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Katherine Heigl

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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Nov 24, 1978 In Washington, D.C., USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie Fear of Rain 2021-02-12
Known For
Poster of The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
Poster of Shelter Me
Poster of The Ugly Truth
Poster of 27 Dresses
Movie Fear of Rain Michelle Burroughs 2021-02-12
Series Firefly Lane Tully 2021-02-03
Series Doubt Sadie Ellis 2017-02-15
Movie The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Andie (voice) 2017-08-11
Movie Unforgettable Tessa Connover 2017-03-06
Movie Home Sweet Hell Mona Champagne 2015-03-13
Movie Jenny's Wedding Jenny 2015-07-31
Series State of Affairs Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker 2014-11-17
Movie The Nut Job Andie (voice) 2014-01-17
Movie Jackie & Ryan Jackie 2014-09-01
Movie The Big Wedding Lyla Griffin 2013-04-25
Series Gottschalk Live Unknown 2012-01-23
Movie One for the Money Stephanie Plum 2012-01-26
Movie Shelter Me Herself - Host 2012-05-15
Series Suits Samantha Wheeler 2011-06-23
Movie New Year's Eve Laura Carrington 2011-12-08
Movie Killers Jen Kornfeldt 2010-06-04
Movie Life As We Know It Holly Berenson 2010-10-02
Movie The Ugly Truth Abby 2009-07-24
Series Live from Studio Five Herself 2009-09-14
Movie 27 Dresses Jane Nichols 2008-01-10
Movie Caffeine Laura 2007-03-16
Movie Knocked Up Alison Scott 2007-06-01
Movie Zyzzyx Road Marissa 2006-02-25
Movie Side Effects Karly Hert 2005-03-07
Series Grey's Anatomy Izzie Stevens 2005-03-27
Movie The Ringer Lynn Sheridan 2005-12-23
Movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Romy White 2005-05-30
Series The Tony Danza Show Herself 2004-09-13
Movie Love's Enduring Promise Marty Claridge 2004-11-20
Movie Love Comes Softly Marty Claridge 2003-04-13
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Herself 2003-01-26
Movie Evil Never Dies Eve 2003-06-01
Movie Critical Assembly Aizy Hayward 2003-07-12
Movie Descendant Ann Hedgerow / Emily Hedgerow 2003-06-17
Movie Wuthering Heights Isabel Linton 2003-09-14
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Herself 2003-09-08
Series The Twilight Zone Andrea Collins 2002-09-18
Movie Valentine Shelley Fisher 2001-02-02
Movie 100 Girls Arlene 2000-09-01
Series The Early Show Herself 1999-11-01
Series Roswell Isabel Evans 1999-10-06
Movie Bug Buster Shannon Griffin 1998-01-18
Movie The Tempest Miranda Prosper 1998-12-13
Movie Bride of Chucky Jade Kincaid 1998-10-16
Movie Prince Valiant Princess Ilene 1997-07-24
Movie Stand-Ins Taffy 1997-10-17
Movie Wish Upon a Star Alexia Wheaton 1996-11-12
Movie Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Sarah Ryback 1995-07-13
Movie My Father the Hero Nicole 1994-02-04
Movie King of the Hill Christina Sebastian 1993-08-20
Movie That Night Kathryn 1992-08-04
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Self - Guest 1988-09-05
Series Today Herself 1952-01-14