Chris Messina

Chris Messina

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1974-08-11 (47 years old)
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Biography

Christopher Messina (born August 11, 1974) is an American actor. He had a lead role in the M. Night Shyamalan written horror film Devil. He has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Argo, Julie & Julia, Ruby Sparks, Celeste and Jesse Forever, You've Got Mail, Birds of Prey, and I Care a Lot. He starred in the film The Giant Mechanical Man, and he directed and acted in the film Alex of Venice. On television, he appeared in such roles as Ted Fairwell in Six Feet Under, Chris Sanchez in Damages, Reese Lansing in The Newsroom and as Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project, the latter of which earned him two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2018, he portrayed detective Richard Willis in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects. He also had a main role in season three of The Sinner in 2020.

Personal Life

Messina and his wife Jennifer Todd have two sons, Milo and Giovanni, born in 2008 and 2009, respectively. He was previously married to actress Rosemarie DeWitt for 12 years, divorcing in 2006.

Early Life

Messina was born in Northport, New York. He is of Italian descent. He studied theater in high school, and attended Marymount Manhattan College, but dropped out after one semester.

Filmography

All 61

Movies 52

TV shows 9

Self 3

Narrator 1

David Falk
Untitled Sonny Vaccarro Movie (2023)

Untitled Sonny Vaccarro Movie (2023)

Movie
Seth
The Aviary (2022)

The Aviary (2022)

Movie
Will
Call Jane (2022)

Call Jane (2022)

Movie
Jack
Love is Love is Love (2021)

Love is Love is Love (2021)

Movie
Dean Ericson
I Care a Lot (2021)

I Care a Lot (2021)

Movie
8.5
Lewis
The Secrets We Keep (2020)

The Secrets We Keep (2020)

Movie
Jason
She Dies Tomorrow (2020)

She Dies Tomorrow (2020)

Movie
5.5
Victor Zsasz
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020)

Movie
6.32
Denny
The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)

The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)

Movie
Lee
Too Long at the Fair (2018)

Too Long at the Fair (2018)

Movie
Detective Richard Willis
Sharp Objects (2018)

Sharp Objects (2018)

TV show
6.54
Jeremy Woods
Blame (2018)

Blame (2018)

Movie
Kenny Pantalio
The Sweet Life (2017)

The Sweet Life (2017)

Movie
Dion Bartolo
Live by Night (2016)

Live by Night (2016)

Movie
6.25
Jake
Ordinary World (2016)

Ordinary World (2016)

Movie
Tango
Digging for Fire (2015)

Digging for Fire (2015)

Movie
Jacob
Manglehorn (2015)

Manglehorn (2015)

Movie
George
Alex of Venice (2015)

Alex of Venice (2015)

Movie
6
Narrator
The Oven (2014)

The Oven (2014)

Movie
Jason Bennett
Cake (2014)

Cake (2014)

Movie
2.5
Self
Showing Up (2014)

Showing Up (2014)

Movie
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV show
Mitch
Palo Alto (2013)

Palo Alto (2013)

Movie
Dave
Fairhaven (2013)

Fairhaven (2013)

Movie
Danny Castellano
The Mindy Project (2012)

The Mindy Project (2012)

TV show
5.5
Paul
Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

Movie
7.33
Harry
Ruby Sparks (2012)

Ruby Sparks (2012)

Movie
3.5
Brad
Denise (2012)

Denise (2012)

Movie
Reese Lansing
The Newsroom (2012)

The Newsroom (2012)

TV show
5.79
Tim
The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)

Movie
Malinov
Argo (2012)

Argo (2012)

Movie
6.46
Man
28 Hotel Rooms (2012)

28 Hotel Rooms (2012)

Movie
Mike Appletree
Like Crazy (2011)

Like Crazy (2011)

Movie
9.5
NJ
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

Movie
Ben Smith
An Invisible Sign (2010)

An Invisible Sign (2010)

Movie
6
Phillip Greenberg
Greenberg (2010)

Greenberg (2010)

Movie
Theo
Monogamy (2010)

Monogamy (2010)

Movie
Detective Bowden
Devil (2010)

Devil (2010)

Movie
6.5
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia (2009)

Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia (2009)

Movie
Eric Powell
Julie & Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009)

Movie
6.39
Tom Garnett
Away We Go (2009)

Away We Go (2009)

Movie
6
Grip / Assistant Camera
Creative Nonfiction (2009)

Creative Nonfiction (2009)

Movie
Subject #19
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

Movie
Max
Humboldt County (2008)

Humboldt County (2008)

Movie
Barry
Towelhead (2008)

Towelhead (2008)

Movie
Doug
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Movie
3.5
Dennis
Made of Honor (2008)

Made of Honor (2008)

Movie
Damages (2007)

Damages (2007)

TV show
6
Ira Black
Ira & Abby (2006)

Ira & Abby (2006)

Movie
Casey Edward Frank
Medium (2005)

Medium (2005)

TV show
6.18
Ted Fairwell
Six Feet Under (2001)

Six Feet Under (2001)

TV show
6.14
Baz
Turn It Up (2000)

Turn It Up (2000)

Movie
Corporal
The Siege (1998)

The Siege (1998)

Movie
5.79
Higgins
Rounders (1998)

Rounders (1998)

Movie
4
Fox Salesperson
You've Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail (1998)

Movie
7.24
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Tommy Bell / Kevin Turner
Law & Order (1990)

Law & Order (1990)

TV show
5.78
ISS

ISS

Movie
We're Just Married

We're Just Married

Movie
Matt Sullivan
Dreamin’ Wild

Dreamin’ Wild

Movie
Actor
The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.15
Based on 3.02 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1990
2009
2012
2010
2022
Chris Messina
Chris Messina
Chris Messina

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1974-08-11 (47 years old)

Place of birth
New York City, United States of America

Relationships
Rosemarie DeWitt (1995-01-01 - 2006-01-01)

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
New York City, United States of America

Also known as
Christopher Messina

Awards
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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