American Actor

Chris Messina

  • Aug 11, 1974 (age 45)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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2020
The Secrets We Keep
MovieSep 3, 2020

The Secrets We Keep

A pair of Holocaust survivors make a new life for themselves in …
A pair of Holocaust survivors make a new life for themselves in New York after the war.
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Birds of Prey
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MovieJan 25, 2020

Birds of Prey

A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, when Gotham's most …
A twisted tale told by Harley Quinn herself, when Gotham's most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
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2019
Zeroville
MovieSep 13, 2019

Zeroville

A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional …
A young actor arrives in Hollywood in 1969 during a transitional time in the Industry.
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The True Adventures of Wolfboy
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MovieJul 2, 2019

The True Adventures of Wolfboy

Follows a young boy who …
Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
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2018
Sharp Objects
TV ShowJul 8, 2018

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects is an American psychological thriller …
Sharp Objects is an American psychological thriller television miniseries based on Gillian Flynn's debut novel of the same name that premiered on July 8, 2018, on HBO. The series was created by Marti Noxon, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and stars Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Taylor John Smith, Madison Davenport, Miguel Sandoval, Will Chase, Jackson Hurst, Sophia Lillis, Lulu Wilson, and Elizabeth Perkins. It follows Camille Preaker, an emotionally troubled reporter who returns to her hometown to cover the murders of two young girls.
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2017
The Sinner
TV ShowAug 2, 2017

The Sinner

The Sinner is an American anthology crime drama …
The Sinner is an American anthology crime drama mystery television series. Eight episodes of the program, based on the novel of the same name by German crime writer Petra Hammesfahr and originally conceived of as a "close-ended series", were ordered in January 2017 and premiered on USA Network on August 2, 2017. In March 2018, the series was renewed for a second season, also of eight episodes, which premiered on August 1, 2018, and concluded on September 19, 2018. In March 2019, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on February 6, 2020.
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Blame
MovieApr 22, 2017

Blame

It's the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. …
It's the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. Abigail is an outcast who seeks solace in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When an intriguing new drama teacher Jeremy casts Abigail over Melissa in Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Abigail's confidence blooms, and soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond just fantasy. Melissa, fueled by vengeful jealousy, begins to spiral out of control and concocts a plot against Abigail. This triggers a chain of events that will come to affect everyone around them, as well as reveal some dark truths.
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2016
Live by Night
MovieDec 13, 2016

Live by Night

Live by Night is a 2016 American crime drama film written, …
Live by Night is a 2016 American crime drama film written, directed, produced by and starring Ben Affleck. Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, the film follows an ambitious Ybor City bootlegger (Affleck) who becomes a notorious gangster. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper.
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The Sweet Life
MovieJun 7, 2016

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life, an edgy and unconventional dramedy, is …
The Sweet Life, an edgy and unconventional dramedy, is the love story of Kenny Parker and Lolita Nowicki, each struggling with their own brand of demons, who first meet by chance in Chicago and form a pact to travel across country to the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide... together.
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2015
Digging for Fire
MovieJan 26, 2015

Digging for Fire

The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on …
The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.
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Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy
Nomination2015

Best Actor – Television Series Musical o…

Nominated for "The Mindy Project".
Satellite Award
2014
Cake
MovieSep 8, 2014

Cake

The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated …
The acerbic, hilarious Claire Bennett becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group. As she uncovers the details of Nina's suicide and develops a poignant relationship with Nina's husband, she also grapples with her own, very raw personal tragedy.
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Manglehorn
MovieAug 30, 2014

Manglehorn

A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who …
A.J. Manglehorn is a reclusive Texas key-maker who spends his days caring for his cat, finding comfort in his work and lamenting a long lost love. Enter kind-hearted bank teller Dawn whose interest in the eccentric Manglehorn may just be able to draw him out of his shell.
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Alex of Venice
MovieApr 18, 2014

Alex of Venice

A workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life after her …
A workaholic attorney is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves.
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2013
Palo Alto
MovieAug 29, 2013

Palo Alto

Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit …
Shy, sensitive April is the class virgin, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach Mr. B and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy. Emily, meanwhile, offers sexual favors to every boy to cross her path - including both Teddy and his best friend Fred, a life wire without filters or boundaries. As one high school party bleeds into the next - and April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection - Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos.
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Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Award2013

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Won award for "Argo".
Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2013

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "Argo".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2012
The Mindy Project
TV ShowSep 25, 2012

The Mindy Project

The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television …
The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012. It then began airing on Hulu on September 15, 2015. The series, created by and starring Mindy Kaling, was co-produced by Universal Television and 3 Arts Entertainment. On March 29, 2017, The Mindy Project was renewed for a sixth and final season, which premiered on September 12, 2017, and concluded on November 14, 2017.
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Argo
MovieAug 31, 2012

Argo

In 1979, the US Embassy in Iran is stormed by protesters who …
In 1979, the US Embassy in Iran is stormed by protesters who then take everyone there captive. But 6 members manage to get out and go to the Canadian embassy. After a few months, the 6 are still there. And it's only a matter of time before the Iranians discover that 6 members of the embassy staff are missing. So the CIA must find a way to get them out. And so far they can't come up with a way. Tony Mendez, an ex filtration expert comes up with a plan. He will go in as a producer scouting for shooting locations for a movie and that the 6 are part of the production crew. So he goes to Hollywood and with help from a friend, makes it appear that he is a producer. And the movie they're producing is called Argo. Eventually he goes to Iran to tell them what they have to do.
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Ruby Sparks
MovieJul 25, 2012

Ruby Sparks

Calvin is a genius novelist who begins to type a new novel …
Calvin is a genius novelist who begins to type a new novel on his manual typewriter about Ruby, his dream girl. He can't believe his eyes, because the next day, Ruby becomes a real person, and they begin to have a beautiful relationship together. If the relationship isn't perfect, all Calvin has to do is simply type the words on the page and Ruby's actions change to what he needs.
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The Newsroom
TV ShowJun 24, 2012

The Newsroom

The Newsroom is an American television political drama …
The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, consisting of 25 episodes over three seasons, with 52 to 73 minute long episodes.
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The Giant Mechanical Man
MovieApr 27, 2012

The Giant Mechanical Man

An offbeat romantic comedy …
An offbeat romantic comedy about a silver-painted street performer and the soft spoken zoo worker who falls for him.
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Fairhaven
MovieApr 20, 2012

Fairhaven

Dave returns to his hometown on the Massachusetts coast for …
Dave returns to his hometown on the Massachusetts coast for his father's funeral, where his reunion with two old friends provides a healthy dose of reality.
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28 Hotel Rooms
MovieJan 21, 2012

28 Hotel Rooms

28 Hotel Rooms is an American film written and directed by …
28 Hotel Rooms is an American film written and directed by Matt Ross and starring Chris Messina and Marin Ireland. It is Matt Ross' first feature film.
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Celeste and Jesse Forever
MovieJan 20, 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse have …
Celeste and Jesse have been best friends forever. They dated in high school, got married, and now they're getting divorced. Their best friends don't think they can maintain their friendship throughout the dissolution of their marriage, but Celeste and Jesse don't think there will be a problem. But that's before Jesse gets into a relationship that Celeste doesn't think he can handle, and Celeste finds it harder to move on than she originally thought.
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2011
The Trouble with Bliss
MovieApr 28, 2011

The Trouble with Bliss

A comedy/drama about 35 …
A comedy/drama about 35-year-old Morris Bliss, who is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia: he wants to travel but has no money; he needs a job but has no prospects; he still shares an apartment with his widowed father; and perhaps worst of all the premature death of his mother still lingers and has left him emotionally walled up. When he finds himself wrapped up in an awkward relationship with the sexually precocious, 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate, Morris quickly discovers his static life unraveling and opening up in ways that are long overdue.
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Like Crazy
MovieJan 22, 2011

Like Crazy

Like Crazy stars Felicity Jones as Anna, a British girl who …
Like Crazy stars Felicity Jones as Anna, a British girl who comes to America to attend college. In Los Angeles she falls madly in love with fellow student Jacob (Anton Yelchin), who returns her affection absolutely. However, when she overstays her visa, the government kicks her out of the United States, forcing the lovebirds to maintain a long-distance relationship and overcome a number of problems to keep their relationship alive.
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2010
Conan
TV ShowNov 8, 2010

Conan

Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through …
Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday at 11:00 p.m. eastern time on TBS in the United States. The show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer Conan O'Brien, accompanied by his long-time "sidekick" Andy Richter. Describing itself as a traditional late-night talk show, Conan draws its comedy from recent news stories, political figures and prominent celebrities, as well as aspects of the show itself. For eight years, Conan aired as an hour-long show akin to O'Brien's previous NBC late-night shows. The show was reformatted to a half-hour length starting January 22, 2019. On May 17, 2017, TBS renewed the series to 2022.
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An Invisible Sign
MovieOct 7, 2010

An Invisible Sign

After a stroke of her father, the weird Mona Gray gives up of …
After a stroke of her father, the weird Mona Gray gives up of all the things she likes expecting that her father will be better. When she is 20 year-old, she is expelled from home by her mother to live her own life. Soon her mother lies to her friend Ms. Gelband, who is principal of a school, telling that Mona Gray is graduated and she hires her to teach mathematic to the third grade. Mona Gray feels affection for the orphan Lisa Venus and her odd behavior attracts the attention of the teacher Ben Smith. When there is an incident at school, the life of Mona Gray changes for good.
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Devil
MovieSep 16, 2010

Devil

In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife …
In Philadelphia, Detective Bowden is still grieving for his wife and son, killed in a hit-and-run five years ago. When someone jumps from a skyscraper onto a truck, Bowden is sent to investigate. Meanwhile, five strangers are trapped in an elevator in the building where the jumper committed suicide. The communication radio in the elevator is broken but the guards, Lustig and Ramirez, observe the individuals via CCTV as events unfold. Tensions run high among those trapped, so Lustig calls the police and Detective Bowden assumes the case. Without being able to contact the individuals, he tries to work out who they are, but he can only account for four of them. Time is running out for the occupants of the elevator, as Bowden realizes he has to get them out quickly.
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Monogamy
MovieApr 24, 2010

Monogamy

The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, …
The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones). Theo is bored with his job as a wedding photographer-the generic backgrounds, the artificial posing, the stilted newlyweds-so he develops an unconventional side business, called "Gumshoot," a service where clients hire him to stalk them with his camera. Becoming infatuated with one of his clients, a mystery woman who goes by the name Subgirl (Meital Dohan), Theo develops a voyeuristic obsession that forces him to confront uncomfortable truths about himself and his impending marriage.
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Greenberg
MovieFeb 14, 2010

Greenberg

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years …
A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
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2009
Giovanni Messina
ChildOctober 2009

Giovanni Messina

Giovanni Messina born.
Julie & Julia
MovieJul 30, 2009

Julie & Julia

Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - …
Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
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Away We Go
MovieJun 5, 2009

Away We Go

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. …
A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
MovieJan 19, 2009

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

A graduate student …
A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.
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2008
Milo Montgomery Messina
ChildMay 2008

Milo Montgomery Messina

Milo Montgomery Messina born.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
MovieMay 17, 2008

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Sexually adventurous …
Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena.
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Made of Honor
MovieApr 21, 2008

Made of Honor

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over …
A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.
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Humboldt County
MovieMar 7, 2008

Humboldt County

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a …
A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.
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2007
Towelhead
MovieSep 8, 2007

Towelhead

A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual …
A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.
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Damages
TV ShowJul 24, 2007

Damages

Damages is an American legal thriller television series …
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by writing and production trio Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler. It premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX and aired for three seasons before moving to the DirecTV channel Audience Network in 2010, airing for two further seasons, and concluding in 2012.
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2006
Ira & Abby
MovieJun 23, 2006

Ira & Abby

A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, …
A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.
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2001
Six Feet Under
TV ShowJun 3, 2001

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under is an American drama television series …
Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August 21, 2005, spanning five seasons and 63 episodes. It depicts the lives of the Fisher family, who run a funeral home in Los Angeles, along with their friends and lovers.
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1998
You've Got Mail
MovieDec 18, 1998

You've Got Mail

The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the …
The owner of a large bookstore chain starts putting the owner of a small local bookstore out of business. Meanwhile they have been corresponding over the internet without knowing who either of them are. They can't stand each other in person but over the internet they are very attracted. He finds out who she is but she doesn't know. He starts to like her more but she still hates him. He has to fix it.
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The Siege
MovieNov 6, 1998

The Siege

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a …
The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.
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Rounders
MovieAug 25, 1998

Rounders

John Dahl directed this exploration of New York private clubs …
John Dahl directed this exploration of New York private clubs devoted to high-stakes poker, with first-person narration from the film's central figure, law student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon), who loses his entire savings to Russian club owner Teddy KGB (John Malkovich). Mike then turns away from cards, devoting his attentions to his law studies and his live-in girlfriend Jo (Gretchen Mol), who's concerned when Mike's former gambling buddy Worm (Edward Norton) is released from prison. She has good reason to worry, since it takes Worm only a matter of minutes to draw Mike back into poker action. When she learns Mike has returned to the poker clubs, she moves out, and Mike begins to lose interest in his studies. Worm has a prison debt, and the threatening Grama (Michael Rispoli) wants the money. Mike not only indulges the irresponsible Worm, he gets involved in Worm's debts. When Grama demands $15,000 on a five-day deadline, the two buddies go into high gear with a non-stop, no-sleep gambling binge that spirals downward toward an ultimate confrontation with Teddy KGB.
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1997
The View
TV ShowAug 11, 1997

The View

The View is an American talk show that was conceived by …
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. It has aired on ABC as part of the network's daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. In its twenty-third season, the show features a multi-generational panel of women, who discuss the day's "Hot Topics" such as sociopolitical and entertainment news. In addition to the conversation segments, the panel also conducts interviews with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. Production of the show was originally held in ABC Television Studio 23 in New York City. In 2014, it relocated to ABC Broadcast Center, also in New York City.
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1981
Entertainment Tonight
TV ShowSep 14, 1981

Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight (or …
Entertainment Tonight (or simply ET) is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and owned by CBS Interactive.
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1974
Chris Messina
BirthAugust 1974

Chris Messina

Chris Messina was born.
1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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