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Chris Messina

Biography

Acting professional known for his tasks in it series The Mindy Task, Damages, Moderate and Regulation & Purchase. He started his acting profession as an off-Broadway acting professional. He performed a supporting part as the type Malinov in the 2012 film Argo. He was briefly wedded to Rosemarie DeWitt. He started dating Jennifer Todd, an award earning producer, as well as the couple offers two kids. He shows up in the HBO series The Newsroom, developed by Aaron Sorkin.

Quick Facts


Full Name Chris Messina
Date Of Birth August 11, 1974
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Height 1.75 m
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Rosemarie DeWitt
Children Milo Montgomery Messina, Giovanni Messina
Partner Jennifer Todd
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, People Magazine Awards for TV Couple of the Year
Nominations Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
Movies Live by Night, Julie & Julia, Argo, Alex of Venice, Devil, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, 28 Hotel Rooms, Ruby Sparks, Manglehorn, The Giant Mechanical Man, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Away We Go, The Sweet Life, Greenberg, Made of Honor, An Invisible Sign, Ira & Abby, You've Got Mail, Like Crazy, Ordinary World, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, The Trouble with Bliss, Digging for Fire, Fairhaven, Rounders, Towelhead, Humboldt County, Ordinary Sinner, Cake, Turn It Up, The Siege, Monogamy, Palo Alto, The Oven, Anatomy of Hope, Blame, The True Adventures of Wolfboy
TV Shows The Mindy Project
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1Has a second child with Jennifer Todd, Giovanni Messina, born on October 15, 2009.
2Was roommates with actor George Katt when they were both studying in NYC.
3Has a son, Milo Montgomery Messina, with his girlfriend producer Jennifer Todd, born May 31, 2008.
4Won the Richard Burton award for best actor at the 2006 Vallarta Film Fesitval for his performance in "Ira and Abby".
5Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" in Daily Variety October 2007.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live by Night2016Dion Bartolo
The Mindy Project2012-2016TV SeriesDanny Castellano
The Sweet Life2016Kenny
Ordinary World2016/IJake
Blame2016/IJeremy Woods
OM City2015TV SeriesJoseph
HitRECord on TV2015TV SeriesGene Casey
Axe Cop2015TV Series
DOL: Astro Time2015Video shortAstro Man
Digging for Fire2015Billy T
The Newsroom2012-2014TV SeriesReese Lansing
Cake2014/IIJason Bennett
Manglehorn2014Jacob
Alex of Venice2014George
Sam Smith: I'm Not the Only One2014Video shortHusband
The Oven2014ShortNarrator (voice)
Palo Alto2013Mitch
Damages2011-2012TV SeriesChris Sanchez
Argo2012Malinov
Ruby Sparks2012Harry
Denise2012ShortBrad
Fairhaven2012Dave
The Giant Mechanical Man2012Tim
28 Hotel Rooms2012Man
Celeste & Jesse Forever2012Paul
The Trouble with Bliss2011NJ
Like Crazy2011Mike Appletree
An Invisible Sign2010Ben Smith
Devil2010Detective Bowden
Monogamy2010Theo
Greenberg2010Phillip Greenberg
Julie & Julia2009Eric Powell
Away We Go2009Tom
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009Subject #19
Anatomy of Hope2009TV MovieDr. Gary Kaplan
Vicky Cristina Barcelona2008Doug
Made of Honor2008Dennis
Humboldt County2008Max
Towelhead2007Barry
Security2007/IShortZelly
Medium2007TV SeriesCasey Edward Frank
Ira & Abby2006Ira Black
The Crooked Corner2005Nephew
Six Feet Under2005TV SeriesTed Fairwell
Bittersweet Place2005Seymour
Road2005Larry
Law & Order1995-2003TV SeriesDon Cushman / Kevin Turner / Tommy Bell
Ordinary Sinner2001Silvio
Big Apple2001TV SeriesRicky
Third Watch2000TV SeriesCharlie
Turn It Up2000Baz
You've Got Mail1998Fox Salesperson
The Siege1998Corporal
Rounders1998Higgins

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fairhaven2012executive producer
28 Hotel Rooms2012executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alex of Venice2014

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fairhaven2012story

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV Special special thanks
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary short special thanks
Management2008special thanks
Christmas Break2008Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2017TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Huffpost Live2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
People Magazine Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (uncredited)
Celeste & Jesse Forever: On the Red Carpet - Premiere and Q&A2013Video shortHimself / Paul
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia2009Video shortHimself / Eric Powell
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Bryan Cranston
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Scoot McNairy
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actor - International CompetitionAway We Go (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Mindy Project (2012)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Mindy Project (2012)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Mindy Project (2012)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActorThe Mindy Project (2012)
2014New American Cinema AwardSeattle International Film FestivalAlex of Venice (2014)
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleArgo (2012)· Scoot McNairy
· Bryan Cranston
· Rory Cochrane
· Kerry Bishé
· Clea DuVall
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Kyle Chandler
· Christopher Denham
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Ben Affleck
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Bryan Cranston
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Scoot McNairy
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Scoot McNairy
· Kyle Chandler
· Clea DuVall
· Tate Donovan
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorDamages (2007)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· John Goodman
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Christopher Denham
· Scoot McNairy
· Kerry Bishé
· Rory Cochrane
· Victor Garber
· Kyle Chandler
· Zeljko Ivanek
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Titus Welliver
· Sheila Vand


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#Quote
1[his philosophy of working with actors] One of the requirements for me was 'I won't say no to you if you don't say no to me'.
2[on directing 'Alex in Venice'] I didn't want this to be a vanity piece. I was concerned about that. I wanted to be taken seriously as someone who wants to direct, and it wasn't just to give myself a part. I'm happy I did it because I learned a lot about acting and directing that I would carry to the next film, if I had a bigger part.
3[on participating in the Tribeca Film Festival, 2014] I grew up with Robert De Niro on my wall. He and Pacino and Hoffman were reason I wanted to be an actor, so to be part of his film festival means a lot to me.


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