Chris Terrio (born December 31, 1976) is an American film director and writer based in New York City. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay  on February 24, 2013, for his screenplay for Argo, which was directed by Ben Affleck, and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. On February 17, 2013, Terrio also won the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay of 2012. At the 70th Golden Globe Awards he was nominated for Best Screenplay. The Argo script also brought him a BAFTA nomination and the 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Terrio graduated in 1997 from Harvard University, where he concentrated in English and American literature and lived in Adams House. Terrio attended University of Cambridge and received his master's degree from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2002.
At age 26, he directed the feature film Heights (Sony Pictures Classics, 2005), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It follows a pivotal twenty-four hours in the interconnected lives of five New Yorkers. It stars Glenn Close, Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Jesse Bradford, and features Isabella Rossellini, George Segal and Rufus Wainwright in small roles. It was one of the final films produced by Ismail Merchant.
In 2010, he directed "I Look Like Frankenstein", Episode 8 in Season 3 of Damages on FX.
- Chris Terrio at the Internet Movie Database
- A Biography of Chris Terrio and an Analysis of His Writing Techniques
- IFC picks up short film. Accessed 3 July 2006.
- Interview with Terrio at About.com. Accessed 3 July 2006.
-  Terrio to Write Screenplay for 'A Murder Foretold'
-  Terrio to Write 'Tell No One' for Affleck