Debra Messing

Film Actress / Voice Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Comedian / Actress / Film Producer / Television Producer | * 08/15/1968 (55) | Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA))
Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an American actress. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Messing starred in the shortlived television series, Ned and Stacey on Fox (1995–1997), and Prey on ABC (1998). She achieved her breakthrough role as Grace Adler, an interior designer, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace (1998–2006, 2017–2020), for which she received seven Golden Globe Award nominations and five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, winning once, in 2003. From 2007 to 2008, Messing starred as Molly Kagan, the ex-wife of a Hollywood film mogul, on the television miniseries The Starter Wife, for which she received two Golden Globe nominations, a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Thereafter, she appeared as Broadway playwright Julia Houston on the NBC musical drama Smash ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Talk-Shows

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Awards & Nominations for Debra Messing

Lucy Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Debra Messing as Actress(27)

as Evelyn Wright2023 Wright vs. Wrong
as herself2022 Bros
as Jessica Goldman2022 13: The Musical
as Thea Pyle2020 The Dark Divide
as Babs Garnett (uncredited)2020 Irresistible
as Counselor2019 Stucco
as Detective Vick2018 Searching
as Marjorie Houseman2017 Dirty Dancing
as Barbara2014 Like Sunday, Like Rain
as Edie Cohen2008 The Women
as Sarah Rodriguez2008 Nothing Like the Holidays
as Kate Scott2007 Purple Violets
as Suzanne Offer2007 Lucky You
as Beth (voice)2006 Open Season
as Kat Ellis2005 The Wedding Date
as Arlene (voice)2004 Garfield
as Lisa Kramer2004 Along Came Polly
as Lori2002 Hollywood Ending
as Mary Klein2002 The Mothman Prophecies
as Maria Madalena1999 Jesus
as TV Reporter1998 Celebrity
as Lt. Penelope Carpenter1997 McHale's Navy
as Betty Sutton1995 A Walk in the Clouds

TV Shows/Series with Debra Messing as Actress(29)

as Self - Guest2019 Tamron Hall
as herself2016 Match Game
as Detective Laura Diamond2014 The Mysteries of Laura
as Julia Houston2012 Smash
as Self - Guest Judge2011 Project Accessory
as herself2011 Billy on the Street
as Molly Kagan2007 The Starter Wife
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Self - Guest2005 The Reichen Show
as Self - Guest Judge2004 Project Runway
as herself2004 Project Runway
as Alicia Harding1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Grace Adler1998 Will & Grace
as Dr. Sloan Parker1998 Prey
as Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson (voice)1997 King of the Hill
as herself1997 The View
as Stacey Colbert1995 Ned and Stacey
as (uncredited)1995 MADtv
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Beth Lukner1989 Seinfeld
as Self - Guest1988 LIVE with Kelly and Mark
as herself??? Today

Additional Information

Full Name: Debra Lynn Messing
Born: Thursday, 08/15 1968 (August) in Brooklyn, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 55 years + 284 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Brandeis University, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, East Greenwich High School
Member of: SAG-AFTRA
Spouses (current/former): Daniel Zelman
Other names for Debra Messing (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Дебра Мессинг"
"Debra Lynn Messing"
Debra Messing frequently works together with these people:
David Herman (90x, Actor)
Larry David (33x, Actor)
Norman Brenner (24x, Actor)
Phil Hendrie (19x, Actor)
Scott Klace (18x, Actor)
Tim Gunn (15x, Actor)
Phil LaMarr (14x, Actor)
Megan Mullally (14x, Actress)
Drew Barrymore (13x, Actress)
Susan Sarandon (13x, Actress)
Deck McKenzie (13x, Actor)
Woody Allen (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7694, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/23/2024