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Katherine Heigl is an American actress and film producer

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BirthdayNovember 24, 1978
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm Producer, Child Prodigies, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
SpousesJosh Kelley (m. 2007)
SiblingsHolt Heigl, Jason Heigl, Meg Heigl
Known asKatherine Marie Heigl
Childrens Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley, Nancy Leigh Kelley
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C., U.S.
ReligionMormon
Height174cm
GenderFemale
FatherPaul Heigl
MotherNancy (née Engelhardt)
Net Worth$25 million as of Oct 29,2016
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inWashington, D.C., U.S.
Famous asActress, Film Producer

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Who is Katherine Heigl?

Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress and film producer. She is best known for her role as Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on ABC's medical drama ‘Grey's Anatomy’ for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She has also starred in films such as ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘27 Dresses’, ‘The Ugly Truth’, ‘Killers’, ‘Life As We Know It’ and ‘New Year's Eve’ among others. As a beautiful actress, she does not want to be confined to roles that portrays her sexy glamorous side only and wants to do more challenging roles. She became infamous for speaking her mind on many occasions, earning her both respect and censure. She started her career as a child model with ‘Wilhelmina Models’ before she turned towards full-time acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film, ‘That Night’. She co-starred as ‘Isabel Evans’ in the television series ‘Roswell’ and acted in the movie ‘My Father the Hero’ before landing her path breaking role in‘Grey's Anatomy’. She has appeared as a cover model on several publications including ‘Maxim’, ‘Vanity Fair’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’. On the personal front, the actress is married to singer, Josh Kelley.

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Childhood & Early Life

Katherine Marie Heigl was born on 24 November 1978 in Washington, DC to Nancy, a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, a financial executive and accountant. She is the youngest of the four siblings.

She was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She initially lived in Virginia and Denver, and finally settled in New Canaan, Connecticut

When Heigl was nine, her aunt sent young Heigl’s photos to numerous modeling agencies. She signed with Wilhelmina Models and made her first appearance on a TV Commercial for ‘Cheerios’.

She debuted in the 1992 film, ‘That Night’ and appeared in Steven Soderbergh's drama, ‘King of the Hill’. She dropped out of High School to pursue career in Hollywood.

Career

Her first lead role was in the 1994 comedy, ‘My Father the Hero’, as a teenager trying to impress a local boy.

In 1995, starring in the Steven Seagal thriller, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’ she portrayed a teenager traveling on a train escorted by her uncle, a counter-terrorist expert, to visit her departed father’s grave.

Between 1996 and 1999, she regularly modeled for magazines, had a lead role in Disney's TV film, ‘Wish Upon a Star’, and co-starred with Peter Fonda in the re-worked Shakespearean play, ‘The Tempest’.

During this time, she also appeared in the films, ‘Stand-ins’, ‘Big Buster’, ‘Bride of Chucky’, ‘100 Girls’ and ‘Valentine’.

In 2003, she appeared in television movies including ‘Evil Never Dies’ and ‘Love Comes Softly’. She was also seen in the film, ‘Descendant’.

In 2005, she acted in the comedy, ‘The Ringer’ and starred as Romy in the television movie, ‘Romy and Michele: In the Beginning’, a prequel to the film ‘Romy and Michele's High School Reunion’.

The same year, she was cast as ‘Isobel Stevens’ in the popular medical drama, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, which is her most popular role till date.

She played lead role in the 2005 movie ‘Side Effects’, a romantic comedy about marketing and pharmaceutical industry. Heigl was also the executive producer of the movie.

In 2007, she starred opposite Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and director Judd Apatow's wife Leslie Mann in the movie ‘Knocked Up’, a comedy. The movie was both a critical and commercial success.

She starred in the film, ‘27 Dresses’, which received mixed reviews from critics. This 2008 romantic comedy film was directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna.

In the 2009 romantic comedy, she played ‘Abigail "Abby" Richter’, a romantically challenged morning show producer opposite actor Gerard Butler who portrayed Mike Chadway, her male bigot correspondent.

In 2010, she produced and played lead role in the film, ‘Life As We Know It’. The next year, she appeared in the romantic comedy ‘New Year's Eve’.

In ‘The Big Wedding’, a 2013 romantic comedy, she shared screen-space with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. The film was a massive flop critically and commercially.

Major Works

Her role as Dr. Isobel Stevens on ABC's medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy' is her most popular role till date. The series ran for five years from 2005 to 2010 and won her a Primetime Emmy Award.

Awards & Achievements

In 2007, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Heigl married singer Josh Kelley in 2007 and they adopted a South Korean baby girl with a congenital heart problem, named Nancy Leigh. They also adopted a second daughter named Adelaide Marie Hope.

A passionate dog-lover, she worked with ‘Best Friends Animal Society’ on several projects. Her organization, ‘Heigl's Hounds of Hope’, rescues dogs with behavior problems from shelters with a high kill rate and rehabilitates them.

Trivia

This beautiful young model and actress has played a character with the name of "Isabel" or "Isobel" thrice in the movies. The movies are ‘Grey's Anatomy’, ‘Roswell’ and ‘Wuthering Heights’.

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Katherine Heigl awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

2007Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGrey's Anatomy (2005)

People's Choice Awards

2010Favorite TV Drama ActressWinner
2008Favorite Female TV StarWinner

Katherine Heigl biography timelines

  • // 24th Nov 1978
    Katherine Marie Heigl was born on 24 November 1978 in Washington, DC to Nancy, a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, a financial executive and accountant. She is the youngest of the four siblings.
  • // 1992
    She debuted in the 1992 film, ‘That Night’ and appeared in Steven Soderbergh's drama, ‘King of the Hill’. She dropped out of High School to pursue career in Hollywood.
  • // 1994
    Her first lead role was in the 1994 comedy, ‘My Father the Hero’, as a teenager trying to impress a local boy.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, starring in the Steven Seagal thriller, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’ she portrayed a teenager traveling on a train escorted by her uncle, a counter-terrorist expert, to visit her departed father’s grave.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she appeared in television movies including ‘Evil Never Dies’ and ‘Love Comes Softly’. She was also seen in the film, ‘Descendant’.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, she acted in the comedy, ‘The Ringer’ and starred as Romy in the television movie, ‘Romy and Michele: In the Beginning’, a prequel to the film ‘Romy and Michele's High School Reunion’.
  • // 2005
    She played lead role in the 2005 movie ‘Side Effects’, a romantic comedy about marketing and pharmaceutical industry. Heigl was also the executive producer of the movie.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she starred opposite Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and director Judd Apatow's wife Leslie Mann in the movie ‘Knocked Up’, a comedy. The movie was both a critical and commercial success.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
  • // 2007
    Heigl married singer Josh Kelley in 2007 and they adopted a South Korean baby girl with a congenital heart problem, named Nancy Leigh. They also adopted a second daughter named Adelaide Marie Hope.
  • // 2008
    She starred in the film, ‘27 Dresses’, which received mixed reviews from critics. This 2008 romantic comedy film was directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna.
  • // 2009
    In the 2009 romantic comedy, she played ‘Abigail "Abby" Richter’, a romantically challenged morning show producer opposite actor Gerard Butler who portrayed Mike Chadway, her male bigot correspondent.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she produced and played lead role in the film, ‘Life As We Know It’. The next year, she appeared in the romantic comedy ‘New Year's Eve’.
  • // 2013
    In ‘The Big Wedding’, a 2013 romantic comedy, she shared screen-space with Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, and Robin Williams. The film was a massive flop critically and commercially.

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Katherine Heigl's FAQ

  • What is Katherine Heigl birthday?

    Katherine Heigl was born at 1978-11-24

  • Where is Katherine Heigl's birth place?

    Katherine Heigl was born in Washington, D.C., U.S.

  • What is Katherine Heigl nationalities?

    Katherine Heigl's nationalities is American

  • Who is Katherine Heigl spouses?

    Katherine Heigl's spouses is Josh Kelley (m. 2007)

  • Who is Katherine Heigl siblings?

    Katherine Heigl's siblings is Holt Heigl, Jason Heigl, Meg Heigl

  • Who is Katherine Heigl childrens?

    Katherine Heigl's childrens is Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley, Nancy Leigh Kelley

  • What is Katherine Heigl's religion?

    Katherine Heigl's religion is Mormon

  • How tall is Katherine Heigl?

    Katherine Heigl's height is 174

  • Who is Katherine Heigl's father?

    Katherine Heigl's father is Paul Heigl

  • Who is Katherine Heigl's mother?

    Katherine Heigl's mother is Nancy (née Engelhardt)

  • What is Katherine Heigl's sun sign?

    Katherine Heigl is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Katherine Heigl?

    Katherine Heigl is famouse as Actress, Film Producer