Debra Messing Net Worth

We sure love our actresses. Debra Messing is no exception. As an Television producer, Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian from Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States. Born on August 15, 1968 into the family of Brian Messing, Sandra Simons Brett Messing, this United States of America woman is famous for her many roles on large and small movies as well as TV. Standing at 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m), Debra Messing studied and graduated from East Greenwich High School, Brandeis University, London-based British European Studio Group Theatre, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. The actress’ family is comprised of her spouse Daniel Zelman (m. 2000–2012), kids Roman Walker Zelman. As most of famous actresses, Debra Messing has amassed a large net worth with a lot of money under her name. Successful box office hits and terrific performances on the small and large screen have earned this woman tons of accolades and recognition across the board. So, what about numbers? Her net worth is calculated to be $18 Million.

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So how rich is Debra Messing? It is estimated that Debra’s net worth is $18 million. There is no explanation needed from where this money was accumulated as it is pretty clear that all Debra’s success came from roles in movies and television shows. While Debra continues her acting career, her net worth only grows now that she has started acting on Broadway as well.

When Debra Messing was studying at East Greenwich High School, she appeared in different events at the school, singing and acting. Debra was quite good, and also liked being the centre of attention, so she decided to improve her dancing, acting and singing skills. Debra graduated from Brandeis University with a BA, and then studied at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree, learning more secrets of acting and performing along the way. In 1995 Debra acted in her first movie, called “Walk in the Clouds”, where she had an opportunity to meet such actors as Keanu Reeves, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini and others. Although in only a supporting role, she still received a lot of praise and got her noticed, meaning a lot to her at that time. This movie also marked the start of Debra Messing’s net worth’s growth. One of her most famous roles was as Grace Adler in almost 200 episodes of the TV series entitled “Will & Grace”, which aired from 1998 until 2006, and which had a huge impact on the growth of Messing’s net worth. Other shows and movies that Debra has appeared in include “Jesus”, “Lucky You”, “Like Sunday, Like Rain”, “Prey”, “King of the Hill” and others. All these appearances made Debra’s net worth grow.

Overall, Debra Messing has appeared in almost 20 films, and over 300 episodes of various TV series. Debra has not only been acclaimed by her fans all over the world, but her work has also been acknowledged by different awards. Some of them include Screen Actors Guild Award, TV Guide Award, Satellite Award and others. Recently, Debra decided to check her talent in another sphere: acting on stage, something she hadn’t done since the early 90s. This decision will probably also be successful in her career.

While talking about Debra Messing’s personal life, it can be said that she was married to popular actor Daniel Zelman(2000-2012) – they have one son. Later she had a relationship with Will Chase but it did not last long.

All in all, Debra Messing is a spectacular woman, who now has many fans all over the world and whose talent is acclaimed among others in the industry. If she continues acting, there is a high chance that Debra’s net worth will grow.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Debra Messing
  • Net Worth: $18 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 15, 1968
  • Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian
  • Education: East Greenwich High School, Brandeis University, London-based British European Studio Group Theatre, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Spouse: Daniel Zelman (m. 2000–2012)
  • Children: Roman Walker Zelman
  • Parents: Brian Messing, Sandra Simons
  • Siblings: Brett Messing
  • Nicknames: Debra Lynn Messing , Debra Lynn Moessing
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DebraMessing
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/debramessing
  • Google+: http://plus.google.com/+DebraMessing
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealdebramessing
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005226
  • Allmusic: www.allmusic.com/artist/debra-messing-mn0002169248
  • Awards: Golden Raspberry Award , Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2003), Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance (2001), Satellite Award for Best Actress (2003, 2002)tstanding Female Lead in a Mini Series (2008)
  • Nominations: Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Gracie Allen Award – Outstanding Female Lead in a Mini Series (2008)
  • Movies: “A Walk in the Clouds”, “The Mothman Prophecies”, “Hollywood Ending”, “Along Came Polly”, “The Wedding Date”, “Lucky You”, “The Women”, “Nothing like the Holidays”
  • TV Shows: ‘v (1995-1997), “Prey” (1998), “The Starter Wife” (2007-2008), “The Mysteries of Laura” (2014-2016)

Quotes

  • [on her childhood] I did feel different being Jewish. I felt like an outcast throughout elementary school.
  • I’m fascinated by diamonds. When I put diamonds on, my hands start to shake.
  • 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.
  • “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.

Facts

  • Although she’s known for being a redhead, she is actually a brunette.
  • Debra won Best Featured Actress for “Like Sunday, Like Rain” at the 2014 Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
  • 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.
  • Studied circus courses (i.e. juggling, the trapeze) while at New York University.
  • Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
  • 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.
  • (June 5, 2012) Filed for divorce from her husband Daniel Zelman after 11 years of marriage and 6 months of separation.
  • Ranked #22 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV (2011).
  • 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).
  • Was six months pregnant with her son, Roman Zelman, when she completed filming on the sixth season of Will & Grace (1998).
  • Her father, Brian Messing, is a packaging executive (jewelry packaging).
  • Sister-in-law of Aaron Zelman and Cynthia LaMontagne.
  • MFA in Acting – New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1993).
  • Her family is Ashkenazi Jewish (her ancestors immigrated from Poland and Russia).
  • Would have been litigator if she wasn’t an actress.
  • Loves gambling (blackjack).
  • Replaced Sherilyn Fenn as the female lead in Prey (1998).
  • Played the leading role as Sandy in her high school musical production of “Grease”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beat Nicollette Sheridan for the role of “Grace Adler” on Will & Grace (1998) at the final auditions.
  • Was Rhode Island’s Junior Miss in 1986.
  • Named TV Guide’s “best dressed woman” in 2003
  • Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
  • Is severely allergic to flowers and perfumes.
  • Following undergraduate training, went on to earn Master’s degree in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
  • Graduated from Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA).

Trademarks

  • Red hair

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
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
Title Year Status Character
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
Title Year Status Character
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
Title Year Status Character
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
Title Year Status Character
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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