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Anne Heche : Carol

Anne Heche is one of Hollywood’s sought after and versatile actresses in the areas of film, television and stage. She has garnered critical praise for her talents which have earned her Tony and Emmy award nominations.

Heche will soon appear in several films including indie feature, “Catfight” starring alongside Sandra Oh and set to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, military thriller, “Temple” starring with Wesley Snipes, and “The Last Word”, a comedy starring alongside Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine. Heche will soon begin production on the haunting drama, “My Friend Dahmer” alongside Vincent Kartheiser which is set to be released in 2017. In addition to her versatile film roles, Heche will appear in the upcoming sci-fi television thriller, “Aftermath” as Karen Copeland, leading her family to survival through a period of apocalyptic civilization. “Aftermath” will premiere in 2016 on Syfy.

In 2015, Heche starred as Lynn Monahan, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office and Peter Connelly’s (Jason Isaacs) boss in the event series “DIG,” which premiered on USA Network. The action thriller, filmed in Jerusalem, Croatia and New Mexico, is from executive producers Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff “Homeland.”

Heche appeared in the Lionsgate film “Wild Card” which released on January 30, 2015. Directed by Simon West, the action thriller starred Jason Statham, Sofia Vergara and Stanley Tucci. Additionally, Heche appeared in the independent film “Black November,” which eOne Films released on January 9, 2015. The thriller from Nigerian director, Jeta Amata, also starred Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke.

In 2014, Heche starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film “One Christmas Eve.” The movie premiered on November 30, 2014 and became the highest cable airing of any Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. Also in 2014, Heche created the television show “Bad Judge” starring Kate Walsh. She produced the NBC series alongside Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jill Messick.

In 2013, Heche appeared in the dark comedy, “Arthur Newman,” opposite Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, playing the role of ‘Mina,’ ‘Arthur’s (Firth) girlfriend. The film tells the story of a man who fakes his own death in an attempt to reinvent himself. Directed by Dante Ariola, the film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was released on April 26, 2013.

Also in 2013, Heche starred and produced NBC’s comedy series, “Save Me,” which chronicled the story of Beth Harper (Heche) whose near death experience then allowed her to speak with
the Almighty. The series was written by John Scott Shepherd (“Life or Something Like It,” “Joe
Something”) and directed by Scott Winant (“Californication”) with Neal Moritz (“The Fast and the Furious,” “I am Legend,” “Fast Five”) and Vivian Cannon (“The Big C”) on hand as executive producers.

In 2012, Heche starred in the independent feature film, “That’s What She Said.” The film was released on video-on demand on September 25, 2012 with a theatrical and national video-on-demand release date of October 19, 2012.Heche previously starred in the HBO comedy- series “Hung,” opposite Thomas Jane and Jane Adams. The show premiered on June 28, 2009 and had a three-season run.

Heche was also seen in Millennium Pictures’ “Rampart” alongside Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Foster. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and was screened in November at the American Film Institute (AFI Film Festival). The film was released on November 25, 2011 in New York and Los Angeles and wide on February 12, 2012.

In 2011, Heche was seen in TNT’s “Silent Witness” opposite Dermot Mulroney and prior to that, Heche appeared in the Lifetime Original movie, “Girl-Fight,” opposite James Tupper and Jodelle Ferland. In 2005, Heche appeared in the Lifetime movie, “Fatal Desire” and the Hallmark Channel’s holiday movie “Silver Bells” on CBS, which was seen by over 16 million viewers. In 2004, Heche starred in the ABC series “Men in Trees” as a female relationship guru who moves to Alaska. Also in 2004, Heche earned her first primetime Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of a drug-addicted mother in the Lifetime Television, original movie “Gracie’s Choice” alongside Diane Ladd. She has created memorable characters in several guest starring performances on hit shows including “Nip/Tuck,” “Everwood,” “Ally McBeal” and HBO’s telefilm, “If These Walls Could Talk,” directed by Cher.

On the big screen, Heche’s film credits include “Cedar Rapids” alongside Sigourney Weaver, John C. Reilly and Ed Helms, “Spread” opposite Ashton Kutcher, “Birth” with Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall, Agnieska Holland’s “The Third Miracle” opposite Ed Harris, “The Juror” with Demi Moore and Alec Baldwin, “Walking and Talking,” “The Wild Side,” “Twist of Fate,” Pie in the Sky,” “Milk Money” with Melanie Griffith, “The Investigator,“ “I’ll Do Anything,” “John Q” opposite Christina Ricci, “Six Days Seven Nights” alongside Harrison Ford, “Volcano,” “Psycho” with Vince Vaughn and Julianne Moore, “Auggie Rose” alongside Jeff Goldblum, and she achieved critical acclaim for her role in “Donnie Brasco.” In 1997, Heche won The National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for Barry Levinson’s “Wag the Dog,” in which appeared opposite Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman.

In 2002, Heche made her Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed production of the Tony Award-winning play “Proof.” She garnered rave reviews from theatre critics and the show was extended, making it one of the longest running non-musical plays in recent history. She triumphantly returned to Broadway in the Roundabout Theater stage production of “Twentieth Century” in 2004. Her critically acclaimed performance opposite Alec Baldwin earned her a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

Also a writer and director, Heche wrote and directed a short feature entitled “Reaching Normal,” for Showtime’s “First Director Series,” as well as the second installment of “If These Walls Could Talk II.”

Heche resides in Los Angeles with her family.