Chicago PD: 5 facts about Anne Heche (you might not know)

CHICAGO P.D. -- "New Normal" Episode 601 -- Pictured: Anne Heche as Katherine Brennan -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC)
CHICAGO P.D. -- "New Normal" Episode 601 -- Pictured: Anne Heche as Katherine Brennan -- (Photo by: Matt Dinerstein/NBC) /

Anne Heche is best known to One Chicago fans as originating the role of Deputy Superintendent Katherine Brennan on Chicago PD. Heche’s first appearance came in the season 6 premiere, “New Normal,” marking what would become an 11-episode guest arc.

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The role is one of many Heche has played over her decades-long career, whose first role in the industry came in 1984 when she took on the role of Vicky Hudson in the daytime drama Another World. In fact, she’s credited for appearing in nearly 100 films, shorts and television series across her career which netted her a handful of awards over the years and made her a household name.

There is so much more to the actress behind one of Chicago PD‘s greatest recurring characters — including these facts which might leave fans surprised!

Anne Heche net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anne Heche has an approximate net worth of roughly $4 million which Heche racked up over the years through her acting roles and roles as a writer, director, and producer on a handful of projects over the years. In addition to roles in the industry, Heche was also a published author and Broadway performer.

Anne Heche Broadway roles

While Anne Heche is best known for her work in television and movies, she actually spent some time on Broadway appearing in two Broadway projects over the years. She made her Broadway debut in 2000’s Proof in the role of Catherine, before later appearing in Twentieth Century in the role of Lily Garland.

Did Anne Heche win an Emmy?

Although Anne Heche never took home a Primetime Emmy Award — coming close in 2004 when nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Gracie’s Choice — she is an Emmy winner. Heche took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series back in 1991 for her work in Another World. 

While Heche’s win in 1991 netted her her only Emmy, she did take home a number of awards over the years including a GLAAD Media Award and pair of Soap Opera Digest Awards.

Anne Heche kids

Anne Heche is a mother of two sons, Atlas (13) and Homer (20). Homer is the son Heche shares with ex-husband Coleman Laffoon, a cameraman she met while working on Ellen DeGeneres’s comedy tour. Her second son, Atlas, is shared with her second ex-husband, actor James Tupper, who she met in 2006 on the set of Men in Trees. 

Anne Heche book

In addition to acting, Anne Heche is also a published author releasing her autobiography Call Me Crazy: A Memoir in 2003. The New York Times Bestselling book offered a candid look into the actress’s life as a survivor of abuse, and how she learned to live in her own skin — and face the reality of a broken past on her own terms.

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