Debra Lynn Messing was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA on August 15, 1968. She is the daughter of Sandra, who worked as a professional singer, banker, travel and real estate agent and Brian Messing, a sales executive for a jewelry manufacturer. During her school time, she took part in different roles which includes, starring role in the musical “Annie” and “Fiddler On the Roof”. Debra Messing took lessons in dance, singing, and acting in her childhood.
Debra’s parents want to make her an artist and to fulfill her wish she attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 1993, she was praised for her performance in Broadway workshop production of Tony Kushner’s much-lauded play “Angels in America: Perestroika”.