Debra Messing

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Quotes (8)

  • Debra: (asked to reveal her favourite "Will And Grace" episode) Lows In The Mid Eighties, which was the flashback episode to when Will tells Grace he's gay. I really loved the excuse for us to see their history before he came out. We all wore ridiculous wigs and he wore braces. It was fun to play and also really moving.

  • Debra: (on saying goodbye to Will And Grace) We've been together for eight years, and it always hung over us, wondering how long the show would go on, so I think we're all grateful and thrilled it's been this long. But we've also had plenty of time to think about the inevitable and we knew it would end eventually. Having said that, don't think we haven't all been crying the whole time!

  • Debra: (on winning her first Emmy) I can't imagine it being more sweet. You just hope that you will get the opportunity to do what you love and pay your bills, and that is being a success as an actor. The accolades, this is otherworldly. I have never allowed myself the ability to dream this far.

  • Debra: Ask everyone whether they're an actor or a doctor or a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion. But unfortunately, because actors are in the public eye, whether we want it or not, sometimes our opinions carry more weight or influence than they deserve.

  • Debra: (On reports she didn't attend Megan Mullally's wedding) It's well known in the community that people are paid for stories; it's the dark side of the business. All four of us have had things written about us that have been hurtful-flat-out lies. As for Megan's wedding, there were only a handful of people there and I was one of them. Megan and I are very close, she threw a baby shower for me and sang at my wedding. We really are a family, we're very supportive of each other.

  • Debra: (on Will & Grace) It's a show about friendship. That's what drew me to it, just the fact that these two characters know each other so well that they can practically read each other's minds.

  • Debra: (speaking of the show Will & Grace) I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will & Grace's isn't such a stretch.

  • Debra: (on meeting her husband) He was different from anyone I'd been interested in before. I'm so right out on the table. But he was quiet and introspective. I couldn't stop wondering about him.

Trivia (25)

  • Debra was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical from 2000-2005 for her series Will and Grace.

  • Debra was nominated for a 2008 SAG Award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries' for her project The Starter Wife. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from 2001-2005 for Will and Grace. She won in 2001. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2001 and 2004, also for Will and Grace.

  • On December 13, 2007, Debra was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the "Actress In A Leading Role - Mini-Series Or Television Movie" category for her performance in The Starter Wife.

  • Debra appeared in Garth Brooks' I Don't have to wonder (1997) Video. She played the bride who ends up getting killed in a car accident on a bridge.

  • While starring in Will and Grace, Debra appeared in a public service announcement about teen violence for NBC's The More You Know campaign.

  • In her high school musical production of Grease, Debra played the leading role as Sandy.

  • In 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and again in 2006, Debra was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Will & Grace). In 2003, she won the award.

  • Debra was called the most ravishing redhead in a celebrity hair survey conducted by Wella in December 2003.

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