Anne Heche Career, Bio, Affairs, Achievements and Personal Life

Published Date   27th May. 2017, 22:01 pm
Anne Heche Career, Bio, Affairs, Achievements and Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Anne Celeste Heche
Date of Birth: 25/05/1969
Age: 51 years old
Nationality: American

Anne Heche career as an actress started as she got role in daytime soap opera Another World. Since the very beginning, Heche was quite interested in acting and had already decided to build her career in acting.


An American actress Anne Heche is popular for starring in TV series Men in Trees. Out of Anne Heche career, her personal life came into limelight for dating the famous comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres. The forty eight year old actress is popular for her appearance in movies The Ambush of Ghosts (1993), Donnie Brasco (1997) and nomination for Emmy Award for roles in the Gracie’s Choice (2004) and a drama series.

Birth and Background

Anne Heche was born on May 25 1969 in Aurora, Ohio in the United States of America. Her parents Nancy and Donald Joseph had named her Heche Celeste Heche. Her nationality is American while she belongs to Swiss, German, Norwegian and British descent.

Heche grew up in a conservative religious environment as her father was a Baptist choir director. Anne’s father passed away of AIDS when she was just twelve year old. Because of the death of her father, the family went through a harsh financial situation. Heche started to pursue her interest by working at a dinner theatre in New Jersey with an aim to help her family with basic needs. Afterwards, Heche family moved to Chicago.


Anne Heche attended Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, where she started taking part in different plays organized at school. She partook in the play As the World Turns in the year 1985. However, her mother was not happy with Heche taking more interest in plays rather than her studies. Neither was Nancy happy regarding her daughter’s decision of making career in acting. So, her mother insisted her to finish the high school graduation. Therefore, Anne Heche completed her high school in 1987 from Francis W Parker School.


Anne Heche did not grow up in an affluent family. Growing up in not-so-privileged family, she began to work in a dinner theatre in Swainton, where she used to earn $100 per week. But soon after she graduated from high school, she found a role in daytime soap opera Another World. There, she appeared in the role of Vicky Hudson and Marley Love—the two different personalities.

Anne Heche career made a debut by starring in a feature film An Ambush of Ghost (1993) for the role of Denis. She also appeared in the role of Mary Jane Wilks in an adventure film The Adventures of Huck Films in the year 1993. Anne Heche career moved on swiftly after she started getting a role after another. Heche worked with Steve Martin in the film A Simple Twist of Fate. Then, she got to work in the film Donnie Brasco in 1997 where she got the role of a wife of an undercover FBI agent, Johnny Depp. Her performance for this role came up with a lot of praise. Moreover, Heche starred in Six Days Seven Nights in opposition to Harrison Ford in which she got the role of an editor.

Anne Heche career kept on flourishing even after she received enormous critics for dating Ellen. She starred in the movies Return to Paradise and Psycho with Vince Vaughn.

Anne Heche career was swiftly climbing the ladder of success as she got roles in movies as well as TV series and dramas. She got a role in dramas Volcano where she acted with Tommy Lee Jones. Also, she got a role in a TV drama Wag the Dog—a political satire. She worked with Robert De Niro for this TV drama. She also grabbed a role in a family drama Everwood in 2006. Finally, Anne starred as Marin Frist in the series Men in Trees in the fall of 2006.


For the very first time, she was nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Juvenile Female in a drama series in the year 1989. Later on, she was again nominated in this award for the second time in the year 1991. In 2004, she actually won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a drama Series Gracie’s Choice.

In addition to Emmy Award, Anne Hache career was so well-established that she was also nominated and awarded for Best Vocal Ensemble. She got the award for a TV series in the category Behind the Voice Actors Awards in the year 2015. She was nominated for the role of Suyin Beifond in the action/drama TV series The Legend of Korra. In addition, Heche also received Tony Award nomination for the comedy Twentieth Century (2004). All these awards and nominations prove Anne Heche career has reached the summit, and the credit goes to all alone hard work Heche did.

Dating and Relationship

Anne Heche built a brief off screen relationship with Steve Martin while they were working together in the movie A Simple Twist of Fate.

Heche also had romantic love affair with Ellen DeGeneres towards the end of 1990s since Heche is bisexual. Ellen DeGeneres is a famous comedian, actress and a host of TV show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Their affair lasted for a short time before ending in 2000.

Anne Heche married Coleman “Coley” Laffron on September 1 2001. Coleman is a cameraman and an actor. Heche met Coleman in 2000 while she was on the DeGeneres’ comedy tour. The couple has a son named Homer Laffron. Homer was born on March 2, 2002. However, marriage did not last long enough because of Heche’s involvement in a romantic love affair with James Tupper. James Tuppor is a Canadian actor. Anne and James began dating since 2007 and currently they are living together.

Anne separated from Coleman in the August of 2007 from the time she started living with James Tuppor. However, the married couple, Coleman and Anne officially divorced only on March 2009 after 2 years of filing divorce (February 2007).

Anne has a child with her partner James Tupper. The child was born on March 7, 2009. They named their baby son Atlas Heche Tupper.

Personal Life

Anne Heche underwent a rough breakup with Ellen DeGeneres in 2000 due to which she was emotionally traumatized and also was hospitalized for the same reason. However, Anne Heche career did not suffer for long. Along with rough breakup in the adulthood, Heche had also gone through hard times in her childhood which she expressed in her memoir Call Me Crazy.

Anne Heche career went from a soap opera to the big screen star with her passionate work and extraordinary talent. She has won several awards for her roles in big screen movies as well as small screen TV series.

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