Debra Messing Biography, Age, Gay, Husband, Son, Movies, Will And Grace, Seinfeld, Interview

Debra Messing Biography

Debra Messing born Debra Lynn Messing is an American actress best known for her appearance on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 1998 to 2006, for which she received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, winning once and six Golden Globe Award nominations.

Debra Messing Age | How Old Is Debra Messing

Debra was born on 15 August 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. She is 50 years old as of 2018

Debra Messing Parents | Debra Messing Family

She is the daughter of Sandra (née Simons), who worked as a professional singer, banker, and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a costume jewelry packaging manufacturer. She has an older brother, Brett Messing

Debra Messing Husband | Debra Messing Boyfriend | Debra Messing Dating

She was married to actor and screenwriter Daniel Zelman. The couple met while they were schooling at New York University in 1990. They married on September 3, 2000, but separated in December 2011 and divorced on March 1, 2016. She then dated her Smash co-star Will Chase from the end of 2011 and parted ways in October 2014

Debra Messing Son | Debra Messing Kids

She has a son Roman Walker Zelman, born in 2014, from her marriage with actor Daniel

Debra Messing Height | How Tall Is Debra Messing

She stands at the height of 5’ 8” (173 cm)

Debra Messing Weight

She weighs 60 kg (132 pounds)

Debra Messing Measurements

  • Chest: 35” (89 cm)
  • Waist: 25” (64 cm)
  • Hips: 35” (89 cm)
  • Shoe size: 9.5 US

Is Debra Messing Jewish | Debra Messing Jewish

She is Jewish. She had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony; her Jewish ancestors emigrated from Poland and Russia. She moved with her parents and her older brother, Brett, to East Greenwich, Rhode Island at the age of three

Debra Messing Lucille Ball

She is said to be Lucille Ball’s look alike. Lucille Ball. was an American actress, comedian, model, entertainment studio executive and producer.

Debra Messing Susan Sarandon

Debra Messing criticized fellow actress Susan Sarandon on social media for publicly crediting President Trump for the role he has played in politics.

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Debra Messing Gay

She was honored with the Excellence in Media Award by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for her campaign on increased the visibility and understanding of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community

Debra Messing Seinfeld

She was cast in the role of “The Yada Yada,” and reprise the role in the 133rd episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld

Debra Messing Will And Grace

She was cast as Grace Adler, Will’s best friend since college and roommate in the American sitcom Will & Grace

Debra Messing Movies






Detective Rosemary Vick


Like Sunday, Like Rain



The Women

Edie Cohen

Nothing like the Holidays

Sarah Rodriguez


Purple Violets

Kate Scott

Lucky You

Suzanne Offer


Open Season



The Wedding Date

Kat Ellis


Along Came Polly

Lisa Kramer




The Mothman Prophecies

Mary Klein

Hollywood Ending




Mary Magdalene



TV reporter


McHale’s Navy

Lt. Penelope Carpenter


A Walk in the Clouds

Betty Sutton

Debra Messing Tv Show | Debra Messing Shows





Dirty Dancing

Marjorie Houseman


Match Game








The Mysteries of Laura

Detective Laura Diamond


Project Runway All Stars

Herself/Guest judge



Julia Houston


Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Alicia Harding


Sesame Street



The Starter Wife

Molly Kagan


Project Runway

Herself/Guest judge


King of the Hill

Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson


Will & Grace

Grace Adler



Dr. Sloan Parker



Beth Lookner


Ned & Stacey

Stacey Colbert






Dana Abandando


Another World


Debra Messing Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million

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Debra Messing Interview


Screen Rant: First of all, congratulations on this film. I loved it.

Debra: Oh, yes!

Screen Rant: So good.

Debra: Thank you.

Screen Rant: This explores technology a lot, but it also at the heart of its story, it’s about a parent that’s fighting for his daughter, fighting for any child really. So, why did this story resonate with you?

Debra: Well, first and foremost, I am a mother of a child.  And I immediately responded to the main story. Nothing could be more horrific than your child going missing.  So, I realized that even though the device that Aneesh created, that had never been done in the history of cinema, that I couldn’t really connect with emotionally. But the story underneath it, that was a classic suspense thriller and that it was a very emotional story. And once I realized that if you took that device out, the story could stand on its own, then I felt like I felt comfortable about it.

Screen Rant: Yeah, it’s crazy watching it in a theater. Mainly because it felt like living in an episode of Dateline and almost this voyeuristic kind of thing in a person’s life. As an actress, this is a new element, having to, at times you’re a camera operator as well. So how was it, how difficult was it staying in the scene and making sure that you hit all these beats by doing this? It’s a lot different than stuff that you’ve done before.

Debra: It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, for sure. The thing that it makes me want to go to a set every day, is not knowing what that magic is going to be onstage between me and the person that I’m acting with. And that was taken away. All I had was an empty screen and his voice in my ear. And so, it literally was, I was an island and it required that I imagine everything. And that was uncomfortable. And you’re right, I was a camera operator. When I was running through the hall, I literally was holding the phone with the GoPro on it, running. And so, I had to think about the angles for them. And also act the scene which was, very, very high stakes. And so, it felt like a lot of this whole film was kind of like that. And then of course my character has a whole other thing happening. So, trying to figure out how to do all of that at the same time, made it an unbelievable challenge and one that I am incredibly grateful to have been given the opportunity to slog through.

Screen Rant: Right. So, you play the detective in this piece. And as the audience, we’re also uncovering the mystery as your character is as well. Part of, without giving spoilers away, is a big part of that as well. How much research did you do into that side of this?

Debra: I played two years, a homicide detective, for two years on Mysteries of Laura and had done a lot of research into that.  And so, in terms of just the world of being a detective, how it affects family life, I had a good handle on that. I did research into the missing persons department, and specifically in California. And it was this just the statistics of how many kids under 17 go missing, how many are found, how many are runaways, how many remain cold cases forever. And that information was helpful for me to be a jumping off point.