Chris Messina

Christopher Messina (born August 11, 1974) is an American actor and film director. He has appeared in supporting roles in films such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Argo, Julie & Julia, Ruby Sparks, Celeste and Jesse Forever, You've Got Mail, and Birds of Prey. He starred in the film The Giant Mechanical Man. On television, he appeared in roles as Chris Sanchez in Damages, Reese Lansing in The Newsroom and as Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project, the latter of which earned him two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

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She Dies Tomorrow (2020)

Amy is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her skeptical friend Jane discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Seimetz
CAST:  Kate Lyn Sheil  •  Jane Adams  •  Josh Lucas  •  Chris Messina

Amy is ravaged by the notion that she is going to die tomorrow, which sends her down a dizzying emotional spiral. When her skeptical friend Jane discovers Amy’s feeling of imminent death to be contagious, they both begin bizarre journeys through what might be the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Amy Seimetz
CAST:  Kate Lyn Sheil  •  Jane Adams  •  Josh Lucas  •  Chris Messina

Love is Love is Love (2021)

Three sto­ries that explore love, com­mit­ment, and loy­al­ty between cou­ples and friends. "Two for Din­ner" where a mar­ried cou­ple tem­porar­i­ly liv­ing in two dif­fer­ent loca­tions are more sep­a­rat­ed than they think. "Sail­ing Les­son" about a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Rita Wilson  •  Chris Messina  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Rosanna Arquette

Three sto­ries that explore love, com­mit­ment, and loy­al­ty between cou­ples and friends. "Two for Din­ner" where a mar­ried cou­ple tem­porar­i­ly liv­ing in two dif­fer­ent loca­tions are more sep­a­rat­ed than they think. "Sail­ing Les­son" about a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Coppola
CAST:  Rita Wilson  •  Chris Messina  •  Joanne Whalley  •  Rosanna Arquette

I Care a Lot (2021)

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A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J Blakeson
CAST:  Rosamund Pike  •  Chris Messina  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Eiza González

A court-appointed legal guardian defrauds her older clients and traps them under her care. But her latest mark comes with some unexpected baggage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J Blakeson
CAST:  Rosamund Pike  •  Chris Messina  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Eiza González

Call Jane (2022)

A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can't get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllis Nagy
CAST:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Kate Mara  •  Wunmi Mosaku

A married woman with an unwanted pregnancy lives in a time in America where she can't get a legal abortion and works with a group of suburban women to find help.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllis Nagy
CAST:  Elizabeth Banks  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Kate Mara  •  Wunmi Mosaku

ISS

At any given moment, there are roughly six astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the thriller follows the actions they take after receiving distressing information from Earth that threatens their missions and their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriela Cowperthwaite
CAST:  Chris Messina  •  Pilou Asbæk  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Costa Ronin

At any given moment, there are roughly six astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the thriller follows the actions they take after receiving distressing information from Earth that threatens their missions and their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gabriela Cowperthwaite
CAST:  Chris Messina  •  Pilou Asbæk  •  John Gallagher Jr.  •  Costa Ronin

Too Long at the Fair (2018)

Charlie and Val are best friends and owners of a fledgeling Princess party business in Los Angeles. After a mishap at a client’s party, the two find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee, and what begins as a provocative yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessie Barr  •  Lena Hudson
CAST:  Jessie Barr  •  Lena Hudson  •  Chris Messina  •  Vivian Bang

Charlie and Val are best friends and owners of a fledgeling Princess party business in Los Angeles. After a mishap at a client’s party, the two find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee, and what begins as a provocative yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jessie Barr  •  Lena Hudson
CAST:  Jessie Barr  •  Lena Hudson  •  Chris Messina  •  Vivian Bang

Dreamin’ Wild

“Dreamin’ Wild” tells the true story of the Emerson family and the tumult that followed the success of their self-recorded pop-funk album of the same name, which went largely unnoticed until critics rediscovered and reappraised it decades later. Now, as an adult, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Pohlad
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Walton Goggins  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Beau Bridges

“Dreamin’ Wild” tells the true story of the Emerson family and the tumult that followed the success of their self-recorded pop-funk album of the same name, which went largely unnoticed until critics rediscovered and reappraised it decades later. Now, as an adult, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Pohlad
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Walton Goggins  •  Zooey Deschanel  •  Beau Bridges

The Boogeyman

Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little sister find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Savage
CAST:  Chris Messina  •  Sophie Thatcher  •  David Dastmalchian  •  Marin Ireland

Still reeling from the tragic death of their mother, a teenage girl and her little sister find themselves plagued by a sadistic presence in their house and struggle to get their grieving father to pay attention before it’s too late.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Savage
CAST:  Chris Messina  •  Sophie Thatcher  •  David Dastmalchian  •  Marin Ireland

The Aviary (2022)

A twisted journey of two women’s desperate flee to escape the clutches of Skylight, an insidious cult. Lured in by the promise of “freedom” in the isolated desert campus called The Aviary, Jillian and Blair join forces to escape in hopes of real freedom. Consumed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Cullari  •  Jennifer Raite
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Lorenza Izzo  •  Chris Messina  •  Sandrine Holt

A twisted journey of two women’s desperate flee to escape the clutches of Skylight, an insidious cult. Lured in by the promise of “freedom” in the isolated desert campus called The Aviary, Jillian and Blair join forces to escape in hopes of real freedom. Consumed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Cullari  •  Jennifer Raite
CAST:  Malin Åkerman  •  Lorenza Izzo  •  Chris Messina  •  Sandrine Holt

Untitled Sonny Vaccarro Movie

The story of Nike’s longshot effort to sign rising superstar basketball player Michael Jordan to its shoe company in the mid-1980s, an endorsement that seemed impossible at the time but which, thanks to the maverick sneaker salesman Sonny Vaccarro, would become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Ben Affleck  •  Viola Davis  •  Jason Bateman

The story of Nike’s longshot effort to sign rising superstar basketball player Michael Jordan to its shoe company in the mid-1980s, an endorsement that seemed impossible at the time but which, thanks to the maverick sneaker salesman Sonny Vaccarro, would become the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Ben Affleck  •  Viola Davis  •  Jason Bateman

We're Just Married

A suburban wife ends her marriage after having an affair with her neighbor.  (more)

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CAST:  Lily Rabe  •  Chris Messina

A suburban wife ends her marriage after having an affair with her neighbor.  (more)

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CAST:  Lily Rabe  •  Chris Messina
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