Anne Heche

Anne Heche

Highest Rated: 88% Donnie Brasco (1997)

Lowest Rated: 0% Armed Response (2017)

Birthday: May 25, 1969

Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, USA

An actress who is known as much -- if not more -- for her offscreen life as for her onscreen performances, Anne Heche had the distinction of being one of Hollywood's most surprising success stories and also one half of its most famous lesbian couple. Heche's hyper-publicized former relationship with actress and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres was particularly notable -- and refreshing -- for its degree of openness, something that made the two women veritable poster children for gay pride in Hollywood and elsewhere.Born in the small town of Aurora, OH, on May 25, 1969, Heche was raised as part of a fundamentalist Christian family. Her father, an itinerant choir director, was constantly running from both debt and his immediate family; the former was due to his lack of a steady job and the latter to his secret life as a gay man. Both conditions resulted in a tumultuous childhood for Heche, who began performing in dinner theatre at the age of 12 to help pay her family's bills. Her life changed dramatically when she was 13 and her father died of AIDS, something that revealed his other identity and confounded Heche's entire family. Compounding the tragedy was her brother's death in a car accident just months later; following this double blow, Heche lived with her mother in Chicago and kept acting to help pay the rent. When she was 17, she moved to New York and was cast as identical twins on the long-running soap opera Another World; Heche stayed with the show through 1991, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her work in the process.Following her departure from Another World, Heche struggled in obscurity for a few years, turning up on the occasional TV show. Her fortunes began to shift in 1996, when she had her breakthrough film role in Nicole Holofcener's Walking and Talking, a well-received independent that co-starred Heche and Catherine Keener as best friends experiencing various romantic ups and downs. That same year, she had a supporting role as Demi Moore's best friend in The Juror and although the film wasn't particularly successful, it did give Heche greater exposure. Her exposure increased exponentially when, after appearing in Wag the Dog and as Johnny Depp's wife in Mike Newell's highly acclaimed Donnie Brasco in 1997, she made public her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. Heche's disclosure came directly against the advice of her agents -- whom she subsequently fired -- and the intense amount of hooplah surrounding it severely compromised her casting opposite Harrison Ford in the romantic comedy Six Days Seven Nights. Fortunately, Ford stood firm on his insistence that Heche star with him in the film and the actress managed to weather the ridiculous skepticism voiced by those who doubted a lesbian actress -- one who had made a career thus far out of portraying blatantly heterosexual women -- could convincingly play Ford's love interest. Although Six Days Seven Nights was savaged by most critics and failed to perform as well as had been expected, Heche earned a number of positive reviews for her performance, as well as a choice position on many Hollywood casting lists. She went on to give another strong performance as a lawyer in Return to Paradise and then landed the much-sought-after role of Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant's relentlessly publicized 1998 remake of Psycho. The film, which also starred Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates and Julianne Moore as Lila Crane, turned out to be a sizable disappointment, and after starring alongside Ed Harris in the similarly disappointing religious drama The Third Miracle, Heche decided to try her hand at directing. She made her directorial debut with Reaching Normal in 1999 and the following year, wrote and directed a segment of the HBO drama If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000). Her segment centered on a lesbian couple willing to do anything to have a baby and starred Sharon Stone and DeGeneres. That same year, Heche returned to acting as one of the stars of Auggie Rose, a drama about a man who get


Highest Rated Movies



15% The Vanished Wendy 2020
53% The Best of Enemies Mary Ellis 2019
86% My Friend Dahmer Joyce Dahmer $1.4M 2017
0% Armed Response Actor 2017
83% Opening Night Brooke 2017
40% The Last Word Elizabeth $1.8M 2017
73% Catfight Ashley 2017
32% Wild Card Roxy 2015
23% Black November Barbara 2015
No Score Yet One Christmas Eve Nell 2014
9% Nothing Left to Fear Wendy $8.4K 2013
20% Arthur Newman Mina Crawley $0.2M 2013
8% That's What She Said Dee Dee 2012
74% Rampart Catherine $1M 2012
No Score Yet Girl Fight Melissa 2011
86% Cedar Rapids Joan Ostrowski-Fox $6.9M 2011
No Score Yet Silent Witness Sue Robb 2011
78% The Other Guys Pamela Boardman $119.3M 2010
21% Spread Samantha $0.2M 2009
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau - Ocean Adventures: Sea Ghosts and Call of the Killer Whale Actor 2009
No Score Yet Toxic Skies Dr. Tess Martin 2008
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Scandal of 1920 Actor 2008
15% What Love Is Laura 2008
57% Superman: Doomsday Lois Lane 2007
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction Martha Van Vogel 2007
No Score Yet Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer) Helen 2007
No Score Yet Fatal Desire Tanya Sullivan 2006
No Score Yet Silver Bells Catherine O'Meara 2005
No Score Yet Sexual Life Gwen 2005
38% Birth Clara $5.1M 2004
No Score Yet The Dead Will Tell Producer Emily Parkes 2004
No Score Yet Gracie's Choice Rowena Larson 2004
23% John Q Rebecca Payne $71.1M 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Director Screenwriter 2001
54% Auggie Rose Lucy Brown 2001
28% Prozac Nation Dr. Diana Sterling 2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Director Screenwriter 2000
No Score Yet One Kill Mary Jane O'Malley 2000
No Score Yet Paul McCartney & Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Directors Interviewee 2000
67% The Third Miracle Roxanna 1999
38% Psycho Marion Crane 1998
71% Return to Paradise Beth Eastern 1998
36% Six Days, Seven Nights Robin Monroe 1998
No Score Yet Real Ellen Story Actor 1998
85% Wag the Dog Winifred Ames 1997
42% I Know What You Did Last Summer Melissa Egan 1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories Pregnant Girl 1997
50% Volcano Dr. Amy Barnes 1997
88% Donnie Brasco Maggie Pistone 1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk Christine Cullen 1996
88% Walking and Talking Laura 1996
No Score Yet Pie in the Sky Amy 1996
18% The Juror Juliet 1996
60% Wild Side (All The Way) Alex Lee/Johanna 1995
No Score Yet Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Aileen Dumong 1995
43% A Simple Twist of Fate Car-Crash Victim (uncredited) 1994
12% Milk Money Betty 1994
No Score Yet Girls in Prison Jennifer 1994
No Score Yet Against the Wall Sharon 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Claire 1994
No Score Yet Fun in Girls' Shorts Actor 1994
73% The Adventures of Huck Finn Mary Jane Wilks 1993
No Score Yet O Pioneers Marie 1991


No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Reality cast member 2020
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
Brennan 2018
42% The Brave
Patricia Campbell 2018
No Score Yet Harry
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Aftermath
Karen Copeland 2016
33% Dig
Lynn 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2015
70% Quantico
Dr. Susan Langdon 2015
20% Bad Judge
Screenwriter Executive Producer Producer 2015
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
Guest 2015
70% The Michael J. Fox Show
Susan Rodriguez Jones Susan Rodriguez-Jones 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
Guest 2013
36% Save Me
Beth Harper 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
Guest 2011
71% Hung
Jessica Haxon 2011
56% Men in Trees
Marin Frist 2008
75% Nip/Tuck
Nikki Morretti 2005
93% Everwood
Amanda Hayes 2005
61% Ally McBeal
Melanie West 2001
No Score Yet Ellen
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
No Score Yet Hung
Jessica Haxon
No Score Yet Save Me
Beth Harper
No Score Yet Superdotado
Jessica Haxon


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Winifred Ames says: We killed Ol' Shoe.

Catherine says: David Douglas Brown, you are nothing but a misanthrope.

Robin Monroe says: Pirates? As in "arrrgh"?

Robin Monroe says: Pirates? As in 'arrrgh'?

Robin Monroe says: I've flown with you twice and you've crashed half the time

Robin Monroe says: I've flown with you twice and you've crashed half the time.

Joan Ostrowski-Fox says: Thank you, Insurance Man.