Chris Messina Married Life With Wife | Dating Life, Family & Net Worth

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Chris Messina Married Life With Wife | Dating Life, Family & Net Worth

American actor Chris Messina is one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. Chris is best known for his versatile roles in TV shows and films like The Mindy Project (2012-2017), Argo (2012), Julie & Julia (2009), and Ruby Sparks (2012).

Most recently, Chris appeared as Detective Richard Willis in HBO original series, Sharp Objects - alongside actress Amy Adams. 

Read on to know out more about the talented actor's personal and professional life.

Chris Messina Married Life With Wife/ Dating Life/ Family

Despite his rising fame, Chris Messina maintains a low key profile, when it comes to his personal life.

However, his long term relationship with producer Jennifer Todd is no secret. Further, the couple is also parents to two boys: Milo Montgomery Messina (born on 31st May 2008) and Giovanni Messina (born on 15th October 2009).

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Even though Chris and his girlfriend have been together for more than a decade and share a beautiful family, their marital status is not entirely clear yet.

There is no info available about their wedding date and no pictures to prove them as a married couple. However, the two have mentioned each other as their wife and husband on various occasions.

Chris Messina and Jennifer Todd at the screening of Live By Night on 13th December 2016 in New York City (Photo: zimbio.com)

Before starting his mysterious life with Jennifer, Chris was married to actress Rosemarie DeWitt for a decade. But, the two parted ways in 2006, citing the classic 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason.

As for the gay rumors surrounding Chris, no one in the entertainment industry seems to be an exception from such talks these days. However, in Chris' case, his decade long relationship with Jennifer throws all such rumors out of the window. Although, he does seem to have a considerable number of gay fans. 

Career & Net Worth

Chris Messina initially started his acting career as an off-Broadway actor. After appearing in many theatre productions in New York, he got his first TV break in 1995 via a minor role in the popular legal drama series, Law & Order.

His big movie debut came in 1998 from the movie Rounders. After that, Chris has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows like Bittersweet Place (2005), Towelhead (2007), Away We Go (2009), Monogamy (2010), The Giant Mechanical Man (2013), Alex of Venice (2014), The Mindy Project (2012-2017), and Zeroville (2019), to name a few.

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Further, he is also the winner of the Best Actor category in the Richard Burton Awards at the 2006 Vallarta Film Festival. He won the prestigious award for his incredible performance in Ira and Abby. Moreover, in 2007, he was named as one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Daily Variety

Well, with such a prosperous career, Chris has rendered himself an estimated net worth of $4 million. Further, the Sharp Objects actor is not slowing down anytime soon. 

At the beginning of 2020, he is set to appear as the villainous Victor Zsasz in the Suicide Squad's spin-off, Birds of Prey.

Some Other facts

  • Chris Messina was born on 11th August 1974 in Long Island, New York.
  • He boasts a slender body and boasts a height extending 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
  • Chris dropped out of college with a plan to drive across the country, but he ended up taking several odd jobs like cleaning homes and delivering pizzas.
  • He credits his high school theater teacher John Gavriluk for inspiring him to consider an acting career. 
  • He is known to go to extreme lengths for his roles; for his character in  Live by Night, he gained 40 pounds weight.
  • He idolizes stars like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Philip Hoffman.
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