Debras father is Brian Missing, a sales executive for a jewelry company, while her mother is Sandy Messing, a housewife with various kinds of jobs, including professional singer, banker, travel agent and real estate agent. I'm never happier than when I'm with him," Debra Messing said about her husband.
When Debra was three, her family took her and her older brother, Brett Messing, and relocated to a quiet town outside Providence, Rhode Island, where she was crowned the 1986 Rhode Island's Junior Miss. Debra met actor/director Daniel Zelman on their first day at NYU as graduate students.
In her junior year, Debra flew to England to study theater with the prominent British European Studio Group. A from Brandeis in 1990 with summa cum laude distinction and was one of 15 students to study at New York University's Graduate Acting Program. Debra gave birth to a baby son named Roman Walker Zelman on April 7, 2004.
With son and husband, the actress currently lives in Los Angeles.
While working on Will & Grace, the actress reprised the role of young Dr.
Sloan Parker in the short-lived sci-fi series "Prey" (1998), but the show was quickly axed after only one season.
Messings 17-month-old son recently headlined the media for kissing Angelina Jolie on the cover of a magazine and calling her Mama.
Commenting about the event Debra said, Hes really into kissing now. He kisses the ottoman, he kisses the chair, he kisses Angelina Jolie on the cover of a magazine and then he says, Mama.After her film debut, she went back to TV to star in the Fox sitcom "Ned and Stacey" (1995), a series about a young woman and a young man who enter into a marriage for reasons rather than love.When the shows ended in 1997, Messing was cast in the lead role of young bioanthropologist Dr.Moreover, Messing finally took home an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2003 after receiving the Emmy nomination for three consecutive years (2000-2002).She also earned nominations for Best Actress at the Golden Globes (2002) and at the Screen Actor Guild Awards (2004).During her period in the series, Messings brilliant acting handed her several awards, including an Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild, a TV Guide award and two Golden Satellite awards.