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.


2017The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature as Andie
2017Unforgettable as Tessa Connover
2017Doubt as Sadie Ellis
2015Jenny's Wedding as Jenny
2015Home Sweet Hell as Mona Champagne
2014State of Affairs as Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker
2014Jackie & Ryan as Jackie
2014The Nut Job as Andie (voice)
2013The Big Wedding as Lyla Griffin
2012Shelter Me as Herself - Host
2012One for the Money as Stephanie Plum
2011New Year's Eve as Laura Carrington
2010Life As We Know It as Holly Berenson
2010Killers as Jen Kornfeldt
2009Live from Studio Five as Herself
2009The Ugly Truth as Abby
200827 Dresses as Jane Nichols
2007Knocked Up as Alison Scott
2007Caffeine as Laura
2006Zyzzyx Road as Marissa
2005The Ringer as Lynn Sheridan
2005Romy and Michele: In the Beginning as Romy White
2005Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Izzie Stevens
2005Side Effects as Karly Hert
2004Love's Enduring Promise as Marty Claridge
2004The Tony Danza Show as Herself
2003Wuthering Heights as Isabel Linton
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as Herself
2003Descendant as Ann Hedgerow / Emily Hedgerow
2003Evil Never Dies as Eve
2003Love Comes Softly as Marty Claridge
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself
2003Critical Assembly as Aizy Hayward
2002The Twilight Zone as Andrea Collins
2001Valentine as Shelley Fisher
2000100 Girls as Arlene
1999The Early Show as Herself
1999Roswell as Isabel Evans
1998The Tempest as Miranda Prosper
1998Bride of Chucky as Jade
1998Bug Buster as Shannon Griffin
1997Prince Valiant as Princess Ilene
1996Wish Upon a Star as Alexia Wheaton
1995Under Siege 2: Dark Territory as Sarah Ryback
1994My Father the Hero as Nicole
1993King of the Hill as Christina Sebastian
1992That Night as Kathryn
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself
1952Today as Herself
2017The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature as Andie
2017Unforgettable as Tessa Connover
2017Doubt as Sadie Ellis
2015Jenny's Wedding as Jenny
2015Home Sweet Hell as Mona Champagne
2014State of Affairs as Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker
2014Jackie & Ryan as Jackie
2014The Nut Job as Andie (voice)
2013The Big Wedding as Lyla Griffin
2012Shelter Me as Herself - Host
2012One for the Money as Stephanie Plum
2011New Year's Eve as Laura Carrington
2010Life As We Know It as Executive Producer
2010Life As We Know It as Holly Berenson
2010Killers as Jen Kornfeldt
2009Live from Studio Five as Herself
2009The Ugly Truth as Abby
200827 Dresses as Jane Nichols
2007Knocked Up as Alison Scott
2007Caffeine as Laura
2006Zyzzyx Road as Marissa
2005The Ringer as Lynn Sheridan
2005Romy and Michele: In the Beginning as Romy White
2005Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Izzie Stevens
2005Side Effects as Karly Hert
2005Side Effects as Producer
2004Love's Enduring Promise as Marty Claridge
2004The Tony Danza Show as Herself
2003Wuthering Heights as Isabel Linton
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as Herself
2003Descendant as Ann Hedgerow / Emily Hedgerow
2003Evil Never Dies as Eve
2003Love Comes Softly as Marty Claridge
2003Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself
2003Critical Assembly as Aizy Hayward
2002The Twilight Zone as Andrea Collins
2001Valentine as Shelley Fisher
2000100 Girls as Arlene
1999The Early Show as Herself
1999Roswell as Isabel Evans
1998The Tempest as Miranda Prosper
1998Bride of Chucky as Jade
1998Bug Buster as Shannon Griffin
1997Prince Valiant as Princess Ilene
1996Wish Upon a Star as Alexia Wheaton
1995Under Siege 2: Dark Territory as Sarah Ryback
1994My Father the Hero as Nicole
1993King of the Hill as Christina Sebastian
1992That Night as Kathryn
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself
1952Today as Herself