Debra Messing
Debra Messing
Real Name/Full Name Debra Lynn Messing
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Debra Messing
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 August 1968
Age/How Old: 55 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 61 Kg
In Pounds – 134 lbs
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Maroon
Parents Name: Father – Brian Messing
Mother – Sandra Simons
Siblings: Brett Messing
School: East Greenwich High School
College: Brandeis University
Religion: Jew
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: None
Husband/Spouse Name: None
Kids/Children Name: Roman Walker Zelman
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $30 million
Last Updated: June 2024

If you have watched Will & Grace, you must be familiar with the name, Debra Messing, one of the Emmy Award nominees for the series’s role. Debra is one of the most renowned actresses and is seen in many TV shows and in many movies. She has done films like A Walk in the Clouds, one of the most famous films, and movies like Open Season. She has done a lot of films, and she is one of the most beautiful actresses today.

Well, how well do you know about Debra Messing? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Debra Messing’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography, and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Debra Messing to date.

Biography and Early Life

Debra was born on August 15 in 1968, and she was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is the daughter of Sandra who has earlier worked as a professional singer and real estate agent. Her father’s name is Brian Messing, who was a sales executive for the costume jewelry packaging manufacturer.

She is a Jew. She used to act while she was in high school, and she went to high school at East Greenwich High School. She also took some lessons in singing as well as dancing. She was also Rhode Island’s Junior Miss, and then she even went to America’s Junior Miss scholarship program which was held in Mobile, Alabama.

She was then encouraged by her parents to complete the liberal arts education, and then she went to Brandeis University. She then studied theatre at the prestigious British European Studies Group of London, also known as the BESGL. This experience solidified her desire of acting. She then graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis with a bachelor’s degree. She then enrolled in the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and from there she earned the Master of Fine Arts degree.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Debra Messing in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Debra Messing’s age is 55 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 15 August 1968. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 134 lbs in Pound and 61kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Grey and hair color is Maroon.


Debra went to Greenwich High School and later for her bachelor’s degree, she went to Brandeis University. She also masters in arts from the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Debra and Daniel Zelman met at graduation from New York University in the year 1990. Then they started dating and then got married on September 3, 2000. Then they started living in Manhattan, and then Messing gave birth to a son. The son’s name is Roman. She then got separated from her husband in 2012 as they filed for divorce on June 5, 2012. it was then announced that the divorce was finally completed on March 1, 2016.

It was then reported that has been dating Will Chase since the end of 2011, and she dated him till October 2014.

Is Debra Messing Lesbian?

No, Debra is not lesbian as she has been married for almost 12 years and later it was reported that she was dating Will Chase.

Professional Career

Debra is famous for her pre-Broadway workshop production of Tony Kushner’s Play which is known as the Angels in America: Perestroika. She has also been seen in many episodes of the TV series, NYPD Blue, and she was seen during the years 1994 and 1995. She then made her first film debut in the year 1995, and she made it with A Walk in the Clouds where she did the role of the unfaithful wife of the main character Paul Sutton.

Since Paul Sutton was Keanu Reeves, this was a movie that was one of the great hits. She was then chosen for the role of a co-star on the sitcom Ned & Stacey. This series didn’t last much longer as it lasted for two seasons. She then also appeared on Seinfeld as she was seen in two episodes. She was then also seen in the role of ABC’s dramatic science fiction TV series, Prey.

She was then seen for the TV show which was a success and titled Will & Grace. This show was a hit, and this made Debra a big star. Later in 2002, she was also named as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in The World”, and this title was given to her People.


Debra Messing has been nominated for many awards, and she has won many awards too. She has won the Primetime Emmy Award for her series, Will & Grace, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Award for Will & Grace, and a Satellite Award for the same. She has also won the GLAAD Media Award for Excellence in Media.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Debra Messing in 2024

Debra Messing Net Worth
Debra Messing Net Worth

As of 2024, the total estimated net worth of Debra Messing is around $30 million, and she has earned most of the income from her movies and web series. She is one of the most paid TV actresses. She has also made some good investments that have significantly increased her income.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Debra’s first appearance on TV was during an ABC police drama NYPD Blue.
  • She was also named as the Best Dressed Woman of 2003 by the TV GUIDE.
  • She met her first husband just after she graduated from NYU.

This was all about one of the most talented actresses of all time who is known for her series, Will & Grace and the person who has acted in many TV series. She is known for her movies and is also one of the most famous TV actresses today.


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