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Katherine Heigl

Katherine HeiglAKA Katherine Marie Heigl

Born: 24-Nov-1978
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Isobel Stevens on Grey's Anatomy

Heigl began her professional career as a model when she was nine years old, and ate Cheerios in a nationally-aired TV commercial at ten. She was eleven when she appeared in her first movie, That Night with Juliette Lewis and a pre-adolescent Eliza Dushku. At 15, Heigl starred in My Father, the Hero, as Gerard Depardieu's teenaged daughter who pretended to be his lover. She was a guest on Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno's shows while she was still in high school, and in a frank moment at 22 she described her teenage self as "snobby".

She produced and starred in the low-budget pharmaceutical comedy Side Effects, and she has appeared in more than a dozen films, including The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville and Knocked Up with Seth Rogen. Most of her films have been duds, though, and she is much better known for her small screen work. From 2005-10 she played medical student Isobel Stevens on Grey's Anatomy. Earlier, she had played the space alien Isabel Evans, who inserted herself into other people's dreams in Roswell.

Her older brother was killed in a car accident in 1986, and through their grief the family decided to donate his heart, kidneys and eyes for transplants to others. She has been an outspoken advocate for organ donation ever since. In 2001, Heigl and her mother/manager appeared on Crossing Over with John Edward, and the paranormalist claimed to make contact with the spirit of Heigl's dead brother. Heigl and her mother seemed less than completely convinced.

Father: Paul Heigl (accountant)
Mother: Nancy Heigl (Heigl's personal manager)
Brother: Holt Heigl
Brother: Jason Heigl (b. 1971, d. 1986, auto accident)
Sister: Margaret Leigh Heigl ("Meg")
Boyfriend: Joey Lawrence (dated in mid-1990s)
Boyfriend: Jason Behr (actor, dated 2001-03, broken engagement)
Husband: Josh Kelley (pop singer, b. 1980, dated 2006-07, m. 23-Dec-2007, one daughter)
Daughter: Nancy Leigh ("Naleigh ", adopted, South Korean)

    High School: New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT (1997)

    Emmy 2007 for Grey's Anatomy (supporting actress in drama)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    Grey's Anatomy Dr. Isobel Stevens ("Izzie", 2005-10)
    Roswell Isabel Evans (1999-2002)

    The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (10-Aug-2017) [VOICE]
    Unforgettable (20-Apr-2017)
    Jenny's Wedding (10-Jul-2015)
    Home Sweet Hell (3-Feb-2015)
    The Nut Job (17-Jan-2014) [VOICE]
    The Big Wedding (26-Apr-2013)
    Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (19-Apr-2012) · Herself
    One for the Money (26-Jan-2012)
    New Year's Eve (5-Dec-2011) · Laura
    Life as We Know It (2-Oct-2010) · Holly Berenson
    Killers (1-Jun-2010) · Jen
    The Ugly Truth (24-Jul-2009) · Abby
    27 Dresses (10-Jan-2008)
    Your Mommy Kills Animals (20-Jul-2007)
    Knocked Up (9-Dec-2006)
    Caffeine (10-Aug-2006)
    Zyzzyx Rd. (25-Feb-2006)
    The Ringer (23-Dec-2005)
    Side Effects (7-Mar-2005)
    Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (10-Feb-2005)
    Love's Enduring Promise (20-Nov-2004)
    Wuthering Heights (14-Sep-2003)
    Evil Never Dies (1-Jun-2003)
    Love Comes Softly (13-Apr-2003)
    Valentine (1-Feb-2001)
    100 Girls (01-Sep-2000)
    The Tempest (13-Dec-1998)
    Bride of Chucky (15-Oct-1998) · Jade
    Bug Buster (1998)
    Prince Valiant (24-Jul-1997) · Princess Ilene
    Wish Upon a Star (1996)
    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (14-Jul-1995) · Sarah Ryback
    My Father the Hero (4-Feb-1994) · Nicole
    King of the Hill (20-Aug-1993) · Christina Sebastian
    That Night (17-Dec-1992)

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