Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an American actress. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Messing received short-lived roles on television series such as 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 was critically acclaimed, receiving six Golden Globe Award nominations and five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, winning once in 2003.
|Full name at birth||
Debra Lynn Messing
|Claim to fame||
Grace Adler on Will and Grace
|Date of birth||
15 August 1968
|Place of birth||
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
5' 8" (173 cm)
128 lbs (58.1 kg)
9.5 (US), 42 (EU), 8 (UK), 265 (J)
East Greenwich High School
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