Chris Messina


Date Of Birth

August 11, 1974


Chris Messina started his career as an off-Broadway actor before appearing on shows like Law & Order, Third Watch and Medium. On the TV series Six Feet Under, he played Claire's (Lauren Ambrose) love interest Ted Fairwell, and the character Chris Sanchez on Damages. On the big screen, he is credited for his work in Ruby Sparks, The Giant Mechanical Man, Fairhaven, Celeste and Jesse Forever , 28 Hotel Rooms, An Invisible Sign, Devil, Julie & Julia and Made of Honor. In 2012, he became one of the cast members of The Mindy Project, which stars Office actress Mindy Kaling.

Place of Birth

New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Chris Messina



Fun Facts



-The Richard Burton award for best actor at the 2006 Vallarta Film Fesitval for his performance in "Ira and Abby".


2012 The Mindy Project (TV series)
2011-2012 Damages (TV series)
2012 Ruby Sparks
2012 The Newsroom (TV series)
2012 Denise (short)
2012 Fairhaven
2012 The Giant Mechanical Man
2012 28 Hotel Rooms
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever
2011 The Trouble with Bliss
2011 Like Crazy
2010 An Invisible Sign
2010 Devil
2010 Monogamy
2010 Greenberg
2009 Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia (video short)
2009 Julie & Julia
2009 Away We Go
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV movie)
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona
2008 Made of Honor
2008 Humboldt County
2007 Towelhead
2007/I Security (short)
2007 Medium (TV series)
2006 Ira & Abby
2005 Six Feet Under (TV series)
2005 Bittersweet Place
2005 The Crooked Corner
2005 Road
1995-2003 Law & Order (TV series)
2001 Ordinary Sinner
2001 Big Apple (TV series)
2000 Third Watch (TV series)
2000 Turn It Up
1998 You've Got Mail
1998 The Siege
1998 Rounders




5' 9" (1.75 m)

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