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Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Grace Adler in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace and as Molly Kagan in the critically acclaimed mini-series The Starter Wife. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award and throughout her career she has accumulated eight Golden Globe Award nominations and six Emmy Award nominations. 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 costume jewelry packaging manufacturer. Messing is Jewish, a descendant of immigrants from Russia and Poland. When Messing was three, she moved with her parents and her older brother, Brett, to East Greenwich, about 15 miles from Providence, Rhode Island. During her high school years, she acted and sang in a number of high school productions at East Greenwich High School, including the starring roles in...

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