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Chris Messina was born on August 11, 1974 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Away We Go (2009), Argo (2012) and Ruby Sparks (2012). See full bio »

"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May try to find the fastest way from the Big Apple to Niagara Falls in Season 2, Episode 2 of "The Grand Tour." Episode 2 is available Friday, Dec. 15.

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Known For

Away We Go
(2009)
Argo
Argo Malinov
(2012)
Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks Harry
(2012)
Devil
Devil Detective Bowden
(2010)

Filmography

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  Too Long at the Fair (Short) (completed)
Lee
 2017-2018 Sharp Objects (TV Series)
Det. Richard Willis
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Det. Richard Willis
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Det. Richard Willis
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Det. Richard Willis
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Det. Richard Willis
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Det. Richard Willis
 2012-2017 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Danny Castellano
- It Had To Be You (2017) ... Danny Castellano
- Danny in Real Life (2017) ... Danny Castellano
- Leo's Girlfriend (2017) ... Danny Castellano
- Concord (2016) ... Danny Castellano (voice, uncredited)
- Decision 2016 (2016) ... Danny Castellano
 2017/I Blame
Jeremy Woods
 2016 Live by Night
Dion Bartolo
 2016 The Sweet Life
Kenny Pantalio
 2016/I Ordinary World
Jake
 2015 OM City (TV Series)
Joseph
- Can't Stop (2015) ... Joseph
 2015 HitRECord on TV (TV Series)
Gene Casey
- Re: The Dark (2015) ... Gene Casey
 2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
- Bald Cop (2015) ... (voice)
 2015 DOL: Astro Time (Video short)
Astro Man
 2015 Digging for Fire
Tango
 2012-2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Reese Lansing
- Contempt (2014) ... Reese Lansing
- Main Justice (2014) ... Reese Lansing
- Run (2014) ... Reese Lansing
- Boston (2014) ... Reese Lansing
- Election Night: Part II (2013) ... Reese Lansing
 2014/II Cake
Jason Bennett
 2014 Manglehorn
Jacob
 2014 Alex of Venice
George
 2014 Sam Smith: I'm Not the Only One (Video short)
Husband
 2014 The Oven (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Palo Alto
Mitch
 2011-2012 Damages (TV Series)
Chris Sanchez
- But You Don't Do That Anymore (2012) ... Chris Sanchez
- I Like Your Chair (2012) ... Chris Sanchez
- I'm Afraid of What I'll Find (2012) ... Chris Sanchez
- The Storm's Moving In (2012) ... Chris Sanchez
- I Need to Win (2012) ... Chris Sanchez
 2012 Argo
Malinov
 2012 Ruby Sparks
Harry
 2012 Denise (Short)
Brad
 2012 Fairhaven
Dave
 2012 28 Hotel Rooms
Man
 2011 Like Crazy
Mike Appletree
 2010 An Invisible Sign
Ben Smith
 2010 Devil
Detective Bowden
 2010 Monogamy
Theo
 2010 Greenberg
Phillip Greenberg
 2009 Julie & Julia
Eric Powell
 2009 Away We Go
Tom
 2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie)
Dr. Gary Kaplan
 2008 Made of Honor
Dennis
 2008 Humboldt County
Max
 2007 Towelhead
Barry
 2007/I Security (Short)
Zelly
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
Casey Edward Frank
- The Whole Truth (2007) ... Casey Edward Frank
 2006 Ira & Abby
Ira Black
 2005 The Crooked Corner
Nephew
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Ted Fairwell
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... Ted Fairwell
- Static (2005) ... Ted Fairwell
- All Alone (2005) ... Ted Fairwell
- Ecotone (2005) ... Ted Fairwell
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... Ted Fairwell
 2005 Bittersweet Place
Seymour
 2005 Road
Larry
 1995-2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Don Cushman / Kevin Turner / Tommy Bell
- Suicide Box (2003) ... Don Cushman
- Homesick (1996) ... Kevin Turner
- Rebels (1995) ... Tommy Bell
 2001 Ordinary Sinner
Silvio
 2001 Big Apple (TV Series)
Ricky
- A Ministering Angel (2001) ... Ricky
 2000 Third Watch (TV Series)
Charlie
- History (2000) ... Charlie
 2000 Turn It Up
Baz
 1998 You've Got Mail
Fox Salesperson
 1998 The Siege
Corporal
 1998 Rounders
Higgins
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Other Works:

Plays Bobbie in "Good Thing" by Jessica Goldberg, The New Group/Theatre@St. Clements See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing 'Alex in Venice'] I didn't want this to be a vanity piece. I was concerned about that. I wanted to be taken seriously as someone who wants to direct, and it wasn't just to give myself a part. I'm happy I did it because I learned a lot about acting and directing that I would carry to the next film, if I had a bigger part. See more »

Trivia:

Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" in Daily Variety October 2007. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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