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  • Date of birth : 11/08/1974



  • Messina Chris


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Chris Messina (1974)

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Chris Messina is an American film and television actor.


 life and career
Messina was born in Northport, New York. He started his career as an off-Broadway actor. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Law & Order, Third Watch and Medium. He had a recurring role in the fifth and final season of the HBO drama Six Feet Under, playing Claire's love interest Ted Fairwell. His film credits include Rounders, The Siege, You've Got Mail and Towelhead.

Messina starred as Ira in Ira and Abby, a 2007 film directed by Robert Cary and written by and co-starring Jennifer Westfeldt. In 2008 Messina starred in Woody Allen's film Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Messina starred in an HBO pilot Anatomy of Hope, which J. J. Abrams directed. Simon Callow also starred, but the pilot was not picked up to series. In October 2007 Daily Variety named him as one of 10 actors to watch. His 2009 film appearances include Julie & Julia and the Sam Mendes-directed film Away We Go. Messina also appeared in 2010 in Greenberg, directed by Noah Baumbach. He also starred in Devil, under the direction of John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, for producer M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Pictures. In April 2010 Monogamy, starring Messina and Rashida Jones, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which is directed by Dana Adam Shapiro, won the jury prize for best NY narrative. Shapiro was previously nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary Murderball.

Messina joined the cast of Damages for its fourth season.

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