Alicia "Lecy" Goranson was born in Evanston, Illinois. In 1988 at the age of 13, she went on her second audition in Chicago and landed the role of Becky Conner on ABC's Roseanne. In 1992, she left the show to attend Vassar College where she majored in English.
After college, Goranson moved to New York City where she has appeared off-Broadway in theaters such as The Public, New York Theater Workshop, The Vineyard, The New Group, The Atlantic, Soho Rep and Ensemble Studio Theater (where she is a member), among others.
Goranson's movie appearances include Boys Don't Cry, How to Make an American Quilt, Love, Ludlow, The Extra Man, Weightless and Buck Run.
Her television guest appearances include Inside Amy Schumer, Sex and the City, Law and Order: SVU, Fringe and Damages.