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Jessica Hecht

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Years active  1994-present
Name  Jessica Hecht

Role  Actress
Spouse  Adam Bernstein (m. 1995)
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Born  June 28, 1965 (age 50) (1965-06-28) Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.
Children  Stella Bernstein, Carlo Bernstein
Parents  Lenore Hecht, Richard Hecht
Siblings  Andrea Iger, Elizabeth Hecht, Russell Iger
Movies and TV shows  Sideways, Anarchy TV, The Single Guy, The Sitter, Dan in Real Life
Similar People  Adam Bernstein, Jane Sibbett, Judith Light, Maggie Wheeler, Michael Cyril Creighton

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Jessica Hecht (born June 28, 1965) is an American actress and singer, known for numerous Broadway appearances and TV roles.

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Early life and education

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Hecht was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the daughter of Lenore, a psychotherapist, and Richard Hecht, a physicist. When she was three, Jessica moved with her parents and her sister to Bloomfield, Connecticut. Following the divorce of her parents, her mother remarried when Jessica was twelve and her sister Elizabeth was fourteen. They were brought up by her mother and her step-father Howard Iger, a psychiatrist, who had custody of his children, Andrea, age five, and Russell, age three. In 1987, Hecht graduated from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.

Career

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Hecht has made appearances in television shows such as Lois & Clark, ER, Seinfeld, Once and Again, Law & Order, Breaking Bad, Bored to Death and The Good Wife; and in movies such as Sideways, Anarchy TV, and Kicking and Screaming. Hecht is known for her recurring role on Friends as Susan Bunch, the wife of Ross Geller's ex-wife, Carol Willick. She was also a featured cast member in the Jonathan Silverman sitcom The Single Guy. Hecht had the supporting role of Amy Burns in the comedy-drama Dan in Real Life (2007), with Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. She was also in Whatever Works (2009) directed by Woody Allen.

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Hecht was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her role in A View From The Bridge on Broadway with Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schrieber, which wrapped on April 4, 2010. In 2012, she performed on Broadway with Jim Parsons in Harvey. In 2016, Hecht performed the role of Golde in the 2015 Bartlett Sher-directed revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Broadway Theatre.

She also had a semi-recurring role as Gretchen Schwartz on the popular AMC drama series Breaking Bad and appeared in a guest role on Desperate Housewives in 2011. In the TV drama Person of Interest, she played the role of Elizabeth Bridges in season 4, episodes 6 and 18. In 2015, she appeared in Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix. In the Amazon Prime original series, Red Oaks, she plays widower Rebecca Horowitz, foil to Paul Reiser's Doug Getty.

Personal life

Hecht has been married to Adam Bernstein, a film director, since 1995. They have two children together, Stella and Carlo Bernstein. Hecht was raised in a "pretty secular" Jewish household; she has stated that she is "Reconstructionist Jewish and I'm fairly spiritual."

References

Jessica Hecht Wikipedia


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