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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 & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife Molly Kagan
Will & Grace
Will & Grace Grace Adler
The Wedding Date
The Wedding Date Kat Ellis
Along Came Polly
Along Came Polly Lisa Kramer


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  Dirty Dancing (TV Movie) (post-production)
Marjorie Houseman
 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:

(2011-present/April 2014) TV commercial for Meaningful Beauty with Cindy Crawford and Debra Messing. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Studied circus courses (i.e. juggling, the trapeze) while at New York University. See more »


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