Chris Messina is an actor from America who appears in films and TV shows. He is also a director of a few dramas. He is most famous for an appearance in movies like Argo, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You’ve Got Mail among others. His role as Chris Sanchez in the TV show Damages and his character of Danny Castellano in the Mindy Project have also gained him a lot of recognition. Born on August 11, 1974, in Northport,
, he studied the theatrical arts while he was in high school. Later he joined Marymount Manhattan College but left just after one semester. He learned to act from private tutors and kick started his career as an off-Broadway actor. After making an appearance in episodes of TV shows like Law and Order, Third Watch and Medium, he finally got the recurring role of Ted Fairwell in the fifth season of HBO drama show
Six Feet Under
. He acted in the movie Devil and later appeared in the movie Monogamy in 2010, the latter premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and winning the jury award for Best New York Narrative. He was in the cast of “Damages”, a legal thriller series, in its fourth and fifth seasons and also acted in the HBO series “The Newsroom”. Later he was regularly seen as Dr. Danny Castellano in the sitcom, The Mindy Project.
He has also shown up in the music video of “I’m Not the Only One”, sung by
, in which he plays a husband cheating on his wife. He has also directed an independent drama named Alex of Venice, which was warmly received by critics and was screened at numerous international film festivals. His direction was in particular praised by the critics. He was named one of the “Ten Actors to Watch” in Daily Variety in 2007. He has also won the Richard Burton Award for Best Actor at the 2006 Vallarta Film Festival for his performance in “Ira and Abby”. Messina was married to Rosemarie DeWitt, an American actress, but they got divorced very soon. Currently, he and his girlfriend,
have two sons together, Milo and Giovanni, and are based in New York City. He is an actor of high caliber, with highly appreciated roles under his belt.