Anne Heche, gifted actress whose Hollywood career came unstuck as her private life filled the tabloids – obituary


In 2004 her depiction of a drug-addicted mom in the TV film Gracie’s Choice received her a nomination for an additional Emmy, and the identical 12 months she introduced an enigmatic high quality to a supporting position in Jonathan Glazer’s controversial movie Birth, which the critic David Thomson hailed as a misunderstood work of greatness.

She by no means discovered stability in her private life, nonetheless. In 2001 she married the cameraman Coleman Laffoon. They had a son, however the marriage resulted in an costly divorce in 2009 after she fell for her Men In Trees co-star James Tupper.

She had one other son with Tupper, however that relationship, too, resulted in 2017. A subsequent relationship with Thomas Jane, with whom she had co-starred as an acrimoniously divorced couple in the 2009-11 HBO sequence Hung, was reported to have resulted in 2020.

Nor did relationships with her household enhance considerably. In 1994 Anne Heche telephoned her mom to confront her about the abuse she stated she had suffered from her father. Her mom responded by saying: “Jesus loves you, Anne” and hanging up. They by no means spoke once more and Anne Heche was stated to be livid after the breakup with Ellen DeGeneres when her mom claimed to have turned her daughter straight by the energy of prayer.

Of the surviving Heche siblings, Anne’s sister Susan Bergman, writer of a memoir of her household’s battle to deal with the demise of her father and to come back to phrases with the revelation that he had been secretly homosexual, died of mind most cancers in 2006.

She was reconciled with her remaining sister Abigail, a jewelry designer, who stated in an interview that she believed her sister, in claiming she had been abused by their father, was affected by false recollections.

On August 5 2022 Anne Heche was concerned in two automobile crashes in the Mar Vista neighbourhood of Los Angeles, first when her Mini Cooper hit a storage at an house advanced, and secondly when she crashed right into a home. Her automobile and the home burst into flames and he or she was later taken to hospital with extreme burns. Subsequently she was reported to have slipped right into a coma.

She is survived by her two sons.

Anne Heche, born May 25 1969, died August 12 2022

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