In 1998, Heche portrayed Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant's horror remake Psycho.Since September 2017, she has been the series lead in the NBC military drama The Brave.
Premiered at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, the film received a DVD release in 2005.She also starred in the television series Men in Trees (2006–08), Hung (2009–11), Save Me (2013), Dig (2016), and Aftermath (2016). He was a very promiscuous man, and we knew his lifestyle then," Heche said on Larry King Live. ", in a 2001 interview with The Advocate, Heche replied "I don't think he was just a gay man. My belief was that my father was gay and he had to cover that up. The more he couldn't be who he was, the more that came out of him in ways that it did." The remainder of Heche's family subsequently moved to Chicago, where Heche attended the progressive Francis W. In 1985, when Heche was 16, an agent spotted her in a school play and secured her an audition for the daytime soap opera As the World Turns.When asked in a 2001 interview on Larry King Live what her father's source of income was, Heche replied, "Well, he was a choir director. He said that he was involved in a business of gas and oil. But he never was involved in the business of gas and oil ever." On March 3, 1983, when Heche was 13, her 45-year-old father died of AIDS. Heche flew to New York City, auditioned, and was offered a job, but her mother insisted she finish high school first.Heche starred in Gus Van Sant's Psycho (1998), a remake of the 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.In the updated version, she took on the role originally played by Janet Leigh, Marion Crane, an embezzler who arrives at an old motel run by an insane killer named Norman Bates (played by Vince Vaughn in their second collaboration).In November 1991, Heche made her primetime television debut in an episode of Murphy Brown.
She made her TV-movie debut the following year with a brief appearance in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of O Pioneers! In 1993, Heche made her feature-film debut in Disney's The Adventures of Huck Finn with Elijah Wood.
On her appearance in the dramatic thriller Return to Paradise, a writer for The New York Times remarked, "[...] as Ms.
Heche's formidable Beth Eastern does her best to manipulate the other characters on [co-star Joaquin Phoenix's character] behalf, Return to Paradise takes on the abstract weightiness of an ethical debate rather than the visceral urgency of a thriller".
Heche, whose stage experience is limited and who is making her New York stage debut at 33, plays the part with a more appeasing ear and more conventional timing, her take on the character is equally viable.
Her Catherine is a case of arrested development, impatient, aggressively indignant, impulsive".
A highly publicized relationship with comedian Ellen De Generes was followed by a significant downturn in Heche's career, although she has continued to act in numerous independent films such as Birth (2004), Spread (2009), Cedar Rapids (2011), and Rampart (2011).