Chris Messina Bio - Biography

Name Chris Messina
Height 5'8
Naionality American
Date of Birth 07-Jan-1981
Place of Birth America
Famous for
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 -- but this time as a lead, in director Jennifer Westfeldt's (Kissing Jessica Stein) critically praised sophomore effort, Ira & Abby (2006). The actor proved that he could hold his own, with his multilayered turn as a neurotic therapists' 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. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide.

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