Friday, October 07, 2005


Welcome to the newest section where I highlight a famous person that I like.

Today I'm highlighting none other than the great Debra Messing!

Debra was born on August 15, 1968, in New York City. She attended Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts. After graduating summa cum laude from Brandeis, in 1990, with a bachelors degree in theater arts, Debra gained admission to the elite Graduate Acting Program at NYU, which accepts only about 15 new students a year. Three years later she earned a masters degree in fine arts from NYU. Debra went on to work on the comedy series 'Will and Grace' (shown Thursday nights at 730 central). Will, played by Eric McCormack (who is not actually homosexual), is a gay lawyer living in New York City with Grace (Debra Messing), an endearingly clumsy and spirited interior designer who has been Will's best friend since college. The story revolves around the roommates search for love and romance. Other characters are Will's hilarious gay friend Jack (Sean Hayes), and Karen, Grace's pampered secretary (Megan Mullally). Since its premiere, in September 1998, Will & Grace has been one of the most watched shows on television. In 1999 Will & Grace won the People's Choice Award for favorite new comedy series, and in 2000 it won an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series. For her work on Will & Grace, Debra won the 2001 TV Guide Award for actress of the year in a comedy series; a 2001 Screen Actors Guild Award as a member of the shows ensemble cast; and a 2002 Golden Satellite Award, from the International Press Academy, among other honors. She was nominated for an Emmy Award as outstanding lead actress in a comedy series in 2000, 2001, and 2002, received Golden Globe Award nominations in each of those years, and has been nominated several times for an American Comedy Award. Debra is also known for her acting in films. She has worked/stared in such films as Mothman Prophecies, McHale's Navy, Along Came Polly, and The Wedding Date. She married Daniel Zelman September 3, 2000 and has one child named Roman.

And there you have it! Famous Friday! tune in next week to see who's next :)


Janice said...

I think she is so funny, I enjoy her acting and watching that show, forgot the name.

Jenny said...

will and grace.

Veronika said...

I like her, too. She is truly a great actress. I thought their characters were friends from childhood, not college.

Jenny said...

no they met in college.

Veronika said...

My bad. Needless to say I don't watch it much

Veronika said...

P.S. I like your new layout. It's original.