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Encyclopedia > Grace Adler
Grace Elizabeth Adler-Markus
First appearance "Pilot; Love and Marriage"
Last appearance "Finale"
Cause/reason Series End
Information
Nickname(s) Gracie, G, Gracious
Gender Unknown
Age 30 at series beginning (Series began in March 1998, Grace turned 31 in April 1998), 38 or 39 by series end
Date of birth April 26, 1967
Occupation Interior Designer
Title Mrs. Grace Adler Markus (Formerly Miss Grace Elizabeth Adler)
Family Martin Adler (Father) Bobbi Adler (Mother) Janet Adler (Older Sister)
Joyce Adler (Younger Sister)
Spouse(s) Dr. Leo Markus
Children Lila Markus (born c. August 2006)
Episode count Most of series, excusing some 6th season absences due to Messing's maternity leave
Portrayed by Debra Messing

Grace Elizabeth Adler is a fictional character on the popular American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Debra Messing. She is a Jewish interior designer (Grace is not a Jewish name, but it is mentioned that her Hebrew name is Rachel. Messing is Jewish in real life), living in New York City with her gay best friend Will Truman (played by Eric McCormack). She is originally from Schenectady, New York, and has graduated from Columbia University. The term Unknown is used in a number of contexts: To indicate the lack of knowledge, such as the list of unsolved problems, unsolved problems in physics or the unknown unknown To refer to anonymity In mathematics, as a noun, the unknowns of an equation are the quantities (or variables... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... Harry Connick, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for portraying Grace Adler in Will & Grace and for appearing in a series of film roles. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Will & Grace is a popular Emmy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated American television sitcom that was originally broadcast from 1998 to 2006. ... Debra Lynn Messing (born August 15, 1968) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, known for portraying Grace Adler in Will & Grace and for appearing in a series of film roles. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. ... The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... William Will Pierce Truman is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Eric McCormack. ... Eric McCormack (born on April 18, 1963 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is an Emmy Award-winning Canadian actor of Scottish and Cherokee Canadian descent. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States and a member of the prestigious Ivy League. ...


Fictional character history

Grace is born on April 26, 1967, in Schenectady, New York. She has been particularly influenced by her mother, Bobbi (Debbie Reynolds), an overly dramatic actress. She also constantly strives for the affection of her father Martin (Alan Arkin), competing with her two sisters (one older, one younger), who have more obvious problems than she (Joyce, played by Sara Rue, is a mentally slow compulsive overeater, while Janet, portrayed by Geena Davis, is marginally employed and promiscuous). Grace herself is decidedly selfish and neurotic, but it is usually played for laughs, like when her husband Leo asked "You want me to be happy, right?" and she sweetly replied "Not if it affects me negatively in any way." She is also somewhat vain, once declaring herself to be a "frickin' bombshell" and believing that she bears a strong resemblance to Rita Hayworth (once even thinking a photo of Hayworth was one of herself). This however, leads to her being taken down a peg, and she is usually the butt of numerous jokes by other characters. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... NY redirects here. ... Bobbi Adler is a recurring character in the popular NBC sitcom Will & Grace. ... Debbie Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an American actress, dancer and singer. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This is a list of the supporting - major and minor recurring - characters on the NBC situation comedy Will & Grace, with information on each of them. ... Alan Wolf Arkin (born March 26, 1934) is an Academy Award-winning American actor and director. ... Sara Rue (2006 headshot) Sara Rue (born January 26, 1979 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. ... Compulsive overeaters are people that eat when they are not hungry, who binge with no reason, feel guilty after eating, spend excessive amounts of time and thought devoted to food, who secretly plan or fantisize about binging alone, or eat to escape worry or trouble. ... Virginia Elizabeth Geena Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated American actress and former fashion model. ... This is a list of the supporting - major and minor recurring - characters on the NBC situation comedy Will & Grace, with information on each of them. ... Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and Anglo-Irish descent who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ...


Grace has become infamous for her string of boyfriends, many played by famous guest stars such as Woody Harrelson and Gregory Hines. Grace married the Jewish doctor Leo Markus, played by Harry Connick, Jr., on November 21, 2002, but the marriage failed when he had a one-night stand while working in Cambodia. In season 8, the two reunited briefly during a flight to London when they coincidentally met on the plane. This one-night tryst led to Grace getting pregnant, but she didn't tell Leo because he was engaged to another woman. However, in the series finale, she and Leo reunited and raised the baby, a girl named Lila, together. Lila then went on to attend college with and eventually marries Will and Vince's son, Ben. Woodrow Woody Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor. ... Gregory Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was a Tony Award-winning American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. ... Harry Connick, Jr. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Look up one-night stand in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... A series finale is the very last installment of a television series, usually a sitcom or drama. ... William Will Pierce Truman is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Eric McCormack. ...


Grace also has a reputation for "turning" men gay. Several of her boyfriends - such as Will himself, and her second season boyfriend Josh - ended up gay or bisexual, and she has a recurring fear that this will happen again. (At one point she entered a room to find Jack, Will and Nathan all passed out on a bed together, and moaned, "Oh, no, I turned another one.") In season 8, she took this to a new level when she briefly married James Hanson, a boyfriend of Will's, so that he could get a green card. They broke off the relationship a few days later. Bisexuality is a sexual orientation which refers to the romantic and/or sexual attraction of individuals to other individuals of both their own and the opposite gender or sex. ... Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland John Philip Jack McFarland was a fictional character on the American television sitcom Will & Grace, played by Sean Hayes. ... William Will Pierce Truman is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Eric McCormack. ... A Green Card is an identification card for a permanent resident of the United States of America who does not have US citizenship. ...


Aside from Will, she also has a strong relationship with her secretary, Karen Walker, a rich, alcoholic socialite who does virtually no secretarial work. Karen is nevertheless useful to Grace, as she pays for her employer's health insurance and occasionally uses her society connections to help Grace get work. Otherwise, Karen spends her "work" hours harassing Grace, her maid Rosario, and trading banter with her flamboyantly gay friend Jack. She routinely criticizes Grace's breast size and choices in fashion (usually by disdainfully asking "Honey, what's this all about?") and men. Grace and Karen became close over the years. Grace once commented to a man (played by Andy Garcia) who had refused to ask Karen out on a second date that, "I've kissed Karen more times than I can count, and I've always felt something." Megan Mullally as Karen Walker Karen St. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Rosario Inez Consuelo Yolanda Salazar (also known as Rosie and Ro-Ro) is a character on the American television sitcom Will & Grace. ... Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland John Philip Jack McFarland was a fictional character on the American television sitcom Will & Grace, played by Sean Hayes. ... Fashion illustration by George Barbier of a gown by Jeanne Paquin, 1912, from La Gazette du bon ton, the most influential fashion magazine of its era. ... Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001 Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban-American actor. ...


Trivia

  • Grace is known for her keen sense of smell. She once estimated the cooking time of a lamb though a heating vent, and could also tell that milk would go bad in twelve hours. In these scenes, Will asks "How do you do that?" and she dryly replies "It's a gift."
  • Is a Democrat
  • She also loves to sing, although she has very questionable talent. In one scene, she was sitting in her apartment singing "Hey Ya!" and her phone rang. She responds, "Hello? ... I'm sorry, I'll stop." Another time she went to a Joni Mitchell concert and was asked to leave for singing too loudly -- by Joni. And on the night of her wedding with Leo, in Season 5, "Marry Me a Little", Will interrupts her singing "Through the Eyes of Love" by announcing the "salads are out"
  • Is allergic to bees
  • Grace, like her mother, has a horrible desire to always be right, and when they prove someone wrong they break into dance while singing 'Told ya so! Told ya so!'
  • Her great-grandmother was Russian
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Her friends always tease her that she had her nose done or fixed
  • Grace lost her virginity with Ira.
  • Grace always picks fight with Val, in Season 1, "Grace, Replaced", Season 2, "Girls, Interrupted", Season 4, "Fagel Attraction", and Season 7, "One Gay at a Time"
  • In an episode in Season 4, "Star-Spangled Banter", Will accuses Grace for peeing standing up
  • Used "prayer" as her first method of birth control
  • Doesn't like to shave her legs. Will makes a joke about how infrequently it happens, and Leo once mistakes her legs with Will's cleanly shaven legs when the three are lying in bed together.
  • Karen often teases how flat-chested Grace is, comparing them to her own ample breasts
  • Likes to eat pretty much any kind of food. Also has a sweet tooth; loves to eat cakes. Grace is often seen eating or talking about eating, which is ironic in a way since Debra Messing was visibly very skinny before she got pregnant.
  • Has a fear of needles and shots.
  • Doesn't like to exercise or engage in outdoor activities. This is evident when she describes her honeymoon with Leo to Will.

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See also

Will & Grace
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Characters: Will Truman | Grace Adler | Jack McFarland | Karen Walker | Rosario Salazar |
Supporting Characters
Other articles: Episodes | Awards | Guest Stars | DVDs

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Rob's 'Will & Grace' Page - FAQ (1293 words)
Grace Adler Designs is located in the Puck Building at 295 Lafayette Street, south of Houston Street.
Grace was 31 in 1998, so she was most likely born in 1967 (making her 37 in 2004).
Grace states that Will was 36 in 2002, so he was probably born in 1966 (making him 38 in 2004).
Grace Adler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
Grace Elizabeth Adler is a fictional character on the popular American sitcom Will and Grace, portrayed by Debra Messing.
Grace's birthday is in April, presumably born in 1967, assuming she is the same age as Will.
Grace has become infamous for her string of boyfriends, many played by famous guest stars such as Woody Harrelson and Gregory Hines.
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