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Debra Messing is a Actor American born on 15 august 1968 at New York City (USA)

Debra Messing

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Birth name Debra Lynn Messing
Nationality USA
Birth 15 august 1968 (53 years) at New York City (USA)

Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an American actress. She is known for her television roles in Will & Grace, The Starter Wife, Smash and The Mysteries of Laura.

Following her graduation from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Messing had short-lived tenures on the Fox sitcom Ned & Stacey and the ABC sci-fi Prey. She rose to prominence in her role as interior designer Grace Adler on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, earning both commercial and critical success throughout the series' eight season run. She also received critical acclaim for her work as Molly Kagan in the USA Network series The Starter Wife. She also played the lead role of Julia Houston in the musical-drama series Smash, before it was cancelled by NBC after two seasons.

Her film roles have included an unfaithful bride in Along Came Polly, followed by a more sympathetic role in The Wedding Date, and then Nothing like the Holidays. She has also voiced roles in several animated films such as Garfield and Open Season.

Messing has received a total of six Emmy nominations, winning one, eight Screen Actors Guild nominations, winning one, and eight Golden Globe nominations.

Biography

Messing met her now former husband, Daniel Zelman, an actor and screenwriter, on their first day as graduate students at NYU in 1990. They were married on September 3, 2000, and lived in New York City. On April 7, 2004, Messing gave birth to their son, Roman Walker Zelman. In December 2011 she and her husband separated after eleven years of marriage. Messing filed for divorce on June 5, 2012.

Best films

Open Season (2006)
(Actress)
Along Came Polly (2004)
(Actress)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
(Actress)

Usually with

Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2 films)
John A. Davis
John A. Davis
(1 films)
Edward Burns
Edward Burns
(1 films)
Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Debra Messing (19 films)

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Actress

Searching
Searching (2018)
, 1h42
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about families
Actors John Cho, Debra Messing, Dominic Hoffman, Melissa Disney, Sean O'Bryan, Ashley Edner
Roles Detective Vick
Rating75% 3.799913.799913.799913.799913.79991
David Kim (John Cho), un père de famille fait tout son possible pour retrouver sa fille Margot (Michelle La), mystérieusement disparue…
Dirty Dancing, 2h10
Directed by Emile Ardolino, Wayne Blair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Katey Sagal
Roles Marjorie Houseman
Rating32% 1.624031.624031.624031.624031.62403
Été 1963, Baby, fille d'une riche famille américaine, passe ses vacances avec ses parents et sa sœur dans la région des montagnes Catskill dans l'État de New York, à la pension de la famille Kellerman. Elle se trouve mêlée à la vie des employés de la pension et se trouve confrontée à un monde qui lui est complètement étranger, celui de la danse. Malgré le désaccord de son père, Baby va connaître une histoire d'amour avec Johnny, le professeur de danse de l'établissement, issu d'un milieu social très différent de celui de la jeune femme.
Like Sunday, Like Rain, 1h44
Directed by Frank Whaley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong, J. Smith-Cameron, Olivia Luccardi, Alfredo Narciso
Roles Barbara
Rating69% 3.452723.452723.452723.452723.45272
A coming of age story, between a live-in babysitter with a 12 year old skeptical prodigy. In Brooklyn, 23-year-old Eleanor (Leighton Meester) recently broke up with her failing and disloyal musician boyfriend, Dennis (Billie Joe Armstrong). In order to leave Dennis, she had to move out from his place and crash at a friend's place while working at a Brooklyn cafe. Unfortunately, Dennis refused to let go of Eleanor and confronted her at her job; Dennis' tirade cost Eleanor her job. Eleanor tried to seek family support, however, her family aren't kind to her and she decided to crash at her friend's place one last time before seeking out a temporary job. In the upper-west side of NYC, lives Reggie, a cello and all-round genius that's bored and skeptical with life. He lives a solitary life as his parents don't have time for him and relegates caretakers to watch after him. His most recent caretaker had to leave back to Panama and Reggie's mother, Barbara, had posted an ad for a temporary sitter; Eleanor answered the call.
Nothing Like the Holidays, 1h38
Directed by Alfredo De Villa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films, Political films
Actors Luis Guzmán, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodríguez, Melonie Diaz
Roles Sarah Rodriguez
Rating61% 3.051083.051083.051083.051083.05108
At Chicago O'Hare International Airport, a group of Marines have just returned to the US from Iraq. As the Marines leave, one Marine remains and makes his way towards the exit. The Marine's name is Jesse Rodriguez (Freddy Rodriguez). The film cuts to a house where a man, Edy Rodriguez (Alfred Molina) is on a ladder nailing up a welcome home sign for Jesse. The woman, his wife, Anna Rodriguez (Elizabeth Peña) gives him a rather disgruntled look before leaving to prepare for Jesse's return.
The Women
The Women (2008)
, 1h54
Directed by Diane English
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen
Roles Edie Cohen
Rating50% 2.5005452.5005452.5005452.5005452.500545
Clothing designer Mary Haines lives in a beautiful suburban Connecticut home with her wealthy financier husband Steven and their 11-year-old daughter Molly. Her best friend since college, Sylvie Fowler, is the editor of a prominent fashion magazine that dictates the latest in taste and style for New York City fashionistas. When Sylvie learns Steven is involved with Crystal Allen, a perfume salesgirl in Saks Fifth Avenue, from chatty manicurist Tanya, she confides in the ever-pregnant Edie Cohen but hesitates to tell Mary, who discovers the news from the same woman after getting a manicure herself. Despite her mother Catherine's exhortation to keep quiet about what she knows, Mary confronts Crystal first, in a lingerie store, and then Steven, before asking for a divorce.
Purple Violets, 1h41
Directed by Edward Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Edward Burns, Debra Messing, Dennis Farina, Elizabeth Reaser
Roles Kate Scott
Rating63% 3.197913.197913.197913.197913.19791
Patti Petalson est à l'aube de devenir la plus grande romanicère américaine...
Lucky You
Lucky You (2007)
, 2h2
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Jeu, Poker
Actors Eric Bana, Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall, Debra Messing, Jean Smart, Joey Kern
Roles Suzanne Offer
Rating58% 2.948742.948742.948742.948742.94874
Set in 2003, Huck Cheever (Eric Bana) is a young and talented poker player in Las Vegas haunted by his relationship with his estranged father, L.C. Cheever (Robert Duvall), a two-time World Series of Poker Champion. Huck is a regular in Vegas poker rooms but needs $10,000 to get a seat in the World Series of Poker Main Event.
Open Season, 1h26
Directed by Roger Allers, Anthony Stacchi, Jill Culton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly, Cody Cameron
Roles Beth (voice)
Rating61% 3.050013.050013.050013.050013.05001
In the tranquil town of Timberline, 900-pound (407 kg) grizzly bear Boog enjoys a captive, but happy existence and spends his day as the star attraction of the town's nature show with nights living the life of luxury in the garage of park ranger Beth, who raised him since he was a cub. One day, the hunting fanatic Shaw drives into town with the one-antlered deer Elliot strapped to the hood of his truck. Boog frees Elliot at the last minute and against his better judgment, before Shaw can go after him. Boog never expects to see his "buddy" again. Elliot follows Boog home and finds him sleeping in the garage and starts to throw rabbits at the window. He tells him to be "free" from his garage captivity and introduces Boog to a world of sweet temptations outside of the garage that he has unknown. When Boog becomes intoxicated with sugar sweets, events quickly spiral out of control as the two ransack the town's grocery store. Elliot escapes before Boog is caught by a friend of Beth, police officer Gordy. At the nature show, Elliot who is being chased by Shaw, sees Boog who attacks him, causing the whole audience in the show to panic before Boog threatens to hurt Elliot. Shaw attempts to shoot Boog, but Beth sedates them with a tranquilizer gun before he could, thanks to Gordy. Shaw flees before he can arrest him for shooting a gun in the town. The two trouble-makers are released into the Timberline National Forest, only three days before open season starts, but they are set over the falls, where they will be safe.
The Wedding Date, 1h30
Directed by Clare Kilner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams, Jack Davenport, Peter Egan, Holland Taylor
Roles Kat Ellis
Rating62% 3.1053553.1053553.1053553.1053553.105355
Kat Ellis (Debra Messing) is a single New Yorker who returns to her parents' house in London to be the maid of honor at her younger half sister's (Amy Adams) wedding. The best man is none other than her former fiancé, who unexpectedly dumped her two years ago. Anxious about confronting him and eager to impress him, she hires suave escort Nick Mercer (Dermot Mulroney) to pose as her boyfriend.
Garfield
Garfield (2004)
, 1h20
Directed by Peter Hewitt
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Bill Murray, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Eve Brent
Roles Arlene (voice)
Rating50% 2.5104352.5104352.5104352.5104352.510435
Garfield (voiced by Bill Murray) is a happy, fat, connived, and lazy orange cat who lives with his owner, Jon Arbuckle (Breckin Meyer) in a cul-de-sac in Muncie, Indiana. Garfield passes his time by harassing Jon and mocking a neighbor Doberman Pinscher, Luca. Aside from Jon, Garfield maintains an unlikely friendship with a tiny mouse, Louis. He also interacts with and occasionally manipulates his fellow neighborhood cats, including Garfield's arch-rival Nermal and Garfield's romantic interest, Arlene (who are both seen as live-action cats).
Along Came Polly, 1h26
Directed by John Hamburg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hank Azaria, Bryan Brown
Roles Lisa Kramer
Rating60% 3.0000153.0000153.0000153.0000153.000015
Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller), an insurance actuary, is celebrating his honeymoon with newlywed wife, Lisa Kramer (Debra Messing), on the island of St. Barts but catches her having sex with Claude (Hank Azaria), a French scuba instructor. Returning home to New York alone, he attempts to piece his life back together. Reuben goes to an art gallery with his friend, Sandy Lyle (Philip Seymour Hoffman), where he runs into former junior high school classmate Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston).
Hollywood Ending, 1h52
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Gregg Edelman, Mark Rydell
Roles Lori
Rating65% 3.299853.299853.299853.299853.29985
Val Waxman (Allen) is a one-time prestigious film director lately reduced to overseeing cheesy television commercials in order to pay his bills and support his current live-in girlfriend (Debra Messing). When he is thrown off his latest effort (a deodorant commercial being filmed in the frozen north), he desperately seeks a real movie project.
The Mothman Prophecies, 1h59
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Crime
Actors Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Debra Messing, Lucinda Jenney, Alan Bates
Roles Mary Klein
Rating63% 3.198963.198963.198963.198963.19896
Newspaper columnist John Klein and his wife Mary are involved in an accident when Mary swerves to avoid a black, flying figure. John survives the crash unscathed, but Mary is hospitalized. After Mary dies of an unrelated brain tumor, John discovers mysterious drawings of the creature that she had created prior to the night of the accident.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, 1h30
Directed by John A. Davis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about music and musicians, L'enfance marginalisée, Musical films, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Debi Derryberry, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Rob Paulsen, Jeffrey Garcia, Frank Welker
Roles Cindy Vortex's mom
Rating59% 2.999072.999072.999072.999072.99907
The film starts off with a rocket carrying two boys and a robotic dog: Jimmy Neutron (Debi Derryberry), Carl Wheezer (Rob Paulsen) and Goddard (Frank Welker). Jimmy is attempting to launch a communications satellite made out of a toaster, hoping to communicate with an alien species he believes exists somewhere out in the universe. Unknown to anyone, the satellite is picked up near the planet Yolkus, home to an alien race called the Yolkians. King Goobot V (Patrick Stewart) and his assistant, Ooblar (Martin Short), watch a pre-recorded message from Jimmy, featuring him introducing himself and explaining about life on Earth.