Anne Heche is an American actress who made her entry into the entertainment world with her appearance in the soap opera ‘Another World.’
Date of birth
Anne Heche was born Anne Celeste Heche on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio, US.
She was born to Donald and Nancy Heche. She was the youngest of five siblings. Her father was a Baptist choir director and did odd jobs, but did not make enough money to support the family. She is of mixed European decent. He elder brother was killed in a car crash three months after the death of her father following which the family moved to Chicago, where she joined Francis W. Parker School.
They moved about and even lived in an Amish community for some time. The family settled in Ocean City, New Jersey, when she was 12 years old and she started working in a dinner theatre to add to the family’s earnings. Her father, who died of AIDS when she was 13 years old, was sexually deviant and sexually abused her. She was noticed by an agent while participating in a school play and the agent offered her an audition. Her mother did not want her to join the entertainment industry, yet she decided to leave home and follow her dream of becoming an actress in New York City. Her mother remarried in 2008 and drifted away from her life.
She went to Ocean City High School, Ocean City, New Jersey. Anne then graduated from the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, Illinois.
The alleged sexual abuse by her father during her childhood left a deep impact on her life. This allegation was refuted by her mother due to which they grew apart and the relationship became irreversible as time went by.
Her same sex relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres drew widespread controversy in the media during the period they dated (1997-2000). As per her statement this was her only same sex relationship, for which she had even contemplated getting civil union to make it legal if the law permitted.
She married cameraman Coley Laffoon in September 2001, and later got divorced in 2009, after having a son named Homer in March 2002. Her battle for custody of her son went public when she appeared on television and claimed that she was being victimised. Thereafter, she dated her ‘Men in Trees’ co-star James Tupper and had a son named Atlas Heche Tupper in March 2009. The couple separated in 2018, without getting married.
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She started her career with a role in the soap opera ‘Another World’ for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series’ in 1991. She appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie ‘O Pioneers’ in 1992, and made her feature film debut the following year with her role as Mary Jane in Disney’s ‘The Adventures of Huck Finn.’
She got her first major role as a college student in the film ‘If These Walls Could Talk,’ where she appeared along with Cher and Demi Moore. Her performance in ‘Walking and Talking’ gained positive reviews and the film was listed among the Top 50 Cult Films of All Time by the ‘Entertainment Weekly.’ She developed a brief off-camera relationship with her co-star, Steve Martin, from ‘A Simple Twist of Fate’ during this period.
She went on to perform opposite stars like Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, and Tommy Lee Jones in the political satire ‘Wag the Dog’ and disaster film ‘Volcano.’ Though she had supportive roles in these films, critics felt she had the potential to do much more.
She appeared in her first lead role opposite Harrison Ford in the romantic adventure movie ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’ in 1998. The movie received mixed reviews, which were influenced by her same sex relationship with Ellen DeGeneres that went public at the same time.
She appeared in a number of television serials and television films before making her Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize winning play ‘Proof’ in 2002, for which she got positive reviews. Her performance in the 2004 movie ‘Gracie’s Choice’ received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ and her acting in the Broadway show ‘Twentieth Century’ earned her a Tony Award nomination for ‘Best Actress in a Play.’
She began her own series titled “Men in Trees’ in 2006, which had to be closed down due to a writers’ strike in 2008. She continued appearing in television horror and sex comedies like ‘Suffering Men’s Charity’ and ‘Spread.’
Her latest ventures include films like ‘My Friend Dahmer’ and ‘Armed Response,’ and the television war series ‘The Brave’ (2017 – 2018). She has also lent her voice for the video game ‘9: The Last Resort’ and directed segments of a few television serials.
She has hosted the weekly radio show called ‘Love and Hache’ with Jason Ellis on SiriusXM and appeared as a regular guest on the television show ‘Everwood’.
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 on the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars.
She also starred in The Vanished (2020) film as Wendy.
|Born||25th May, 1969|
|Home City||Aurora, Ohio, U.S.|