Chris Hemsworth's maternal grandfather was a Dutch immigrant. The rest his ancestry is approximately 11/32 English, 9/32 Irish, 1/16th German, and 1/16th Scottish.
Chris Hemsworth was born on August 11, 1983, in Melbourne, Australia to Craig Hemsworth and Leonie (née van Os) as their second child among three sons. His older brother, Luke, is probably best known for his role as Ashley Stubbs in Westworld. Meanwhile, Liam made his name playing Gale in The Hunger Games franchise and romantic films like The Last Song. His father is a social-services counselor while his mother is an English teacher. His parents raised him and his brothers in Melbourne and in the remote interior of Australia called Outback, in Northern Territory. He has stated, "My earliest memories were on the cattle stations up in the Outback, and then we moved back to Melbourne and then back out there and then back again. Certainly, most of my childhood was in Melbourne but probably my most vivid memories were up there [in Bulman] with crocodiles and buffalo. Very different walks of life."