Heche, Anne

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Name
Heche, Anne Gender: F
Anne Celeste Heche
born on 25 May 1969 at 16:51 (= 4:51 PM )
Place Cleveland, Ohio, 41n30, 81w42
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°10 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°07'



Anne Heche
photo: photo by Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0

Biography

American actress who began her career at 17 in New York, cast in the soap "Another World," where she played twins for four years, staying through 1991 and earning an Emmy Award for her work in the process. After leaving the soap, Heche (pronounced "Haytch") did an occasional TV show but stayed mostly in the shadows. In 1996, she had a breakthrough film role in "Walking and Talking," a well-received independent. The same year, she had a supporting role as Demi Moore's best friend in "The Juror." Her exposure increased exponentially when she appeared in "Wag the Dog" and as Johnny Depp's wife in the highly acclaimed "Donnie Brasco," 1997.

Heche was born in a small town and raised as a fundamentalist Christian, though stability was lacking due to 11 moves by the time she was 12. The youngest of four kids, she is the daughter of a Baptist minister who died of complications from AIDS in 1983 at age 50. He disclosed his homosexuality to his family prior to his death. Anne was 13 at the time and later said, "I put a very high premium on honesty. What I learned from my father's death is that if you don't accept your sexuality, it will kill you." She is estranged from her mother since disclosing her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres. Her brother died in a car accident at age 18, three months after the death of their father and one sister, Susan Bergman, who is an editor and author of a memoir about their dad and his "secret" life, "Anonymity," 1998.

In the late ‘80s Anne was involved with Richard Burgi, her co-star in "Another World." She and Steve Martin were a couple from 1993-95, but the relationship that earned the most play from the media was her affair with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. They met on Oscar night, 3/23/1997. Hecht said, "I became oblivious to everything the second I saw Ellen. I'd never been attracted to a woman before. I mean, I loved women, but not at all physically. Within seconds of meeting Ellen, I had my hands on her." They left the function together and began their relationship that night. When Ellen came out of the closet as a lesbian on her show at the episode on 4/30/1997, Heche was a loyal backup. Their affection and openness made the two women veritable poster-girls for gay pride in Hollywood and elsewhere. They began appearing together in public, a move which was perhaps riskier for Heche, as she said she had not crossed that sexual gender-line before falling in love with DeGeneres. The decision to go public made her agents aghast and they said it would be the death of her career. She fired them and took the media attention with a great show of serenity. Harrison Ford supported her as his co-star in the romantic comedy "Six Days Seven Nights."

Heche went on to give another strong performance as a lawyer in "Return to Paradise" and then landed the much-sought-after role in the 1998 re-make of "Psycho." The film did not do well, nor did the drama, "The Third Miracle." 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," a segment about a lesbian couple willing to do anything to have a baby, starring Sharon Stone and DeGeneres.

The summer of 2000 in San Jose, while Heche had directed a documentary about DeGeneres' return to standup comedy, 26-year-old cameraman Coleman Laffoon was part of the crew. There was a strange incident on 8/19/2000 when Heche mysteriously wandered up to the rural Fresno home of strangers and asked to take a shower (she was briefly hospitalized and released). It was apparently a segment of trauma in the breakup of her relationship with DeGeneres after 3 1/2 years together. Laffoon was on hand to be supportive, and they became inseparable. On 5/25/2001, he asked her to be his partner for life and she accepted. They married on 9/01/2001 in Los Angeles with about 75 friends and relatives in attendance. They took their honeymoon after Heche completed a ten-city book tour to promote her autobiography, "Call Me Crazy."

In her memoir, Heche reveals that she spent the first 31 years of her life suffering from mental illness that she says was triggered by sexual abuse by her father. The term she used was "insane," explaining that she believed she was two people. One was Anne Heche and the other was Celestia, who was from another planet and spoke directly to God in a different language. As for the present, "I'm here," says Heche. "I could not be more elated with my life." Her joyful attitude also included the news that she was three-months pregnant. She and her husband welcomed Homer Heche Lafoon 3/02/2002, 1:54 AM, Los Angeles, CA.

Heche's career resumed with the autumn 2006 release of her TV series, "Men in Trees." Her marriage, however, dissolved. On January 24, 2007 she announced her split from her husband Coley Laffoon. The reason? She had been having an affair with her "Men in Trees" costar James Tupper. Her divorce from Coley Lafoon became finalized on June 6, 2008 in Los Angeles.

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Relationships

  • lover relationship with Degeneres, Ellen (born 26 January 1958). Notes: Bitter breakup

Events

  • Social : Secrets revealed 1982 (Found out dad was bi-sexual)
  • Death of Father 1983 (Complications from AIDS)
  • Death of Sibling June 1983 (Brother died in car accident)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1993 (Steve Martin, two years)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1996 ("Walking and Talking")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1997 ("Donnie Brasco")
  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 23 March 1997 (Ellen DeGeneres)
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  • Relationship : First Sex 23 March 1997 (First gay sex)
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  • Social : Change of Lifestyle May 1997 (Open affair with DeGeneres)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 (Directorial debut)
  • Mental Health : Psychotic episode 19 August 2000 (Asked strangers for a shower)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 25 May 2001 (Coleman Lafoon proposed)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1 September 2001 (Coleman Lafoon)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 2 March 2002 at 01:54 AM in Los Angeles, CA (Son Homer born)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 24 January 2007 (Announced split from Laffoon)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 6 June 2008 (From Lafoon)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand, LMR

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Multiple Personality (Claims she was two people for years)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Briefly hospitalized)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Father died of AIDS)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth of four)
  • Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter (Bitter breakup with DeGeneres)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex (Ellen DeGeneres)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Christian)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Another World")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy

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