Actress Anne Heshe was in the hospital on Saturday after her car crashed into a house and caught fire, a spokeswoman said.
“Ann is currently in stable condition. Heche’s friend and podcast partner Heather Duffy Boylston said in a statement that her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time.
Los Angeles police officer Tony M. said Hetchy’s speeding car reached a T-junction, veered off the road and entered the home in the Mar Vista section of Los Angeles’ West Side shortly before 11 a.m.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the car stopped inside the two-story home and started a fire that took more than 60 firefighters more than an hour to put out.
A TV news video showed a blue Mini Cooper Clubman, badly damaged and burned, being towed from the house, with a woman sitting on a stretcher and struggling as firefighters put her into an ambulance.
No injuries were reported and no one was arrested. Police investigators are investigating.
A native of Ohio, Heche made her debut on the NBC series “Another World” from 1987 to 1991. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role.
In the late 1990s, she became one of the hottest actors in Hollywood, a constant on the covers of big-budget magazines and films. She co-starred with Johnny Depp in 1997’s “Donnie Brasco”. with Tommy Lee Jones in the 1997 movie “Volcano”; with Harrison Ford in 1998’s “Six Days, Seven Nights”; With Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix in 1998’s “Back to Heaven,” and with the cast in the 1997 original, “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
Her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000 cemented her fame and brought massive public scrutiny.
In the fall of 2000, shortly after the two separated, Heche was hospitalized after knocking on a stranger’s door in a rural area near Fresno, California. Authorities said she appeared trembling and disoriented, and spoke incoherently with residents.
In a memoir released the following year, “Call Me Crazy,” Heche spoke about her lifelong struggles with mental health and her childhood of abuse.
She was married to photographer Coleman Lavon from 2001 to 2009. The two had a son together. She gave birth to another son during a relationship with actor James Tapper, her partner in the TV series “Men In Trees”.
Heche has worked consistently in small films, on Broadway, and on television shows for the past two decades. She recently had recurring roles in the network series “Chicago PD” and “All Rise”, and in 2020 she was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars”.
“Better together,” podcasts Hosted by Heche and Duffy Boylston, it was described online as a celebration of friendship.
Associated Press writer Andrew Dalton contributed to this report.
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