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Heather Goldenhersh (born March 26, 1973)[1] is an American actress. She has appeared on Broadway, on television, and in feature films.

Heather Goldenhersh
Born (1973-03-26) March 26, 1973 (age 46)
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)Brían F. O'Byrne


Early lifeEdit

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 (Christian) on my mother's side".[2] She was a fundamentalist Christian for several years, but ultimately drifted away from the faith in her mid-20s.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Goldenhersh is married to her Doubt co-star, Irish actor, Brían F. O'Byrne.[4] The couple has two daughters.



Year(s) Show/Appearance Role
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
2016 Modern Family (1 episode) Mrs. Wilkerson


Year Movie Role
1996 I'm Not Rappaport Strike Woman
1997 Swallowed Trina
2000 The Great Gatsby Myrtle Wilson
2000 Spin The Bottle Rachel
2001 The Believer Linda
2002 Unconditional Love Grace's Daughter
2002 Nicholas Nickleby Fanny Squeers
2003 The School of Rock Sheila
2004 The Merchant of Venice Nerissa
2004 Kinsey Martha Pomeroy
2004 Tempting Adam Kami
2005 Southern Belles Margery
2006 The Pleasure of Your Company Jane
2007 Wedding Daze Jane
2008 Leatherheads Belinda
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Who Girl (voice)
2015 Hail, Caesar! Natalie (secretary)



Year Show Role
2005 Doubt Sister James

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2005 Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominated
2005 Theatre World Award NYC Debut Performance Winner


  1. ^ "H Goldenhersh - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ Tallmer, Jerry (1 July 2005). "Center Stage". Playbill. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ Simonson, Robert (9 May 2005). "An Unconventional Trip to the Nunnery: A Chat With the Actress". The New York Sun. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Colin Farrell Takes NYC at In Bruges Film Premiere". 4 February 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2015.

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