Chris Messina - Rotten Tomatoes

Chris Messina

Highest Rated:   96% Argo (2012)
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 YEAR
34% Live By Night
  • Dion Bartolo
2017
53% Ordinary World
  • Jake
2016
66% Digging For Fire
  • Billy T.
2015
49% Manglehorn
  • Jacob
2015
76% Alex of Venice
  • George
2015
49% Cake
  • Jason Bennett
2015
72% Palo Alto
  • Mitch
2014
50% Fairhaven
  • Producer
  • Dave
2013
43% 28 Hotel Rooms
  • Actor
2012
96% Argo
  • Malinov
2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • Paul
2012
78% Ruby Sparks
  • Harry
2012
73% The Giant Mechanical Man
  • Tim
2012
29% The Trouble with Bliss
  • NJ
2012
72% Like Crazy
  • Mike Appletree
2011
0% An Invisible Sign
  • Ben Smith
2011
46% Monogamy
  • Theo
2011
52% Devil
  • Detective Bowden
2010
75% Greenberg
  • Phillip Greenberg
2010
39% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • Subject #19
2009
76% Julie & Julia
  • Eric Powell
2009
67% Away We Go
  • Tom
2009
No Score Yet Farlanders
  • Actor
2009
58% Humboldt County
  • Max
2008
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Doug
2008
14% Made of Honor
  • Dennis
2008
20% The Pleasure of Being Robbed
  • Actor
2008
69% 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
2000
69% You've Got Mail
  • Fox Salesperson
1998
44% The Siege
  • Corporal
1998
65% Rounders
  • Higgins
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Chris Sanchez
63% The Newsroom
2012-2014
  • Reese Lansing
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Don Cushman Tommy Bell Kevin Turner
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Ted Ted Fairwell
The Mindy Project
  • Dr. Danny Castellano
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Dr. Danny Castellano
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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