This Tuesday, the third season of The Mindy Project begins! To remind you all that you should be watching TMP (Bonus: The show shares its initials with this blog), today I’m adding the incredibly talented Chris Messina to the Star Spotlight roster.

Chris Messina
Date of birth: August 11, 1974messina


First role: Higgins in Rounders (1998)

Most recent roles: George in Alex of Venice; Jacob in Manglehorn

Lindseys’s favorite performances:
as Ira in Ira & Abby (2006)
as Theo in Monogamy (2010)
as Tim in The Giant Mechanical Man (2012)
as Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project (2012 – present)

Best known for…

…starring alongside Mindy Kaling in her FOX comedy series, The Mindy Project
his work in independent films
…his directorial debut Alex of Venice, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year

Notable awards:

  • Nominated for a Critics Choice TV Award for his role in The Mindy Project
  • Nominated for a New American Cinema Award for Alex of Venice

More Messina on TMP:
Ira & Abby review
The Giant Mechanical Man review