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Chris Messina      

Actor & Film Director; Known for "The Mindy Project"

Chris Messina is an actor and film director, most known for his role on "The Mindy Project".

Messina has appeared in a handful of New York-based television productions such as "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), and in live theater, including the 2001 "Far Away", and the 2003 "Salome". In 2005, Messina found himself for the first time with more feature film work than television or theater by being cast in three small independent feature films shot in New York - "Road," "The Crooked Corner," and "Bittersweet Place".

He later appeared on the final season of Allan Ball's acclaimed series, "Six Feet Under", and in the independent features "Ira & Abby", "Towelhead", "Vicky Christina Barcelona", "Away We Go", and Nora Ephron's "Julie and Julia." In 2011, Messina was cast in a guest star role on "Damages", and a year later executive produced two independent feature vehicles for himself, "Fairhaven," and "28 Hotel Rooms". The following year Messina gained notoriety earning a handful of nominations for his part in "Argo". In 2014, He directed his first feature film, "Alex of Venice", and brought that new sense of direction with him to other projects as well, including a supporting role in "Ruby Sparks" and as a romantic lead opposite Jenna Fisher in the quirky indie love story, "The Giant Mechanical Man" (2012).

He returned to his television roots, and gained an entire new legion of fans, with his role as Danny Castellano on "The Mindy Project", and following its success has starred in "Sharp Objects" and "The Sinner".

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