Katherine Heigl

Biography

Katherine Marie Heigl, born on November 24, 1978, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy and her starring role in the movies Knocked Up, Zyzzyx Road, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers and Life As We Know It.

Heigl started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before she turned her attention to acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film, That Night. Heigl co-starred as Isabel Evans in the television series Roswell and movies including My Father the Hero before landing her break out role in Grey's Anatomy.

Over the years, Heigl has established herself as a cover model appearing on numerous publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. Heigl married Josh Kelley in Park City, Utah, on December 23, 2007.

Heigl appeared as Christina Sebastian in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill before being cast in her first leading role in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. In 1995, she starred in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Despite an increased focus on acting, she still modelled extensively, appearing regularly in magazines such as Seventeen. She took the lead role in Disney's made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star in 1996. Also in 1996, Heigl's parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a re-working of the classic Shakespearian play The Tempest, set during the American Civil War. Later that year, she starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky.

Heigl was frequently featured in photo essays in magazines such as Life, TV Guide, and Teen as well as FHM. She appeared in the FHM and Maxim calendars, FHM's annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World", and was featured in the Girls of Maxim Gallery. In May 2006, Maxim awarded her #12 on their annual Hot 100 List as well as voted the 19th "Sexiest Woman in the World" by readers of FHM magazine.

While Roswell was in production, Heigl worked on several films, including 100 Girls, an independent 2001 film, and Valentine, a horror film starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards. On September 16, 2007, Heigl won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzie Stevens. In 2009, Heigl starred opposite Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth, which opened July 24. Heigl finished filming the Lionsgate thriller Killers, opposite Ashton Kutcher, and it was released June 4, 2010.

She has signed on to star in and produce the big-screen drama Life As We Know It. Life As We Know It revolves around a woman and a man whose respective best friends die in a car accident. Following the tragedy, they are left to share in caring for the deceased's orphaned daughter. Everwood creator Greg Berlanti will direct the film.

Katherine Marie Heigl, born on November 24, 1978, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy and her starring role in the movies Knocked Up, Zyzzyx Road, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers and Life As We Know It.

Heigl started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before she turned her attention to acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film, That Night. Heigl co-starred as Isabel Evans in the television series Roswell and movies including My Father the Hero before landing her break out role in Grey's Anatomy.

Over the years, Heigl has established herself as a cover model appearing on numerous publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. Heigl married Josh Kelley in Park City, Utah, on December 23, 2007.

Heigl appeared as Christina Sebastian in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill before being cast in her first leading role in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. In 1995, she starred in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Despite an increased focus on acting, she still modelled extensively, appearing regularly in magazines such as Seventeen. She took the lead role in Disney's made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star in 1996. Also in 1996, Heigl's parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a re-working of the classic Shakespearian play The Tempest, set during the American Civil War. Later that year, she starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky.

Heigl was frequently featured in photo essays in magazines such as Life, TV Guide, and Teen as well as FHM. She appeared in the FHM and Maxim calendars, FHM's annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World", and was featured in the Girls of Maxim Gallery. In May 2006, Maxim awarded her #12 on their annual Hot 100 List as well as voted the 19th "Sexiest Woman in the World" by readers of FHM magazine.

While Roswell was in production, Heigl worked on several films, including 100 Girls, an independent 2001 film, and Valentine, a horror film starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards. On September 16, 2007, Heigl won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzie Stevens. In 2009, Heigl starred opposite Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth, which opened July 24. Heigl finished filming the Lionsgate thriller Killers, opposite Ashton Kutcher, and it was released June 4, 2010.

She has signed on to star in and produce the big-screen drama Life As We Know It. Life As We Know It revolves around a woman and a man whose respective best friends die in a car accident. Following the tragedy, they are left to share in caring for the deceased's orphaned daughter. Everwood creator Greg Berlanti will direct the film.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 48

Birthday 1978-11-24

Place of Birth Washington, D.C., U.S.

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.kheigl.com/

Also Known As

  • Katherine M. Heigl

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Logan Lucky
2017 The Nut Job 2 as Andie
2015 Jenny's Wedding as Jenny
2015 Home Sweet Hell as Mona Champagne
2014 State of Affairs(13 episodes) as Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker
2014 Jackie & Ryan as Jackie
2014 The Nut Job as Andie (voice)
2013 The Big Wedding as Lyla Griffin
2012 Shelter Me as Herself - Host
2012 One for the Money as Stephanie Plum
2011 New Year's Eve as Laura Carrington
2010 Life as We Know It as Holly Berenson
2010 Killers as Jen Kornfeldt
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode) as Herself
2009 The Ugly Truth as Abby
2008 27 Dresses as Jane Nichols
2007 Knocked Up as Alison Scott
2007 Caffeine as Laura
2006 Zyzzyx Road as Marissa
2005 The Ringer as Lynn Sheridan
2005 Grey's Anatomy(131 episodes) as Dr. Izzie Stevens
2005 Side Effects as Karly Hert
2005 Romy and Michele: In the Beginning as Romy White
2004 Love's Enduring Promise as Marty Claridge
2004 The Tony Danza Show(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Wuthering Heights as Isabel Linton
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Descendant as Ann Hedgerow
2003 Evil Never Dies as Eve
2003 Love Comes Softly as Marty Claridge
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Critical Assembly as Aizy Hayward
2002 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes) as Andrea Collins
2001 Valentine as Shelley Fisher
2000 100 Girls as Arlene
1999 The Early Show(1 episode) as Herself
1999 Roswell(72 episodes) as Isabel Evans
1998 The Tempest as Miranda Prosper
1998 Bride of Chucky as Jade
1998 Bug Buster as Shannon Griffin
1997 Prince Valiant as Princess Ilene
1996 Wish Upon a Star as Alexia Wheaton
1995 Under Siege 2 - Dark Territory as Sarah Ryback
1994 My Father the Hero as Nicole
1993 King of the Hill as Christina Sebastian
1992 That Night as Kathryn
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(2 episodes) as Herself
1952 Today(1 episode) as Herself

Production

2005 Side Effects … Producer

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