Chris Messina



  • Birth Place: Northport, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/11/1974, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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Chris Messina Fast Facts:
  • Dropped out of college after one semester and planned to drive across the country, à la Jack Kerouac, but by the time he saved enough money for the trip, had decided to pursue an acting career.
  • Made Broadway debut in 2003 in a revival of Oscar Wilde's Salome, starring Al Pacino, David Strathairn, Dianne Wiest and Marisa Tomei.
  • Discouraged by a stalled career in 2005, he was about to return to New York from Los Angeles, but got a break with a role on the final season of Six Feet Under, as Claire's love interest.
  • In 2012, appeared in such feature films as Ruby Sparks, FairhavenThe Giant Mechanical Man and 28 Hotel Rooms, and three TV series: Damages, The Newsroom and The Mindy Project.
  • Cites Judd Hirsch and Harrison Ford as inspirations for his work on The Mindy Project.
  • Chris Messina Relationships:
  • Jennifer Todd - Significant Other
  • Milo Messina - Son
  • Phyllis Messina - Mother
  • Giovanni Messina - Son
  • Chris Messina Awards:
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

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