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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 10 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife Molly Kagan
(2008)
Will & Grace
Will & Grace Grace Adler
(1998-2018)
The Wedding Date
The Wedding Date Kat Ellis
(2005)
Along Came Polly
Along Came Polly Lisa Kramer
(2004)

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 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
 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
 1999 Jesus (TV Movie)
Mary Magdalene
 1996-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Beth
- The Yada Yada (1997) ... Beth
- The Wait Out (1996) ... Beth
 1995 Partners (TV Series)
Stacey
- City Hall (1995) ... Stacey
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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 »

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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:

Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in .2003. See more »

Trademark:

Red hair

Star Sign:

Leo

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