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Also Known As: Katherine Marie Heigl Died:
Born: November 24, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: actor, model

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nut Job 2, The (2017)
2.
 Logan Lucky (2017)
3.
 Unforgettable (2017)
4.
 North of Hell (2015)
5.
 Jenny's Wedding (2015)
6.
 Survivor (2015)
7.
 Nut Job, The (2014)
8.
 Big Wedding, The (2013)
9.
10.
 New Year's Eve (2011)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in New Canaan, CT
1988:
Signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency, began appearing in Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs
1992:
Feature acting debut, "That Night" (filmed in 1991)
1993:
Appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama "King of the Hill"
1994:
First feature in a leading role, "My Father the Hero"
1995:
Cast opposite Steven Seagal in the action thriller "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"
1996:
Played the lead in Disney's made-for-television film "Wish Upon a Star"
1998:
Starred in the horror film "Bride of Chucky"
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
2001:
Played a competitive tomboy in the independent film "100 Girls"
2003:
Played Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed in Hallmark Entertainment's "Love Comes Softly"
2004:
Reprised the role of Marty in the sequel "Love's Enduring Promise"
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 family
2005:
Cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in the Farrelly brothers comedy "The Ringer"
2007:
Co-starred with Seth Rogen in the comedy "Knocked Up," written and directed by Judd Apatow
2008:
Starred as a romantic and completely selfless bridesmaid in "27 Dresses"
2009:
Co-starred with Gerard Butler in "The Ugly Truth"; directed by Robert Luketic
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"
2011:
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year¿s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
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
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Education

New Canaan High School: New Canaan , Connecticut - 1996

Notes

Heigl was not allowed to date until she was 16.

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Joey Lawrence. Actor, singer. Dated for three months in 1994.
companion:
Jason Behr. Actor. Met when they co-starred on "Roswell"; reportedly dating in 2001.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Paul Heigl. Accountant. Born c. 1941; divorced from Heigl's mother in 1996.
mother:
Nancy Heigl. Personal manager. Born c. 1953; divorced from Heigl's father; manages daughter's career.

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