Debra Messing Net Worth

What is Debra Messing’s net worth and salary?

Debra Messing, an American actress, has a net worth of $25 million. She is most famous for her roles as Grace Adler in NBC’s sitcom “Will & Grace” and Molly Kagan in the mini-series “The Starter Wife.” Messing has been nominated for six Emmy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

Debra Messing’s Salary on “Will & Grace”

During the height of “Will & Grace,” Debra Messing was paid a base salary of $250,000 per episode, which equates to roughly $6 million per season. This amount does not include any royalties she may have earned from the show.

Early Life and Education

Debra Messing was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1968. Her parents were Sandra, a professional singer, banker, and travel agent, and Brian Messing, a sales executive. When she was three, her family moved to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, where Messing became involved in school productions, including “Annie” and “Grease.” She attended Brandeis University and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a Master’s Degree in three years.

Debra Messing: Career Highlights

Debra Messing won acclaim for her performance in the pre-Broadway workshop production of “Angels in America” in 1993. She appeared on the TV series “NYPD Blue” and made her film debut in “A Walk in the Clouds” in 1995. She co-starred on the Fox series “Net & Stacey” from 1995 to 1997 and appeared in two episodes of “Seinfeld” in 1996 and 1997. In 1998, she played a leading role in ABC’s science fiction TV show “Prey” before auditioning for and winning the role of Grace Adler on the extremely popular and award-winning “Will & Grace” on NBC from 1998 to 2006.

Messing was named 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People in 2002 and TV Guide picked her as its Best Dressed Woman in 2003. She has appeared in several films, including “Hollywood Ending,” “Along Came Polly,” and “The Wedding Date,” and provided the voice of Arlene in the 2004 film “Garfield.” She made her Broadway debut in John Patrick Shanley’s play “Outside Mullingar” and starred in the police procedural television show “The Mysteries of Laura” from 2014 to 2016. In 2017, Messing portrayed Marjorie Houseman in the television remake of the film “Dirty Dancing” and reprised her role of Grace Adler on the NBC revival of “Will & Grace” from 2017 to 2020. In 2020, she appeared in two feature films, “Irresistible” and “The Dark Divide.”

Debra Messing’s Awards and Honors

Debra Messing has received numerous accolades for her work in television. She won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2003 and has been nominated for six Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition, she was nominated for Favorite Funny Female Star in the People’s Choice Awards in 2005.

In 2005, Messing and her “Will & Grace” co-star, Megan Mullally, were awarded the Women in Film Lucy Award for their creative works that enhanced the perception of women through television. In 2017, Messing received the Excellence in Media Award from GLAAD for her contributions to the LGBTQ+ community. That same year, she was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and received a star for her contribution to television.

Debra Messing’s Personal Life and Political Views

Debra Messing married actor and screenwriter Daniel Zelman in September 2000, and they had a son together in April 2004. However, they separated after 11 years of marriage in December 2011, and Messing filed for divorce in June 2012. The divorce was finalized on March 1, 2016. Messing dated her “Smash” co-star Will Chase from 2011 to October 2014.

In March 2020, Messing shared a video and a tweet criticizing President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. She referred to him as a “Liar in Chief” and stated that innumerable people, including him, will die because of his lies and inaction. Messing also questioned MAGA supporters if they realized that Trump should be voted out of office in the 2020 Presidential election. She was one of many celebrities who urged American citizens to take the COVID-19 outbreak seriously and criticized leadership during the outbreak.

Debra Messing Sells Bel Air Mansion for $11.4 Million

In 2002, Debra Messing and her then-husband, Daniel Zelman, purchased Renée Zellweger’s Bel Air mansion for $7.5 million. The property, which boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a tennis court, was put on the market in 2013 and sold for $11.4 million.

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