Chris Messina Directs And Stars In 'Alex Of Venice'

Chris Messina directed the new movie ‘Alex Of Venice' about a young lawyer who starts over after her husband leaves. Chris also plays the husband with the film's star, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Fun facts about Chris Messina (Source: Wikipedia)

Messina was born in Northport, New York. He started his career as an off-Broadway actor. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Law & Order, Third Watch, andMedium. He had a recurring role in the fifth and final season of the HBO drama series Six Feet Under as Ted Fairwell. His film credits include Rounders, The Siege, You've Got Mail, and Towelhead.[citation needed]

He starred in an HBO pilot Anatomy of Hope, directed by J. J. Abrams. Simon Callow also starred, but the pilot was not picked up to series. In October 2007, Daily Variety named him as one of ten actors to watch. He starred in Devil, under the direction of John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, for producer M. Night Shyamalan and Universal Pictures. In April 2010, Monogamy, directed by Dana Adam Shapiro and starring Messina and Rashida Jones, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film won the jury prize for Best New York Narrative.

Messina joined the cast of Damages for its fourth and fifth seasons. He played a recurring character on HBO's The Newsroom. Messina is a series regular on the Fox sitcom The Mindy Project, playing Dr. Danny Castellano.

In 2014, Messina is a jilter in the video for Sam Smith's "I'm Not the Only One".

‘Alex Of Venice' opens Friday.

Follow Chris Messina on Twitter: @chrismessina

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