Chris Messina

LOS ANGELES - DEC 04: Chris Messina arrives to the 2014 Beat Th

Messina in 2014, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Christopher M. Messina

Place of Birth: Northport, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 11, 1974

Ethnicity: Italian

Chris Messina is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. His roles include the films Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Julie & Julia, Devil (2010), Ruby Sparks, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Argo, Fairhaven, Palo Alto, Cake (2014), Alex of Venice, which he also directed; Live by Night, I Care a Lot, Call Jane, Air, and The Boogeyman (2023); and television’s Six Feet Under, Damages, The Newsroom, The Mindy Project, The Sinner, Sharp Objects, Gaslit, and Based on a True Story.

He is of at least part Italian descent. It is not clear if both of his parents are of Italian origin. Messina is the third largest city in Sicily. It is not clear if Chris has ancestry from there.

Chris has two children with his partner, producer Jennifer Todd.

Source: Obituary of Chris’s father –

5 Responses

  1. savanna says:

    Messina if the 3rd largest city in Sicily, so he is possibly Sicilian?

  2. andrew says:

    do you think he’s fully Italian or not?

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