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.