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Debra Messing


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 8 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Mini-Series)
Ann
- I Forgive You! (2013) ... Ann
- Him, I Want Him (2013) ... Ann
 2013 Mother's Day (TV Movie)
Ella
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Alicia Harding
- Pursuit (2011) ... Alicia Harding
 2010 Wright vs. Wrong (TV Movie)
Evelyn Wright
 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
 2006 Open Season
Beth (voice)
 2004 Garfield
Arlene (voice)
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson
- Get Your Freak Off (2002) ... Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson (voice)
 2002 The Mothman Prophecies
Mary Klein
 1999 Jesus (TV Movie)
Mary Magdalene
 1998 Celebrity
TV Reporter at Lupus Office
 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
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Other Works:

Infomercial: Appeared on an infomercial, hosted by Katrina Szish and Cindy Crawford, for Cindy's "Meaningful Beauty - Advance" anti-aging skin care system. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 35 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

"He's the best human being I know, he makes me a better person every day. I'm never happier than when I'm with him." - Said about her husband Daniel in a Cosmopolitan interview: 2000. See more »

Trivia:

Graduated from Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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