Thursday 13 July 2017

Debra Messing

Debra Messing is an American actress, born August 15, 1968, famous for her many roles on television including her eight year run as Grace in the series, Will & Grace. She has also been recognized for her role as Molly Kagan in the cable series The Starter Wife. She has also appeared in movies like A Walk in The Clouds, The Wedding Date, Lucky You and Nothing Like the Holidays. Messing has done voicing work as well for animated films like Garfield and Open Season. Messing was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York by her mother, Sandra who is a professional singer,banker, travel agent and banker, and her father, Brian who is a sales executive for a jeweller company.

Debra Messing Religion

Debra was raised according to the Jewish customs and tradition by her parents. With her Polish and Russian ancestry, she is a religious Jew and even had her Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Debra Messing Political Views

Debra Messing considers herself a staunch liberal democrat. She is one to fight for equality be it racial, gender or religious and she has voiced her opinions publicly on many occasions. She is known to have had a twitter feud over people supporting Trump during the 2016 elections and again showed that she was unimpressed with his presidency later on, after he was elected. 

Who is she dating?

Messing met her husband, Daniel Zelman, an actor-screenwriter in New York University, on their first day of graduate school in 1990. The couple got married ten years later in 2000 and had their son, Roman, in 2004. Messing and her husband separated in 2011, after eleven years of marriage and their divorce came through in 2016. She briefly dated fellow co-star on Smash, Will Chase, after her separation.

Debra Messing Hobbies

Messing is a doting mother to her son, Roman and spends any time she has with him. She has even taught him sign language till he gets better at talking. Messing also performs in the occasional play on Broadway and enjoys reviving her theatre classes from university. Messing has also done a couple of circus courses like juggling, the trapeze etc in New York University. 

Interesting Facts

In 2011, Messing was ranked #22 in the list of The Funniest Women on TV.

She is severely allergic to flowers and perfumes.

She was Rhode Island's Junior Miss in 1986.

Although known for her redhead, she's actually a brunette.