Jessica Hecht

Born: 28 June 1965 (56 years old)
Gender: Female



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Jessica Hecht is an American actress best known for her recurring role as Susan Bunch, the lesbian life partner of Ross Geller's ex-wife Carol Willick, on the television sitcom Friends, from 1994-2000.

On film, Hecht recently appeared in Helena From the Wedding, an ensemble drama from Beech Hill Films. She was also recently seen with Larry David in Woody Allen's Whatever Works.

Other notable films include Dan in Real Life with Steve Carell, Starting out in the Evening with Frank Langella, Sideways with Paul Giamatti, The Forgotten with Julianne Moore and The Grey Zone directed by Tim Blake Nelson.

Hecht's television work is extensive and most recently includes a recurring role on Breaking Bad. Well known for her five-season recur as Susan on Friends, she starred with Jonathan Silverman in The Single Guy and with Joan Cusack in What about Joan? created by James Brooks.

Equally adept in drama or comedy, Jessica's many memorable performances include appearances on ER, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Homicide: Life on the Street, Seinfeld and Jesse Stone: Thin Ice with Tom Selleck.

One of New York's most respected stage actors, Jessica appeared in the revival of two of Neil Simons award winning plays, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound.

Her other Broadway credits include Arthur Miller's After the Fall, Shakespeare's Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington and the world premiere of the Tony Award winner The Last Night of Ballyhoo.

Her many Off-Broadway starring roles include Make Me (Atlantic Theatre), Stop, Kiss (The Public), Lobster Alice and Plunge (Playwrights Horizons), Flesh and Blood (N.Y. Theatre Workshop) and The Fourth Sister (Vineyard Theatre).

She also has performed for seven seasons at the world famous Williamstown Theatre Festival.


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