August 15, 1968
52 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
35-25-35 in | 89-64-89 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
9.5 US | 40 EU
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.
The Dark Divide (2020) adventure drama in role as Thea Pyle, opposite David Cross and David Koechner
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
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.