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Anne Heche

Anne HecheAKA Anne Celeste Heche

Born: 25-May-1969
Birthplace: Aurora, OH

Gender: Female
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Marin Frist on Men in Trees

Actress Anne Heche (pronounced haytch) has a reputation for being a little crazy, fueled by her autobiography, Call Me Crazy. She has said that she was sexually abused by her father until she was 12 years old, and that the experience drove her insane and gave her genital herpes. By her mid-20s, Heche says she had two personalities, herself and "Celestia", an alien from another planet who could talk to dead people, see into the future, and was a half-sister of Jesus Christ.

Heche's mother, a successful psychotherapist, says that during her 25-year-marriage to Heche’s father she never suspected that he was molesting their daughter -- and she still does not believe it. She also never suspected that her husband, a Baptist minister, was sleeping with other men, until he revealed his gay escapades to his family shortly before dying of AIDS in 1983. Heche's mother now encourages homosexuals to "convert" to straightness, and claims that her prayers led her daughter Anne to become straight again after her long affair with comedian Ellen DeGeneres. Heche's sister, Susan Bergman, was the author of Anonymity, a book about her father's long-closeted life and the impact his revelation and death on their family.

Heche has never claimed to be lesbian, and says that with the exception of DeGeneres, all her romantic entanglements have been with men, including rocker Lindsey Buckingham, actor Steve Martin, and Desperate Housewives hunk Richard Burgi. Heche shuns any labels to describe her sexuality. "You fall in love with a person," she has said, "not a sex." She married Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon, a cameraman she met while making a comedy special with DeGeneres, and later divorced him, claiming in her divorce filing that she could "no longer ignore an escalating pattern in Coley's behavior, including a particular preoccupation with sexually graphic material and masturbation."

In 2000, Heche was found wandering in a rural area outside Fresno. Reportedly wearing only a bra and shorts, she rang a stranger's doorbell, inquired about a gateway to outer space, and asked if she could use their shower. In 2008, just weeks after her series Men in Trees was cancelled, she claimed to have no money to pay child support for her six-year-old son.

Father: Donald Heche (Baptist minister, d. 1983 AIDS)
Mother: Nancy Heche (psychotherapist)
Sister: Susan Bergman (author, b. 1958, d. 2006 brain cancer)
Sister: Abigail Heche (jewelry designer)
Brother: Nathaniel Heche (d. 1983 auto accident)
Sister: (d. in infancy)
Boyfriend: Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer, together early 1990s)
Boyfriend: Steve Martin (comic actor, together 1995-97)
Boyfriend: Richard Burgi (actor, together late 1990s)
Girlfriend: Ellen DeGeneres (actress-comedian, cohabited 1997-2000)
Husband: Coleman Laffoon ("Coley", camera operator, m. 1-Sep-2001, div. Jun-2008, one son)
Son: Homer Heche Laffoon (b. 2-Mar-2002)
Boyfriend: James Tupper (actor, together since 2006)
Son: Atlas Heche Tupper (b. 2009)

    High School: Ocean City High School, Ocean City, NJ

    Daytime Emmy 1991 for Another World
    Risk Factors: Ecstasy, Smoking

    Hung Jessica Haxon (2009-)
    Men in Trees Marin Frist (2006-08)
    Everwood Amanda Hayes (2004-05)
    Ally McBeal Melanie West (2001)
    Another World Vicky McKinnon (1987-91)

    If These Walls Could Talk 2 (5-Mar-2000)

    The Best of Enemies (5-Apr-2019)
    My Friend Dahmer (21-Apr-2017)
    Wild Card (14-Jan-2015)
    Arthur Newman (10-Sep-2012)
    That's What She Said (20-Jan-2012) · Dee Dee
    Rampart (10-Sep-2011) · Catherine
    Cedar Rapids (11-Feb-2011) · Joan Ostrowski-Fox
    Spread (17-Jan-2009) · Samantha
    Toxic Skies (12-Nov-2008) · Dr. Tess Martin
    Superman: Doomsday (18-Sep-2007) [VOICE]
    What Love Is (23-Mar-2007) · Laura
    Ghost Writer (9-Mar-2007)
    Fatal Desire (3-Apr-2006)
    Silver Bells (27-Nov-2005)
    The Dead Will Tell (24-Oct-2004)
    Birth (8-Sep-2004)
    Gracie's Choice (12-Jan-2004)
    John Q (15-Feb-2002) · Rebecca Payne
    Prozac Nation (8-Sep-2001) · Dr. Sterling
    One Kill (6-Aug-2000)
    Beyond Suspicion (14-May-2000)
    The Third Miracle (13-Sep-1999)
    Psycho (4-Dec-1998) · Marion Crane
    Return to Paradise (10-Aug-1998) · Beth
    Six Days Seven Nights (12-Jun-1998)
    Wag the Dog (25-Dec-1997) · Winifred Ames
    I Know What You Did Last Summer (17-Oct-1997) · Missy Egan
    Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground (17-Aug-1997)
    Volcano (25-Apr-1997) · Dr. Amy Barnes
    Donnie Brasco (28-Feb-1997) · Maggie
    If These Walls Could Talk (11-Sep-1996)
    Pie in the Sky (9-Feb-1996)
    The Juror (2-Feb-1996) · Juliet
    Walking and Talking (Jan-1996) · Laura
    Wild Side (23-Apr-1995)
    Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (19-Mar-1995)
    Milk Money (31-Aug-1994)
    Girls in Prison (19-Aug-1994) · Jennifer
    Against the Wall (26-Mar-1994)
    I'll Do Anything (4-Feb-1994) · Claire
    The Adventures of Huck Finn (2-Apr-1993)
    O Pioneers! (2-Feb-1992)

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Author of books:
Call Me Crazy: A Memoir (2001, memoir)

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