Jessica Hecht (born June 28, 1965) is an American actress and singer, who played Gretchen Schwartz on Breaking Bad, Susan Bunch on Friends, Carol on The Boys, and has made numerous Broadway appearances.
Hecht has been married to director Adam Bernstein since 1995. The couple have two children together, Stella and Carlo Bernstein.
Hecht was born in Princeton, New Jersey, the daughter of Lenore, a psychotherapist, and Richard Hecht, a physicist. When she was three, Jessica moved with her parents and her sister to Bloomfield, Connecticut. Following the divorce of her parents, her mother remarried when Jessica was twelve and her sister Elizabeth was fourteen. They were brought up by her mother and her step-father Howard Iger, a psychiatrist, who had custody of his children, Andrea, age five, and Russell, age three. Hecht attended Connecticut College and, in 1987, graduated from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama.Hecht was raised in a culturally Jewish family, with a secular father who was a Socialist, but expressed interest in religion and had undergone a bar mitzvah. she has stated that she is a Reconstructionist Jewish and "fairly spiritual".
Movies & TV shows
Good and kind, Elwood P. There is only one flaw in the character of Dowd, his friendship with Harvey, an invisible rabbit. Veta took her brother to the local sanitarium in order to save the family's r...
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While trying to get over her one true love, a female record store owner in the rapidly gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights revisits past relationships through music and pop culture.
At a time when immigrants are more relevant than ever, an anthology series that goes beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in A...
The Sunlit Night
Between New York City and the far north of Norway, there is a relationship between an American painter and a Russian artist. They discover a future and family that they didn't know they had when they ...
The Atlantic City Story
An unhappily married woman runs away from home and goes to Atlantic City for the weekend. While there, she meets a young gambler and becomes intoxicated by his spontaneous lifestyle. They develop an u...
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A group of people known as the "The Boys" set out to take down corrupt superheros with no more than a willingness to fight dirty and blue-collar work ethic.
Emily's name is Emily. A poet. A girl. The total rebel. Emily wants to become the world's greatest poet.
The Loudest Voice
The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events i...
A man with mild cerebral palsy who is gay decided to change his identity as an accident victim in order to live his life to the fullest.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
An award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel, begrudgingly accepted an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved television icon Fred Rogers. Vogel's perspective on life has changed after...
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The Roy family ponders their future when their aging father leaves the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.
Over the course of a summer, two teenage girls develop the perfect friendship, but one of them is dating the other's ex-boyfriend.
Write When You Get Work
Ruth Duffy is getting by on an assistant's salary at a pricey school for girls in Manhattan, managing to move beyond the trouble and loss of her teenage years. Jonny Collins is working local jobs near...
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Marvel's Jessica Jones
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilit...
In 1956, a ten-year-old boy named Austen Kittredge is sent to live on his grandparents' Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and learns a lot about his family.
The Sisterhood of Night
A quiet town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial when a teenage girl says she is the victim of a secret network.
A group of people are at the FBI base. It doesn't make sense that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
A huge international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is found naked in Times Square, covered in tattoos with no recollection of who she is or how she got there, and she is completely covered i...
The English Teacher
Linda Sinclair balances her home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star student and his father return to her life.
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A crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases is the subject of a modern-day drama. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manha...
In an attempt to keep up with social pressure in a technologically advanced world, Chance starts a texting relationship with a girl he met at a yogurt shop. When a woman dies while texting and driving...
The Magic of Belle Isle
A wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
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Person of Interest
In order to prevent violent crimes in New York City, John Reese, a former CIA paramilitary operative, is teaming up with a billionaire, who is also a notorious criminal, to initiate their own type of ...
J has been the face of law enforcement in the US for 50 years. It was thought that Hoover was there. He would have been ruined by the secrets he kept.
Noah is kind of entertain because he is a kind of sitter. He would rather be doing something other than slacking. Noah's girlfriend called when he was in the city. In order to hook up with her, Noah t...
Plame hides her double life. After Joseph Wilson wrote an article in The New York Times refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, her secret work and identity was leaked to the pres...
My Soul to Take
A serial killer returns to his hometown to kill seven children who share the same birthday as him.
Helena from the Wedding
Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. The group's facades begin to fall when an unexpected guest shows up.
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The Good Wife
After her husband's public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail, she takes full responsibility for her family and returns to the workforce.
Ten years after the death of a close friend, a group of Yale graduates formed a secret society to make the world a better place. Jessica Hecht and Jamey Sheridan are in this drama.
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
Two people are shot. Paradise wrote a letter to the mother. She hopes the case will be reopened after her son was declared dead.
The relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris, and a nave, impressionable young runaway from the south is explored in Whatever Works. The parents are drawn into a romantic relationship when ...
The Winning Season
A has-been coach is given a chance at redemption when he's asked to run his local high school's girls basketball team.
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Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, was given two years to live after he was diagnosed with Stage III cancer. As he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime, he becomes filled with a se...
Dr. Jacob Hood is a brilliant biophysicist and special science advisor to the government. His crusade is to protect the substance of science against those who would abuse and misuse it.
Quid Pro Quo
A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
Starting Out in the Evening
Illness and a decade of writers block have lowered Leonard Schiller's profile, almost to the point of obscurity. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious literature major, asks to interview him for her theses...
Dan in Real Life
Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but struggles as a brother, a son, and a single parent to three daughters. Dan learned that his brother's new girlfriend is the woman he fell in love with.
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3 lbs is a drama that aired on CBS from November 14 to 28, 2006, replacing the cancelled series Smith. The show itself was then canceled three weeks later due to poor ratings. The title refers to the ...
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Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney's office and uses her intuition to solve crimes. She gets clues to the location of missing people through her dreams.
Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham. Sam went to Henry's prior therapist to try to diagnose him despite Henry saying that he murdered his parents. As reality changes, Sam spirals into an unstab...
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A Chinese-American lesbian and her mother are reluctant to go public with their secret loves because of cultural expectations.
Century City is an American science fiction-legal drama television series set in Los Angeles in the year 2030.
The series takes the viewer into the jury room to watch the deliberators try to answer questions. When facts are exposed through crime footage, viewers will form their own opinions about the guilt or ...
Telly Paretta lost her son. When she was told that she had created eight years of memories about a son she never had, she was shocked. When she met the man who had the same experience, Telly embarked ...
Two men are on a spiritual journey. One is going to walk down the aisle while the other is depressed.
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
What About Joan?
The life of a high school teacher is dependent on the friendship of two of her best friends.
Jesse is charming, romantic, and he knows how to pop the question; he just can't face marriage. So, when he and Hannah split up during the same week that a former fiancée dies, he decides to figure th...
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Friends try to stop a suicidal man from jumping off a ledge, but they are not much better off than he is.
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Gary Hobson thinks he may even be losing his mind when tomorrow's newspaper mysteriously arrives today giving him a disconcerting look into the future. What will he do with tomorrow's news?
The Christmas Tree
A story about a friendship between an elderly nun, Sister Anthony, and New York's Rockefeller Center's head gardener, Richard Reilly, who want to fell a tree that Sister Anthony has been growing for d...
An unlikely hero is Elwood P. There is a person named Dowd. For several years, this mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot- tall rabbit that only he can ...
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The mis adventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
Party of Five
Five brothers and sisters are determined to stay together after the loss of their parents.
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Homicide: Life on the Street
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
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In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.
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