Hottest Pictures Of Debra Messing. Debra Messing is an American actress, best known for her appearances on Ned and Stacey, Prey, Will & Grace, and The Starter Wife. Messing was born on August 15, 1968, in New York City.
Her parents are Sandra (née Simons), a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a costume jewelry packaging manufacturer. Messing was raised in a Jewish household and had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Her ancestors emigrated from Poland and Russia, so she is of Russian and Polish descent.
She has an older brother named Brett. Although she was born in Brooklyn, her family moved to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, when she was three years old. Messing attended East Greenwich High School and was a part of the school drama club. She participated in musicals like Annie and Grease. As a child, Messing took dance, music, and acting lessons.
She attended Brandeis University, where she took a liberal arts program. She also studied theater at the British European Studies Group of London (BESGL) program. This solidified her dream of becoming an actress. Messing graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts in 1990.
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She got accepted to the very elite and highly selective Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the university. Messing has made her mark in both spheres of movies and television.
Some of her film credits include A Walk in the Clouds, Jesus, The Mothman Prophecies, Hollywood Ending, Along Came Polly, The Wedding Date, Lucky You, The Women, Nothing like the Holidays, Searching and Irresistible. Messing has also voiced a couple of animated films, such as Garfield and Open Season.
She has also made several TV appearances in shows like NYPD Blue, Partners, The Mysteries of Laura, and Dirty Dancing, among many others. Messing was married to Daniel Zelman from 2000 to 2016. They have a son named Roman together.
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