Debra Messing


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Messing was born in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the daughter of Jewish American parents, Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. When Messing was three, she moved with her parents and her older brother, Brett, to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 9 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Will & Grace Grace Adler
(1998-2019)
The Wedding Date Kat Ellis
(2005)
The Women Edie Cohen
(2008)
Along Came Polly Lisa Kramer
(2004)

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 1998-2019 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Grace Adler
- The Grief Panda (2019) ... Grace Adler
- The Chick and the Egg Donor (2019) ... Grace Adler
- With Enemies Like These (2019) ... Grace Adler
- Pappa Mia (2019) ... Grace Adler
- Eat, Pray, Love, Phone, Sex (2019) ... Grace Adler
 2019 Stucco (Short)
Counselor
 2018/III Searching
Detective Vick
 2017 Who Is? (TV Series) (voice)
 2016-2017 Nightcap (TV Series)
Debra Messing
- Poop Show (2017) ... Debra Messing
- The Unwanted Guest (2016) ... Debra Messing
 2017 Dirty Dancing (TV Movie)
Marjorie Houseman
 2017 Will & Grace: Musical (Short)
Grace Adler
 2014-2016 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Laura Diamond
- The Mystery of the End of Watch (2016) ... Laura Diamond
- The Mystery of the Unknown Caller (2016) ... Laura Diamond
- The Mystery of the Political Operation (2016) ... Laura Diamond
- The Mystery of the Dark Heart (2016) ... Laura Diamond
- The Mystery of the Morning Jog (2016) ... Laura Diamond
 2014 Like Sunday, Like Rain
Barbara
 2013 Mother's Day (TV Movie)
Ella
 2012-2013 Smash (TV Series)
Julia Houston
- The Nominations (2013) ... Julia Houston
- The Tonys (2013) ... Julia Houston
- The Transfer (2013) ... Julia Houston
- The Phenomenon (2013) ... Julia Houston
- The Producers (2013) ... Julia Houston
 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Series)
Ann
- I Forgive You! (2013) ... Ann
- Him, I Want Him (2013) ... Ann
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Alicia Harding
- Pursuit (2011) ... Alicia Harding
 2010 Wright vs. Wrong (TV Movie)
Evelyn Wright
 2008 The Starter Wife (TV Series)
Molly Kagan
- Woman Over the Influence (2008) ... Molly Kagan
- Her Old Man & The Sea (2008) ... Molly Kagan
- Look Who's Stalking (2008) ... Molly Kagan
- The French Disconnection (2008) ... Molly Kagan
- The Ex-Files (2008) ... Molly Kagan
 2008 Nothing Like the Holidays
Sarah Rodriguez
 2008/I The Women
Edie Cohen
 2007 The Starter Wife (TV Mini-Series)
Molly Kagan
- Hour 6 (2007) ... Molly Kagan
- Hour 5 (2007) ... Molly Kagan
- Hour 4 (2007) ... Molly Kagan
- Hour 3 (2007) ... Molly Kagan
- Hour 2 (2007) ... Molly Kagan
 2007 Lucky You
Suzanne Offer
 2007 Purple Violets
Kate Scott
 2006 Open Season
Beth (voice)
 2005 The Wedding Date
Kat Ellis
 2004 Garfield
Arlene (voice)
 2004 Along Came Polly
Lisa Kramer
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson
- Get Your Freak Off (2002) ... Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson (voice)
 2002 Hollywood Ending
Lori
 2002 The Mothman Prophecies
Mary Klein
 1999 Jesus (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Magdalene
- Part 2 (1999) ... Mary Magdalene
- Part 1 (1999) ... Mary Magdalene
 1998 Celebrity
TV Reporter at Lupus Office
 1998 Prey (TV Series)
Dr. Sloan Parker
- Deliverance: Part 1 (1998) ... Dr. Sloan Parker
- Progeny (1998) ... Dr. Sloan Parker
- Vengeance (1998) ... Dr. Sloan Parker
- Sleeper (1998) ... Dr. Sloan Parker
- Collaboration (1998) ... Dr. Sloan Parker
 1995-1997 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
Stacey Colbert
- Skippy's Revenge (1997) ... Stacey Colbert
- Scenes from a Muffin Shop (1997) ... Stacey Colbert
- I Like Your Moxie (1997) ... Stacey Colbert
- No Retreat, No Surrender (1997) ... Stacey Colbert
- Where My Third Nepal Is Sheriff (1997) ... Stacey Colbert
 1996-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Beth
- The Yada Yada (1997) ... Beth
- The Wait Out (1996) ... Beth
 1997 McHale's Navy
Lt. Penelope Carpenter
 1995 Partners (TV Series)
Stacey
- City Hall (1995) ... Stacey
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds
Betty Sutton
 1994-1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Dana Abandando
- Bombs Away (1995) ... Dana Abandando
- A Murder with Teeth in It (1995) ... Dana Abandando
- Double Abandando (1994) ... Dana Abandando
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Other Works:

Makes her Broadway debut in "Outside Mullinar" by John Patrick Shanley, co-starring with Brían F. O'Byrne, for the Manhattan Theater Club at Samuel J. Friedman Theater, directed by Doug Hughes. See more »

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6 Interviews | 8 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 38 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her childhood] I did feel different being Jewish. I felt like an outcast throughout elementary school. See more »

Trivia:

Sister-in-law of Aaron Zelman and Cynthia LaMontagne. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair

Star Sign:

Leo

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