She also co-starred in the Tom Arnold vehicle McHale's Navy in 1997. As of 2012[update] Debra Messing is dating her Smash costar Will Chase. In early 2010 Messing starred in the ABC comedy pilot Wright vs.
She also received critical acclaim for her work as Molly Kagan in the mini-series The Starter Wife. Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15 1968) is an American actress. She has also voiced roles in several animated films such as Garfield and Open Season.