SHE’S the pleasing redhead who rose to celebrity on Will Grace but Debra Messing isn’t just a one-trick pony.
The singer has had an extraordinary career to date, and as the beloved sitcom finally earnings to UK screens after an 11 year absence, here’s all you need to know about her.
Who is Debra Messing?
Debra Messing was innate in Brooklyn, New York on Aug 15, 1968, making her 49 years old.
She is Jewish with Polish and Russian stock and grew up in Rhode Island with her family.
Debra was supposed into the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts in 1990 and warranted a Master of Fine Arts degree.
When did Debra first play Grace Adler in Will Grace?
After brief stints in shows including NYPD Blue and sitcom Ned Stacey, Debra won the role of Grace Adler in NBC’s Will Grace in 1998.
Debra played the role of the highly-strung interior engineer for eight seasons until 2006 but after reuniting for a 10-minute Presidential election special in Sep 2016, NBC announced the show would be coming back for a code new season.
Series 9 aired in America last year, and it is finally attack British shores on Friday, Jan 5 on Channel 5 at 10pm.
What else has Debra starred in?
While Will Grace was still in its strange run, Debra starred in a series of cinema including Along Came Polly with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston, and The Wedding Date conflicting Dermot Mulroney.
Her other film credits embody The Mothman Prophecies, The Women and Open Season, where she supposing the voice of Beth.
Debra has also worked on other TV shows aside from Will Grace, including Smash and The Mysteries of Laura.
Is Debra married?
Debra married actor and screenwriter Daniel Zelman in Sep 2000, a decade after they first met on their first day as connoisseur students at New York University.
The singer gave birth to the couple’s only child, son Roman in Apr 2004.
The couple distant in Dec 2011 and Debra filed for divorce in Jun of the following year.
The divorce was finalised in Mar 2016.