Actors

Debra Messing Net Worth

Debra Messing Net Worth is
$20 Million

Debra Messing's salary
$125 Thousand Per Episode

Debra Messing Biography

The web worth of American-born actress Debra Lynn Messing


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDebra Messing
Net Worth$20 Million
Salary$125 Thousand Per Episode
Date Of BirthAugust 15, 1968
Height1.73 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Comedian, Voice Actor
EducationBrandeis University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, East Greenwich High School
NationalityAmerican
SpouseDaniel Zelman
ChildrenRoman Walker Zelman
ParentsBrian Messing, Sandra Simons
SiblingsBrett Messing
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/DebraMessing
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/debramessing
Google+http://plus.google.com/+DebraMessing
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/therealdebramessing
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Glamour Woman of the Year Award
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer
MoviesThe Wedding Date, Along Came Polly, The Women, Hollywood Ending, The Mothman Prophecies, A Walk in the Clouds, Open Season, Nothing like the Holidays, Like Sunday, Like Rain, Lucky You, Garfield: The Movie, McHale's Navy, Purple Violets, Jesus, Marion's Triumph, Wright vs. Wrong
TV ShowsThe Mysteries of Laura, Smash, The Starter Wife, Will & Grace, Prey, Ned and Stacey


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Although she's known for being a redhead, she is actually a brunette.
2 Debra won Best Featured Actress for "Like Sunday, Like Rain" at the 2014 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
3 The pilot of her new show, The Mysteries of Laura (2014) is dedicated to the memory of her mother, Sandy Messing, who died between production and the initial broadcast.
4 Studied circus courses (i.e. juggling, the trapeze) while at New York University.
5 Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
6 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son Roman Walker Zelman on April 7, 2004. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Daniel Zelman.
7 (June 5, 2012) Filed for divorce from her husband Daniel Zelman after 11 years of marriage and 6 months of separation.
8 Ranked #22 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV (2011).
9 Returned to work three months after giving birth to her son, Roman Zelman, in order to begin filming the seventh season of Will & Grace (1998).
10 Was six months pregnant with her son, Roman Zelman, when she completed filming on the sixth season of Will & Grace (1998).
11 Her father, Brian Messing, is a packaging executive (jewelry packaging).
12 Sister-in-law of Aaron Zelman and Cynthia LaMontagne.
13 MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1993).
14 Her family is Ashkenazi Jewish (her ancestors immigrated from Poland and Russia).
15 Would have been litigator if she wasn't an actress.
16 Loves gambling (blackjack).
17 Replaced Sherilyn Fenn as the female lead in Prey (1998).
18 Played the leading role as Sandy in her high school musical production of "Grease".
19 Appeared with her Will & Grace (1998) co-star, Shelley Morrison, in the Prey (1998) episode, Prey: Revelations (1998). While Messing was a steady member of the cast, Morrison only had a guest-starring role.
20 Although her son Roman is not deaf, she has taught him a few words in sign language to make communication easier for him until he's more able to talk.
21 Beat Nicollette Sheridan for the role of "Grace Adler" on Will & Grace (1998) at the final auditions.
22 Was Rhode Island's Junior Miss in 1986.
23 Named TV Guide's "best dressed woman" in 2003
24 Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
25 Is severely allergic to flowers and perfumes.
26 Following undergraduate training, went on to earn Master's degree in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
27 Graduated from Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA).


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Will & Grace (1998) about $600,000 per episode for 2005/ 2006 season.
Will & Grace (1998) $250,000 /episode


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Red hair


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on her childhood] I did feel different being Jewish. I felt like an outcast throughout elementary school.
2 I'm fascinated by diamonds. When I put diamonds on, my hands start to shake.
3 I can't imagine it being more sweet. You just hope that you will get the opportunity to do what you love and pay your bills, and that is being a success as an actor. The accolades - this is otherworldly. I have never allowed myself the ability to dream this far. - On winning her first Emmy.
4 "He's the best human being I know, he makes me a better person every day. I'm never happier than when I'm with him." - Said about her husband Daniel in a Cosmopolitan interview: 2000.


Pictures

All Debra Messing pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Lead - Mini-Series The Starter Wife (2007)
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2005 Lucy Award Women in Film Lucy Awards
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2002 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998) Sean Hayes

Eric McCormack

Megan Mullally
2001 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Actress of the Year in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Actress in a New TV Series
2012 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Comeback Smash (2012)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical The Starter Wife (2008)
2009 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress The Women (2008) Annette Bening

Eva Mendes

Jada Pinkett Smith

Meg Ryan
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Starter Wife (2007)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries The Starter Wife (2007)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie The Starter Wife (2007)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Actress The Starter Wife (2007)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries The Starter Wife (2007)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Starter Wife (2007)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2006 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress Will & Grace (1998)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Funny Female Star
2005 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female Television Star
2005 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998) Sean Hayes

Eric McCormack

Megan Mullally
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress Will & Grace (1998)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998) Sean Hayes

Eric McCormack

Shelley Morrison

Megan Mullally
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2003 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998) Sean Hayes

Eric McCormack

Megan Mullally
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2002 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998) Sean Hayes

Eric McCormack

Shelley Morrison

Megan Mullally
2002 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress, Comedy Will & Grace (1998)
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2001 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication Will & Grace (1998)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2001 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Actress Will & Grace (1998)
2000 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Will & Grace (1998)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2000 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication Will & Grace (1998)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
2000 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a New Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)
1999 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actress in a Quality Comedy Series Will & Grace (1998)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion 2016 post-production The Queen
Dirty Dancing TV Movie post-production Marjorie Houseman
The Mysteries of Laura 2014-2016 TV Series Laura Diamond
Like Sunday, Like Rain 2014 Barbara
Smash 2012-2013 TV Series Julia Houston
It Could Be Worse 2013 TV Mini-Series Ann
Mother's Day 2013 TV Movie Ella
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 TV Series Alicia Harding
Wright vs. Wrong 2010 TV Movie Evelyn Wright
The Starter Wife 2008 TV Series Molly Kagan
Nothing Like the Holidays 2008 Sarah Rodriguez
The Women 2008/I Edie Cohen
The Starter Wife 2007 TV Mini-Series Molly Kagan
Lucky You 2007 Suzanne Offer
Purple Violets 2007 Kate Scott
Open Season 2006 Beth (voice)
Will & Grace 1998-2006 TV Series Grace Adler
Will & Grace: Say Goodnight Gracie 2006 TV Movie Grace Adler
The Wedding Date 2005 Kat Ellis
Garfield 2004 Arlene (voice)
Along Came Polly 2004 Lisa Kramer
King of the Hill 2002 TV Series Mrs. Hilgren-Bronson
Hollywood Ending 2002 Lori
The Mothman Prophecies 2002 Mary Klein
Jesus 1999 TV Movie Mary Magdalene
Celebrity 1998 TV Reporter at Lupus Office
Prey 1998 TV Series Dr. Sloan Parker
Ned and Stacey 1995-1997 TV Series Stacey Colbert
Seinfeld 1996-1997 TV Series Beth
McHale's Navy 1997 Lt. Penelope Carpenter
Partners 1995 TV Series Stacey
A Walk in the Clouds 1995 Betty Sutton
NYPD Blue 1994-1995 TV Series Dana Abandando

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion 2016 executive producer post-production
Mother's Day 2013 TV Movie co-executive producer
Wright vs. Wrong 2010 TV Movie executive producer
The Starter Wife 2008 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mysteries of Laura 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smash 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Will & Grace 2002-2006 TV Series performer - 6 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Host
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 2002 TV Series Herself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2002 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Squares 2002 TV Series Herself - Guest Appearance
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999-2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series / Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
1st Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The Annual Museum of TV and Radio Honors. A Salute to Jerry Seinfeld and David E. Kelly 1998 TV Movie Herself
Harry 2016 TV Series Herself
Match Game 2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Panelist
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2008-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2004-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows 2016 TV Special Herself
Jeopardy! 2015 TV Series Herself - Clue Giver / Herself - Celebrity Contestant
Extra 2003-2015 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2015 TV Series Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night 2015 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Mysteries of Laura / Herself - The Mysteries of Laura
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
The Insider 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
The Story Behind 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Project Runway All Stars 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The View 2004-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
The Doctors 2013 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Katie 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Project Runway 2006-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge / Herself - Audience & Actress
Late Show with David Letterman 2000-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fashion News Live 2011 TV Series Herself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Shalom Sesame 2010 TV Series Herself (2010)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sesame Street 2009 TV Series Herself
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2002-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Larry King Live 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
The Rachel Zoe Project 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
TV's All-Time Funniest: A Paley Center for Media Special 2008 TV Special Herself
Made in NY PSA Campaign 2007 Short Herself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Will & Grace: The Final Bow (Curtain Call) 2006 Video short Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter: Best Television Series - Drama
Will & Grace: Backstage Pass 2005 TV Movie documentary Grace Adler
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
A Date with Debra 2005 Video documentary short Herself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Total Request Live 2005 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series [Musical or Comedy]
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
The Making of Along Came Polly 2004 Video short Herself
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series / Co-Presenter
The Isaac Mizrahi Show 2003 TV Series Herself - Guest
Marion's Triumph 2003 Video documentary Narrator
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Will on Will & Grace 2003 TV Movie documentary Grace Adler
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