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. Her parents are both Jewish (of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent). Debra had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony at a Reform temple.

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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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.

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