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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 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 “Blanche” opposite Sam Rockwell in A Streetcar Named Desire. On film, she will next be seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia. Her recent films include The English Teacher with Julianne Moore, “Emma Goldman” in Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rob Reiner’s The Summer of Monte Wildhorn with Morgan Freeman, and Jonah Hill’s 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’s My Soul to Take. She was also seen in Woody Allen’s 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’s The Grey Zone. Ms. Hecht’s extensive television work includes her recurring roles on “Bored to Death” opposite Ted Danson, “Breaking Bad” opposite Bryan Cranston and “Person of Interest.” Well known for her role as “Susan” on “Friends,” she also starred in “The Single Guy” with Jonathan Silverman, and in James Brooks’s “What about Joan?” with Joan Cusack. Her many memorable performances include guest appearances on numerous television series including, “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “ER,” “Seinfeld” and the forthcoming Marvel series, “Violet.”

Jessica Hecht Photos


Manhattan Theatre Club World Premiere Broadway Production, 2023

Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Premiere Production, 2023

Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Sherri Rosen-Mason

[Williamstown, MA (Regional)]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Revival, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company Broadway Revival, 2017
Esther Franz

Broadway Revival, 2015

Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, 2014

Playwrights Horizons Production, 2014

Manhattan Theater Club Production, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Production, 2012
Veta Louise Simmons

Classic Stage Company Revival, 2011

Broadway Revival, 2010

Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 2009

Broadway Revival, 2009


Amy Hammer

Broadway Revival, 2005


Broadway Revival, 2004



Alice Horowitz


Val Nyquist

Lala Levy


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
[ 1999 ] Carol
The Grey Zone
[ 2001 ] Man's Wife
[ 2004 ] Victoria
Saving Face
[ 2004 ] Randi - Hospital Co-Worker
The Forgotten
[ 2004 ] Eliot
At Last
[ 2005 ] Laura
[ 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
[ 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
[ 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
Aunt Lavinia
Susan Bunch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Jillian Webster, Miss Kreutzer
Person of Interest
Beth Bridges, Psychiatrist
Red Oaks
Rebecca Horowitz
Karen Hayes
The Single Guy
Janeane Percy-Parker
The Sinner
Sonya Barzel

Jessica Hecht Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2023 - Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Hecht, Summer, 1976

Obie Awards - 2018 - Performance Award

Jessica Hecht, Admissions

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 Videos

Jessica Hecht News

Photos: The New Dramatists Honor Michael Greif at Annual Luncheon

The New Dramatists recently hosted its Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis. See photos from inside the event. 

TFANA to Present Spring Gala This Weekend

Join TFANA as they honor Robert A. Caro, Leonard Tow, and The Tow Foundation at their gala, while also celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio on May 13.

OUR CLASS and MERCHANT OF VENICE to Run at Classic Stage Company

Catch the performances of OUR CLASS and MERCHANT OF VENICE at the Classic Stage Company as part of the Arlekin in Residence program. Learn more and see how to watch.

Amber Ruffin & Kevin Sciretta's BIGFOOT & More Set for New York Stage And Film 2024 Summer Season

New York Stage and Film has revealed the 2024 summer season at Marist College. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets!

Photos: MOTHER PLAY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway

Mother Play officially opened on Broadway on April 25 at the Hayes Theater. Check out photos of the cast and VIPs at the after party here!

Adam Guettel, Austin Pendleton and More Will Be Honored with Dramatists Guild Awards

The Dramatists Guild previously announced that playwright Christopher Durang will receive a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s ceremony. He will be joined by two additional recipients, George C. Wolfe and Emily Mann.

Mark Ruffalo and Jessica Hecht to Star in IRONWEED at BAM

On May 17th BAM will present IRONWEED: An Evening of Art & Humanity, based on William Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.

Laverne Cox and Jessica Hecht to Join Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala

Shakespeare Theatre Company has added presenters Laverne Cox and Jessica Hecht to its lineup for the Company’s annual fund-raising Gala. See who else is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: New David Yazbeck Musical DEAD OUTLAW Opens At Audible Theatre

Go inside opening night of Audible Theater’s world premiere musical Dead Outlaw! In attendance for the evening's festivities were Micaela Diamond, Lilli Cooper, Michael Greif, Danny Burstein, and more! Check out the photos from the event!

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, INTO THE WOODS, And More Win 2024 Artios Awards for Casting

Winners have been announced for the Casting Society 39th Artios Awards!

RUTKA Will Make World Premiere at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

RUTKA, a new indie-rock musical adapted from Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust, will make its world premiere at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Check out all the details on the new musical here.

Photos: Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin, and More Arrive at Opening Night of DOUBT

See photos of Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin, Rupert Friend, Nathan Lane, and more arriving on the red carpet of the opening night celebration of Doubt here!

Laura Benanti, Kate Baldwin & More to Join Celebration of Sheldon Harnick at 54 Below

The life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be celebrated at 54 Below. See who is starring in the concert and learn how to purchase tickets!

Symphony Space Convenes Leading Actors, Authors, and Thinkers to Honor the Work of Barbara Ehrenreich

Luminaries in various fields will take the stage of Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Tuesday, February 20, at 7pm for a one-night-only event honoring the late activist and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich.

Symphony Space Announces New Programs For Spring 2024

Symphony Space has announced additional Spring 2024 programming. The coming months abound with bespoke evenings that offer playful and candid experiences of some of today's most beloved voices in music, literature, theater, and more.

Symphony Space Unveils Spring 2024 Programming Featuring George Takei, Judy Collins & More

Symphony Space has revealed additional Spring 2024 programming. See performance dates and learn who is taking part!

For New York's Downtown Theater Scene, A Rising Visionary Yarin Neuhaus Has a Refreshing Approach to Theater

After the longest shutdown in Broadway history, followed by a rocky and Covid-complicated return, New York’s theater scene is finally back. The critics are abuzz about Off-Broadway.

Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, and More Star in New Audio Plays From Audible

Audible has released a new slate of five Audible Theater titles, which star Broadway talent including Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Laura Linney, and more. Learn more about the full slate here!

CENTER OF THE YOUNIVERSE & More Set for Audible Theater December Audio Slate

Audible Theater has revealed its December audio slate, featuring five new originals.

Photos: RED BUCKET FOLLIES Raises $4,553,203 For Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

An exultant and effervescent Red Bucket Follies returned after a four-year, pandemic-induced hiatus to celebrate six weeks of enthusiastic and dedicated fundraising. The star-studded variety show, performed December 4 and 5, 2023, honored 46 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See photos from the show below!


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?

Jessica Hecht has been nominated for several awards, including Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Summer, 1976", a Performance Award at the Obie Awards for "Admissions", Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for both "Admissions" and "Stage Kiss", a Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Harvey" and "The Assembled Parties", and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "A View from the Bridge".

What awards has Jessica Hecht won?

Jessica Hecht has won the Performance Award at the Obie Awards for her role in Admissions.

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