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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dsc_2002_v2.jpg]] ˛˛Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968 in New York City, New York) is an American actress who is best known for playing Grace Adler on Creator/{{NBC}}'s ''Series/WillAndGrace''. She also starred in the miniseries ''The Starter Wife'' and later ''Series/TheMysteriesOfLaura''. ˛˛She is active in various progressive causes, notably reprising her role as Grace on the condition that Grace be a feminist.˛----˛!!Selected Filmography:˛* ''Series/NedAndStacey'' (1995-1997): Stacey Colbert.˛* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' (1996-1997): Beth Lookner.˛* ''Series/{{Prey}}'' (1998): Dr. Sloan Parker.˛* ''Series/WillAndGrace'' (1998-2006, 2017-2020): Grace Adler.˛* ''[[Series/Jesus1999 Jesus]]'' (1999): Mary Magdalene.˛* ''Film/TheMothmanProphecies'' (2002): Mary Klein.˛* ''Film/HollywoodEnding'' (2002): Lori.˛* ''Film/AlongCamePolly'' (2004): Lisa Kramer.˛* ''The Starter Wife'' (2007-2008): Molly Kagan.˛* ''Series/{{Smash}}'' (2012-2013): Julia Houston.˛* ''Series/TheMysteriesOfLaura'' (2014-2016): Detective Laura Diamond.˛* ''Film/DirtyDancing'' (2017): Marjorie Houseman.˛* ''Film/{{Searching}}'' (2018): Detective Rosemary Vick.˛˛!!Tropes:˛* BathingBeauty: The promos for ''Mysteries of Laura'' put a lot of emphasis on a scene in which she relaxes in a hot tub while wearing a green swimsuit with a plunging neckline. She's also posted some photos of herself in the bath to her Instagram account.˛* OlderThanTheyLook: She is over fifty but you wouldn't know it from looking at her.

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