Chris Messina Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Chris Messina was born on 11 August 1974, in Northport, New York State USA, and is a director and actor, best known for the numerous supporting roles he has appeared in over the years since the mid-90s. Some of the projects he was a part of include “Argo”, “You’ve Got Mail”, and “Julie & Julia”. He was also cast as the lead of the film “The Giant Mechanical Man”, for which he gained critical acclaim. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Chris Messina? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $4 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Chris Messina Net Worth $4 million

Chris found interest in acting at a young age and would study theatre while in high school. After matriculating, he attended Marymount Manhattan College but would drop out after just one semester. He then had private acting lessons before starting his career off-Broadway, but more opportunities opened up for him, and soon he would appear as a guest in various TV series such as “Medium”, “Law & Order”, and “Third Watch”. He also had a recurring role during the final season of “Six Feet Under”, in which he played Ted Fairwell – the HBO series gained a lot of critical acclaim and won numerous awards throughout its run. Chris also found several film roles which helped build his net worth. Some of his projects include “The Siege”, “Rounders”, and “You’ve Got Mail”.

Messina’s next project would be the JJ Abrams-directed pilot for “Anatomy of Hope”. but the series was not picked up. Still, his popularity was growing and he starred in “Devil” which was produced by M. Night Shyamalan. – the 2010 film received mixed reviews with critics praising the performances while criticizing the story. In the same year, he starred in “Monogamy” which would win the Best New York Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival. He then appeared in the series “Damages” during the fourth and fifth seasons, before a recurring role in “The Newsroom” and then finding a regular role in “The Mindy Project” in which he played Dr. Danny Castellano. Thanks to all of these projects, his net worth increased even more.

In 2014, Chris made an appearance in the music video “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith, as the cheating spouse. He also had directing work in the same year, working on the independent film “Alex of Venice” which starred Mary Elizabeth Winstead, his directing debut which found limited release in theaters. One of his latest projects is the film “Live by Night” which was directed by Ben Affleck; the crime drama film is based on the novel of the same name and was released in 2016, but proved unsuccessful at the box office.

For his personal life, it is known that Messina married actress Rosemarie DeWitt in 1995, but they divorced in 2006. He is in a relationship with producer Jennifer Todd, and they have two children. Aside from these, Messina is a known supporter of the Democratic party.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 11, 1974
Birth place: Northport, New York, U.S.
Height:1.75 m
Profession:Actor
Nationality:American
Spouse:Rosemarie DeWitt (m. 1995–2006)
Children:Milo Montgomery Messina, Giovanni Messina
Movies:The Mindy Project, Live by Night, Julie & Julia, Devil, Argo, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Giant Mechanical Man, You've Got Mail, Alex of Venice, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Away We Go, Ruby Sparks, Like Crazy, Made of Honor, Ira & Abby, Greenberg, Manglehorn, 28 Hotel Rooms, Rounders, The Trouble with Bliss, Humboldt County, The Siege, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has a second child with Jennifer Todd, Giovanni Messina, born on October 15, 2009.
2Was roommates with actor George Katt when they were both studying in NYC.
3Has a son, Milo Montgomery Messina, with his girlfriend producer Jennifer Todd, born May 31, 2008.
4Won the Richard Burton award for best actor at the 2006 Vallarta Film Fesitval for his performance in "Ira and Abby".
5Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" in Daily Variety October 2007.


Quotes

#Quote
1[his philosophy of working with actors] One of the requirements for me was 'I won't say no to you if you don't say no to me'.
2[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.
3[on participating in the Tribeca Film Festival, 2014] I grew up with Robert De Niro on my wall. He and Pacino and Hoffman were reason I wanted to be an actor, so to be part of his film festival means a lot to me.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Bryan Cranston
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Scoot McNairy
2011CinEuphoriaCinEuphoria AwardsBest Supporting Actor - International CompetitionAway We Go (2009)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Mindy Project (2012)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Mindy Project (2012)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Mindy Project (2012)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActorThe Mindy Project (2012)
2014New American Cinema AwardSeattle International Film FestivalAlex of Venice (2014)
2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleArgo (2012)· Scoot McNairy
· Bryan Cranston
· Rory Cochrane
· Kerry Bishé
· Clea DuVall
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Kyle Chandler
· Christopher Denham
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Ben Affleck
2013Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Alan Arkin
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Rory Cochrane
· Bryan Cranston
· Christopher Denham
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Victor Garber
· John Goodman
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Scoot McNairy
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Scoot McNairy
· Kyle Chandler
· Clea DuVall
· Tate Donovan
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorDamages (2007)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· John Goodman
· Alan Arkin
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Christopher Denham
· Scoot McNairy
· Kerry Bishé
· Rory Cochrane
· Victor Garber
· Kyle Chandler
· Zeljko Ivanek
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceArgo (2012)· Ben Affleck
· Bryan Cranston
· Alan Arkin
· John Goodman
· Victor Garber
· Tate Donovan
· Clea DuVall
· Scoot McNairy
· Rory Cochrane
· Christopher Denham
· Kerry Bishé
· Kyle Chandler
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Titus Welliver
· Sheila Vand


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live by Night2016Dion Bartolo
The Mindy Project2012-2016TV SeriesDanny Castellano
The Sweet Life2016Kenny
Ordinary World2016/IJake
Blame2016/IJeremy Woods
OM City2015TV SeriesJoseph
HitRECord on TV2015TV SeriesGene Casey
Axe Cop2015TV Series
DOL: Astro Time2015Video shortAstro Man
Digging for Fire2015Billy T
The Newsroom2012-2014TV SeriesReese Lansing
Cake2014/IIJason Bennett
Manglehorn2014Jacob
Alex of Venice2014George
Sam Smith: I'm Not the Only One2014Video shortHusband
The Oven2014ShortNarrator (voice)
Palo Alto2013Mitch
Damages2011-2012TV SeriesChris Sanchez
Argo2012Malinov
Ruby Sparks2012Harry
Denise2012ShortBrad
Fairhaven2012Dave
The Giant Mechanical Man2012Tim
28 Hotel Rooms2012Man
Celeste & Jesse Forever2012Paul
The Trouble with Bliss2011NJ
Like Crazy2011Mike Appletree
An Invisible Sign2010Ben Smith
Devil2010Detective Bowden
Monogamy2010Theo
Greenberg2010Phillip Greenberg
Julie & Julia2009Eric Powell
Away We Go2009Tom
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men2009Subject #19
Anatomy of Hope2009TV MovieDr. Gary Kaplan
Vicky Cristina Barcelona2008Doug
Made of Honor2008Dennis
Humboldt County2008Max
Towelhead2007Barry
Security2007/IShortZelly
Medium2007TV SeriesCasey Edward Frank
Ira & Abby2006Ira Black
The Crooked Corner2005Nephew
Six Feet Under2005TV SeriesTed Fairwell
Bittersweet Place2005Seymour
Road2005Larry
Law & Order1995-2003TV SeriesDon Cushman / Kevin Turner / Tommy Bell
Ordinary Sinner2001Silvio
Big Apple2001TV SeriesRicky
Third Watch2000TV SeriesCharlie
Turn It Up2000Baz
You've Got Mail1998Fox Salesperson
The Siege1998Corporal
Rounders1998Higgins

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fairhaven2012executive producer
28 Hotel Rooms2012executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alex of Venice2014

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fairhaven2012story

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV Special special thanks
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary short special thanks
Management2008special thanks
Christmas Break2008Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2017TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
Huffpost Live2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
People Magazine Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee (uncredited)
Celeste & Jesse Forever: On the Red Carpet - Premiere and Q&A2013Video shortHimself / Paul
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia2009Video shortHimself / Eric Powell
The Making of 'Away We Go'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself

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