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      Anne Heche

      Anne Heche

      Highest Rated: 88% Donnie Brasco (1997)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: May 25, 1969

      Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, USA

      After an early breakout role on the soap opera "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999) in 1987, the actress Anne Heche, 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, 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 emotional breakdown in 2001. Despite popular opinion that her career was over, Heche returned with the 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 career. Anne Heche was born May 25, 1969, to the fundamentalist Christian family of Nancy and Donald Heche. Her father was a Baptist minister and choir director who often relocated his family in search of work. With money tight,12-year-old Heche helped with the rent after landing her first professional acting job at a New Jersey dinner theater. In 1983 her father died of the then-rare disease AIDS and Heche's only brother was killed in a car accident three months later. Heche left for New York where she landed her first major TV role, that of good and evil twins Vicky and Marley on the NBC soap opera "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999). Heche made quite an impression with the complicated dual role, earning Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Awards Heche taped her final episode of "As the World Turns" in 1992 and the following year made a significant TV film debut alongside Jessica Lange in the Golden Globe-nominated adaptation of Willa Cather's "O' Pioneers" (CBS). She made her feature debut as Mary Jane Wilks in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1993) and gradually landed larger roles in "I'll Do Anything" (1994) and TV movies "Against the Wall" (HBO, 1994) and "Kingfish: A Story of Huey Long" (TNT, 1995), playing the notorious Southern politician's mistress. Her breakthrough role was that of a doctor friend of Demi Moore who falls victim to a hit man in the thriller "The Juror" (1996). She went on to co-star with Catherine Keener in the acclaimed indie "Walking and Talking' (1996) before giving an exceptional performance opposite Johnny Depp as the long-suffering wife of "Donnie Brasco" (1997), an FBI agent whose intensely guarded job as a mafia infiltrator threatens to destroy his own life and family. Heche then teamed with Tommy Lee Jones in the disaster flick "Volcano" and continued her rise with a well-reviewed turn as a presidential advisor in Barry Levinson's political satire "Wag the Dog" (1997). Heche's well-deserved attention for her 1997 performances was overshadowed by bigger news that year; news that she and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres were in love. They also announced that they would be getting married in Vermont, where it was soon to become legal for same sex couples to do so. In 1999, she played the skeptical daughter of a woman proposed as a candidate for sainthood in "The Third Miracle," Heche wrote and directed the "2000" segment of the Emmy-nominated HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (2000), an anthology about the lesbian experience in America. Before the film was released, however, the power lesbian couple called it quits. Days after moving out of their shared home, Heche was picked up by police in a rural area of California's Central valley, where she was found wandering in a confused state claiming to be looking for a spaceship that was supposed to be meeting her. Heche claimed that following a single day on a mental ward, she literally snapped out of it, and resumed her life with new clarity. In a further unexpected twist - and one that alienated her legions of gay supporters - Heche married her cameraman beau, Coleman Laffoon within the year and became pregnant with their child. Heche was able to get her career got back on track surprisingly quickly. She had a featured role in the Denzel Washington thriller "John Q" and also played Dr. Sterling in the long-delayed adaptation of Elizabeth Wurtzel's bestseller "Prozac Nation" (2001). Television writer-producer David E. Kelley cast her in a recurring role on the hit "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002). Following the birth of her son in 2002, Heche replaced Jennifer Jason Leigh in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Proof" on Broadway. In 2004, the resilient actress received an Emmy nomination for playing a drug-addicted mother who neglects her children in the Lifetime movie "Gracie's Choice" (2004). She also appeared in a recurring role on the drama "Everwood" (The WB, 2002-06) before returning to Broadway where she was nominated for a Tony Award for a revival of the showbiz-themed comedy "Twentieth Century," starring opposite Alec Baldwin. By the time she took on a recurring role on "Nip/Tuck" in 2005, Heche had reclaimed a great deal of her once-tarnished professional luster. By the next fall, she was headlining her own primetime show, ABC's quirky dramedy "Men in Trees" (ABC, 2006-08). The show was well-received by critics and Heche was singled out for her charming performance, a performance that also charmed hunky co-star James Tupper, with whom Heche began a romance following the breakup of her marriage to Laffoon in 2006, who filed for divorce from Heche in 2007, claiming the affair began prior to their divorce. In the end, the cameraman was granted primary physical custody. Heche then went to work in projects like the straight-to-DVD eco-disaster movie "Toxic Skies" (2008), co-starring her new beau Tupper. After two years as a couple, she and Tupper welcomed a son in early 2009. Heche was soon cast on the sexy comedy series "Hung" (HBO, 2009-1011) Along with the rest the cast, Heche received some of the highest marks of her career for her work on the under-appreciated series. More accolades came her way for her turn as a fun-loving insurance saleswoman in the indie comedy "Cedar Rapids" (2011). That same year, a supporting role as the ex-wife of a self-destructive LAPD officer (Woody Harrelson) in "Rampart" (2011) further bolstered her Hollywood reputation. Working steadily, Heche also co-starred with Tupper as parents of a teenage girl whose vicious beating at the hands of fellow schoolgirls is caught on tape in the TV drama "Girl Fight" (Lifetime, 2011). The following year, the actress was seen in several limited-release efforts, including "That's What She Said" (2012) and "Arthur Newman" (2012). She went on to have roles in "My Friend Dahmer" (2017), "The Vanished" (2020), and "13 Minutes" (2021). Anne Heche died on August 12, 2022 at the age of 53.

      Highest rated movies

      Donnie Brasco poster Donnie Brasco If These Walls Could Talk poster
      If These Walls Could Talk
      Walking and Talking poster
      Walking and Talking
      My Friend Dahmer poster My Friend Dahmer Cedar Rapids poster
      Cedar Rapids
      Wag the Dog poster
      Wag the Dog
      Opening Night poster
      Opening Night
      The Adventures of Huck Finn poster
      The Adventures of Huck Finn

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      50% 91% What Remains Maureen (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Supercell Dr. Quinn Brody (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in Room 13 Janie (Character) - 2022
      27% 40% 13 Minutes Tammy (Character) - 2021
      20% No Score Yet The Vanished Wendy (Character) - 2020
      52% 76% The Best of Enemies Mary Ellis (Character) $10.2M 2019
      86% 61% My Friend Dahmer Joyce Dahmer (Character) $1.3M 2017
      0% 16% Armed Response Riley (Character) - 2017
      40% 64% The Last Word Elizabeth (Character) $1.8M 2017
      83% 64% Opening Night Brooke (Character) - 2016
      74% 42% Catfight Ashley (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 17% Looks Like Christmas Carol Montgomery (Character) - 2016
      31% 29% Wild Card Roxy (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 44% One Christmas Eve Nell (Character) - 2014
      9% 17% Nothing Left to Fear Wendy (Character) $7.9K 2013
      20% 25% Arthur Newman Mina Crawley (Character) $207.7K 2012
      8% 31% That's What She Said Dee Dee (Character) - 2012
      23% 36% Black November Barbra (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 40% Silent Witness Sue Robb (Character) - 2011
      74% 35% Rampart Catherine (Character) $969.2K 2011
      No Score Yet 86% Girl Fight Melissa (Character) - 2011
      86% 59% Cedar Rapids Joan Ostrowski-Fox (Character) $6.9M 2011
      22% 28% Spread Samantha (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 27% Toxic Skies Dr. Tess Martin (Character) - 2008
      50% 57% Superman: Doomsday Unknown (Voice) - 2007
      40% 18% Ghost Writer Helen Jacobsen (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Desire Tanya Sullivan (Character) - 2006
      15% 55% What Love Is Laura (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 68% Silver Bells Catherine O'Mara (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 86% Gracie's Choice Rowena Lawson (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 42% Sexual Life Gwen (Character) - 2004
      39% 43% Birth Clara (Character) $5.0M 2004
      No Score Yet 25% The Dead Will Tell Emily Parker (Character),
      Producer
      - 2004
      25% 78% John Q Rebecca Payne (Character) $71.0M 2002
      28% 58% Prozac Nation Dr. Sterling (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 89% On the Edge Director - 2001
      54% 46% Auggie Rose Lucy Brown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 83% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Director,
      Writer
      - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Kill Unknown (Character) - 2000
      68% 58% The Third Miracle Roxane (Character) $736.6K 1999
      70% 74% Return to Paradise Beth Eastern (Character) $8.3M 1998
      37% 36% Six Days, Seven Nights Robin Monroe (Character) $74.3M 1998
      40% 28% Psycho Marion Crane (Character) $21.5M 1998
      No Score Yet 61% Subway Stories Pregnant Girl (Character) - 1997
      88% 89% Donnie Brasco Maggie (Character) $42.0M 1997
      44% 41% I Know What You Did Last Summer Melissa 'Missy' Egan (Character) $72.2M 1997
      49% 32% Volcano Dr. Amy Barnes (Character) $47.5M 1997
      86% 76% Wag the Dog Winifred Ames (Character) $43.0M 1997
      88% 74% If These Walls Could Talk Christine Cullen (Character) - 1996
      88% 70% Walking and Talking Laura (Character) $1.3M 1996
      22% 31% The Juror Juliet (Character) $21.8M 1996
      60% 46% Wild Side Alex Lee/Johanna (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 42% Pie in the Sky Amy (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 40% Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Aileen Dumont (Character) - 1995
      12% 37% Milk Money Betty (Character) $17.0M 1994
      No Score Yet 12% Girls in Prison Jennifer (Character) - 1994
      75% 50% The Adventures of Huck Finn Mary Jane Wilks (Character) $23.8M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ambush of Ghosts Denise (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 57% Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920 Kate (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 44% O Pioneers! Marie (Character) - 1992

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 50% All Rise Corrine Cuthbert (Guest Star) 2021
      No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2020
      No Score Yet 89% Chicago P.D. Katherine "Kate" Brennan (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
      42% 92% The Brave D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Character) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 63% Aftermath Karen Copeland (Character) 2016
      70% 46% Quantico Dr. Susan Langdon (Guest Star) 2015
      100% 92% Adventure Time Cherry Cream Soda Gal (Guest Voice) 2013 2015
      33% 68% Dig Lynn Monahan (Character) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
      20% 62% Bad Judge Executive Producer 2014-2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      89% 79% The Legend of Korra Suyin Beifong (Guest Voice) 2014
      70% 62% The Michael J. Fox Show Susan Rodriguez-Jones (Guest Star) 2013-2014
      36% 50% Save Me Beth Harper (Character) 2013
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011-2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
      71% 61% Hung Jessica Haxon (Character) 2009-2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2007-2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures Narrator 2009
      56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Marin Frist (Character) 2006-2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Unknown (Character) 2007
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Nicole Morretti (Guest Star) 2005
      93% 96% Everwood Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2004-2005
      61% 73% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1998