Jessica Hecht

Actor, Nanny, Personal trainer
This comely comic actress gained prominence in the recurring role as the lesbian lover of the ex-wife of Ross (David Schwimmer) on the NBC sitcom "Friends" (1995- ). Hecht honed her skills on the stage in off-Broadway ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1965 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (54)

Northern Borders 2015 (Movie)

Liz Kittredge (Actor)

Anesthesia 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Person of Interest 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breaking Bad 2008 - 2009, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The English Teacher 2013 (Movie)

Principal Trudie Slocum (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magic Of Belle Isle 2012 (Movie)

Karen Loop (Actor)

J. Edgar 2011 (Movie)

Emma Goldman (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Arm 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sitter 2011 (Movie)

Sandy Griffith (Actor)

Bored to Death 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fair Game 2010 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Helena from the Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Lynn (Actor)

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Soul to Take 2010 (Movie)

May (Actor)

The Good Wife 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Winning Season 2010 (Movie)

Stacey (Actor)

Law & Order 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reunion 2009 (Movie)

Beth Resnick (Actor)

Whatever Works 2009 (Movie)

Helena (Actor)

Eleventh Hour 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quid Pro Quo 2008 (Movie)

Edie (Actor)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Starting Out in the Evening 2007 (Movie)

Sandra Bennett (Actor)

3 Lbs. 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

At Last 2005 (Movie)

Laura Singleton (Actor)

ER 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Face 2005 (Movie)

Randi (Actor)

Stay 2005 (Movie)

Boy's Mother (Actor)

Century City 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sideways 2004 (Movie)

Victoria (Actor)

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Agency 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grey Zone 2002 (Movie)

Man's Wife (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

What About Joan 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harvey 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Jump 1998 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Anarchy TV 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Christmas Tree 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Single Guy 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Betrayal 1996 (Movie)

Katie (Actor)

Joe's Rotten World 1995 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Kicking and Screaming 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seinfeld 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (TV Show)

Actor

The Heidi Chronicles (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This comely comic actress gained prominence in the recurring role as the lesbian lover of the ex-wife of Ross (David Schwimmer) on the NBC sitcom "Friends" (1995- ). Hecht honed her skills on the stage in off-Broadway and regional productions before hitting her stride on the small screen. Her performance on "Friends" led to her being cast in the ensemble of "The Single Guy" (NBC, 1995-96). As Janeane, the longtime friend of the title character played by Jonathan Silverman, Hecht delivered a deft portrayal of a former free-spirit, now married, who lives vicariously through her friends. The role, however, was short-lived; producers found her character too settled and released the actress and her onscreen husband (Mark Moses) at the end of the show's first season.

Relationships

Adam Bernstein

Husband
Married in July 1995 director of Classical Theatre Lab in Los Angeles

Stella Bernstein

Daughter
Father, Adam Bernstein

Carlos Bernstein

Son
Father, Adam Bernstein

Richard Hecht

Father

Lenore Hecht

Mother

Elizabeth Hecht

Sister

Howard Iger

Step-Father

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1987
Studied with Stella Adler and David Mamet

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play

2009

Joined the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

2009

Cast in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works"

2008

Appeared in three episodes of AMC's "Breaking Bad"

2007

Feature in the film "Dan in Real Life"

2005

Cast with Denzel Washington in the Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

2004

Appeared in the Broadway revival of "After The Fall"

2004

Had a small role as Paul Giamatti's ex-wife in Alexander Payne's "Sideways"

2001

Had supporting role in the ABC sitcom "What About Joan?"

1999

Starred in the off-Broadway hit "Stop Kiss" playing a New Yorker who embarks on a lesbian affair

1997

Made Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo"

1995

Played Janeane, the lifelong friend of the title character (played by Jonathan Silverman), in the short-lived NBC sitcom "The Single Guy"

1995

Played the recurring role of Susan, the lesbian lover of Ross' ex-wife Carol, in the NBC sitcom "Friends"

1995

Made her film debut in "Joe's Rotten World"

1994

Appeared in episodes of "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (ABC) and "Seinfeld" (NBC)

1992

Made TV debut in the MTV series, "You Wrote It, You Watch It"

1990

Was an understudy for the national tour of "The Heidi Chronicles"

Began acting when she enrolled in a summer creative arts program at Wesleyan University

Worked in experimental theater in NYC after college graduation

Worked as a personal trainer to celebrity clients between acting jobs

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