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Date of Birth: June 28, 1965 (57)

Bio:
Jessica Hecht last starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated-play The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club World Premiere Broadway Production, 2023
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023
Sarah
  [Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Sherri Rosen-Mason
  [Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Revival, 2017
Virginia
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2017
Esther Franz
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2015
Golde
  [Off-Broadway]
Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014
Regan
  [Off-Broadway]
Playwrights Horizons Production, 2014
She
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theater Club Production, 2013
Julie
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012
Veta Louise Simmons
  [Off-Broadway]
Classic Stage Company Revival, 2011
Olga
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Beatrice
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2009
Blanche
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Blanche
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Jess
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Amy Hammer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Portia
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2004
Louise
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Susan
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Wiera
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Alice Horowitz
  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Callie
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Val Nyquist
  [Broadway]
1997
Lala Levy
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Bianca

Jessica Hecht Movies

Joe's Rotten World
 
[1995]
Annie
Kicking and Screaming
 
[1995]
Ticket Woman
Anarchy TV
 
[1998]
Natalie
Seven Girlfriends
 
[1999]
Architect's Receptionist
Jump
 
[1999]
Carol
The Grey Zone
 
[2001]
Man's Wife
Sideways
 
[2004]
Victoria
Saving Face
 
[2004]
Randi - Hospital Co-Worker
The Forgotten
 
[2004]
Eliot
At Last
 
[2005]
Laura
Stay
 
[2005]
Boy's Mother
Dan in Real Life
 
[2007]
Amy
Starting Out in the Evening
 
[2007]
Sandra Bennett
Calling It Quits
 
[2008]
Cynthia
Quid Pro Quo
 
[2008]
Edie
Reunion
 
[2009]
Beth
Whatever Works
 
[2009]
Helena
The Winning Season
 
[2009]
Stacey
My Soul to Take
 
[2010]
May
Fair Game
 
[2010]
Sue
Helena from the Wedding
 
[2010]
Lynn
The Sitter
 
[2011]
Sandy Griffith
J. Edgar
 
[2011]
Emma Goldman
The Magic of Belle Isle
 
[2012]
Karen Loop
Northern Borders
 
[2013]
Liz Kittredge James
The English Teacher
 
[2013]
Principal Trudie Slocum
The Sisterhood of Night
 
[2014]
Sue Parris
Anesthesia
 
[2015]
Jill
Banana Split
 
[2018]
Susan
Write When You Get Work
 
[2018]
Ellen Hazard
The Sunlit Night
 
[2019]
Mirela
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
 
[2019]
Lila Vogel
The Atlantic City Story
 
[2020]
Jane

Jessica Hecht TV Shows

Breaking Bad
 
[]
Gretchen Schwartz
Dickinson
 
[]
Aunt Lavinia
Friends
 
[]
Susan Bunch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
 
[]
Jillian Webster, Miss Kreutzer
Person of Interest
 
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Beth Bridges, Psychiatrist
Red Oaks
 
[]
Rebecca Horowitz
Special
 
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Karen Hayes
The Single Guy
 
[]
Janeane Percy-Parker
The Sinner
 
[]
Sonya Barzel

Jessica Hecht Biography

Jessica Hecht last starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated-play The Assembled Parties. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the recent revival of Arthur Miller‚Äôs A View from the Bridge opposite Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson. Her other Broadway appearances include the revivals of Harvey opposite Jim Parsons, Brighton Beach Memoirs opposite Laurie Metcalf, Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington, After the Fall opposite Peter Krause and Carla Gugino, and her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Her many off-Broadway appearances include starring roles in The Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company); Make Me (Atlantic Theater Company); The House in Town (Lincoln Center Theater); Stop, Kiss (The Public Theater); Lobster Alice (Playwrights Horizons); Plunge (Playwrights Horizons); Flesh and Blood (New York Theatre Workshop); The Fourth Sister (The Vineyard Theatre). She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, where she recently played ‚ÄúBlanche‚ÄĚ opposite Sam Rockwell in A Streetcar Named Desire. On film, she will next be seen in Tim Blake Nelson‚Äôs Anesthesia. Her recent films include The English Teacher with Julianne Moore, ‚ÄúEmma Goldman‚ÄĚ in Clint Eastwood‚Äôs J. Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Reiner‚Äôs The Summer of Monte Wildhorn with Morgan Freeman, and Jonah Hill‚Äôs mother in The Sitter. Her other films include Helena from the Wedding, Fair Game with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, The Winning Season with Sam Rockwell, and Wes Craven‚Äôs My Soul to Take. She was also seen in Woody Allen‚Äôs Whatever Works with Larry David, Dan in Real Life with Steve Carrell, Starting out in the Evening with Frank Langella, Sideways with Paul Giamatti, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore, and Tim Blake Nelson‚Äôs The Grey Zone. Ms. Hecht‚Äôs extensive television work includes her recurring roles on ‚ÄúBored to Death‚ÄĚ opposite Ted Danson, ‚ÄúBreaking Bad‚ÄĚ opposite Bryan Cranston and ‚ÄúPerson of Interest.‚ÄĚ Well known for her role as ‚ÄúSusan‚ÄĚ on ‚ÄúFriends,‚ÄĚ she also starred in ‚ÄúThe Single Guy‚ÄĚ with Jonathan Silverman, and in James Brooks‚Äôs ‚ÄúWhat about Joan?‚ÄĚ with Joan Cusack. Her many memorable performances include guest appearances on numerous television series including, ‚ÄúThe Good Wife,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúNurse Jackie,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúER,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúSeinfeld‚ÄĚ and the forthcoming Marvel series, ‚ÄúViolet.‚ÄĚ

Jessica Hecht Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Hecht, Admissions
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Hecht, Stage Kiss
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessica Hecht, Harvey
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jessica Hecht, The Assembled Parties
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge

Jessica Hecht News

Arlekin Players Presents JUST TELL NO ONE - A Multi-Media Staged Reading Photo Arlekin Players Presents JUST TELL NO ONE - A Multi-Media Staged Reading
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2023

Arlekin Players, an award-winning, artist-driven theater company helmed by Ukrainian-born artistic director Igor Golyak, today announces a special one-night multimedia staged reading - Just Tell No One - hosted by The Huntington in Boston on April 27, 2023, 7:30pm ET in the Maso Studio. 

Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez To Deliver Conference Keynote And Concert At Second Annual  Photo Broadway's Mandy Gonzalez To Deliver Conference Keynote And Concert At Second Annual Stage The Change PNW Conference
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2023

Broadway Star Mandy Gonzalez will close the Tower Theatre Foundation's annual two-day Stage the Change PNW Conference in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, April 22, 2023 with a keynote address to high school conference attendees followed by a concert to attendees and members of the general public.

Video: Laura Linney & Jessica Hecht Are Getting Ready to Return to Broadway in SUMMER Photo Video: Laura Linney & Jessica Hecht Are Getting Ready to Return to Broadway in SUMMER, 1976
by In Rehearsals - Mar 19, 2023

Summer, 1976 will begin previews on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 ahead of a Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Opening Night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and BroadwayWorld is chatting with the cast in this video!

Nancy Redman Stars In A SEANCE WITH MOM At Chain Studio Theatre, April 20-23 Photo Nancy Redman Stars In A SEANCE WITH MOM At Chain Studio Theatre, April 20-23
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2023

Award winning actress/playwright/comedian Nancy Redman  joins forces with iconic director Austin Pendleton for their fourth collaboration, 'A SEANCE WITH MOM'.

Wake Up With BWW 3/15: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Casting, WICKED Movie Date Change, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/15: GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Casting, WICKED Movie Date Change, and More!
by - Mar 15, 2023

Top stories: Full casting for Good Night, Oscar; the first #WickedMovie will be released earlier than expected, and more!

Photos: SUMMER, 1976's Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht Meet the Press Photo Photos: SUMMER, 1976's Laura Linney and Jessica Hecht Meet the Press
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 14, 2023

The cast and creative team of Summer, 1976 met the press yesterday ahead of its first preview set for next month! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!

LETTERS FROM MAX World Premiere Extended at Signature Theatre Photo LETTERS FROM MAX World Premiere Extended at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2023

Signature Theatre has announced the one-week extension of its world premiere of MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl’s Letters from Max, a ritual, directed by Kate Whoriskey, based on the book by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo.

Photos: Elvis Costello, Paula Vogel, And More Turn Out For LETTERS FROM MAX Opening N Photo Photos: Elvis Costello, Paula Vogel, And More Turn Out For LETTERS FROM MAX Opening Night At Signature Theatre!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 28, 2023

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl's Letters From Max, directed by Kate Whoriskey, based on the book by Ruhl and Max Ritvo (Milkweed Editions), running through March 19, 2023. See photos from the show's opening night celebration featuring the show's star Jessica Hecht, rock icon Elvis Costello and more!

Jessica Hecht, Bill Irwin, David Krumholtz & More to Star in JUST TELL NO ONE Staged  Photo Jessica Hecht, Bill Irwin, David Krumholtz & More to Star in JUST TELL NO ONE Staged Reading at Lincoln Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2023

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Arlekin Players will collaborate on a one-night only multi-media staged reading -  Just Tell No One - at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on March 6, 2023, 7:30 ET. 

Listen: Producer Jenny Gersten Talks Her Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Producer Jenny Gersten Talks Her Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 30, 2023

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features producer and artistic director Jenny Gersten! Listen to the full episode here!

Jessica Hecht Videos

Video: Laura Linney & Jessica Hecht Are Getting Ready to Return to Broadway in SUMMER Videoplay
Video: Laura Linney & Jessica Hecht Are Getting Ready to Return to Broadway in SUMMER, 1976

by In Rehearsals - Mar 19, 2023

Summer, 1976 will begin previews on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 ahead of a Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Opening Night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and BroadwayWorld is chatting with the cast in this video!

VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Reflects on Working on Arthur Miller's THE PRICE as Part of  Rou Videoplay
VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Reflects on Working on Arthur Miller's THE PRICE as Part of Roundabout's Off-Script Series

by Stage Tube - May 9, 2020

As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Jessica Hecht is reflecting on working on Arthur Miller's The Price in 2017!

VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Jessica Hecht Talks SEINFELD on TODAY SHOW

by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019

Jessica Hecht, who played George's girlfriend Lindsay, on Seinfeld, recalls, 'They were such a genius system of making it funny, and George making it funny that you just kind of plugged yourself in and people would scream with laughter.a?? Watch the clip from 'Today Show' below!

VIDEO: Elliott Gould, Jane Sibbett, Jessica Hecht and Vincent Ventresca Talk FRIENDS  Videoplay
VIDEO: Elliott Gould, Jane Sibbett, Jessica Hecht and Vincent Ventresca Talk FRIENDS 25th Anniversary

by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of ‚ÄúFriends,‚ÄĚ the 3rd hour of TODAY welcomes Elliott Gould, Jane Sibbett, Jessica Hecht and Vincent Ventresca, all of whom had recurring roles on the show. Later, Dylan Dreyer and Craig Melvin put their ‚ÄúFriends‚ÄĚ knowledge to the test in a round of trivia.

VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters on Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters next Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

Tony Talk: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Tony Shalhoub Videoplay
Tony Talk: Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Tony Shalhoub

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2018

Tony Shalhoub has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for THE BAND'S VISIT.

BWW TV: Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS Makes the Grade at Lincoln Center Videoplay
BWW TV: Joshua Harmon's ADMISSIONS Makes the Grade at Lincoln Center

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2018

ADMISSIONS opens this evening, Monday, March 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Ben Edelman, Andrew Garman, Jessica Hecht, Ann McDonough, and Sally Murphy star in this new play by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin. Check out highlights from the play below!

VIDEO: Danny DeVito Demos Egg-Eating Techniques for Broadway's THE PRICE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2017

Danny DeVito stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to share that he is having 'so much fun' making his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's THE PRICE.

BWW TV: THE PRICE Brings Arthur Miller Back to Broadway- Go Inside Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and we're taking you inside the festivities with Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito!


Jessica Hecht Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jessica Hecht been in?
Jessica Hecht has appeared on Broadway in 11 shows.

How many West End shows has Jessica Hecht been in?
Jessica Hecht has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jessica Hecht been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Admissions , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Stage Kiss , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Harvey Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Assembled Parties and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A View from the Bridge .

What is Jessica Hecht next theatre project?
Jessica Hecht's next show will be Summer, 1976 which opens on 4/25/2023 on Broadway.