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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 8 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Albion: Rise of the Danann (filming)
The Queen
 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Mini-Series)
- I Forgive You! (2013) ... Ann
- Him, I Want Him (2013) ... Ann
 2013 Mother's Day (TV Movie)
 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 The Mothman Prophecies
Mary Klein
 1999 Jesus (TV Movie)
Mary Magdalene
 1998 Celebrity
TV Reporter at Lupus Office
 1996-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Yada Yada (1997) ... Beth
- The Wait Out (1996) ... Beth
 1997 McHale's Navy
Lt. Penelope Carpenter
 1995 Partners (TV Series)
- City Hall (1995) ... Stacey
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds
Betty Sutton
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Clairol's Nice 'n Easy hair color, See more »

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

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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'm fascinated by diamonds. When I put diamonds on, my hands start to shake. See more »


Was six months pregnant with her son, Roman Zelman, when she completed filming on the sixth season of Will & Grace (1998). See more »

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