Chris Messina Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Jun, 2019
Facts of Chris Messina
Date of Birth: 1974 , August-11
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Chris Messina
Birth Name Christopher Messina
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Northport, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $4 million
Affair with Jennifer Todd
Girlfriend Jennifer Todd
Married to Rosemarie DeWitt
Children Two
Divorce Rosemarie DeWitt
Awards Critics' Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and San Diego Film Critics Society Award
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Chris Messina is an American actor who has also forged a successful directing career. The talented personality gained widespread fame after his role in movies like You’ve Got Mail, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Argo, and more. He was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for his perfect TV role in The Mindy Project. Similarly, his work in The Newsroom also brought him further popularity. In 2018, the actor was cast in the HBO series Sharp Objects.    

Early Life, Bio, Family Of Chris Messina

Chris Messina was born on August 11, 1974, in Northport, New York, United States. He grew up in Northport along with his family. Information about his parents and siblings is yet to be revealed. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is White.  

Messina enrolled at Marymount Manhattan College but dropped out just after a semester to study acting.

Chris Messina’s Professional Career: Movies And TV Shows 

Chris Messina’s first professional role came in 1965 when he appeared in the movie When Dating Turns Dangerous. He subsequently played the role in many movies. He was also cast in a 1998’s box office hit movie You’ve Got Mail.

His biggest success came in 2008 following his mind-blowing performance in the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona. A year after, he landed the role in another hit historical drama Argo. Similarly, his role in the movies Julia & Julia and Ruby Sparks brought him further acclaim.

CAPTION: The American actor and film director Chris Messina SOURCE: Elle

Besides, Messina also appeared in numerous TV series like The Newsroom, Damages, and more. His portrayal of Dr. Daniel Castellano in the TV series The Mindy Project earned him two Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 2019, he worked in the movie The True Adventures of Wolfboy. 

Chris Messina’s Net Worth, Salary, Income Sources

Chris Messina for his amazing work in movies and TV series has not only gained fame but has collected considerable money too. His net worth according to celebrity net worth is around $4 million, as of 2019. He is paid $53,000 a year.

In 1998, the actor played the role in the movie You've Got Mail which grossed over $250 million against $65 million budget. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Parker Posey.

Messina owns a house in San Francisco, California. But the financial details of the mansion is unclear.

Chris Messina’s Wife, Married, Relationship

Chris Messina was once a married man. He exchanged the vows with his ex-spouse Rosemarie DeWitt in the year 1995. The couple reportedly dated for a few months before tieing the knot. The two, however, divorced in 2006. They did not share any child.   

After a few years of divorce, the actor started dating Jennifer Todd. Todd is a super successful producer who worked in dozens of movies like Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016), The To Do List (2013), Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012), and many others.

The exemplary couple is also proud parents of two children Milo Montgomery Messina and Giovanni Messina, born on May 31, 2008, and on October 15, 2009, respectively. Along with his long-term partner and two sons, Messina currently resides in San Francisco.

Age And Height  

  • Chris Messina’s age as of 2019 is 44 years.
  • Height: He stands at 5' 7" (1.7 m).
  • His favorite romantic comedies are Manhattan (1979) and Annie Hall (1977).
  • Chris is a good dancer. 

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