Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl modelling.jpg
Born: November 24, 1978 (1978-11-24) (age 44)
Washington D. C., USA
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American
Measurements: 36D-26-36
Bra/cup size: 36D (80D)
Boobs: Natural
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 135 lb (61 kg)
Body type: Slim
Eye color: Brown
Hair: Blonde
Shown: Topless

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Katherine Marie Heigl (born November 24, 1978) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. Heigl is known for her roles on the TV series Grey's Anatomy and Roswell as well as in the film Knocked Up.

Life and career

Early life

Heigl was born in Washington, D.C. to Paul Heigl, a financial executive/accountant, and Nancy, a personal manager.[1] She was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon),[2][3] having a strict upbringing.[4] She is the youngest of five children (in addition to siblings Meg, Jason, Holt and John Heigl). Heigl lived in Virginia and then Denver before her family settled in Connecticut, where they moved into a large, old Victorian-style farmhouse in the wealthy town of New Canaan. It was there that Katherine was to spend the majority of her childhood.

In 1986, her 15-year-old older brother Jason died of injuries suffered in a car accident, after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck. When doctors determined Jason was brain-dead following an 8-hour operation, the family decided to donate his organs to help save others. The Heigl family was never in any doubt that Jason would have wanted his organs and tissues donated for transplant.[5] Heigl is now a strong proponent of organ donation.[6]


When Heigl was nine, an aunt visiting the family decided to take a number of photographs of the young Heigl. After returning to her home in New York, the aunt sent the photos to a number of modeling agencies, with the permission of Heigl's parents. Within a few weeks, Heigl was signed as a child model. Almost immediately, a client slated Heigl for use in a magazine advertisement where she made her debut. She was soon earning $75 an hour posing for Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs. Television jobs soon followed, the first in a national spot for Cheerios cereal.

Her acting debut came with an appearance in the 1992 movie That Night. Heigl appeared as Christina Sebastian in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill before being cast in her first leading role as Nicole in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. During this time, Heigl continued to attend New Canaan High School, balancing her film and modeling work with her academic studies.

She then appeared opposite Steven Seagal as Sarah in the 1995 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.[7] After her high school graduation in 1997, she moved with her mother into a 4-bedroom house in Malibu Canyon, Los Angeles, and her mother became her manager.

In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a re-working of the classic Shakespeare play The Tempest, set during the American Civil War. Later that year, she starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky.

In 1999, Heigl turned her attention to television when she accepted the role of Isabel Evans on the science fiction TV drama Roswell, a role that was expanded in the show's second and third seasons. 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.[8] In May 2006, Maxim awarded her #12 on their annual Hot 100[9] 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 in which she played competitive tomboy Arlene, and Valentine Valentine, a horror film starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards in which she played medical student Shelley Fisher, who was killed during the film's opening scene. Her large, natural breasts and statuesque physique earned her the nickname "Mount Heigl" in internet forums.

Heigl accepted a role in Ground Zero, a television thriller scheduled to be telecast that fall which was based on the bestselling James Mills novel The Seventh Power, in the spring of 2001. She co-starred as a brilliant and politically-concerned college student who helps to build a nuclear device to illustrate the need for a change in national priorities; the device ends up in the hands of a terrorist following betrayal by a fellow student. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, however, the film was shelved when its plot was considered too inappropriate; it re-emerged in 2003 under the title Critical Assembly. After the terrorist attacks, Heigl recorded a passionate public service announcement for the American Red Cross in an effort to help raise money for victims.

In 2003, Heigl appeared in three television movies. She returned to the horror genre with Evil Never Dies, a modern-day variation on the Frankenstein story co-starring Thomas Gibson. Love Comes Softly, for Hallmark Entertainment, found Heigl starring as Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed traveling west. (She reprised the role of Marty in the sequel Love's Enduring Promise the next year.) And finally, Heigl played Isabella Linton in MTV's modern revamp of Emily Brontë's classic novel Wuthering Heights. In October 2003, Heigl was cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in The Ringer, a Farrelly brothers comedy that was released in December 2005. Heigl starred as Romy in the 2005 television movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning, a prequel to the 1997 theatrical film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

2005 saw Heigl cast in what would become her most high-profile role, as intern Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, an ABC medical drama. The show, originally introduced as a midseason replacement, has become a huge ratings success. The same year, Heigl landed the starring role of Karly Hert in the independent film Side Effects,[10] about marketing and the pharmaceutical industry. In late 2006, Heigl was nominated for a Golden Globe award in the category, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for her work on Grey's. Also in 2006, she filmed Knocked Up, a comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow, starring opposite Seth Rogen. Upon its June 2007 theatrical release, the film received largely positive reviews from critics, and proved to be a box office success.

Heigl has portrayed three characters named on some variation of the name "Isabel." Heigl has joked in interviews that she must have been named Isabel in a past life. She has been on FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list twice as of 2007.

Personal life

Heigl was previously in a relationship with actor Jason Behr.[11] In June 2006, she became engaged to singer Josh Kelley,[12] whom she met on the set of his music video for "Only You." In June 2007, Katherine announced that a wedding date has been set. Katherine and Josh married on December 23 2007.

In a 2009 Star magazine interview, she was asked how she maintains her figure; she replied, "I stop eating! I’m not small-boned, and my bra size went from a B cup to 32DD when I was 18, so there’s only so much I can do."[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 27 Dresses
2007 Knocked Up Alison Scott
2006 Caffeine Laura
2005 The Ringer Lynn Sheridan
Zyzzyx Road Marissa
Side Effects Karly Hert
Romy and Michele: In the Beginning Romy White made-for-television
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens 2005-present
2004 Love's Enduring Promise Marty Claridge made-for-television
2003 Love Comes Softly Marty Claridge made-for-television
Wuthering Heights Isabel Linton made-for-television
2001 Valentine Shelley Fisher
100 Girls Arlene
1999 Roswell Isabel Evans 1999-2002
1998 Bride of Chucky Jade
1998 Bug Buster Shannon Griffin 1997-1998
1997 Prince Valiant Princess Ilene
1996 Wish Upon a Star Alexia Wheaton made-for-television
1995 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Sarah Ryback
1994 My Father the Hero Nicole
1992 That Night Kathryn

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