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.
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
Nothing like the Holidays
The Wedding Date
Along Came Polly
The Mothman Prophecies
Lt. Penelope Carpenter
A Walk in the Clouds
Debra Messing Tv Show | Debra Messing Shows
The Mysteries of Laura
Detective Laura Diamond
Project Runway All Stars
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Starter Wife
King of the Hill
Will & Grace
Dr. Sloan Parker
Ned & Stacey
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.