Gina Hecht

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Gina Hecht
Born (1953-12-06) December 6, 1953 (age 64)
Houston, Texas, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Brian Herskowitz (1988–present)

Gina Hecht (/ˈɡnə ˈhɛkt/; born December 6, 1953) is an American actress. She was born in Houston, Texas,[2] the daughter of stage actress Pauline Hecht,[3] 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.[2] Her first film role was in the 1982 Ron Howard movie Night Shift, alongside Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton.[4]

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.[1] In 1988, she was married to writer and actor Brian Herskowitz. She has a sister, Esther, and a brother, Harold.[3][5]





  1. ^ a b c d Martinez, Julio (April 19, 2011), "Gina Hecht is Jason Alexander's Prisoner Mate", LA Stage Times, retrieved 2011-12-09 
  2. ^ a b "Meet Gina Hetch of the TV hit, 'Mork and Mindy'", Palm Beach Post and Times, December 6, 1979, retrieved 2011-12-09 
  3. ^ a b Mesinger, Maxine (July 5, 1988), "Hecht weds Herskowitz", Houston Chronicle, retrieved 2011-12-09 
  4. ^ Gina Hecht, American Movie Channel, retrieved 2011-12-11 
  5. ^ Mesinger, Maxine (October 21, 1987), "Rogers' brother to tie the knot", Houston Chronicle, retrieved 2011-12-11 

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