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Full Name: Debra Messing
Height: 5' 8"
Date of Birth: August 15, 1968
Daughter Of: Brian Messing, Sandy
Place of Birth: New York City borough of Brooklyn
At a Glance: Debra attended Brandeis University, in Waltham,
Massachusetts where she majored in theater arts, and spent half of her
junior year studying in London's prestigious B.E.S.G.L. program. Later she
was accepted into New York University's elite Graduate Acting Program and
received her M.F.A. three years later.
Success came in 1993 for her acting in the pre-Broadway workshop production
of Tony Kushner’s much-lauded play Angels in America: Perestroika. She also
worked in three episodes of the award-winning television series NYPD Blue
where she played the part of Dana Abandando – the conniving sister of one
of the main characters.
In 1995 Messing made her film debut, in the director Alfonso Arau’s love
story A Walk in the Clouds, in which she had a small role as the wife of a
World War II veteran (Keanu Reeves).
In 1998 Messing got the chance to act in lead role as the bioanthropologist
Sloan Parker on ABCs dramatic science-fiction television series Prey.
Messing also worked underfamous productions such as, Four Dogs and a Bone.
When not working, Debra supports such charities as the Gay Men's Health
Crisis, AmFAR and Best Friend's Pet Sanctuary.