Jessica Hecht (born June 28, 1965) is an American actress. She has made appearances in television shows such as ER, Seinfeld, and Law & Order; and in movies such as Sideways, Anarchy TV, Kicking and Screaming and Starting Out in the Evening. Hecht is perhaps best known for her recurring role on Friends as Susan Bunch, the lesbian life partner of Ross Geller's ex-wife, Carol Willick. She was also a featured cast member in the Jonathan Silverman sitcom The Single Guy. In 2007 she played character, Amy Burns, in the drama "Dan In Real Life" opposite Steve Carell. She also had a semi-recurring role as Gretchen Schwartz on the popular AMC drama series Breaking Bad.
Hecht was born in Bloomfield, Connecticut, the daughter of Lenore, a psychotherapist, and Richard Hecht, a physicist.