March 26, 1973|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brían F. O'Byrne|
Goldenhersh was born on March 26, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in St. Louis. She has said that she is "half-Jewish by adoption on my father's side and Greek Orthodox on my mother's side". She was a fundamentalist Christian for several years, but ultimately drifted away from the faith in her mid-20s.
A graduate of Juilliard, Goldenhersh made her film debut in 1996 with her role in an adaptation of Herb Gardner's I'm Not Rappaport. From then on she appeared in films such as Swallowed, The Great Gatsby and The Believer. Goldenhersh also appeared on television in Sex and the City and episodes of the Law & Order franchise. She then focused on her stage career; her 2005 Broadway debut was in Doubt, opposite Cherry Jones and Brian F. O'Byrne.
Goldenhersh was nominated for a Tony Award in 2005 for "Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play" for her role as Sister James in Doubt. She also won a Theatre World Award for that performance.
In 2006, Goldenhersh auditioned for the show The Class, a sitcom created by David Crane (one of the creators of Friends), and Jeffery Klarik (an executive producer of "Mad About You") and was cast in the part of Lina Warbler. The Class premiered in September 2006 and won a People's Choice Award for "Best New Comedy" in January 2007. The series wasn't renewed for a second season.
Goldenhersh is married to her Doubt co-star, Irish actor, Brían F. O'Byrne. The couple has two daughters together, one being born in 2008, and the other being born in 2010.
|2000||Sex and the City (1 episode)||Jenna|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)||Roseanne Connelly|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 Episode)||Ellen Swanson|
|2006–2007||The Class (permanent role)||Lina Warbler|
|1996||I'm Not Rappaport||Strike Woman|
|2000||The Great Gatsby||Myrtle Wilson|
|2000||Spin The Bottle||Rachel|
|2002||Unconditional Love||Grace's Daughter|
|2002||Nicholas Nickleby||Fanny Squeers|
|2003||The School of Rock||Sheila|
|2004||The Merchant of Venice||Nerissa|
|2006||The Pleasure of Your Company||Jane|
|2015||Hail, Caesar!||Natalie (secretary)|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Tony Award||Best Featured Actress in a Play||Nominated|
|2005||Theatre World Award||NYC Debut Performance||Winner|
- "H Goldenhersh - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- Tallmer, Jerry (1 July 2005). "Center Stage". Playbill. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- Simonson, Robert (9 May 2005). "An Unconventional Trip to the Nunnery: A Chat With the Actress". The New York Sun. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- "Colin Farrell Takes NYC at In Bruges Film Premiere". Broadway.com. 4 February 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
- Heather Goldenhersh at the Internet Movie Database
- Heather Goldenhersh at the Internet Broadway Database