An avid humanitarian, Messing has spent much of her leisure time supporting charities like Gay Men's Health Crisis, Best Friend's Pet Sanctuary and Am FAR.As for her private life, the redheaded beauty, who is harshly allergic to flowers and perfumes, married her college sweetheart, actor and writer Daniel Zelman, on September 3, 2000, after their eight-year courtship.
Commenting about the event Debra said, Hes really into kissing now. He kisses the ottoman, he kisses the chair, he kisses Angelina Jolie on the cover of a magazine and then he says, Mama.Im like, Kid, if you say Mama to Angelina Jolie, you could have anything you want, because shes so gorgeous!Rhode Island's Junior Miss The daughter of Jewish parents, Debra Messing was born on August 15, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York. “She is completely smitten with him.” Earlier this month, it was announced that Debra, 43, and her producer husband of 10 years Daniel Zelman split earlier this year. Chase, 41, and his wife of two years, Broadway actress Stephanie Gibson, are getting a divorce.Chase has two daughters, Gracie and Daisy, from a previous marriage.
Background: Emmy-winning actress Debra Messing became famous with her portrayal of neurotic interior designer Grace Adler in the NBC hit sitcom "Will & Grace"(1998, opposite Eric Mc Cormack).
During her period in the series, Messings brilliant acting handed her several awards, including an Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild, a TV Guide award and two Golden Satellite awards.
She also nabbed three Emmy nominations, and a Golden Globe and Screen Actor Guild nomination.
On the big screen, the American actress dotted her resume with such films as Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998) and Hollywood Ending (2002), the supernatural thriller The Mothman Prophecies (2002), the star-filled film Along Came Polly (2004), was heard in the animated film Garfield: The Movie (2004) and starred in The Wedding Date (2005).
Fans will soon catch her in the upcoming drama Lucky You (2006) and the animated Open Season (2006).
Off screen, Debra Messing was listed as one of People Magazines 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002 and was named TV Guide's Best-Dressed Woman in 2003.