Birth Name: Debra Messing
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born Debra Lynn Messing in Brooklyn, NY on Aug. 15, 1968, Messing's parents recognized her preoccupation with acting and singing when she put on performances in their East Greenwich, RI home for family and visitors while still a small child. The Messings encouraged their daughter to pursue a career in the arts, sending her to numerous performing arts camps during her adolescence. Following a high school tenure filled with numerous turns in musical and dramatic productions - with occasional moments of anti-Semitism thrown at her which the undaunted Messing used to strengthen her personality and resolve - she attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts. During her junior year, she also studi...
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