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This comely comic actress gained prominence in the recurring role as the lesbian lover of the ex-wife of Ross David Schwimmer on the NBC sitcom "Friends" Hecht honed her skills on the stage in off-Broadway and regional productions before hitting her stride on the small screen. As Janeane, the longtime friend of the title character played by Jonathan Silverman, Hecht delivered a deft portrayal of a former free-spirit, now married, who lives vicariously through her friends.
Hecht was born in Princeton, New Jersey , the daughter of Lenore, a psychotherapist , and Richard Hecht — , a physicist. 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 was raised in a "pretty secular" Jewish household;   she has stated that she is " Reconstructionist Jewish and