Jessica Hecht Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1965 (54)
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 more)
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Date of Birth: June 28, 1965 (54)

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 more)

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 Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
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