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Debra Messing

​Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968)  best known for her role as Grace Adler in the sitcom Will & Grace. Messing was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, the daughter of Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a costume jewelry packaging manufacturer. Messing is Jewish, a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Poland. When Messing was three, she moved with her parents and her older brother, Brett, to East Greenwich, a small town outside Providence, Rhode Island. During her high school years, she acted and sang in a number of high school productions at East Greenwich High School, including the starring roles in the musicals Annie and Grease. She took lessons in dance, singing, and acting. In 1986, she was Rhode Island's Junior Miss and competed in Mobile, Alabama in the America's Junior Miss scholarship program. While her parents encouraged her dream of becoming an actress, they also urged her to complete a liberal arts education before deciding on acting as a career. Following their advice, she attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. During her junior year, she studied theater at the prestigious London-based British European Studio Group program, an experience that solidified her desire to act. In 1990, after graduating summa cum laude from Brandeis University with a bachelor's degree in theater arts, Messing gained admission to the elite Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts which accepts approximately fifteen new students annually. She earned a Master's Degree in Fine Arts after three years. In 1993, Messing won praise for her acting in the pre-Broadway workshop production of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America: Perestroika. Subsequently, she appeared in several episodes of the television series NYPD Blue during 1994 and 1995. In 1995, Messing made her film debut in Alfonso Arau's A Walk in the Clouds playing the unfaithful wife of main character Paul Sutton (Keanu Reeves). This exposure led the Fox network to make her the co-star of the television sitcom, Ned & Stacey. The series lasted for two seasons, from 1995 to 1997. Messing appeared as Jerry Seinfeld's date in two episodes of the series Seinfeld: "The Wait Out" in 1996 and "The Yada Yada" in 1997. Messing turned down a starring role in another television sitcom to appear in Donald Margulies's two-character play Collected Stories, which opened at the Off-Broadway Manhattan Theater Club. She also co-starred in the Tom Arnold vehicle McHale's Navy in 1997. In 1998, Messing played a lead role as the bio-anthropologist Sloan Parker on ABC's dramatic science fiction television series Prey. During this time her agent approached her with the pilot script for the television show Will & Grace. Messing was inclined to take some time off, but the script intrigued her, and she auditioned for the role of Grace Adler, beating out Nicollette Sheridan, who later guest-starred on the show as a romantic rival of Grace's. Will & Grace became a ratings success, and Messing became a star. In 2002, she was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine. TV Guide picked her as its "Best Dressed Woman" in 2003. Messing was cast by director Woody Allen in a small role in his 2002 film Hollywood Ending. Her film roles since include a happily married but ill-fated wife in the supernatural thriller The Mothman Prophecies (2002) and a supporting role in Along Came Polly (2004). The Wedding Date (2005) was Messing's first leading role in a high-profile film. It received mixed reviews but performed fairly well at the box office. Messing was featured as a judge on the season finale of the second season of Bravo's reality show, Project Runway. She also starred in the television mini-series The Starter Wife, which was nominated for ten Emmy awards including one for Messing for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. In 2008, Messing reprised her role as Molly Kagan in the television series The Starter Wife, which included 10 episodes. In early 2010, Messing will star in the new ABC comedy series Wright vs. Wrong for the 2010-2011 primetime season.


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Nacido:
15.08.1968 En Brooklyn, New York, USA
Créditos en Cine/TV:
39
Primera aparición:
Golden Globe Awards 20.01.1944
Última película:
Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special 13.12.2017
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Poster of Mothman, la última profecía
Poster of Seinfeld
Filmografía
Series Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special 13.12.2017
Series Will & Grace Grace Adler 28.09.2017
Película Will & Grace: A Gay Olde Christmas Grace Adler 05.12.2017
Película Like Sunday, Like Rain Barbara 01.03.2014
Series Los misterios de Laura Detective Laura Diamond 17.09.2014
Series Smash Julia Houston 06.02.2012
Series Billy on the Street Herself 18.12.2011
Película The Women Edie Cohen 12.09.2008
Película Nothing Like the Holidays Sarah Rodriguez 12.12.2008
Película Purple Violets Kate Scott 30.04.2007
Película Lucky You Suzanne Offer 01.05.2007
Series The Starter Wife 31.05.2007
Series Divorcio en Hollywood Molly Kagan 31.05.2007
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 18.09.2006
Película Colegas en el bosque Beth (voice) 29.09.2006
Película El día de la boda Kat Ellis 04.02.2005
Series Project Runway Unknown 01.12.2004
Película Y entonces llegó ella Lisa Kramer 12.03.2004
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 08.09.2003
Película Mothman, la última profecía Mary Klein 08.03.2002
Película Un final made in Hollywood Lori 03.05.2002
Película Jesus, el Maestro de Nazareth Maria Madalena 25.12.1999
Series Ley y orden: Unidad de víctimas especiales Unknown 20.09.1999
Película Celebrity TV Reporter 07.09.1998
Series Prey Dr. Sloan Parker 15.01.1998
Series Will & Grace Grace Adler 21.09.1998
Series El rey de la colina Unknown 12.01.1997
Película McHale's Navy Lt. Penelope Carpenter 18.04.1997
Series The View Unknown 11.08.1997
Película Un paseo por las nubes Betty Sutton 11.08.1995
Series Ned and Stacey Stacey Colbert 11.09.1995
Series Partners Unknown 11.09.1995
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 01.06.1994
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 13.09.1993
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 25.05.1992
Series Seinfeld Unknown 05.07.1989
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 04.04.1983
Series Today Unknown 14.01.1952
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 20.01.1944