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), who was a professional singer, 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 paternal grandfather was Morris/Moshe Messing (the son of Chaim/Hyman Messing and Esther/Ester Mitteldorf). Morris was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Chaim was the son of Yoel Messing and Alta Malka. Esther was the daughter of Baruch Mitteldorf/Miteldorf and Rivka/Rebeka Rozenberg.
Debra’s paternal grandmother was Millie Rothblatt/Rottblatt (the daughter of Isaac Rottblatt and Rebecca Leiter). Millie was born in London, England, to a Jewish family.
Debra’s maternal grandparents were named Alfred Simons and Tinnie.
Genealogy of Debra Messing (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Debra’s paternal great-grandparents, Isaac Rottlbatt and Rebecca Leiter – https://www.familysearch.org