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Actress Anne Heche got her start on the soap opera Another World. She is known for dating comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and for starring in the series Men in Trees.
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Anne Heche was born on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio. She got her start on the soap opera Another World. She made her film debut in 1993’s An Ambush of Ghosts, but it was her role in Donnie Brasco (1997) that first brought her attention. In 2002, she made her Broadway debut. She was nominated for her first primetime Emmy Award for Gracie’s Choice in 2004. In 2006, she got her own series, Men in Trees.
Born on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio, Anne Heche was raised in a conservative religious household by a Baptist choir director and a homemaker. Heche's father died of AIDS when she was only 12 years old, leaving the family in a difficult financial situation. To help her family make ends meet, Heche started her acting career at a dinner theater in New Jersey. The family later moved to the Chicago area.
While in high school, Heche had her first big break when a talent scout spotted her in a school production. After graduation, she moved to New York City to work on the daytime drama Another World. On the show, she played twins Marley and Vicky Hudson, who had very different personalities—one was gentle and sweet while the other was a bit wicked and rough around the edges. Heche won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for her work on the show.
Moving to the big screen, Heche made her feature film debut in 1993's An Ambush of Ghosts. The following year, she developed a brief off-camera relationship with Steve Martin (the two had worked together on the film A Simple Twist of Fate, Heche in an uncredited role). Heche went on to land a part in the film Donnie Brasco (1997), portraying the wife of an undercover FBI agent (Johnny Depp) whose marriage is strained by her husband's work. Her performance in the film earned her both commercial and critical acclaim.
Around that time, Heche appeared to be on the fast track to film success, with roles in the action drama Volcano opposite Tommy Lee Jones and the political satire Wag the Dog with Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. In 1997, Heche also made news for her romantic life. She became involved with Ellen DeGeneres, the comedienne and sitcom star. Some wondered whether the relationship would have a negative impact on Heche’s career. Others were skeptical of her ability to convince audiences that she could play as a heterosexual romantic lead. Despite any concerns, Heche starred opposite Harrison Ford in Six Days Seven Nights. In the film, she played as an editor who eventually falls for Ford's character, a pilot, after the two survive an airplane crash together.
While some speculating about the end of her career, Heche continued to flourish. She starred as a lawyer in Return to Paradise with Vince Vaughn. The pair worked together again on Gus Van Zant’s remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho. But not long after Heche and DeGeneres ended their relationship in 2000, Heche hit some emotional turbulence.
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Actresses Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres began dating in 1997, soon after DeGeneres publicly came out. They dated until 2000, when they had a reportedly tough breakup. Just after moving out of their shared home, Heche was picked up by police who found her wandering California's Central valley. Heche said she was looking for a spaceship to pick her up, and later released a memoir about living with her alter ego "Celestia." In 2001, Heche got married—to a cameraman.
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