Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" Pine was born in Los Angeles, California, to Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford; he also has an older sister, Katherine. His father was an actor who appeared in CHiPs as the sergeant Joseph Getraer. His mother was an actress and is now a practicing psychotherapist. His maternal grandparents were Anne Gwynne, a Hollywood actress, and Max M. Gilford, a Hollywood attorney. He has stated in an interview that he is "probably agnostic". He is of Welsh and Jewish descent on his mother's side.