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Anne Heche Biography

Anne Heche born Anne Celeste Heche is an American actress and director. She came to recognition portraying Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera Another World (1987–1991), which won her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.

She came to prominence in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama film Donnie Brasco (1997), the disaster film Volcano (1997), the slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), the action comedy film Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), and the drama-thriller film Return to Paradise (1998).

Following her portrayal of Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant’s horror remake film Psycho (1998), which earned her a Saturn Award nomination, Heche went on to have roles in many well-received independent films, such as the drama film Birth (2004), the sex comedy film Spread (2009), Cedar Rapids (2011), the drama film Rampart (2011), and the black comedy film Catfight (2016).

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She received acclaim for her role in the television film Gracie’s Choice, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination, and for her work on Broadway, particularly Twentieth Century, for which she received a Tony Award nomination.

Aside from her film roles, Heche starred in the comedy-drama television series Men in Trees (2006–08), Hung (2009–11), Save Me (2013), Aftermath (2016), and the military drama television series The Brave (2017). She lent her voice to the animated television series The Legend of Korra (2014), where she voiced Suyin Beifong, and appeared as a judge in the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars (2020).

Anne Heche Age and Birthday

Celeste Heche is 53 years old as of 2022. She was born on May 25th, 1969 in Aurora, Ohio, United States. She also celebrates her birthday on May 25th every year. In addition, her birth sign is Gemini.

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Anne Heche Height and Weight

Anne measures an average standing height. She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.65 meters tall. She also weighs 54 kilograms which is equivalent to 119 lbs. Her other body measurements are 34-23-34 inches. Moreover, she has blue eyes and blonde hair.

Anne Heche Education

The remainder of Heche’s family subsequently moved to Chicago, where Heche attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School. In 1985, when Heche was 16, an agent spotted her in a school play and secured her an audition for the daytime soap opera As the World Turns.

Heche flew to New York City, auditioned, and was offered a job, but her mother insisted she finish high school first. Shortly before her high school graduation in 1987, Heche was offered a dual role on the daytime soap opera Another World.

“Again I was told I couldn’t go. My mother was very religious and maybe she thought it was a sinner’s world,” Heche stated. “But I got on the phone and said, ‘Send me the ticket. I’m getting on the plane.’ I was like, ‘Bye!’ I did my time with my mom in a one-bedroom, skanky apartment and I was done.”

Anne Heche Family, Parents, and Siblings

Heche was born in Aurora, Ohio, and is the youngest of five children of Nancy Heche (née Prickett) and Donald Joseph Heche. Heche’s family moved a total of eleven times during her childhood; at one point, they lived in an Amish community.

When asked in a 2001 interview on Larry King Live what her father’s source of income was, Heche replied, “Well, he was a choir director. But I don’t think he made much on that a week. He said that he was involved in a business of gas and oil, and he said that until the day he died, but he never was involved in the business of gas and oil ever.”

The family settled in Ocean City, New Jersey when Heche was twelve years old. Due to the family’s strained circumstances, Anne went to work at a dinner theater in Swainton. “At the time we’d been kicked out of our house and my family was holed up living in a bedroom in the home of a generous family from our church,” she said. “I got $100 a week, which was more than anyone else in my family. We all pooled our money in an envelope in a drawer and saved up enough to move out after a year.”

On March 3, 1983, when Heche was 13, her 45-year-old father died of AIDS. He never came out as homosexual; “He was in complete denial until the day he died. We know he got it from his gay relationships. Absolutely. I don’t think it was just one.

He was a very promiscuous man, and we knew his lifestyle then,” Heche said on Larry King Live. Heche claimed that he repeatedly raped her from the time she was an infant until she was 12, giving her genital herpes. When asked “But why would a gay man rape a girl?” in a 2001 interview with The Advocate, Heche replied “I don’t think he was just a gay man. I think he was sexually deviant. My belief was that my father was gay and he had to cover that up. I think he was sexually abusive. The more he couldn’t be who he was, the more that came out of him in [the] ways that it did.” In a 1998 interview, she reflected that her father being closeted ultimately “destroyed his happiness and our family. But it did teach me to tell the truth. Nothing else is worth anything.”

Three months after her father’s death, Heche’s 18-year-old brother Nathan was killed in a car crash. The official determination was that he fell asleep at the wheel and struck a tree, though Heche claims it was suicide.

Anne Heche Dating, Husband, and Children

Heche’s relationship with Ellen DeGeneres and the events following their breakup became subjects of widespread media interest. The couple started dating in 1997, and at one point, said they would get a civil union if such became legal in Vermont. They broke up in August 2000. Heche has stated that all of her other romantic relationships have been with men.

After reportedly leaving DeGeneres for Coleman “Coley” Laffoon in 2000, on September 1, 2001, Heche married Laffoon, a cameraman whom she met the previous year on DeGeneres’ stand-up comedy tour. They have a son. Laffoon filed for divorce on February 2, 2007, after five and a half years of marriage. The divorce was finalized on March 4, 2009.

Heche reportedly left her husband for Men in Trees co-star James Tupper. On December 5, 2008, Heche’s representative confirmed that the actress was pregnant with their first child, a son, who was her second and his first. Tupper and Heche separated in 2018.

Anne Heche Career

In 2017, Heche played a supporting role in My Friend Dahmer as the teenaged Jeffrey Dahmer’s (Ross Lynch) mentally ill mother, Joyce. She received positive reviews for her performance, with The Hollywood Reporter calling her “nerve-jangling perfection” and Empire calling her “entertainingly off-kilter”.

On September 25, 2017, Heche debuted as (fictional) Deputy Director Patricia Campbell of the (real-life) Defense Intelligence Agency, or the “DIA,” in the new military/espionage thriller The Brave. Heche is the series lead for this 2017–18 season NBC series. Campbell oversees an elite team of cross-military-service specialists who must undertake especially dangerous missions, led by male lead Mike Vogel.

In 2018, she joined the television series Chicago P.D. in a supporting role. On September 2, 2020, Heche was announced as one of the celebrities competing in the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars.

Anne Heche Mental Illness

On August 19, 2000, Heche drove from Los Angeles to Cantua Creek outside Fresno, California, and parked her Toyota SUV along a dusty roadside. Wearing only a bra and shorts, Heche walked 1+1⁄2 miles (2.4 km) through the desert and knocked on the door of a stranger’s ranch house.

When the home’s occupant, Araceli Campiz, opened the door, she immediately recognized Heche from the film Six Days, Seven Nights. Campiz recalled: “I was thinking, ‘Oh my God, we’re in the middle of nowhere, and she walks in.”

Campiz said that Heche gulped down glass upon glass of water, and then “took off her Nikes and said she needed to take a shower”, at which point Campiz obliged, offering Heche a towel. As far as Campiz could tell, Heche was not drunk, drugged, or ill; however, Heche later admitted that she had taken ecstasy.

After Heche had a shower, she got settled in the living room, requested a pair of slippers, and suggested that Campiz do the same. “She wanted to watch a movie, but the VCR was broken,” according to Campiz. Bemused at first, Campiz grew uneasy when Heche showed no sign of leaving—calling neither friends nor a garage—after half an hour had passed. Campiz has stated: “I didn’t know what to do. So I called the sheriff’s department.”

According to a police report that was aired on KSEE-TV, when deputies arrived, Heche told them that she was “God, and was going to take everyone back to heaven in a spaceship.” The deputies summoned an ambulance, which ferried Heche the 50 miles (80 km) to Fresno’s University Medical Center, where she was admitted to the psychiatric unit, from which she was released after a few hours.

Heche stated she was “insane” for the first 31 years of her life, and that this was triggered by being sexually abused by her father during her infancy and childhood. In a series of interviews with Barbara Walters, Matt Lauer, and Larry King to promote Call Me Crazy in 2001, Heche stated on national television that she created a fantasy world called the “Fourth Dimension” to make herself feel safe, and had an alter ego who was the daughter of God and half-sister of Jesus Christ named “Celestia”, who had contacts with extraterrestrial life forms. Heche said she recovered from her mental health concerns following the incident in Cantua Creek and has put her alter ego behind her.

Anne Heche Accident

On August 5, 2022, Heche was involved in a series of car crashes, first hitting a garage at an apartment complex, and ending in a fiery car crash that reportedly left her “severely burned” and “intubated” in the hospital. Video from Los Angeles’ Fox 11 showed Heche being removed from the accident scene.

Anne Heche Salary

Over the years, Heche has made a great fortune from her career. However, her annual earnings are currently under review and will be updated as soon as it has been made publicly available.

Anne Heche Net Worth

Over the years, Heche has made a great fortune from her career. Moreover, she has an estimated net worth of $8 million

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