Gina Hecht was born December 6, 1953.
Gina Hecht is an American actress. She was born in Houston, Texas, the daughter of stage actress Pauline Hecht, and decided to embark on a career as an actress at the age of ten. After high school she earned a degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Her big break came in 1979 when she was hired for the role of Jeanie DaVinci on the successful TV series Mork & Mindy. Her first film role was in the 1982 Ron Howard movie Night Shift, alongside Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton.
In addition to a career on TV and in films, she has also worked the stage. In 2011, she appeared in Neil Simon’s The Prisoner of Second Avenue alongside Jason Alexander. In 1988, she was married to writer and actor Brian Herskowitz. She has a sister, Esther, and a brother, Harold.
She portrayed Manua Apgar in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode “A Matter of Perspective” in 1990.
She starred in three failed television series: Hizzoner, Everything’s Relative and Heartbeat.
Hecht was a recurring guest star on a number of television series including Life Goes On, Seinfeld, ER, The District and Any Day Now. She also appeared on St. Elsewhere and L.A. Law in the 1980s; Blossom, Friends and Diagnosis Murder in the 1990s; and Providence, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Will & Grace, JAG, Everwood, Strong Medicine and Desperate Housewives in the 2000s.
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