Beautiful blonde actress Katherine Marie Heigl is professionally known as Katherine Heigl. Heigl is not only an actor, but she is also a film producer. However, before becoming an actress, she was a model.
As an actress, Katherine is best known for her role as Izzie Stevens in show Grey’s Anatomy. She played a role in the series from the year 2005 to 2010, and for it, Katherine has won numerous awards which include an Emmy Awards.
Apart from the series, Katherine has appeared and starred in many films which include New Year’s Eve, The Ugly Truth, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, etc.
Katherine Marie Heigl was born on 24th November of 1978 in D.C. of the USA. Heigl was born in Columbia Hospital for Women to father Paul Heigl and mother, Nancy. Her father is a financial executive, and her mother is a personnel manager.
Katherine is the smallest of 4 children and her family initially lived in Virginia. They later moved to Denver followed by New Canaan, Connecticut. They moved there when Katherine was 5, and she was raised there.
Katherine went to New Canaan High School. At the time she was a model so, she had to drop out from her high school to focus on her career of modeling.
However, she did graduate her high school later in 1997.
Initially, Katherine started her career out as a model when she was just 9-years-old.
As a model
Katherine made her debut as a model when she was a child when she got selected by Wilhelmina Models. She even appeared in catalogs of Lord & Taylor and Sears.
Katherine later made an appearance on national television through te commercial of Cheerios cereal. This was her debut in the national TV too.
However, later on, she decided to quit modeling and got involved in acting.
As an actress
Katherine made a debut as an actress in 1992 through That Night. In That Night, she played the role of Christina Sebastian.
Then in 1994, she was cast in the starring role of My Father the Hero.
In 1995, she played the title role in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. In the film, her character was a 16-year-old traveler on a train. The role was followed by a lead role in Disney’s Wish Upon a Star. She was cast in the movie in 1996.
In 1999, Katherine was cast in TV drama show Roswell as Isabel Evans who is a hybrid of alien and human.
Initially, Katherine ha auditioned for all three lead characters of the movie, but she was later cast as Isabel.
In the years 1999 to 2004, Katherine gained a lot of exposure. She was being featured in magazines very often, and she was also ranked in the 19th position of sexiest women in the wold by FHM magazine. While she was working in Roswell, Katherine was also appearing in many films like Valentine, and 100 Girls.
In the years, she starred and appeared in many films like Frankenstein, The Ringer, etc.
Grey’s Anatomy and other works
Katherine played the role of Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Stevens in Grey’s Anatomy in the year 2005. Her role later ended up becoming a high profile position. In the same year, she also got the starring role in film Side Effects. Katherine was also the executive producer of the movie.
For her portrayal of Izzie, Katherine has won numerous awards. However, she did leave Grey’s Anatomy in 2010 after a feud with the producers of the movie.
Next year in December of 2011, Heigl was cast in New Year’s Eve which is a romantic comedy film. It was a huge hit; however, it gained a lot of negativity. Later in 2012, she played the title role in movie One for the Money as Stephanie Plum.
In the November of the same year, she played the voice of Andie in The Nut Job. The animated movie was released on 17th January of 2014.
Currently, Katherine is working on the sequel to the same animated film as the same character. She is also working on Doubt as Sadie Ellis along with as a post producer and character Tessa Connover in movie Unforgettable.
The films are scheduled to release in 2017.
Awards and Nominations
In 2003 and 2005, Katherine won a CAMIE Awards for her roles in Love Comes Softly and Love’s Enduring Promise.
For her role as Izzie, she won a Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2006, an Emmy Awards and a Young Hollywood Awards in 2007.
In 2012, she won an Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award.
Katherine Marie Heigl has a very slim body and a height of 5 feet 9 inches. She weighs 128 pounds (58 kg). Her body measurement is 36-25-36 in whereas her bust size is 34B.
Relationship, Marriage, and Children
Katherine got engaged to Josh Kelley in June of 2006, and they married in Utah, Park City on 23rd December of 2007.
The couple adopted their first child from South Korea in September in 2009. They adopted another child from the US in April of 2012.
Katherine gave birth to her biological son on 20th December of 2016. His name is Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr.
Katherine has a total of 1.1 million followers on her official Instagram page along with 1.24 million followers on her official Twitter page.
The estimated net worth of Katherine Heigl is $25 million. She earned the sun through her career in acting.