ANNE HECHE Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Anne Celeste Heche                                                             
Born: 25 May 1969 Aurora, Ohio, USA                                                 
Anne Celeste Heche (born May 25, 1969) is an American actress,                       
director and screenwriter.                                                           
Heche was born in Aurora, Ohio, the daughter of Nancy and Donald Heche. Her         
father was an organist, church founder, Baptist minister, and choir director.       
In her book, Call Me Crazy, she claimed that her father molested her during her     
childhood, giving her herpes. Her father later disclosed his homosexuality to       
his family, before dying of AIDS in 1983. In that same year, Heche's older           
brother Nate, who was also an actor, was killed in a car accident just a few         
months before his graduation from high school. Heche was a noted actress even       
at Francis W. Parker School, and the soap opera As the World Turns offered her a     
contract in 1985, when she was 16. However, both she and her mother felt it best     
that she finish high school first.                                                   
Immediately after her high school graduation, she accepted another soap offer       
and left for New York City. Heche first became famous by playing the dual roles     
of "Vicky Hudson" and "Marley Love Hudson" on the American soap opera Another       
World from 1987 to 1991, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award; her acclaimed       
work as Vicky and Marley can currently be seen on Soapnet. Heche has starred in     
a number of high-profile films, including Donnie Brasco, Volcano, Wag the Dog,       
Six Days Seven Nights, and Psycho. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her       
performance in the 2004 Broadway revival of Twentieth Century, and also appeared     
in the play Proof. She is presently starring in the ABC television drama Men in     
Trees as a New York City author and relationships expert who relocates to Elmo,     
Alaska when she discovers her fiancĂ© is having an affair. She also starred in       
Wild Side with Joan Chen as her lesbian lover. In 2007, she was announced to be     
a member of the voice cast for PG-13 animated feature Superman: Doomsday as Lois     
Lane, alongside Adam Baldwin as Superman and James Marsters as Lex Luthor.