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Chris Messina is a Actor, Director and Executive producer American born on 11 august 1974 at New York City (USA)

Chris Messina

Chris Messina
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Nationality USA
Birth 11 august 1974 (44 years) at New York City (USA)

Chris Messina (born August 11, 1974) is an American actor and film director. He has appeared in films such as: Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Argo, Julie & Julia, Ruby Sparks, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and You've Got Mail. On television, he is known for his roles as Chris Sanchez in Damages and as Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project.

Biography

Messina and producer Jennifer Todd have two sons, Milo and Giovanni, born in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Messina is a Democrat.

Best films

Julie & Julia (2009)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Chris Messina (31 films)

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Actor

Live by Night, 2h9
Directed by Ben Affleck, Rand Ravich
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Cooper
Roles Dion Bartolo
Rating63% 3.1983953.1983953.1983953.1983953.198395
Set in the 1920s, the story follows Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. After moving to Ybor City, Coughlin becomes a bootlegger and a rum-runner and, later, a notorious gangster.
Ordinary World, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Billie Joe Armstrong, Selma Blair, Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Chris Messina, Madisyn Shipman
Roles Jake
Rating55% 2.75792.75792.75792.75792.7579
Perry Miller est l'ancien leader d'un groupe de punk rock qui a connu son heure de gloire dans les années 1990 avant de se séparer. Il a depuis repris une vie ordinaire, travaillant dans l'affaire familiale désormais dirigée par Jake, son frère cadet. Il est marié avec Karen, une avocate, et a une fille adolescente, Salome, guitariste talentueuse, et un nouveau-né. Le jour de ses 40 ans, il s'aperçoit que tout le monde a oublié son anniversaire. Il décide alors de renouer avec son passé en organisant avec les anciens membres de son groupe une grande fête dans la suite d'un hôtel de luxe et rencontre par hasard Christy, son ancienne petite amie.
Digging for Fire, 1h23
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Jake Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick
Roles Billy T
Rating57% 2.897852.897852.897852.897852.89785
The film follows the discovery of a bone and a gun which sends a husband and wife, each full of doubts about their future and anxiety about the present, on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.
Manglehorn
Manglehorn (2015)
, 1h37
Directed by David Gordon Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina, Harmony Korine
Roles Jacob
Rating55% 2.7996252.7996252.7996252.7996252.799625
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.
Palo Alto
Palo Alto (2014)
, 1h40
Directed by Gia Coppola
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Emma Roberts, James Franco, Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer, Colleen Camp, Keegan Allen
Roles Mitch
Rating62% 3.1023.1023.1023.1023.102
Teddy (Jack Kilmer) and his best friend Fred (Nat Wolff) are two stoner teenagers. April (Emma Roberts) is at soccer practice when her friends laugh about their coach Mr. B (James Franco) having a crush on April. Mr. B asks April if she can babysit his son Michael and he then offers her the position of striker. Fred and Teddy walk back to their car talking about what they would do if they got in a drunk driving accident. Teddy says he would drive away even if it was his crush, April.
Cake
Cake (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Chris Messina, William H. Macy, Lucy Punch
Roles Jason
Rating63% 3.1991253.1991253.1991253.1991253.199125
The story centers around chronic pain sufferer Claire (Aniston) as she struggles to come to terms, not only with the aftermath of the car accident that killed her son & left her partially disabled, but also with the suicide of fellow cp sufferer Nina (Kendrick). The film documents how her pain & grief affect her behavior, her relationships with other people, and her ability to function from just after Nina's death until she reaches a breakthrough point in her own path.
Argo
Argo (2012)
, 2h
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about films, Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Political films
Actors Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Michael Cassidy
Roles Malinov
Rating76% 3.84763.84763.84763.84763.8476
On November 4, 1979, Iranian activists storm the United States embassy in Tehran in retaliation for President Jimmy Carter giving the Shah asylum in the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution. More than 50 of the embassy staff are taken as hostages, but six avoid capture and hide in the home of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. With the escapees' situation kept secret, the U.S. State Department begins to explore options for exfiltrating them from Iran. Tony Mendez, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency exfiltration specialist, is brought in for consultation. He criticizes the proposals, but is at a loss when asked for an alternative. While on the phone with his son, he is inspired by watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes and begins plans for creating a cover story for the escapees: that they are Canadian filmmakers who happened to be in Iran scouting exotic locations for a similar science-fiction film.
28 Hotel Rooms, 1h22
Directed by Matt Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Chris Messina, Marin Ireland
Roles Man
Rating58% 2.902262.902262.902262.902262.90226
A novelist and a corporate accountant conduct an affair over a period of several years, meeting only when they are each traveling for work in a city far from their homes. The film takes a minimalist approach: it consists entirely of scenes between the two of them in hotel rooms.
Celeste and Jesse Forever, 1h32
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Rashida Jones, Ari Graynor, Eric Christian Olsen, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts
Roles Paul
Rating65% 3.299453.299453.299453.299453.29945
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) are best friends who start dating in high school and eventually marry young. Their relationship is shown in a photo montage; the montage ends with Celeste walking away from Jesse during a party.
The Giant Mechanical Man, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Chris Messina, Jenna Fischer, Malin Åkerman, Topher Grace, Lucy Punch, Bob Odenkirk
Roles Tim
Rating66% 3.3481453.3481453.3481453.3481453.348145
Janice (Jenna Fischer) is a woman in her 30s who has yet to learn how to navigate adulthood. Tim (Chris Messina) is a devoted street artist who finds that shows as a silver-painted street performer don't pay the bills and leads his girlfriend to break up with him. Janice is evicted from her apartment and forced to move in with her overbearing sister, Jill (Malin Akerman). Janice receives pressure to date an egotistical self-help guru called Doug (Topher Grace). However, she meets Tim when they both end up working at the zoo.
Ruby Sparks, 1h44
Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould
Roles Harry
Rating71% 3.599413.599413.599413.599413.59941
Calvin Weir-Fields (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who is struggling to recreate the early success of his first novel but unable to commit to any of his ideas. With his introverted personality and idealistic view of what it means to be in love, Calvin also struggles in finding relationships, feeling most women are only interested in an idolized and preconceived notion of who they believe him to be.
Like Crazy
Like Crazy (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Drake Doremus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Alex Kingston, Charlie Bewley, Finola Hughes
Roles Mike Appletree
Rating66% 3.348813.348813.348813.348813.34881
Anna Gardner (Felicity Jones), a British exchange student attending college in Los Angeles, meets and falls in love with Jacob Helm (Anton Yelchin), an American student who returns her affections. After graduation, Anna decides to spend the summer with Jacob rather than return to England, unaware of the consequences of staying longer than her student visa, which expired upon her graduation, allows. After returning to London for a family engagement, Anna flies back to Los Angeles, where she is detained, denied entry, and sent back to England by immigration officials.
The Trouble with Bliss, 1h37
Directed by Michael Knowles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Michael C. Hall, Chris Messina, Sarah Shahi, Peter Fonda, Brie Larson, Lucy Liu
Roles NJ
Rating53% 2.6997852.6997852.6997852.6997852.699785
Morris Bliss, a 35-year-old man who lives with his widowed father, faces poor job prospects. When he falls into a romantic relationship with the 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate, his life begins to unravel.
Devil
Devil (2010)
, 1h20
Directed by John Erick Dowdle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Geoffrey Arend, Bokeem Woodbine, Jenny O'Hara, Logan Marshall-Green, Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic
Roles Detective Bowden
Rating61% 3.0981853.0981853.0981853.0981853.098185
Ramirez (Jacob Vargas) speaks in a voice-over about stories that his mother told him about the devil sometimes actively seeking out individuals who have sinned, while they're still alive on Earth. While taking human form, he traps them in a confined place only to turn them against each other, before killing them one at a time. Ramirez explains that the last victim will die in front of his or her loved one to make cynics of them all. He says that the signs are set in motion with a suicide, as that is when the Devil first makes his presence known. This story is abruptly interrupted by a violent suicide of a man who had fallen from the thirty-fifth floor of a Philadelphia office building. The truck he falls on rolls silently away.