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Anne Heche

Highest Rated:   88% If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% That's What She Said (2012)
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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

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Opening Night
  • Brooke
2017
34% The Last Word
  • Elizabeth
$1.8M 2017
73% Catfight
  • Ashley
2017
No Score Yet Armed Response
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Armed Response
  • Actor
2017
32% Wild Card
  • Roxy
2015
25% Black November
  • Barbara
2015
No Score Yet One Christmas Eve
  • Nell
2014
8% Nothing Left to Fear
  • Wendy
$8.4k 2013
20% Arthur Newman
  • Mina Crawley
$0.2M 2013
0% 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
$6.8M 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 Silver Bells
  • Catherine O'Meara
2005
29% Prozac Nation
  • Dr. Diana Sterling
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2001
54% Auggie Rose
  • Lucy Brown
2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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
37% 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
35% I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Melissa Egan
1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories
  • Pregnant Girl
1997
46% Volcano
  • Dr. Amy Barnes
1997
87% Donnie Brasco
  • Maggie Pistone
1997
88% If These Walls Could Talk
  • Christine Cullen
1996
86% Walking and Talking
  • Laura
1996
No Score Yet Pie in the Sky
  • Amy
1996
15% 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
8% 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
69% The Adventures of Huck Finn
  • Mary Jane Wilks
1993
No Score Yet O Pioneers
  • Marie
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Aftermath
2016
  • Karen Copeland
  • 2016
30% Dig
2015
  • Lynn
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
82% Quantico
2015
  • Dr. Susan Langdon
  • 2015
20% Bad Judge
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
70% The Michael J. Fox Show
2013-2014
  • Susan Rodriguez Jones Susan Rodriguez-Jones
  • 2014
  • 2013
36% Save Me
2013
  • Beth Harper
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2012
48% Hung
2009-2011
  • Jessica Haxon
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Nikki Morretti
  • 2005
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Amanda Hayes
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Melanie West
  • 2001
No Score Yet Hung
  • Jessica Haxon
No Score Yet Save Me
  • Beth Harper
No Score Yet Superdotado
2009
  • Jessica Haxon
No Score Yet The Brave
2017
  • Patricia Campbell

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