Anne Heche
American actress
Anne Heche
'Anne Celeste Heche is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She started her career on the daytime soap opera Another World, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991. Heche gradually landed supporting roles in feature films, and in 1997 appeared in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Wag the Dog, Donnie Brasco and Volcano. Her first leading role in a major Hollywood film was Six Days Seven Nights—which has remained her highest-profile film role to date.
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12 Vintage Baby Names That Aren't Wildly Popular -- Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Looking for fresh name inspiration for your 2016 baby? Some of the newest names are the oldest -- favorites from a century ago, ready for revival in the coming year. Twenty years ago, Amelia and Oliver were the new old names to watch. Now that they’re near the top of the charts, another set of vintage-sounding names is on the rise. None of these rank in the U.S. top 1000 -- yet -- but they’re all poised to make a comeback in 2016.   Agnes Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany named their daughter Agnes Lark in 2011. By 2014, there were 187 girls with the name. Agnes is a gentle, vintage choice, big in the 1890s, while the nickname Aggie fits right in with Abby, Addie, Maddie, and Maggie. The movie "Despicable Me" also featured three adorable sisters with sassy, retro names -- Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Lottie Charlotte was on the rise well before William and Kate chose the name for their little princess. Charlie is a modern, vibrant take on Charlotte, while Lottie is elegant. ...
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12 Vintage Baby Names That Aren't Wildly Popular -- Yet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Looking for fresh name inspiration for your 2016 baby? Some of the newest names are the oldest -- favorites from a century ago, ready for revival in the coming year. Twenty years ago, Amelia and Oliver were the new old names to watch. Now that they’re near the top of the charts, another set of vintage-sounding names is on the rise. None of these rank in the U.S. top 1000 -- yet -- but they’re all poised to make a comeback in 2016.   Agnes Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany named their daughter Agnes Lark in 2011. By 2014, there were 187 girls with the name. Agnes is a gentle, vintage choice, big in the 1890s, while the nickname Aggie fits right in with Abby, Addie, Maddie, and Maggie. The movie "Despicable Me" also featured three adorable sisters with sassy, retro names -- Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Lottie Charlotte was on the rise well before William and Kate chose the name for their little princess. Charlie is a modern, vibrant take on Charlotte, while Lottie is elegant. ...
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Eight Holiday TV Movies That Should Air in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
When December's shopping and baking are done and it's time to relax over cookies and TV, we usually turn to feature films like Elf or A Christmas Carol. We might even look for I Love Lucy or Honeymooners Yuletide episodes or check out the newest holiday specials. But television has been producing its own seasonal movies, hundreds of them, ever since the small screen was actually small. They run the gamut from brilliant to awful, but even some of the trashiest can be as sweet and comforting as cocoa on the first chilly night of the year. The problem is that so many new films materialize each year while older ones tend to disappear quickly. And unlike movies released in theaters, too few resurface on DVD, Hulu or Netflix. So I'm starting next year's Christmas list early. Here are eight holiday TV movies, in no special order, that I've enjoyed in the past and hope to see once more. They're only the first to occur to me, so I'm likely to make additional requests in the future. And ...
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36 Thoughts I Had While Watching The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy For The First Time
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Yes, I'm an entertainment editor. No, I've never seen "Star Wars." Well, now I have, thanks to a little dare from my colleagues to find my inner Force and watch the original trilogy from start to finish.  What did I think? If you'd care to know, it was better than I expected. Especially because everything I gathered about "Star Wars" all came from my time as a young girl listening to my brothers and their friends watch it while I did anything else. (I was more of a dollhouse/Polly Pocket/Sky Dancer sort of kid.) So yes, I now understand the hype around the release of "The Force Awakens," but I'm still confused by the obsession. If anything, I'm looking forward to one day owning an Ewok.  Here are 36 thoughts I had while watching the original trilogy:  via GIPHY 1. C-3PO and R2-D2 defined #FriendshipGoals before it was even a thing. Basically, I love droids.  2. OMG, Mark Hamill looks so young!  3. Tatooine, aka desert land, does not seem like an enjoyable plac ...
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NBC's 'Michael J. Fox Show' deserves more viewers
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
"The Michael J. Fox Show" is taking a break on NBC, as is much of the network's prime-time programming during the winter Olympics in Sochi. Lots of shows are in that category, and while I'd be sad to see some of them go, the loss of the "Fox Show" in my mind is right up there with the cancellation of other high-quality shows such as "Vegas," "The Hour" and "Boss." Playing a legend in the advertising business, Williams allowed Mork to slumber upside-down in the past and recalibrated his singular comic mania to become first among equals in a superb ensemble cast. Fox went for a more traditional sitcom about a dad named Mike Henry, his loving wife (Betsy Brandt), his two teenagers (Conor Romero and Juliette Goglia) and a precocious but blessedly realistic younger kid named Graham (Jack Gore). New York news anchor Mike Henry, like Fox, got hit in the gut by a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and took a break from work. Fox had been highly visible in public and on other shows before th ...
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'Bad Judge' Pilot Starring Kate Walsh Ordered By NBC
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Kate Walsh is NBC's new "Bad Judge." The "Private Practice" actress will star in and executive produce a new comedy pilot at NBC, according to TV Guide. From Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's company, Gary Sanchez Productions, the NBC vehicle sees Walsh as a "hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law, and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance as she also happens to be a judge in the Criminal Court system," according to Deadline. "Bad Judge" first started making the rounds in March 2013. Chad Kultgen ("The Incredible Burt Wonderstone") will write and serve as an executive producer for "Bad Judge" along with Anne Heche, who originally came to Gary Sanchez Productions with the idea for the series. "Private Practice" ended its six season run back in 2013, and since then Walsh has been attached to different projects, including being cast in Direct TV's "Full Circle" and in FX's upcoming "Fargo" TV series. No word on when "Bad Judge" will debut, but "Full C ...
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'The Michael J. Fox Show' Casts Candice Bergen And Charles Grodin As Mike's Parents
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Michael J. Fox is extending his TV family: Candice Bergen and Charles Grodin have been tapped as Fox's character's parents on NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show," according to Deadline. The "Murphy Brown" and "Beethoven" alums will guest star with the potential to recur on the freshman comedy, which sees former news anchorman and current stay-at-home dad Mike Henry (Fox) returning to the job he retired from after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. "Breaking Bad's" Betsy Brandt will play Fox's wife, Annie. Anne Heche has been booked for a multi-episode arc as Susan Rodriguez-Jones, the new anchor at NBC 4. She’s described as a “sharp, savvy and tough-as-nails anchor who was Mike’s producer many years ago when they worked together in Orlando." Governor Chris Christie is also set to appear as himself, and Fox recently told reporters that they plan to "mine old friendships and old working relationships" when casting guest stars. "The Michael J. Fox Show" premieres Thursday, September ...
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The Fatal Flaw In NBC's ‘Save Me'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Mark I. Pinsky Religion News Service (RNS) Mixing religion and entertainment, as NBC has tried to do with its new prime time TV sitcom “Save Me,” starring Anne Heche, can be a tricky business. Sometimes the combination works spectacularly, marrying a religious base with a significant crossover audience. When the chemistry is right, shows built around faith and divine intervention land in the ratings Top Ten year after year, and earn numerous Emmys. CBS had mainstream hits with “Highway to Heaven” in the 1980s and “Touched by an Angel” in the late 1990s. The WB/CW’s “7th Heaven” ran for a decade. At other times, talking-to-God/Jesus/angel dramas — like ABC’s “Nothing Sacred” in the late 1990s, and CBS’s “Joan of Arcadia,” in the mid-2000s — were short-lived. For some reason, audiences have no problem when God, faith and religion are regular elements of animated comedies such as “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy” and “South Park.” Psychologically, a cartoon Jesus on ...
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Betty White Is Playing God
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We can all agree that Betty White is a goddess, but now she's actually playing God. In The Huffington Post's exclusive sneak peek (above) of the season finale of NBC's "Save Me" (Thursday, June 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET), Beth (Anne Heche) finally comes face-to-face with the higher being she believes she's been speaking to throughout the series' debut season. And she's surprised to see that God has taken the form of none other than Betty White. "Just an identity I put on," the Almighty one explains. "My Betty outfit always puts people at ease." But this interaction is going to be anything but easy. "Hey, I'm mad at you," Beth says after the initial shock wears off. "I know," God/Betty retorts. "I'm mad at you, too." See how NBC describes the season finale of "Save Me," titled "Holier Than Thou," below and tune in to see Betty White in all her glory on Thursday, June 13 at 8:30 p.m. ET on the Peacock network. When Beth learns that the hospital where Emily (Madison Davenpo ...
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Cara Joy David: It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I love Tony week. I get to chat with people I speak to once a year -- a.k.a. the majority of Tony voters. This year, I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots and I do know people voting for it. I just have faith that the cleverness of Matilda will win out in the end.) That rarely happens. For my Tony column, I have decided not to pick who I think will be the actual winners come Sunday night. Instead I'm only doing the "Should win" half of the equation. Taking the easy road, some would say. I'm also only writing about three categories, but they are three very important categories. Best Revival of a Play Longtime readers of mine may know that through the years I have written about how, when Anne Heche entered Proof, it became, "The situation comedy formerly known as Proof." I love Anne Heche ...
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'Save Me' Premiere: Anne Heche Talks To God
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Anne Heche stars in the "burn-off" comedy "Save Me." The new NBC sitcom has very little shot at life beyond this six-episode, three week run. Heche stars as suburban housewife and raging alcoholic, Beth. Only after "dying" one night by choking on a sandwich, she is revived and given the power to talk to God. Literally. While she saw it as a chance to try and fix her life, as well as repair her relationships within her family and neighborhood, it's not going to be an easy road. She's burned a lot of bridges and they won't be so quickly repaired. At least the communication with God appears to be real, meaning she has valuable information and advice for those she cares about. And a little bit of divine lighting from time to time. Her husband was having an affair, but after Beth's near-death experience -- or was it a death experience? -- he started to gravitate back toward his wife. So the mistress, Carly, showed up in the rain one night to confront her romantic nemesis. ...
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Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Talking With Anne Heche About God, Love And 'Save Me'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Sometimes surprising and good things happen completely out of the blue. Like this interview. I'm at the gym last night when I got an email from the author A.M. Homes to tell me that she is with Anne Heche, who is in town to talk about her new comedy 'Save Me' that debuts tonight, May 23rd on NBC. Given that the new show features a Cinncinati housewife who can talk to God, they were wondering if I might be interested in sitting down for a few minutes to talk. Sure, I said eagerly. When? Um, how about tonight? Thirty minutes later (and showered) we were in my apartment, A.M. and Kathy Greenberg listening while Anne and I had one of the most interesting God talks I have had in a long time. At the end of our hour together I turned to Anne and remarked, 'I think you and your show have created a whole new theology.' It is a theology that I believe will resonate in a world that is looking for new ways to talk about spirituality and God and how different those i ...
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Excerpt: 'Save Me'
NYTimes - almost 4 years
The new NBC comedy stars Anne Heche.     
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Elizabeth Thorp: 7 Celebs & Travel Experts Dish on Their Go-To Travel Item
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The busy holiday travel season is almost upon us. Are you planning to spend Thanksgiving at Grandma's or Christmas skiing in Vail? Long TSA lines, crowded airports, delayed flights can be a major damper on holiday cheer. Poshbrood caught up with some travel experts, road warriors and celebs to find out their must-have travel items to help make their travels more enjoyable. Note: Apple gadgets are a crowd favorite... Wendy Perrin is Condé Nast Traveler's Director of Consumer News and Digital Community. She has written the magazine's practical advice column The Perrin Report for 16 years and is considered an authority on consumer travel issues. "If I had to choose only one must-have travel item, it would probably be my iPhone. It's not only my communication device but also my camera, map, alarm clock, flashlight, tape recorder and, thanks to apps I've installed, personal assistant, airline gate agent, and hotel concierge." Anne Heche is a mother, actor, director, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anne Heche
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 45
    In 2015, Heche guest starred in the ABC thriller series Quantico playing the role of criminal profiler, Dr. Susan Langdon.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout her career, she has appeared in several magazine covers including Entertainment Weekly, Mirabella and Observer Magazine. Heche was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1998. She became a significant subject of widespread media interest while dating comedian Ellen DeGeneres.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    In March 2014, the USA Network announced Heche was cast in its action adventure drama series, Dig.
    More Details Hide Details She portrayed the head of the FBI office in Jerusalem whose agents uncovers a 2,000-year-old conspiracy while investigating an archaeologist's murder. The six-episode series premiered late 2014.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013 she headlined the short-lived NBC sitcom Save Me, in which she starred as a Midwestern housewife who believes that she is channeling God.
    More Details Hide Details Heche played a waitress in the film Heat (2014), which stars Jason Statham. She had a recurring guest role on The Michael J. Fox Show before the series was cancelled.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    Heche had a leading role in the independent comedy film That's What She Said, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    In 2011, Heche told The Daily Telegraph that she doubts she will be able to ever repair relations with her mother, but that she had reconciled with Abigail after two decades of estrangement.
    More Details Hide Details 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 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 County 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".
    In early 2011, she appeared in Cedar Rapids, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Heche's performance was well received; David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter stated that "while Heche shines brightest in more brittle mode, as in HBO's Hung, she strikes a sweet balance between Joan's mischievous and maternal sides".
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Since her husband's death from AIDS, Nancy has been a Christian therapist and motivational speaker who lectures on behalf of James Dobson's Focus on the Family about overcoming homosexuality. In 2009, Anne Heche told the New York Times: "My mother's had a very tragic life.
    More Details Hide Details Three of her five children are dead, and her husband is dead. That she is attempting to change gay people into straight people is, in my opinion, a way to keep the pain of the truth out. People wonder why I am so forthcoming with the truths that have happened in my life, and it's because the lies that I have been surrounded with and the denial that I was raised in, for better or worse, bore a child of truth and love. My mother preaches to this day the opposite of that core of my life. It is no mistake that she still stands up against love. And one wonders why I'm not rushing to have her meet my children."
    Their son, Atlas Heche Tupper, was born on March 7, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details This is the second child for Heche and the first for Tupper. Heche has four siblings, three of whom are deceased. Heche and her mother, Nancy, have been estranged since Heche confronted her about sexual abuse she claims to have suffered at the hands of her father. In her 2001 memoir, Call Me Crazy, Heche wrote that when she contracted genital herpes as an infant, her mother insisted that it was a diaper rash and refused to take her to the doctor. Nancy was outraged by her daughter's allegations, responding, "I am trying to find a place for myself in this writing, a place where I as Anne's mother do not feel violated or scandalized." She added, "I find no place among the lies and blasphemies in the pages of this book." Heche's sister, Abigail, added "It is my opinion that my sister Anne truly believes, at this moment, what she has asserted about our father's past behavior; however, at the same time, I would like to point out that Anne, in the past, has expressed doubts herself about the accuracy of such memories." She said, "Based on my experience and her own expressed doubts, I believe that her memories regarding our father are untrue. And I can state emphatically, regardless of Anne's beliefs, that the assertion that our mother knew about such behavior is absolutely false."
    Heche and Laffoon's contentious divorce was finalized on March 4, 2009. A court order was issued which required them to hire a parenting coordinator to manage their relationships with son Homer; this arrangement remained in effect until May 1, 2011.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    On December 5, 2008, it was confirmed by Heche's representative that the actress was pregnant with Tupper's child.
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    On May 14, 2008, following the cancellation of her TV series Men in Trees, she submitted a financial declaration showing that she had less than $35,000 in her bank accounts and could no longer afford to pay child support.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    Heche lost custody of their son on June 11, 2007.
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    In court papers filed on May 2, 2007, Laffoon requested primary custody of their son, claiming that Heche was an unfit parent and exhibited "bizarre and delusional behavior for which she refuses to seek professional help".
    More Details Hide Details Heche countered by accusing Laffoon of "resorting to lies with the court" because she "would not cave in to his astronomical money demands".
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In 2006, Heche began work on her own series, Men in Trees.
    More Details Hide Details In the show, she starred as a New York author who, after finding out her fiancé is cheating on her, moves to a small town in Alaska, which happens to be abundant with single men and few women. Men in Trees was canceled in May 2008, after a season shortened by the writer’s strike. She then appeared in Spread, a sex comedy starring Ashton Kutcher released in 2009, which came out in a limited release and with negative reviews, however, Matthew Turney of View London wrote "There's also terrific support" from Heche. In 2008 she had the main role in Toxic Skies, directed by Andrew C. Erin. In 2009, Heche was cast in the HBO series Hung as the ex-wife of a financially struggling high school basketball/baseball coach (portrayed by Thomas Jane). The series was canceled in December 2011.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    She then took on a recurring role on Nip/Tuck in 2005 as an ex-mob wife and Witness Protection Program subject who requires plastic surgery.
    More Details Hide Details Heche continued to act in TV movies, playing a widow who doesn't celebrate Christmas in Silver Bells (2005), and a con woman who schemes a man she meets on a dating website in Fatal Desire (2006).
  • 2004
    Age 34
    She also had a recurring role on the WB drama Everwood during its 2004–05 season.
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    In 2004, Heche received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Lifetime movie Gracie's Choice, and a Saturn Award nomination as Best Actress for her performance in the CBS television movie The Dead Will Tell (2004).
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Broadway's Twentieth Century, and appeared in the well-received independent film Birth.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    In 2002, Heche made her Broadway debut in a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Proof.
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    On September 1, 2001, Heche married Coleman "Coley" Laffoon, a cameraman whom she met the previous year on DeGeneres' stand-up comedy tour. They have a son, Homer, born on March 2, 2002. Laffoon filed for divorce on February 2, 2007, after five and a half years of marriage.
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    In 2001, she had a recurring role in the fourth season of the TV series Ally McBeal.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Age 28
    Between 1998 and 2002, Heche appeared in the critically lambasted remake of Psycho, the unreleased adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's autobiography Prozac Nation with Christina Ricci, and the Denzel Washington thriller John Q.
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    Heche's first high-profile role came in the 1998 romantic adventure Six Days, Seven Nights, where she starred opposite Harrison Ford.
    More Details Hide Details She had been cast in the film one day before her same-sex relationship with Ellen DeGeneres went public. Although Heche was cast in a second starring role shortly thereafter as Vince Vaughn's love interest in the acclaimed drama Return to Paradise (1998), she felt that the romance with DeGeneres destroyed her prospects as a leading woman. According to Heche, "People said 'You're not getting a job because you're gay' ". She commented: "How could that destroy my career? I still can't wrap my head around it." Six Days, Seven Nights and Return to Paradise have remained the only theatrically released films in which Heche has had a leading role. She has never stopped working, but quickly fell under the Hollywood radar.
  • 1997
    Age 27
    Heche's relationship with comedian 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.
    More Details Hide Details Heche has stated that all of her other romantic relationships have been with men.
    Heche had supporting roles in three other 1997 releases, playing a seismologist in the disaster film Volcano, a backwoods loner in the horror hit I Know What You Did Last Summer, and a presidential advisor in the political satire Wag the Dog (a part that was originally written for a man).
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    For her performance as Johnny Depp's wife in the 1997 crime drama Donnie Brasco, critic Janet Maslin of the New York Times wrote "Anne Heche does well with what could have been the thankless role."
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  • 1996
    Age 26
    In 1996, Heche landed her first substantial role as a college student contemplating an abortion in a segment of the made-for-cable anthology film If These Walls Could Talk.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she appeared in the independent film Walking and Talking, gaining positive notice from film critic Alison Macor of Austin Chronicle, who wrote in her review that Heche "is destined for larger film roles".
  • 1993
    Age 23
    In 1993, Heche made her feature film debut in Disney's The Adventures of Huck Finn with Elijah Wood.
    More Details Hide Details Over the next two years, she had small supporting roles in made-for-TV movies such as Girls in Prison (1994) and Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995). She also appeared in the straight-to-video erotic thriller Wild Side (1995) as Joan Chen's lesbian lover.
  • 1991
    Age 21
    In November 1991, Heche made her primetime television debut in an episode of Murphy Brown.
    More Details Hide Details She made her TV-movie debut the following year with a brief appearance in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of O Pioneers! (1992).
    For her work on Another World, Heche received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1991.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
  • 1985
    Age 15
    In 1985, when Heche was sixteen, an agent spotted her in a school play and secured her an audition for the daytime soap opera As the World Turns.
    More Details Hide Details Heche flew to New York City, auditioned, and was offered a job, but her mother insisted she finish high school first.
  • 1983
    Age 13
    On March 3, 1983, when Heche was thirteen, her 45-year-old father died of AIDS, although he never came out as a homosexual. "He was in complete denial until the day he died.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Despite her father being gay, Heche has claimed that he repeatedly raped her from the time she was an infant until she was twelve, 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 ways that it did."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Anne Heche was born on May 25, 1969 in Aurora, Ohio, the youngest of five children of Nancy Heche (née Prickett) and Donald Joseph Heche.
    More Details Hide Details 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 desperate finances, 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."
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