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Anne Heche didn’t have a TV growing up

October 19, 2017 GMT

Anne Heche never had a TV growing up.

The 48-year-old actress - who can currently be seen as Patricia Campbell in new NBC military drama ‘The Brave’ - had a humble upbringing with wholesome pastimes occupying her time, rather than spending hours in front of the box.

She said: “I had no TV growing up...

“My family was poor. I sang in church in a little dry town called Ocean City, N.J..”

The ‘Donnie Brasco’ star - who has children Homer, 15, from her marriage to Coleman Laffoon, and eight-year-old Atlas with spouse James Tupper - loves getting “surprise” time off work and enjoys “simple” activities with her kids.

She told Us Weekly: “Time is my guilty pleasure. If I get a surprise day off, I’m like a kid in a candy store...

“I like to do simple things with my kids. There’s something about playing Sorry! that brings us together.

“I like dumb charades. Put anything you think of in a hat and see how many you can guess -- the sillier the better!”

Anne and her family live in Santa Fe and she finds their beautiful surroundings incredibly humbling.

She said: “Living in Santa Fe has changed my life. I’m humbled by the mountains, the constant reminder that we are a part of something greater.

“In Santa Fe, I’m a morning person. The sunrise is too lovely to miss. In L.A., I’m a night person. There are too many great restaurants.

“The best advice I’ve been given is to look up at the clouds at least once a day.”

The ‘Wag the Dog’ star isn’t a fan of working out.

She quipped: “My favourite way to work out is to look at how hard my castmates train and put down my next slice of pizza.”