Katherine Heigl

Actor, Model
With a beauty harkening back to old Hollywood, Katherine Heigl - a onetime Sears catalog child model who later paid her dues as a decidedly less-than-glamorous slasher film victim - finally earned widespread acclaim for ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1978 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

A Toast to 2014! 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Conan 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Home Sweet Hell 2015 (Movie)

Mona Champagne (Actor)

Jackie & Ryan 2015 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Jenny's Wedding 2015 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

State Of Affairs 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 9th Passenger 2014 (Movie)

Delilah (Actor)

The Nut Job 2014 (Movie)

Andie (Voice)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Lyla (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

One for the Money 2012 (Movie)

Stephanie Plum (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Killers 2010 (Movie)

Jen Kornfeldt (Actor)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

Holly Berenson (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Ugly Truth 2009 (Movie)

Abby Richter (Actor)

27 Dresses 2008 (Movie)

Jane (Actor)

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roswell 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Caffeine 2007 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Knocked Up 2007 (Movie)

Alison Scott (Actor)

The 2007 MTV Movie Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 American Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Zyzzyx Rd. 2006 (Movie)

Marissa (Actor)

Side Effects 2005 (Movie)

Karly Hert (Actor)

The Ringer 2005 (Movie)

Lynn Sheridan (Actor)

Wuthering Heights (MTV) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Descendant, Descendant 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Twilight Zone 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Valentine 2001 (Movie)

Shelley (Actor)

100 Girls 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bride of Chucky 1998 (Movie)

Jade (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1998 (Movie)

Princess Ilene (Actor)

Bug Buster 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stand-Ins 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wish Upon a Star 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

Sarah Ryback (Actor)

My Father, the Hero 1994 (Movie)

Nicole (Actor)

King of the Hill 1993 (Movie)

Christina Sebastian (Actor)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

Kathryn (Actor)

Critical Assembly (TV Show)

Actor

Escape (Movie)

(Actor)

Evil Never Dies (TV Show)

Actor

Love Comes Softly (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Enduring Promise (TV Show)

Actor

The Happytime Murders (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tempest (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

One for the Money 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Life As We Know It 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Ugly Truth 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Escape (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

With a beauty harkening back to old Hollywood, Katherine Heigl - a onetime Sears catalog child model who later paid her dues as a decidedly less-than-glamorous slasher film victim - finally earned widespread acclaim for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on the award-winning medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ). She took Hollywood by surprise with her starring role in Judd Apatow's critically-hailed and hugely successful "Knocked Up" (2007), and proved her big screen star power was no fluke with the huge box office of "27 Dresses" (2008) and "The Ugly Truth" (2009). In addition to her onscreen work, Heigl also became infamous for a willingness to speak her mind at the expense of playing the game, earning her both respect and censure. This trait burned her "Grey's" bridges as she jumped full-time into film acting - and motherhood to an adopted special-needs baby - but Heigl proved that she was more interested in following her own instincts rather than pleasing critics.

Relationships

Jason Behr Actor

Companion
Met when they co-starred on "Roswell" Dated in 2001 No longer together

Paul Heigl

Father
Born c. 1941 Divorced from Heigl's mother in 1996

Nancy Heigl

Mother
Born c. 1953 Divorced from Heigl's father in 1996 Managed daughter's career

Holt Heigl

Brother
Older

Jason Heigl

Brother
Older Died in 1986 of brain injuries suffered in a car accident after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck

John Heigl

Brother
Older

Meg Heigl

Sister
Older

Adalaide Hope

Daughter
In April 2012, a rep for the couple confirmed Heigl and Kelley adopted another child

Josh Kelley Actor

Husband
Met in spring 2005 when Heigl was cast in Kelley's music video for "Only You" Engaged June 2006 Married Dec. 23, 2007 in Park City, UT

Naleigh Kelley

Daughter
Born November 2008 Heigl and husband Josh Kelley adopted the special needs child from Korea in September 2009

Joseph Lawrence Actor

Companion
Dated for three months in 1994

EDUCATION

New Canaan High School

New Canaan , Connecticut 1996

Milestones

2012

Cast as bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in the feature adaptation of "One for the Money," based on Janet Evanovich’s novel; also executive produced film

2011

Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall

2010

Re-teamed with director Robert Luketic for "Killers," co-starring Ashton Kutcher

2010

Teamed up with Josh Duhamel for the comedy "Life as We Know It"

2009

Co-starred with Gerard Butler in "The Ugly Truth"; directed by Robert Luketic

2008

Starred as a romantic and completely selfless bridesmaid in "27 Dresses"

2007

Co-starred with Seth Rogen in the comedy "Knocked Up," written and directed by Judd Apatow

2005

Cast as Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens on the ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy"; earned Golden Globe (2007, 2008) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; after much speculation, she left the show after six seasons to spend more time with f

2005

Cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in the Farrelly brothers comedy "The Ringer"

2004

Reprised the role of Marty in the sequel "Love's Enduring Promise"

2003

Played Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed in Hallmark Entertainment's "Love Comes Softly"

2001

Played a competitive tomboy in the independent film "100 Girls"

1999

Cast as Isabel Evans on the sci-fi drama "Roswell" (The WB 1999-2001; UPN 2001-2002); role expanded in the second and third seasons

1998

Starred in the horror film "Bride of Chucky"

1996

Played the lead in Disney's made-for-television film "Wish Upon a Star"

1995

Cast opposite Steven Seagal in the action thriller "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"

1994

First feature in a leading role, "My Father the Hero"

1993

Appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama "King of the Hill"

1992

Feature acting debut, "That Night" (filmed in 1991)

1988

Signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency, began appearing in Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs

Raised in New Canaan, CT

Bonus Trivia

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Heigl was not allowed to date until she was 16.

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Katherine Heigl was not pleased with fellow castmate Isaiah Washington's comments following the January 15, 2007 Golden Globe Awards. During an interview in the press room after the show's best-drama win, Washington denied his involvement in a heated on-set incident in October during which he allegedly used a homophobic slur.Rather than soothing the situation, his comments left Heigl seething. "I'm going to be really honest right now, he needs to just not speak in public, Period." Heigl told "Access Hollywood" at a Golden Globe after-party. "I'm sorry, that did not need to be said. I'm not OK with it." She called the comments "hurtful," characterizing the incident as one that should be handled privately among the show's cast and crew. "I don't think (Washington) means it the way he comes off," Heigl said. "But T.R. is my best friend. I will use every ounce of energy I have to take you down if you hurt his feelings."

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