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Debra Messing

Debra Messing
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Birth Date

August 15, 1968


52 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 8 in | 173 cm

Net Worth

$25 Million

Body Measurements

35-25-35 in | 89-64-89 cm


60 kg | 132 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

9.5 US | 40 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Debra Lynn Messing was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on August 15, 1968, is an American actress.

Young Debra Messing first started performing during her years at East Greenwich High School, in school theater productions.

She made her big screen debut in romantic drama film A Walk in the Clouds (1995) in role as Betty Sutton.

She got her television debut in ABC police procedural drama series NYPD Blue (1994-1995) in role as Dana Abandando.

Her breakthrough performance came as Grace Adler in NBC sitcom Will & Grace (1998–2006, 2017–2020).

She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Outside Mullingar" (2014) at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

New Movies

The Dark Divide (2020) adventure drama in role as Thea Pyle, opposite David Cross and David Koechner

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actress for her role as Sarah Rodriguez in drama movie Nothing like the Holidays (2008).

The Mothman Prophecies (2002) supernatural horror mystery opposite Richard Gere, Laura Linney and David Eigenberg

Hollywood Ending (2002) comedy directed by Woody Allen

Along Came Polly (2004) romantic comedy with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston

The Wedding Date (2005) romantic comedy opposite Dermot Mulroney, Jack Davenport and Amy Adams

Lucky You (2007) drama with Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore and Robert Duvall

McHale's Navy (1997) military comedy opposite Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell and Ernest Borgnine

Jesus (1999) biblical historical drama with Jeremy Sisto and Jacqueline Bisset

The Women (2008) comedy drama opposite Meg Ryan, Annette Bening and Eva Mendes

Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014) drama with Julian Shatkin and Leighton Meester

Searching (2018) mystery thriller opposite John Cho and Michelle La

TV Shows

She was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards and five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Grace Adler in NBC sitcom Will & Grace (1998–2006, 2017–2020) she won one Emmy Award in 2003.

She was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role as Molly Kagan in romantic comedy miniseries The Starter Wife (2007-2008).

Ned & Stacey (1995-1997) Fox sitcom in role as Stacey Colbert

She had recurring role as Beth Lookner in NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1996-1997).

Prey (1998) ABC science fiction series in role as Dr. Sloan Parker

Smash (2012-2013) NBC musical drama series in role as Julia Houston

The Mysteries of Laura (2014-2016) NBC police procedural comedy drama series in role as Detective Laura Diamond

She played Marjorie Houseman in television film Dirty Dancing (2017).


Attended the East Greenwich High School, Rhode Island, U.S..

Graduated from the Brandeis University (1990) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre arts.

Graduated from the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (1993) with a Master of Fine Arts.

Has older brother, Brett.

Has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.

She was Rhode Island's Junior Miss in 1986.

Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in 2017.

She voiced Beth in animated comedy film Open Season (2006) and Arlene in live action animated comedy movie Garfield (2004).

Lives in Los Angeles, California and New York City, New York.


She dated actor Will Chase (2011-2014).

She was married to screenwriter and actor Daniel Zelman (2000-2016) they have one son, Roman Walker Zelman.

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