LOS ANGELES - Anne Heche, 53, was among the most prominent film stars in Hollywood in the late 1990s, playing opposite actors including Johnny Depp ("Donnie Brasco") and Harrison Ford ("Six Days, Seven Nights").
She recently had recurring roles on the network TV series "Chicago P.D." and "All Rise," and in 2020 was a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" before she was in a car crash earlier this month and declared brain dead. Her representatives told FOX 11 Los Angeles that she is being kept on life support for organ donation purposes.
A native of Ohio, Heche first became prominent on the NBC soap opera "Another World" from 1987 to 1991. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role of twins Marley and Vicky.
In the late 1990s she became one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, a constant on magazine covers and in big-budget films. In 1997 alone, she played opposite Johnny Depp as his wife in "Donnie Brasco" and Tommy Lee Jones in "Volcano" and was part of the ensemble cast in the original "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
The following year, she starred with Harrison Ford in "Six Days, Seven Nights" and appeared with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix in "Return to Paradise."
Around the same time, she had a high-profile romance with comedian-actress and former talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres from March 1997 until they broke up in August 2000.
Here are some of her notable films:
1997 Johnny Depp and Anne Heche star in the new movie "Donnie Brasco"
In 1997, Heche played a supporting role in "Don Brasco" about an FBI agent who infiltrated a crime family. The movie also starred Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.
"Six Days, Seven Nights"
2/21/98. Harrison Ford And Anne Heche In A Scene From The New Buena Vista Movie "6Days,7 Nights" , The Release Date Has Been Moved Forward (Photo By Gett
Heche starred in this 1998 action film alongside Harrison Ford as both get stranded on an island.
Ray Liotta, Anne Heche, Robert Duvall and others in a scene from the film 'John Q', 2002. (Photo by New Line/Getty Images)
In 2002, Heche starred alongside Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington in this thriller after a father holds a hospital hostage in hopes of his son getting an organ transplant.
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1997 Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche star in the new movie "Volcano"
In 1997, Heche starred in "Volcano," a disaster film about a team who tries to stop a lava flow from destroying Los Angeles.
"Return to Paradise"
Jada Pinkett Smith and Anne Heche in a scene from the film 'Return To Paradise', 1998. (Photo by Gramercy Pictures/Getty Images)
Heche starred in this 1998 thriller about two men who must decide to return to Malaysia to save their friend who’s stuck in prison, who’s sentenced to die.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.