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Debra Messing

Emmy-nominated for her role in USA's "Starter Wife"

Last book I bought:
“Here is New York” by E.B. White — I found it in a used book store in Cape Cod.

Book I’m reading:
“The Idiot” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Total number of books I own:
Too many to count, it’s a problem really.

Three books that mean a lot to me: Let me do four….
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
“Beloved” by Toni Morrison
“A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry
“All But My Life” by Gerda Weissmann Klein (I met Gerda in Rhode Island when I was 13. She was the first person to put a face to the Holocaust for me, we had dinner, we talked about her memoir, I was scared and shy. She was my age in the camp. I did a book report on this book, the assignment “Who was your hero?”… Little did I know, she would win an Oscar for best documentary 15 years later.)

Last film I saw:
“The Wizard of Oz” — last night with my son

Three films that mean a lot to me:
Oh gosh, I have to do five.
“The Celebration”
“Kramer vs. Kramer”
“Funny Girl”
“The Ice Storm”
“The Mission”

Last CD I bought:
“A Tribute to Joni Mitchell”

Song currently playing:
The Wiggles’ lullaby album “Go to Sleep, Jeff!” My son is napping and I hear it on the monitor.

Three songs that mean a lot to me:
Okay the number three is just not working for me today — here’s five again!
“Jungleland,” Bruce Springsteen
“Fire and Rain,” James Taylor
“Galileo,” Indigo Girls
“Something to Talk About,” Bonnie Raitt
“Gabriel’s Oboe,” Ennio Morricone from “The Mission” soundtrack

Favorite drink:
Glenlivet scotch straight up

Favorite charity:
LAM Treatment Alliance

Favorite vacation:
Mexico, but I’ll take anything at this point.

Favorite vice:
Sleeping

Five people who I’d like to see answer this survey:
Tony Kushner, Toni Morrison, Helen Mirren, Ben Kingsley, Mike Nichols

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