her 26 to his 42. Like many Europeans, she is multilingual, speaking Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and German.

In 2019 Alba Baptista won the Revelation Award (Prémio Revelação) for her role in Leviano. In 2021 she won both the FantasticAwards (Premios Fantastic) Awards for Best Aupporting Actress for her role in Patrick and Best Actress in Streaming for her role in Warrior Nun. Also in 2021, she won the EFP (European Film Production) Shooting Star at the Berlin International Film Festival. Like the BAFTA Rising Star Award (previously won by Letitia Wright (Princess Shuri), Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and John Boyega (Finn), this award celebrates up-and-coming young actors who are predicted to have promising futures.

We hope you will join Sci-Fi.Radio in wishing the happy couple all the best in their new lives together. Congratulations and best wiushes, Chris and Alba.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.