CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER
CHRIS MESSINA can most recently be seen starring in Lee
Kirk's directorial debut, THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN, opposite Jenna Fischer, who
also produced the film. He also co-wrote and starred in the upcoming FAIRHAVEN,
opposite Sarah Paulson. Both films premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
to rave reviews.
Messina will next be seen onscreen in Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom premiering
June 24th on HBO, opposite Jeff Daniels; and Damages premiering July 20th on
Direct TV, opposite Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. He also recently wrapped
production on the Untitled Mindy Kaling/Fox Project.
On the silver screen, he can be found in the romantic comedy RUBY SPARKS,
opposite actress/writer Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano out July 25th; the comedy
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER, opposite Rashida Jones, Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts;
and the thriller ARGO, opposite director Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John
Goodman and out October 12th.
Messina previously starred opposite Amy Adams and Academy Award winner Meryl
Streep in Nora Ephron's JULIE & JULIA. The film won several awards including the
2010 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture â€“ Comedy or Musical. The native New
Yorker also appeared in Sam Mendes' AWAY WE GO, and was directed by his fellow
AWAY WE GO actor John Krasinski in the independent feature BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH
HIDEOUS MEN. Mr. Messina's other films include Greenberg, where he starred
opposite Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig and Jennifer Jason Leigh; Woody Allen's VICKY
CRISTINA BARCELONA, with Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, and Academy Award
winners Javier Bardem and PenĂ©lope Cruz; Robert Cary's award-winning IRA AND
ABBY, as one-half of the titular duo, opposite screenwriter Jennifer Westfeldt;
Paul Weiland's MADE OF HONOR, opposite Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan;
Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs' HUMBOLDT COUNTY; J.J. Abrams' telefilm ANATOMY
OF HOPE; Alan Ball's critically acclaimed TOWELHEAD; M. Night Shyamalan's DEVIL;
Dana Adam Shapiro's MONOGAMY, opposite Rashida Jones; and Marilyn Agrelo's AN
Mr. Messina also worked with Alan Ball in a guest-starring arc on the
acclaimed series Six Feet Under.
Among his many stage appearances are ones in Caryl Churchill's Far Away,
opposite Frances McDormand for director Stephen Daldry at the New York Theatre
Workshop; Oscar Wilde's Salome opposite Al Pacino and Marisa Tomei, in Estelle
Parsons' Broadway production; Adam Rapp's Faster; This Thing of Darkness, for
Craig Lucas at the Atlantic Theatre Company; Melanie Marnich's Blur, at
Manhattan Theatre Club; Jessica Goldberg's Good Thing directed by Jo Bonney, at
The New Group; and Frank
Pugliese's Late Night, Early Morning, which premiered at the 2004 Tribeca
Theatre Festival and won the Jury Award for Best Theater at the 2005 Aspen
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