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Debra Messing

Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an American actress. She is widely known for her television roles in Will & Grace, The Starter Wife and her current series Smash. Following her graduation from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Messing rose to prominence in several short-lived series, such as the Fox sitcom Ned & Stacey and the ABC's sci-fi Prey. It was her casting as Grace Adler in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace which earned her both commercial and critical success. The series ran for eight seasons, and in 2003 she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance. She also received critical acclaim for her work as Molly Kagan in the mini-series The Starter Wife. As of 2012, she is starring as Julia Houston, a leading role in the NBC musical drama series Smash. Throughout her career she has been nominated for a total of six Emmy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards. Messing was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, the daughter of Sandra (née Simons), who has worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a

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