Born near Cleveland, Ohio into a struggling family with five children and moving often, including some time in an Amish community, Anne Heche got her start in acting right out of high school in the television soap opera Another World. Cast in a dual role as evil twins, from 1987 through 1991 Anne was one of daytime tv’s most popular stars winning an Emmy and a Soap Opera DIgest Award. Since that time, she has appeared in film, on television sitcoms and written her autobiography, Call Me Crazy, which was released in 2001. Heche has been living in an Old World-style home that was built in 2009 in the Hancock Park-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, which she has recently put on the market, priced at $3.95 million.
Loaded with character from its barrel-tiled roof to its wood-and-dark-beamed ceilings, the 4,652-square-foot house contains five bedrooms and five baths with a dramatic open-plan family room with kitchen and two-story ceiling, fireplace and French doors that open to the entertainment terrace. There is a formal living room with wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room, a den-media room, combination guest-suite office, and a butler’s pantry with wine cooler and ice maker. Family bedrooms are located on the second floor with high-beamed ceilings, large closets and balconies. The master includes three closets, a steam shower and freestanding tub. In addition, the house has a laundry room and two-car garage. Outside is a pool, cabana, an entertaining loggia with wood-burning fireplace, outdoor dining and lawn.
In 1998, Heche was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Her most notable film was Six Days and Seven Nights, made in 1998 and her most notable relationship was with Ellen DeGeneres which lasted from 1997 until 2000. She moved on to marry cameraman Coleman Laffoon, with whom she had a son in 2002, and after their divorce, had another son with partner James Tupper, with whom she co-starred in the film Men in Trees. In 2004 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a play for a revival of Twentieth Century.
The Hancock Park neighborhood has an interesting history, many celebrities have called it home including Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, Nat King Cole and daughter Natalie, politician Maxine Waters and actor David Schwimmer. When Prince William and Princess Catherine visited the U.S. in 2001, they stayed at the residence of the Los Angeles British Consuls-General, which abuts the nearby Wilshire Country Club.
Celebrity actress and author Anne Heche is selling her private and gated 2009 house in Hancock Park, Los Angeles which is listed at $3.95 million. The property is listed by Billy Rose of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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