In January 2009 Anne revealed she was expecting a baby with partner James Tupper. Anne initially tried to keep the sex of the child under wraps, but in her excitement couldn't help let it slip they were expecting a boy.
Anne's husband Coley Laffoon filed for divorce from Anne in February, 2007. They have a five year old son together named Homer.
Anne is 5' 5" (1.65 m).
Anne won an Audience Award in 2000 on the Paris Lesbian Film Festival for her performance in a TV movie If These Walls Could Talk 2.
In 1999, Anne was nominated for a Razzie Award in the category of Worst Actress for her performance in a re-make of Hitchcock's Psycho.
In 1998, she was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for her performance in a comedy Wag the Dog.
Anne won two Soap Opera Digest Awards (in 1989 and 1992) for her performance as an outstanding leading role in Another World.
In 2000, Anne won a Lucy Award which she shared with Sharon Stone, Michelle Williams, Jennifer Todd, Cher, Suzanne Todd, Jane Anderson, I. Marlene King and Nancy Savoca.
In 2004, Anne received her first Emmy nomination for her performance in Gracie's Choice, a mini-series.
Anne was offered a role on a soap opera Another World when she was only 15 years old, but she declined it, and accepted the role when she finished high school.
Anne wrote an autobiographical book Call Me Crazy, which was published in 2001, and ended up on The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times bestseller list.
In 1992, Anne landed her first movie role in a TV drama O Pioneers!.
In 1999, Anne was a narrator for an audiobook titled The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.
Anne's biography Call Me Crazy was released in 2001. She wrote the entire book in just six weeks.
In 2002, Anne gave birth to her first child, a boy named Homer.
In 2001, Anne stated that she has an alter-ego named Celestia, during an interview with Barbara Walters.
She graduated from the Francis W. Parker School, Chicago, Illinois.
In 1998, Anne was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
Anne had a two-year relationship with a famous comedian Steve Martin.
Her surname Heche is pronounced Haytch.
Anne dated comedian Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Anne: The therapists knew about my abuse. The therapists knew about the shame I was enduring... But the therapists never knew the extent of the world that I created to get out of the shame of my abuse.
Anne: I was raised to pretend.
Anne: (About shooting Psycho) What Norman Bates calls for is for an actor to be able to go into their insanity... Vince is one of the few people I think who's willing to go into that duplicity in himself, and that insanity, and say, 'You know what? Now I'll show it to you.' I think that we're going to love his Norman Bates, because he's showing you himself in ways that nobody else would have the courage to do. It's an amazing performance.
Anne: The whole shooting process of Psycho was amazing in that way, because I felt like I had been chosen to remake history.
Anne: He's the guy who is every woman's dream and the man who's every man's dream.
Anne: (About her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres) Ellen and I had a three and a half year relationship that ended sadly, not because we were both women, but because we both wanted different things for our lives.
Anne: This nonsense about my mother praying for me is really making me angry. My mother never approved of my relationship with Ellen. Her hatred for our relationship is one of the many things that ultimately led to my breaking off all communication with her.
Anne: And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn't be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother's prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it.
Anne: Vibrators. I think they are great. They keep you out of stupid sex. I'd pitch them to anybody.
Anne: I wanted to talk about stuff that people don't talk about so that maybe they would talk about it... So... maybe they could save themselves from going crazy.
Anne: It's important to talk about loving yourself and looking at your tragedies and the stuff that makes you grow.
Anne: We do not fall in love with the package of the person, we fall in love with the inside of a person.
Anne: It's my job, to create a fantasy.
Anne: Are we changing the idea of what beauty is? Let's hope so. I'm not the typical Hollywood beauty. Let's hope we're looking at the insides of people a little more.
Anne: And as a child, we have such a wonderful thing as children, that we can just make the best of everything, and say, Well, this must be what everybody else is experiencing, and I've got to make the best of it. You don't know that it's not good until you witness something that it seems better.
Anne: I've always kind of gone with my heart.
Anne: I'm always honest, whether I'm in the limelight or not.
Anne: I put a very high premium on honesty. What I learned from death is that if you don't accept your sexuality, it will kill you.