Last Updated: August 2, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$400 Thousand
Date of Birth:
May 25, 1969 - Aug 12, 2022 (53 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Television Director, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Anne Heche was an American actress, writer, director, and producer who had a net worth of $400 thousand at the time of her death in August 2022. Anne Heche had more than 80 acting credits to her name, including the films "Volcano" (1997), "Six Days, Seven Nights" (1998), "Psycho" (1998), "John Q." (2002), "Cedar Rapids" (2011), and "My Friend Dahmer (2017) and the television series "Another World" (1987–1991), "Ally McBeal" (2001), "Everwood" (2004–2005), "Save Me" (2013), and "The Brave" (2017–2018).

Anne played Marin Frist on ABC's "Men in Trees" (2006–2008) and Jessica Haxon on HBO's "Hung" (2009–2011), and in 2020, she competed on "Dancing with the Stars," finishing in 13th place. Heche wrote and directed the short film "Stripping for Jesus" (1998), the "2000" segment of the TV movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2" (2000), and the "Reaching Normal" segment of the television film "On the Edge" (2001), and she co-created and executive produced the NBC sitcom "Bad Judge," which aired from 2014 to 2015.

She also directed "Ellen DeGeneres: American Summer Documentary" (2001), and she produced the TV movie "The Dead Will Tell" (2004) as well as her NBC sitcom "Save Me." Anne has performed on Broadway in "Proof" (2002–2003) and "Twentieth Century" (2004), and she earned a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play for "Twentieth Century." In 2001, Heche published the book "Call Me Crazy: A Memoir." In 2023, her second memoir, "Call Me Anne," released.

Estate Value

Two months after her death, Anne's 20-year-old son Homer filed documents with a court in Los Angeles which estimated the total value of Anne Heche's estate at the time of her death at $400,000. The reported that the estate expects to earn around $400,000 per year in film royalties and residuals and that she did not own any real estate at the time of her death.

The filings further showed that at the time of her death Anne had $77,000 in bank account cash and $33,000 worth of uncashed royalty checks. She also had $62,000 worth of credit card debt.

Early Life

Anne Heche was born Anne Celeste Heche on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio. She grew up with mother Nancy, father Donald, and older siblings Nathan, Abigail, and Susan; her sister Cynthia died of a heart defect at two months old before Heche was born. During Anne's childhood, her family moved close to a dozen times. Her father was a choir director, and in a 2001 interview with Larry King, Heche stated, "I don't think he made much on that a week. He said that he was involved in a business of gas and oil. And he said that until the day he died. But he never was involved in the business of gas and oil ever." When Anne was 12, the family settled in New Jersey, and they lived in a bedroom in the home of a family from their church. Heche worked at a Swainton dinner theater to help her family save up enough money to move out.

In March 1983, Anne's father died of AIDS at age 45. Heche has said that her father raped her from her infancy until she was 12 years old and that he gave her genital herpes. Three months after Donald's death, Anne lost her 18-year-old brother, Nathan, after he reportedly fell asleep while driving and hit a tree. The family then relocated to Chicago, and Heche attended Francis W. Parker School. When she was 16 years old, Anne auditioned for the soap opera "As the World Turns" after an agent saw her in a school play. Though she was offered the job, Heche's mother wanted her to graduate from high school first. Just before her 1987 graduation, she was offered the roles of Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on "Another World."


From 1987 to 1991, Anne appeared in more than 70 episodes of "Another World," and she won a Daytime Emmy for her performance. In the early '90s, she guest-starred on "Murphy Brown" (1991) and "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (1993) and appeared in the TV movies "O Pioneers!" (1992), "Against the Wall" (1994), and "Girls in Prison" (1994) and the feature films "An Ambush of Ghosts" (1993), "The Adventures of Huck Finn" (1993), "I'll Do Anything" (1994), "A Simple Twist of Fate" (1994), and "Milk Money" (1994). In 1996, she co-starred with Cher and Demi Moore in the HBO movie "If These Walls Could Talk," then she appeared in the films "Donnie Brasco" (1997), "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997), "Wag the Dog" (1997), and "Return to Paradise" (1998). Anne co-starred with Harrison Ford in 1998's "Six Days, Seven Nights," and that year she also played Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant's remake of the Alfred Hitchcock film "Psycho." She had a recurring role as Melanie West on Fox's "Ally McBeal" in 2001, and she earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for the 2004 TV movie "Gracie's Choice." Heche appeared in the films "Prozac Nation" (2001), "Birth" (2004), "What Love Is" (2007), and "Toxic Skies" (2008), and she voiced Lois Lane in "Superman: Doomsday" (2007).

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Anne co-starred with Denzel Washington in 2002's "John Q.," and from 2004 to 2005, she had a recurring role as Amanda Hayes on The WB series "Everwood." In 2006, she landed the lead role on "Men in Trees," which aired 36 episodes over two seasons, then she co-starred with Thomas Jane on "Hung," appearing in all 30 episodes of the show.

Heche had an uncredited role in the Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg comedy "The Other Guys" (2010), then she appeared in the films "Rampart" (2011), "That's What She Said" (2012), "Black November" (2012), "Arthur Newman" (2012), and "Nothing Left to Fear" (2013) and starred as Beth Harper on the sitcom "Save Me" in 2013.

She guest-starred in four episodes of "The Michael J. Fox Show" from 2013 to 2014, and she voiced Suyin Beifong on "The Legend of Korra" in 2014. In 2016, Anne appeared in the films "Opening Night" and "Catfight" and the TV movie "A Christmas Carol," and she played the lead role of Karen Copeland on the Syfy series "Aftermath." She portrayed Joyce Dahmer, the mother of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, in 2017's "My Friend Dahmer," and she starred as DIA Dep. Director Patricia Campbell on the NBC series "The Brave" from 2017 to 2018. In recent years, Heche has appeared in the films "Armed Response" (2017), "The Last Word" (2017), "The Best of Enemies" (2019), and "The Vanished" (2020), and she had a recurring role as Dep. Superintendent Katherine Brennan on NBC's "Chicago P.D." from 2018 to 2019.

At the time of her death in August 2022, Heche had completed work on several films in post-production that she would appear in posthumously; "Girl in Room 13" aired as part of Lifetime's "Ripped from the Headlines" film series. Anne appeared alongside Alec Baldwin in 2023's "Supercell." And "Wildfire: The Legend of the Cherokee Ghost Horse" is slated to be Heche's final screen performance.

Career Decline

In a 2020 interview, Heche claimed that her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres caused her career to stall. In her own words:

"The stigma attached to that relationship was so bad… I didn't do a studio picture for 10 years. I was fired from a $10 million picture deal."

Personal Life

Though most of Anne's relationships have been with men (including legendary comedian Steve Martin), she famously dated comedian Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to August 2000. Speaking years later on why her relationship with Ellen did not work out, Heche claimed:

"I broke up with her because her goal was to have a lot of money. Mine was to find love, and hers was, "I want $60 billion," Good, good luck. Our forks are never going to meet. I hope you like your money because that's why I broke up with you! Do you like sitting on your piles of cash? Because guess what, it gets you exactly where you are."

Anne met cameraman Coleman "Coley" Laffoon while working on a documentary about DeGeneres, and they married on September 1, 2001. Heche and Laffoon welcomed son Homer on March 2, 2002. They divorced in March 2009.

In December 2008, Anne's representative confirmed that Heche and her "Men in Trees" co-star James Tupper were expecting a child, and their son Atlas was born on March 7, 2009. Anne and James spilt up in 2018.

Bizarre Incidents

In August 2000, Heche drove to Cantua Creek (outside Fresno, California) from Los Angeles, walked 1.5 miles through the desert wearing only shorts and a bra, and knocked on a stranger's door. Occupant Araceli Campiz, who recognized Anne from "Six Days, Seven Nights," let her into the home, and Heche drank numerous glasses of water, took a shower, asked for a pair of slippers, and said she wanted to watch a movie. Once Campiz realized that Anne didn't seem to be planning on leaving any time soon, she called the sheriff's department. When deputies arrived at the home, Heche told them that she was God and that she was "going to take everyone back to heaven in a spaceship." The deputies then called an ambulance, and Anne was taken to University Medical Center in Fresno (a 50-mile drive) and admitted to the psychiatric unit. Heche was released after a few hours. Anne has said that for the first 31 years of her life, she was "insane" and that this resulted from being sexually abused by her father during her youth. She revealed that she coped with this by creating a fantasy world, the "Fourth Dimension," and by adopting an alter ego known as "Celestia" who received messages from God. In a 2001 Larry King Live interview, Heche stated:

"I had to live through a lot of life to get to the place where I am now. I had to see truths and work through shame, and I'm very grateful for every step that I took."

In August 2022 Anne was involved in a car crash in Mar Vista, California in which she reportedly drove her Mini Cooper into the garage of an apartment building at a high speed. The resulting crash caused her to be badly burned. Dozens of fire fighters were called to help rescue Heche from the crash.


Tragically Anne died from her injuries from the car crash on August 12, 2022 at the age of 53.

Awards and Nominations

In 2004, Heche was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for "Gracie's Choice," and she earned two Daytime Emmy nominations for "Another World," winning Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 1991. She also received two "Soap Opera Digest" Awards for the series, Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime in 1989 and Outstanding Lead Actress: Daytime in 1992. In 2000, Anne was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards and a Lucy Award at the Women in Film Lucy Awards, and she received a Career Achievement Award at the 2019 Sarasota Film Festival. Heche won a National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for "Donnie Brasco" and "Wag the Dog" in 1997, and "If These Walls Could Talk 2" earned an Audience Award for Best Film at the 2000 Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival.

Anne and her "The Legend of Korra" castmates won a People's Choice Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Action/Drama in 2015. Heche has earned two Saturn Award nominations from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Best Supporting Actress for "Psycho" in 1999 and Best Actress on Television for "The Dead Will Tell" in 2005. Anne has also received nominations from the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (Favorite Actress – Comedy/Romance for "Six Days Seven Nights"), Csapnivalo Awards (Best Actress in a Leading Role for "Return to Paradise"), "Fangoria" Chainsaw Awards (Best Supporting Actress for "Psycho"), Prism Awards (Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries for "Gracie's Choice"), and Satellite Awards (Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for "Wag the Dog").

Real Estate

In 2013, Anne Heche and Tupper paid $899,000 for a 1,440 square foot Lake Arrowhead home. They put it on the market for $1.25 million in January 2017, then it was relisted for $1.05 million in August 2019 after ownership was transferred to Anne due to the couple's split. In May 2019, they listed their home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles for $3.95 million, then lowered the asking price to $3.695 million the following month. Anne and James built the 4,735 square foot, four-bedroom home in 2009. They finally accepted $3.165 million in November 2019.

Anne Heche Earnings

  • Spread
    $65 Thousand
  • Men in Trees
    $81 Thousand
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