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Chris Messina

Actor / Film Director | * 08/11/1974 (49) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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Christopher Messina (born August 11, 1974) is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. He is best known for starring as Danny Castellano in the series The Mindy Project (2012–2017), which earned him two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He has appeared in films such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), Devil (2010), Argo (2012), Ruby Sparks (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), Cake (2014), Birds of Prey (2020), I Care a Lot (2020), Call Jane (2022), ()
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Christopher Messina (born August 11, 1974) is an American actor and film director. 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, and Birds of Prey. He starred in the film The Giant Mechanical Man. On television, he appeared in roles as 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Chris Messina

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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Movies with Chris Messina as Actor(51)

as Gordon Barrett2024 I.S.S.
as Dr. Will Harper2023 The Boogeyman
as David Falk2023 Air
as Matt Sullivan2023 Dreamin' Wild
as Seth2022 The Aviary
as Will2022 Call Jane
as Dean Ericson2021 I Care a Lot
as Jack (segment "Two for Dinner")2021 Love is Love is Love
as Jason2020 She Dies Tomorrow
as Lewis2020 The Secrets We Keep
as Brian De Palma2019 Zeroville
as Jeremy Woods2018 Blame
as Kenny2017 The Sweet Life
as Dion Bartolo2016 Live by Night
as Jake2016 Ordinary World
as Tango2015 Digging for Fire
as George2015 Alex of Venice
as Jacob2015 Manglehorn
as himself2014 Showing Up
as Narrator2014 The Oven
as Jason Bennett2014 Cake
as Mitch2013 Palo Alto
as Dave2013 Fairhaven
as Man2012 28 Hotel Rooms
as Harry2012 Ruby Sparks
as Malinov2012 Argo
as Brad2012 Denise
as Mike Appletree2011 Like Crazy
as Detective Bowden2010 Devil
as Phillip Greenberg2010 Greenberg
as Theo2010 Monogamy
as Ben Smith2010 An Invisible Sign
as Tom Garnett2009 Away We Go
as Eric Powell2009 Julie & Julia
as Max2008 Humboldt County
as Barry2008 Towelhead
as Dennis2008 Made of Honor
as Ira Black2006 Ira & Abby
as Baz2000 Turn It Up
as Fox Salesperson1998 You've Got Mail
as Corporal1998 The Siege
as Higgins1998 Rounders

TV Shows/Series with Chris Messina as Actor(12)

as Nathan Bartlett2023 Based on a True Story
as Richard Willis2018 Sharp Objects
as Danny Castellano2012 The Mindy Project
as Reese Lansing2012 The Newsroom
2007 Damages
as Casey Edward Frank2005 Medium
as Ted Fairwell2001 Six Feet Under
as himself1997 The View
as Tommy Bell1990 Law & Order
as Kevin Turner1990 Law & Order
as Don Cushman1990 Law & Order

Movies with Chris Messina as Crew(4)

Crew/Thanks2019 Light of My Life
Directing/Director2015 Alex of Venice
Production/Executive Producer2013 Fairhaven
Production/Executive Producer2012 28 Hotel Rooms

Full Name: Chris Messina
Born: Sunday, 08/11 1974 (August) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 49 years + 313 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: William Esper Studio, Marymount Manhattan College
Spouses (current/former): Jennifer Todd, Rosemarie DeWitt
Other names for Chris Messina (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Christopher Messina"
Chris Messina frequently works together with these people:
Edward D. Murphy (11x, Actor)
Ben Affleck (10x, Actor)
Mark Casella (9x, Actor)
Aaron Sorkin (8x, Crew)
David Fonteno (8x, Actor)
Joe Pentangelo (8x, Actor)
Nora Ephron (7x, Crew)
George T. Odom (7x, Actor)
Bruce MacVittie (7x, Actor)
George Guidall (7x, Actor)
Mark Zimmerman (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8333, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/13/2024