Debra Messing

Debra Messing

Highest Rated: 93% The Dark Divide (2020)

Lowest Rated: 3% McHale's Navy (1997)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1968

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A vivacious performer with a knack for verbal and physical comedy, actress Debra Messing was a Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actress who dominated the sitcom scene for eight years as lovelorn interior designer Grace Adler on "Will and Grace" (ABC, 1998-2006). It was during this masterful run as the ditzy Adler that Messing received the ultimate compliment for any comedienne, an oft-cited comparison to Lucille Ball. During and after the show's run, Messing found time to make her mark in feature films like "Hollywood Ending" (2002), "Along Came Polly" (2004) and "The Wedding Date" (2005), while even voicing characters in animated films like "Garfield: The Movie" (2004) and "Open Season" (2006). She earned considerable acclaim as a spurned wife and mother on the popular summer miniseries, "The Starter Wife" (USA Network, 2007), which earned her more awards recognition. Though the series based on "The Starter Wife" failed to catch on with audiences in 2008, Messing returned to the fore with a leading role on the popular musical drama "Smash" (NBC, 2012-13). Regardless of the project, the red-haired beauty always delivered a quality performance that more often than not brought her both critical and commercial success.

Highest rated movies

The Dark Divide Searching
Nothing Like the Holidays
The Mothman Prophecies
Like Sunday, Like Rain
Hollywood Ending
A Walk in the Clouds
13: The Musical

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 38% 13: The Musical Jessica Goldman (Character) - 2022
93% 58% The Dark Divide Thea Pyle (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stucco Counselor (Character) - 2019
91% 87% Searching Detective Vick (Character) $26.0M 2018
19% 16% Dirty Dancing Marjorie Houseman (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 63% Albion: The Enchanted Stallion The Queen (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
50% 65% Like Sunday, Like Rain Unknown (Character) $27.1K 2014
54% 42% Nothing Like the Holidays Sarah (Character) $7.5M 2008
14% 38% The Women Edie Cohen (Character) $26.9M 2008
No Score Yet 60% Purple Violets Kate Scott (Character) - 2007
28% 28% Lucky You Suzanne (Character) $5.8M 2007
49% 57% Open Season Beth (Voice) - 2006
11% 67% The Wedding Date Kat Ellis (Character) $31.6M 2005
15% 38% Garfield: The Movie Arlene (Voice) $75.4M 2004
27% 47% Along Came Polly Lisa Kramer (Character) $87.9M 2004
47% 49% Hollywood Ending Lori (Character) $4.8M 2002
52% 56% The Mothman Prophecies Mary Klein (Character) $35.2M 2002
No Score Yet 71% Jesus Mary Magdalene (Character) - 1999
3% 38% McHale's Navy Lt. Penelope Carpenter (Character) $4.4M 1997
46% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Betty Sutton (Character) $48.0M 1995

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016 2018 2020
74% 72% Will & Grace Grace Adler (Character) 2017-2020
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 70% Project Runway All Stars Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2014 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008 2014 2016-2018
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet 72% Nightcap Unknown (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Dancing Marjorie Houseman (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2014 2017
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2016
24% 76% The Mysteries of Laura Laura Diamond (Character) 2014-2016
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeopardy! Guest 2015
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
68% 79% Smash Julia Houston (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 100% Funny or Die's Billy on the Street Guest 2013
No Score Yet 84% Project Runway Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% Project Accessory Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Alicia Harding (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Starter Wife Molly Kagan (Character),
Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Starter Wife Molly Kagan (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Grace Adler (Character) 1998-2006
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson (Guest Voice) 2002
33% No Score Yet Prey Dr. Sloan Parker (Character) 1998
89% 92% Seinfeld Beth (Guest Star) 1996-1997
64% No Score Yet Ned and Stacey Stacey Colbert (Character) 1995-1997
38% 80% Partners Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
83% 83% NYPD Blue Dana Abandando (Guest Star) 1994-1995