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Hegh studied to be a teacher at Sydney University, where she joined the Sydney University Dramatic Society. After auditioning for and being accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Art, in Sydney, she changed her career path. Hegh studied drama at NIDA, graduating in 1994, and has rarely been out of work since.
Hegh received an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her work in MDA. Other television credits include Last Man Standing, Valentine's Day, The Informant, Carlotta, Deep Water, My Place, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue Special Ops and Time of our Lives. She played a major role in two series of Janet King as Bianca Grieve.
Hegh works extensively in theatre. She won both a Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award for The Wild Duck at Belvoir Street Theatre. She also won a Sydney theatre award for The City at the Sydney Theatre Company.
In 2017, after completing the second season of Janet King for the ABC, Hegh worked for the Sydney Theatre Company in Cloud Nine and also The Father (touring Melbourne Theatre Company) in 2017.
She won the 2018 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for her role in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.
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