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Debra Messing
Actress Debra Messing, who is expecting her first child this summer poses as she arrives for the 10th annual Screen Actor Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California February 22, 2004. .UPI/Jim Ruymen

Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Grace Adler in the sitcom Will & Grace and as Molly Kagan in The Starter Wife. Both roles have garnered her a total of eight Golden Globe nominations and six Emmy Award nominations, winning one.

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.

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