Anne Celeste Heche was an American actress from May 25, 1969, to August 11, 2022. She received a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards for her portrayal of the twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera Another World (1987–1991), for which she initially gained notoriety.
In the late 1990s, she rose to popularity with parts in the films Donnie Brasco (1997), Volcano (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Wag the Dog (1997), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), and Return to Paradise (2000). (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 appear in several critically acclaimed independent films, including Birth (2004), Spread (2009), Cedar Rapids (2011), Rampart (2011), and Catfight (2012).
She was recognized for her performance in the television film Gracie’s Choice, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, and for her work on Broadway, especially in a restaging of the play Twentieth Century, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award.
Heche also starred in the television series Men in Trees (2006–2008), Hung (2009–2011), Save Me (2013), Aftermath (2016), and The Brave (2006–2008). (2017). She provided the voice of Suyin Beifong in the 2014 animated television series The Legend of Korra and competed in the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars (2020).
Early years of Anne Heche
Heche was born in Aurora, Ohio, on May 25, 1969, the youngest of five children to parents Nancy Heche (née Prickett) and Donald Joseph Heche. During her childhood, Heche’s family relocated eleven times; at one point, they lived in an Amish hamlet.
In a 2001 interview with Larry King Live, Heche was asked about her father’s source of income “He was, nevertheless, a choir director. I don’t believe he earned much every week, however. He claimed that he was involved in the gas and oil industry until the day he died. However, he was never involved in the gas and oil business.”
When Heche was twelve years old, his family relocated to Ocean City, New Jersey. Due to the family’s financial difficulties, she began working at a dinner theatre in Swainton.
“At the time, we had been evicted from our home, and my family was staying in a bedroom in the home of a charitable church family,” she explained. “I received $100 weekly, more than anyone else in my family. After a year of saving in an envelope in a drawer, we had enough money to move out.”
Heche’s 45-year-old father died of HIV/AIDS on March 3, 1983, when she was 13. She assumed he caught the disease from a homosexual partner. “He remained in complete denial until his death. Absolutely. We know he contracted it through his homosexual encounters.
Heche stated that he repeatedly raped her from when she was a baby until she was 12 years old, causing her to get genital herpes. I do not believe there was only one. He was a pretty promiscuous man, and we were aware of his lifestyle at the time. “He mentioned this on Larry King Live.
When questioned, “In a 2001 interview with The Advocate, Heche was asked, “But why would a gay man rape a woman?” She responded, “I don’t believe he was just a gay man. I think that he was a sexual deviant. I believed that my father was homosexual and had to conceal this fact.
I believe he engaged in sexual abuse. The more he was unable to be himself, the more he expressed himself in the ways that he did.” In a 1998 interview, she commented that her father’s decision to remain closeted ultimately affected her and “ruined his happiness as well our family. However, it taught me to tell the truth. Nothing else is of any value.”
The Career of Anne Heche
From 1987 through 1991, Anne appeared in more than 70 episodes of “Another World,” for which she won a Daytime Emmy. In the early 1990s, she appeared in the TV movies “O Pioneers!” (1992), “Against the Wall” (1994), and “Girls in Prison” (1994), as well as the feature films “An Ambush of Ghosts” (1993), “The Adventures of Huck Finn” (1993), “I’ll Do Anything” (1994), “A Simple Twist of Fate” (1994), and “Milk Money” (1994).
(1994). She appeared in the films “Donnie Brasco” (1997), “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997), “Wag the Dog” (1997), and “Return to Paradise” (1997) after co-starring with Cher and Demi Moore in the HBO film “If These Walls Could Talk” in 1996. (1998).
Anne co-starred in “Six Days, Seven Nights” with Harrison Ford in 1998 and also played Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant’s version of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” that year. In 2001, she appeared as Melanie West on Fox’s “Ally McBeal,” and she received a Primetime Emmy nod for the 2004 TV movie “Gracie’s Choice.”
Heche has appeared in the films “Prozac Nation” (2001), “Birth” (2004), “What Love Is” (2007), and “Toxic Skies” (2008), as well as voicing Lois Lane in “Superman: Doomsday” (2007).
Anne co-starred alongside Denzel Washington in 2002’s “John Q.,” and she had a recurring role as Amanda Hayes on The WB’s “Everwood” from 2004 to 2005. She landed the lead part on “Men in Trees” in 2006, which aired 36 episodes over two seasons, and then co-starred with Thomas Jane on “Hung,” appearing in all 30 episodes.
Heche appeared in the films “Rampart” (2011), “That’s What She Said” (2012), “Black November” (2012), “Arthur Newman” (2012), and “Nothing Left to Fear” (2013), and starred as Beth Harper on the sitcom “Save Me” in 2013.
From 2013 to 2014, she appeared in four episodes of “The Michael J. Fox Show,” and in 2014, she voiced Suyin Beifong in “The Legend of Korra.” In 2016, Anne featured in the films “Opening Night” and “Catfight,” as well as the television picture “A Christmas Carol,” and she portrayed Karen Copeland on the Syfy series “Aftermath.”
In 2017, she portrayed Joyce Dahmer, the mother of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, in “My Friend Dahmer,” and from 2017 to 2018, she starred as DIA Dep. Director Patricia Campbell on the NBC series “The Brave.”
Heche has recently been in the films “Armed Response” (2017), “The Last Word” (2017), “The Best of Enemies” (2019), and “The Vanished” (2020), and she was a recurrent character on NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” from 2018 to 2019.
How Much Is Anne Heche’s Net Worth?
At the time of her death in August 2022, American actress, writer, director, and producer Anne Heche had a net worth of $4 million. Anne Heche had more than eighty acting credits.
Relationships of Anne Heche
The relationship between Heche and Ellen DeGeneres and the subsequent events sparked great media interest. The couple began dating in 1997, and at one point stated that they would enter a civil partnership in Vermont if it became legal. They separated in August of 2000. Heche revealed that she has only had romantic interactions with men.
In 2000, Heche left DeGeneres for Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, a cameraman she met on DeGeneres’ stand-up comedy tour the previous year. On September 1, 2001, she married Laffoon. They gave Birth to a son in March 2002. Five and a half years after their wedding, Laffoon filed for divorce in February 2007. In March 2009, the divorce was finally formalized.
Heche left her spouse for her co-star in Men in Trees, James Tupper. During their relationship, Heche stated that she and Tupper were “forever engaged.” In March 2009, she and Tupper had a son, her second child, and his first. In 2018, Tupper and Heche separated.
Cause of Death
Anne died on August 12, 2022, at the age of 53, due to her injuries sustained in the vehicle accident.