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Chris Messina

pramesh Published On Wed Nov 20 2019   Modified On Thu Nov 21 2019
Chris Messina

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Full NameChris Messina
First NameChris
Last NameMessina
Birth NameChristopher Messina
ProfessionActor-Director-Comedian
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Birth CityNorthport, New York
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeLeo
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseEx: Rosemary DeWitt Div 2006/ Current Wife: Jennifer Todd M-2007
No Of Children2 Sons Milo Messina & Giovanni Messina
FilmographyBirds Of Prey,The Mindy Project Series,You've Got Mail,Live by Night
EducationHigh School Graduate
ReligionChristian
Height181 cm
Weight71 kg
Networth$8 M
Date of BirthAugust 11,1974
Age46 years

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    of Chris Messina

    What is Chris Messina marital status ?Married
    How many children does Chris Messina have ?2 Sons Milo Messina & Giovanni Messina
    Who is Chris Messina married with?Ex: Rosemary DeWitt Div 2006/ Current Wife: Jennifer Todd M-2007
    What is the height of Chris Messina?181 cm
    What is the weight of Chris Messina?71 kg

    Who Is Chris Messina? Know His Biography

    American Actor Christopher Messina, better known as Chris Messina, is well known for portraying the role of Castellano in The Mindy Project.

    The actor-director has also appeared in supporting roles in some of the classic romantic comedy movies like You've Got Mail, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Argo, Ruby Sparks, Julie & Julia, and Celeste and Jesse Forever. Followingly, he also appeared in 2012s comedy-drama The Giant Mechanical Man.

    Why Is Chris Messina Famous?

    Chris has always played funny characters on TV and Films. The actor also has appeared in several TV series like Law & Order, Six Feet Under, The Newsroom, and comedy series The Mindy Project. 

    Chris Messina pushed his funny guy persona aside by appearing alongside Ben Affleck's in a crime drama, Live by Night and psycho-thriller Sharp Objects.

    After two astonishing performances in drama-thriller, he is moving the card a little forward with his upcoming DC movie Birds Of Prey, where he will be seen in an iconic super-villain Victor Zsasz from the city of Gotham. 

    Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz

    Golden Globe winner Ewan McGregor will accompany him, Steven Williams, Fran├žois Chau, to fight Margot Robbie's version of Harley Quinn, assisted by actors like Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Charlene Amoia, Ella Jay Basco, and Ali Wong.

    The movie is set to release in 2020, and we as much as any other D.C fans are waiting on Chris as he brings the iconic hit-man Victor Zsasz's character to life.

    Chris Messina Bio, Early Life, Education

    American actor Chris Messina was born in Northport, New York, on 11th August 1974. Currently, 45, actor-director Chris attended Marymount Manhattan College after highschool but left the college to work for off-Broadways.

    After dropping out of college, he started taking privet acting lessons in Manhattan and started working as an actor since the mid-nineties.

    His very first project was an educational movie When Dating Turns Dangerous released in 1995.

    Chris Messina: Career Highlights

    Chris Messina is a regular TV face and a go-to rom-com sidekick for movies. Over the years, he's been featured in many romantic cults like Rounders, The Siege, You've Got Mail, & Towelhead.

    Along with that, he has appeared in the thriller movie Devil and a critically acclaimed relationship-related movie Monogamy.

    Alongside movies, he also has appeared in number Crime series such as Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Ben Affleck's crime drama Live by Night, the HBO series Sharp Objects, Damages (in its fourth and fifth season).

    Messina is also remembered for his acting contributions on HBO political drama series The Newsroom.

    Additionally, Criss is also credited for J. J. Abrams' HBO series Anatomy of Hope.

    After a few crime and drama, Messina returned to his roots, that's a comedy and stared as Dr. Danny Castellano on the Hulu comedy The Mindy Project.

    Slaps To Kisses: The Mindy Project

    Though Chris isn't mainly a leading Hollywood frontier, he has backed and even saved many big-screen projects.

    Messina has so far appeared in 16 series, 17 Broadways and theater acts, and a total of 42 movies with three movies Birds of Prey, The Secrets We Keep Mainstream, & I Care A Lot in post-production phase waiting to hit the theaters in 2020.

    Directorial Debut In 2014

    Kept aside his stage-tv & movie career, Chris also has experience in direction.

    He made his directorial debut with an independent film Alex of Venice, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, and Matthew Del Negro in 2014.

    Music Video Credit

    Messina appeared in Sam Smith's music video, "I was not the Only One" music video in 2014.

    How Much Is Chris Messina's Current Net Worth?

    As said before, he is a known Hollywood face! A well-rounded actor who can do all sorts of roles from comedy to drama and thriller, which is why he has 46 movie credits and has toured the States showcasing some of the hit theatricals for over 25 years. So, there is no doubt he is earning heavy!

    Chris Messina In the cover of Backstage Magazine
    Chris Messina In the cover of Backstage Magazine

    Let's begin with his early credits for a hit movie You've Got Mail alongside Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan; the film grossed over $250 million against $65 million budget. Don't you think the actors who made it famous had some bond that allowed them individual share?

    Yes, They Did! As per reports, the actors were credited 10% of shares, that entitled him over $700 thousand back in 1996.

    Chris Messina In You've Got Mail
    Chris Messina You've Got Mail

    Many tabloids claim Chris Messina's current net worth to be around $4 million, which seems pretty unfair as he clearly is an A-Lister. We believe this Yankee's current net worth is approximately $7.6 to $8 million.

    Additionally, as a Successful TV actor, credited for over 16 big and small roles since 1995, and as a lead actor for a known TV comedy series The Mendy Project for a total of 89 episodes, Chris received over $3 million in salary from the project alone, let alone his numerous Broadway successes.

    Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling
    Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling In an Award Ceremony

    Chris Messina reportedly owns a house in San Francisco, California, and is more of a truck person. 

    Chris Messina And Ben Affleck Filming Live By Night

    But, he in one of his interviews said, that he began liking vintage cars after he shared a series Live By Night with Ben Affleck in one of his interviews.

    As per gossip mongers, Ben Affleck who has been D.C's most exciting Bat-Man in the DC universe film has given Chris, a few to many tips to depict Victor Zsasz in DC's upcoming super-hero movie Birds Of Prey.

    Chris Messina Marriage, Divorce, Wife, & Children

    Chris Messina is now happily married to his current wife, Jennifer Todd, a successful producer who runs his excellent friend Ben Affleck and Matt Damond's production company Pearl Street Films.

    Chris Messina and Jennifer Todd At Live By Night's Premier In New-York
    Chris Messina and Jennifer Todd At Live By Night's Premier In New-York

    The couple got married in 2007 and are living a blessed life for 12 long years. The couple also shares two sons: Milo Messina born in 2008 and Giovanni Messina born in 2009, respectively.

    Conan: Chris Thinks His Children Think He Is A Clown

    The Memento producer Todd is currently 50 years old, meaning she is five years older than Chris, and the pair reportedly met when Chris was going through a divorce with his then wife, Rosemarie DeWitt.

    Jennifer Todd And Chris Messina Attrnding Wilder Vs Fury I 

    Yes, you heard it right! Chris was married to the Cinderella Man actress Rosemarie DeWitt in 1995, and the pair lived together for 11 years before cutting the legal ties in 2006.

    Ex Couple Chris Messina & Rosemary DeWitt During The 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival
    PC: WireImage

    So, what caused the stars to call their decade long marriage off? As per many, DeWitt's career really took off in the mid-2000s, and Chris also got cast in a lead role in Ira & Abby, which got both the actors to think if they wanted to move further with marital obligation, so they got divorced before things got worst!

    The pair don't have any children together, and as they haven't spoken anything against each other all these years, we believe they walked away from their marriage in good terms.

    Chris Messina Body Stats & Facts

    NameChris Messina
    DOB/Age11th August 1974/ Age 45 years
    Height5 Ft-11 in
    Weight71 kgs
    WifeEx Wife Rosemary DeWitt
    Current Wife Jennifer Todd
    Children2 Sons: Milo Messina & Giovanni Messina
    EthnicityWhite
    NationalityAmerican
    Net WorthAround $8 Million
    Famous ForThe Mindy Project