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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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100 Girls

Character : Arlene

My Father the Hero

Character : Nicole

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Character : Sarah Ryback



Character : Shelley Fisher

Knocked Up

Character : Alison Scott

Love's Enduring Promise

Character : Marty Claridge

The Ugly Truth

Character : Abby

Prince Valiant

Character : Princess Ilene

Critical Assembly

Character : Aizy Hayward

27 Dresses

Character : Jane Nichols

Side Effects

Character : Karly Hert

Bride of Chucky

Character : Jade

The Ringer

Character : Lynn Sheridan

Wish Upon a Star

Character : Alexia Wheaton

Zyzzyx Road

Character : Marissa

Romy and Michele: In the Beginning

Character : Romy White


Character : Jen Kornfeldt

New Year's Eve

Character : Laura Carrington

Life As We Know It

Character : Holly Berenson

Love Comes Softly

Character : Marty Claridge


Character : Laura

One for the Money

Character : Stephanie Plum

Bug Buster

Character : Shannon Griffin

The Big Wedding

Character : Lyla Griffin

The Tempest

Character : Miranda Prosper

The Nut Job

Character : Andie (voice)

Home Sweet Hell

Character : Mona Champagne

Evil Never Dies

Character : Eve

That Night

Character : Kathryn

Jackie & Ryan

Character : Jackie

Wuthering Heights

Character : Isabel Linton

King of the Hill

Character : Christina Sebastian

Jenny's Wedding

Character : Jenny

Shelter Me

Character : Herself - Host

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Character : Andie (voice)


Character : Tessa Connover


Character : Ann Hedgerow / Emily Hedgerow

Katherine Heigl Tv Credits

The Twilight Zone

Character : Andrea Collins

Grey's Anatomy

Character : Dr. Izzie Stevens

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Character : Herself

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee

Character : Herself

The Tony Danza Show

Character : Herself

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Character : Herself


Character : Herself

The Early Show

Character : Herself


Character : Isabel Evans

Live from Studio Five

Character : Herself

State of Affairs

Character : Charleston 'Charlie' Tucker


Character : Sadie Ellis


Character : Samantha Wheeler

Gottschalk Live

Character : No character defined

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Character : No character defined