Chris Messina has had a very busy year — he’s popped up in movies like Argo,Ruby Sparks, and The Giant Mechanical Man while juggling TV arcs on The Newsroom and Damages — and he’ll finish out 2012 the way he began it. At the same time Messina is starring opposite Mindy Kaling on Fox’s The Mindy Project, he’s starring in the new indie 28 Hotel Rooms, where he and Marin Ireland play two people who continue their sexually charged relationship over a long span of time in various hotels, even though both have significant others at home.
Messina has also 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 Six Feet Under, playing Claire’s (Lauren Ambrose) love interest Ted Fairwell. His film credits include Rounders, The Siege, You’ve Got Mail and Towelhead.