Anne Heche's Net Worth At The Time Of Her Death Might Surprise You

Before her heartbreaking death, Anne Heche was one of the busiest women in Hollywood. She started acting at the age of 12 in order to help support her family after her father's death, per Biography. "When I was a kid, age 12, my family moved 11 times," she told Page Six. "We were poor. No money. Homeless. A yellow strip of tape across our door."

Fortunately, she found success in her career. Heche made her professional debut on the soap opera "Another World," where she won a Daytime Emmy in 1991. Two years later, she made her movie debut in "An Ambush of Ghosts" and went on to appear on the big and small screen in films including "Donnie Brasco," "Volcano," and "Six Days Seven Nights" and television shows such as "Ally McBeal," "Hung," "Men in Trees," and Chicago P.D." (via IMDb). While Heche did branch out into other projects of her own that would add to her net worth, some relationship issues would limit that number. 

Anne Heche's divorce cost her a lot

Heche's net worth would have been higher had she not gone through an expensive divorce from her ex-husband, Coley Laffoon. During their split, he reportedly demanded $28,000 a month in spousal support, nearly $10,000 in mortgage money, and primary custody of their son, Atlas. "It is disappointing that Coley Laffoon has resorted to filing lies with the court because Anne would not cave in to his astronomical monetary demands," a rep for Heche told People at the time. "For the past several years the child's father has refused to get a job in order to contribute financially to the child's care."

The couple eventually settled their divorce, with Heche agreeing to pay $3,700 a month in child support and give Laffoon a lump sum of $515,000 as well as half of their community property. They split physical and legal custody of their son.

Anne Heche had a net worth of several million dollars

Due to multiple successful projects of her own, Heche's nest egg wasn't totally decimated by her divorce. She wrote and directed the short film "Stripping for Jesus" and a segment of the TV movie "If These Walls Could Talk 2." She also directed "Ellen DeGeneres: American Summer Documentary," and co-created and executive produced the NBC sitcom "Bad Judge." She also wore her producer hat for the television movie "The Dead Will Tell" and her NBC sitcom "Save Me."

Heche also published a memoir in 2003, "Call Me Crazy," where she detailed her ultra-religious upbringing and mental health struggles. With such a busy career, you may be wondering what kind of money Heche left to her name when she sadly passed away at the age of 53.

Before her tragic accident and passing, Heche had multiple projects in the works. As People notes, she was not only writing her second book but had also wrapped up filming Lifetime's "Girl in Room 13" and the horror-thriller "Full Ride," in addition to the television roles "All Rise" and The Weeknd's HBO show "Idol."

At the time of her death, Anne Heche had a net worth of $4 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.