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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 modeled 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., U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Romy and Michele: In the Beginning
Latest Project:
Series Seven Fairies 2018
Known For
Poster of Die nackte Wahrheit
Poster of Grey's Anatomy
Poster of Roswell
Poster of Zhou En Lai Visited His Native District in 1939
Series Zhou En Lai Visited His Native District in 1939 Stephanie Plum 2018
Series Seven Fairies Shannon Griffin 2018
Movie Unforgettable Tessa Connover 2017-04-20
Series Whack-O! Marty Claridge 2016
Series Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Unknown 2016
Series Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen Romy White 2015-08-03
Movie Jenny's Wedding Jenny 2015-07-31
Movie Home Sweet Hell Mona Champagne 2015-03-13
Series State of Affairs Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker 2014-11-17
Movie Love Me Like You Do - Aus Schicksal wird Liebe Jackie 2014-09-01
Movie Operation Nussknacker Andie 2014-01-17
Movie The Big Wedding Lyla Griffin 2013-04-25
Movie Shelter Me Herself - Host 2012-05-15
Series Suits Samantha Wheeler 2011-06-23
Movie Happy New Year - Neues Jahr, neues Glück Laura Carrington 2011-12-08
Movie Kiss & Kill Jen Kornfeldt 2010-06-04
Movie So spielt das Leben Holly Berenson 2010-10-02
Movie Die nackte Wahrheit Abby 2009-07-24
Series Live from Studio Five Unknown 2009-09-14
Series Beautiful People [2008] Karly Hert 2008-10-02
Movie 27 Dresses - Kleider machen Bräute Jane Nichols 2008-01-10
Movie Beim ersten Mal Alison Scott 2007-06-01
Movie Caffeine Laura 2007-03-16
Movie Zyzzyx Road Marissa 2006-02-25
Series Grey's Anatomy Izzie Stevens 2005-03-27
Movie Voll verarscht - Dabei sein ist alles Lynn Sheridan 2005-12-23
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Descendant Ann Hedgerow / Emily Hedgerow 2003-06-17
Movie Atomalarm in San Francisco Aizy Hayward 2003-01-01
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Evil Never Dies Eve 2003-06-01
Movie Liebe wird wachsen Marty Claridge 2003-04-13
Movie Wuthering Heights Isabel Linton 2003-09-14
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Movie Schrei, wenn Du kannst Shelley Fisher 2001-02-01
Movie Eins, zwei, Pie - Wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual Arlene 2000-09-01
Series Roswell Isabel Evans 1999-10-06
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Chucky und seine Braut Jade 1998-10-16
Movie The Tempest - Der Sturm Miranda Prosper 1998-12-13
Movie Prinz Eisenherz Princess Ilene 1997-07-24
Movie Wenn Wünsche in Erfüllung gehen Alexia Wheaton 1996-11-12
Movie Alarmstufe: Rot 2 Sarah Ryback 1995-07-13
Movie Daddy Cool Nicole 1994-02-04
Movie König der Murmelspieler Christina Sebastian 1993-08-20
Movie Zauber eines Sommers Kathryn 1992-12-17
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Rancho Deluxe Miranda 1975-01-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14