Gina Hecht

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Gina Hecht
Born (1953-12-06) December 6, 1953 (age 61)
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 a role 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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