Debra Messing

by ethnic on July 24, 2009

8th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - Vanity Fair Magazine Party - Arrivals

Birth Name: Debra Lynn Messing

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 15, 1968

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Debra Messing is an American actress.

Debra is the daughter of Sandra (Simons) and Brian Messing. Her parents are both Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent). Debra had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony at a Reform temple. She was raised in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and was Rhode Island’s Junior Miss in 1986.

Debra has a son with her former husband, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director Daniel Zelman. Daniel is also Jewish.

Debra’s maternal grandparents were Alfred Simons and Tinnie.


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neiltennant November 11, 2017 at 2:57 am

she looks like RITA HAYWORTH

in WILL AND GRACE she even made fun of that fact

when WILL TRUMAN said,, Yes you and Rita Hayworth are similar and even the died colored hair”

J.J. November 5, 2013 at 6:59 am

correction; her eyes are grey/green

follers September 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

Thank you! BTW, ethnic, do you know why the comments on Keanu Reeves’ and Anna Chlumsky’s pages are disabled? I have wanted to debate their ethnicities there. :-) (kidding).

ethnic September 23, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Hmm will look into it. Thanks Follers

follers September 24, 2013 at 1:06 am

Giovanni Ribisi is another one with a disabled comments section.

ethnic September 24, 2013 at 6:23 am

should be good now. pic added too.

ethnic September 24, 2013 at 6:27 am

those profiles should be good to go now. no wonder Neanu didnt have any comments yet.

J.J. September 22, 2013 at 11:35 pm

correction; her eyes are forest green (green+brown) and her hair is dark brown (brunette) (dyed red) I think it should be listed

Holly88 October 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

She’s of Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.

neiltennant December 30, 2017 at 4:39 am

she said also Austrian Jewish in a talk show years ago

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