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Chris Messina

Highest Rated:   100% Blame (2017)
Lowest Rated:   0% An Invisible Sign (2011)
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A character-oriented actor who specialized in playing American everymen, Chris Messina emerged in the mid-'90s, landing guest appearances on series programs such as Law & Order and mounting supporting parts in Hollywood features including You've Got Mail and Rounders (both 1998). Messina gained even more exposure when he joined the cast of the quirky HBO comedy drama Six Feet Under during that program's fifth and final season. On that series, Messina played Ted Fairwell, a Republican attorney smitten with Claire Fisher (Lauren Ambrose) who (as the program reveals) will eventually marry her. After Six Feet wrapped, Messina hearkened back to feature portrayals, this time as a lead, in director Jennifer Westfeldt's (Kissing Jessica Stein) critically praised sophomore effort Ira & Abby (2006). The actor proved he could hold his own with a multilayered turn as a neurotic therapist's son who rushes headlong into marriage only to watch his confidence fall to pieces when he learns of his new wife's two ex-husbands. In 2008, Messina took on a supporting role in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, opposite Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson. In the years to come, Messina would enjoy continued success as an established actor, appearing in films like Ruby Sparks and Argo, as well as on TV series like The Mindy Project and The Newsroom.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
35% Live By Night
  • Dion Bartolo
$10.4M 2017
100% Blame
  • Jeremy Woods
2017
53% Ordinary World
  • Jake
2016
No Score Yet The Sweet Life
  • Kenny
2016
63% Digging For Fire
  • Billy T.
$0.2M 2015
49% Manglehorn
  • Jacob
$64.1k 2015
73% Alex of Venice
  • George
  • Director
2015
48% Cake
  • Jason Bennett
$1.4M 2015
71% Palo Alto
  • Mitch
$0.5M 2014
47% Fairhaven
  • Producer
  • Dave
2013
43% 28 Hotel Rooms
  • Actor
$16.5k 2012
96% Argo
  • Malinov
$136.1M 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • Paul
$3.1M 2012
79% Ruby Sparks
  • Harry
$2.6M 2012
70% The Giant Mechanical Man
  • Tim
$5.9k 2012
29% The Trouble with Bliss
  • NJ
$11.4k 2012
72% Like Crazy
  • Mike Appletree
$3.4M 2011
0% An Invisible Sign
  • Ben Smith
2011
46% Monogamy
  • Theo
$20.7k 2011
52% Devil
  • Detective Bowden
$33.6M 2010
75% Greenberg
  • Phillip Greenberg
$2.3M 2010
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Subject #19
2009
75% Julie & Julia
  • Eric Powell
$94.2M 2009
68% Away We Go
  • Tom
$9.4M 2009
60% Humboldt County
  • Max
2008
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Doug
$23.2M 2008
14% Made of Honor
  • Dennis
$46.1M 2008
27% The Pleasure of Being Robbed
  • Actor
2008
67% Ira and Abby
  • Ira Black
2006
40% Road
  • Larry
2005
No Score Yet Bittersweet Place
  • Seymour
2004
17% Ordinary Sinner
  • Silvio
2002
8% Turn It Up
  • Baz
$0.8M 2000
69% You've Got Mail
  • Fox Salesperson
1998
44% The Siege
  • Corporal
1998
65% Rounders
  • Higgins
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
87% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Dr. Danny Castellano
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Reese Lansing
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
97% Damages
2007-2012
  • Chris Sanchez
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
0% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Ted Ted Fairwell
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Don Cushman Tommy Bell Kevin Turner
  • 2003
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Mindy Project
  • Dr. Danny Castellano

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