Anne Heche

Actor
At one point in her career, Emmy Award-winning actress Anne Heche was in danger of being remembered more for her episodes of eccentric behavior and volatile relationships than for her considerable acting talent. After ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1969 in Aurora, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Black November 2015 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

One Christmas Eve 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Making of Dig 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Wild Card 2015 (Movie)

Roxy (Actor)

Life at These Speeds 2014 (Movie)

Coach Rowan (Actor)

Arthur Newman 2013 (Movie)

Mina Crawley (Actor)

Nothing Left To Fear 2013 (Movie)

Wendy (Actor)

Save Me 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Girl Fight 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Witness 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

That's What She Said 2012 (Movie)

Dee Dee (Actor)

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ally McBeal 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cedar Rapids 2011 (Movie)

Joan Ostrowski - Fox (Actor)

Ellen 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hung 2008 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rampart 2011 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Spread 2009 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Men in Trees 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

What Love Is 2007 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Ghost Writer 2006 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

Prozac Nation 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Sexual Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Birth 2004 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

The 58th Annual Tony Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

John Q. 2002 (Movie)

Rebecca Payne (Actor)

Auggie Rose 2001 (Movie)

Lucy Brown (Actor)

Bruno 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Third Miracle 1999 (Movie)

Roxanna (Actor)

Psycho 1998 (Movie)

Marion Crane (Actor)

Return to Paradise 1998 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

Robin Monroe (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Donnie Brasco 1997 (Movie)

Maggie Pistone (Actor)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

Melissa Egan (Actor)

Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Volcano 1997 (Movie)

Dr Amy Barnes (Actor)

Wag the Dog 1997 (Movie)

Winifred Ames (Actor)

Pie in the Sky 1996 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

Juliet (Actor)

Walking & Talking 1996 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Wild Side 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Do Anything 1994 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Milk Money 1994 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

Mary Jane Wilks (Actor)

An Ambush of Ghosts 1992 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

O Pioneers! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Against the Wall (TV Show)

Actor

Another World (TV Show)

Actor

Dig (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Desire (TV Show)

Actor

Girls in Prison (TV Show)

Actor

Gracie's Choice (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tv Show)

Guest

One Kill (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Bells (TV Show)

Actor

The Dead Will Tell (TV Show)

Actor

The Investigator (TV Show)

Actor

The Real Ellen Story (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Stripping for Jesus 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Director

On the Edge (TV Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Stripping for Jesus 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Bad Judge 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2008 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

At one point in her career, Emmy Award-winning actress Anne Heche was in danger of being remembered more for her episodes of eccentric behavior and volatile relationships than for her considerable acting talent. After an early breakout role on the soap opera "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999) in 1987, the actress gradually built up her feature film résumé, leading to starring roles in major films like "Donnie Brasco" (1997) and "Volcano" (1997) opposite several of Hollywood's biggest leading men. The 1997 revelation of Heche's change in sexuality and her unexpected romance with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, however, left audiences and studio execs scratching their heads. Professional disappointments like the adventure-romance "Six Days, Seven Nights" (1998) and an ill-advised shot-for-shot remake of Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1998) were but a prelude to the actress' own personal collapse, which culminated with Heche leaving DeGeneres and suffering an extremely bizarre emotional breakdown in 2001. Despite popular opinion that her career was over, Heche returned with a respectably reviewed, if not ratings-favored dramedy series, "Men in Trees" (ABC, 2006-08). Diverse, well-written roles on the racy cable series "Hung" (HBO, 2009-1011) and in the indie comedy "Cedar Rapids" (2011) did much to return her to critical favor. Determined to put the drama of her past behind her, Heche kept the theatrics limited to the screen as she entered yet another phase of her storied career.

Relationships

Susan Bergman

Sister
Wrote memoir Anonymity (1994) about her father and his "secret" life; Heche was estranged from her Died in January 2006

Richard Burgi Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Another World" (NBC) Lived together in late 1980s through the early 1990s No longer together

Ellen DeGeneres Actor

Companion
Met at the Vanity Fair party on Oscar night in 1997 Split in August 2000; Heche later married a cameraman who worked on a documentary she was making about DeGeneres' comedy tour

Donald Heche

Father
Born in 1938 In her book Call Me Crazy, Heche claimed her father sexually molested her when she was a child and gave her herpes Disclosed his homosexuality to his family prior to his death Died of complications from AIDS in 1983

Nancy Heche

Mother

Nathan Heche

Brother
Killed in a car accident just a few months before his high school graduation and only three months after their father's death

Abigail Heche

Sister

Homer Laffoon

Son
Born March 2, 2002; father, Coley Laffoon

Coleman Laffoon Camera

Husband
Began dating in summer 2000 Engaged in May 2001 Married Sept. 1, 2001 Separated in January 2007 after 5 years of marriage amidst rumors Heche was allegedly dating her "Men in Trees" co-star James Tupper Divorced March 10, 2009

Steve Martin Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "A Simple Twist of Fate" (1994) Dated from 1995-97 No longer together

James Tupper Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Men in Trees" (ABC) Reportedly began dating in 2006

Atlas Tupper

Son
Born March 8, 2009; father, James Tupper

EDUCATION

Francis W Parker High School

Chicago , Illinois 1987

Milestones

2012

Cast in the crime drama "Rampart" opposite Woody Harrelson

2010

Acted opposite Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in the action comedy "The Other Guys"

2009

Played the former girlfriend of Thomas Jane's character on HBO's "Hung"

2007

Co-starred in the romantic comedy "What Love Is"

2006

Starred as relationship coach Marin Frist on the short-lived "Men in Trees" (ABC)

2005

Guest-starred on FX's "Nip/Tuck" as a 'Mafia princess' about to enter the witness-protection program

2004

Joined The WB drama "Everwood" as a love interest for series lead Treat Williams

2004

Played a drug-addicted mother who neglects her children in the Lifetime movie "Gracie's Choice"; received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

2003

Co-starred in "Prozac Nation"

2003

Starred opposite Alec Baldwin in the play "Twentieth Century"; received a Tony nomination

2002

Replaced Jennifer Jason Leigh in the David Auburn's Broadway production of "Proof"

2001

Cast in a recurring role on Fox's legal comedy "Ally McBeal" as a woman with Tourette's syndrome

2001

Landed featured role in "John Q," directed by Nick Cassavetes

2000

Wrote and directed the "2000" segment of the Emmy-nominated HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2"

2000

Signed deal with Scribner to write a memoir; published Call Me Crazy in 2001

2000

Cast as a Marine Corps captain accused of murdering her former lover in the fact-based Showtime movie "One Kill"

1999

Portrayed the skeptical daughter of a woman proposed as a candidate for sainthood in "The Third Miracle"

1998

Wrote, directed and starred in the short film "Stripping for Jesus"

1998

Played the female lead opposite Harrison Ford in "Six Days, Seven Nights"

1998

Cast as Marion Crane in the color remake of "Psycho," directed by Gus Van Sant

1997

Appeared as a presidential advisor in "Wag the Dog"; role had originally been written for a man

1997

Played Johnny Depp's wife in "Donnie Brasco"

1996

Won attention for her pivotal role in "The Juror"

1996

Co-starred in the independent film "Walking and Talking"

1996

Had role in the Cher-directed "1996" segment of HBO's "If These Walls Could Talk"

1994

Had featured role in "I'll Do Anything"

1994

Originally cast in a supporting role in "A Simple Twist of Fate"; part ended up on the cutting room floor

1993

Feature film debut, "The Adventures of Huck Finn"

1992

TV-movie debut in "O Pioneers!" (CBS)

1988

Cast in the duel role of good/evil twins Vicky Hudson Frame and Marley McKinnon on the NBC soap opera "Another World"

1982

Began performing in musicals at a Trenton, NJ dinner theater at age 12

Stopped performing and entered therapy after her father's death

Moved to Chicago with her mother and two older sisters

Family moved eleven times before Heche was 12

Bonus Trivia

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On the brouhaha over Heche's disclosure of her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, director Ivan Reitman (director of "Six Days, Seven Nights") told USA Today (April 29, 1997): "It's all starting to feel like a Jackie Collins novel. I hired her [Heche] because she was great. When she auditioned, I wasn't aware of her homosexuality. I don't think she is a homosexual, by the way. I think she's probably bisexual. She's gone out with all kinds of guys."

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Heche spoke in out in her autobiography, Call Me Crazy (2001), that she was mentally ill for the first 31 years of her life after being sexually abused by her father. She claimed that her father molested her during her childhood, giving her herpes. Her father later disclosed his homosexuality to his family, before dying of AIDS in 1983.

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In May 2007, Heche's estranged husband, Coley Laffoon filed papers in Los Angeles seeking primary physical custody of their son Homer, calling the actress an unsuitable mom who refuses to seek help for her reported psychological issues. Laffoon, who filed for divorce in February 2007, claimed the actress' "bizarre and delusional behavior" could be a problem if she wins full custody of the couple's five-year-old. Shortly after these papers were filed a spokesman for Heche said, "It is disappointing that Coley Laffoon has resorted to filing lies with the court because Anne would not cave in to his astronomical monetary demands, including his demand for $45,000 a month in support. For the past several years, the child's father has refused to get a job in order to contribute financially to the child's care."

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In December 2007, Heche lost primary physical custody of her five-year-old son Homer in a court battle with her estranged husband Coley Laffoon. A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge awarded videographer Laffoon custody of their child and Heche was also ordered to pay $15,000 a month in child and spousal support and pay for 90 per cent of the cost of Homer's private-school tuition, medical bills and extracurricular activities. Heche will spend every other weekend with Homer when she's in Los Angeles, where the youngster attends school.

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After the cancellation of Heche’s series "Men in Trees" as of May 4, 2008, the actress claimed she was unable to pay child support. The actress was granted a reprieve in her monthly payments of $14,978 to her ex-husband Coley Laffoon for their six-year-old son Homer. However Heche has been ordered by a judge to provide up-to-date income and expense information for the case – as she claims she also can no longer afford to pay Homer's school fees, the mortgage on her house in Canada where "Men In Trees" was filmed, the rent on her California home, and car expenses.

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Heche reached a settlement on June 6, 2008 in her divorce from Coley Laffoon, agreeing to pay her ex-husband a $275,000 lump sum and $3,700 per month in child support for their 6-year-old son. Under the settlement, Heche paid 75 percent of Homer's private school tuition and half of "agreed-upon extracurricular activities" for her son.

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