Katherine Heigl

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Katherine Marie Heigl
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/24/1978, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor; model
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A former child model who conveniently plays an ex-model-turned-med-student on Grey's Anatomy, Heigl started acting as a teen. Initially she focused on the big screen (My Father the Hero, Under Siege 2), but at 21 she signed on to the sci-fi TV series Roswell. After the series ended in 2002, she appeared in a number of TV-movies before striking small-screen gold on Grey's Anatomy as an emotionally overwrought doc, a turn that earned her an Emmy in 2007. That same year, she starred in the comedy Knocked Up as an ambitious career woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with a schlubby loser. The film turned out to be a sleeper hit, which gave her career another boost and led to her alternating between television and film roles. In 2009, she and husband Josh Kelley adopted a daughter named Nancy Leigh, and Heigl enjoys spending her downtime hanging out with her family.Katherine Heigl Fast Facts:
  • Has played a character named Isabel (or Isobel) three times: Roswell (1999), Wuthering Heights (2003) and Grey's Anatomy (2005).
  • Interests include dancing, knitting, needlepoint, art and cooking.
  • Beat out Alicia Silverstone for the role of Nicole in the movie My Father, the Hero.
  • Became an advocate for organ donation after her brother Jason died of brain injuries in a car accident.
  • Had her Los Angeles home featured on Entertainment Tonight and HGTV.
  • Auditioned for ABC's Lost before she landed a lead role on Grey's Anatomy.
  • Criticized her character in Knocked Up for portraying women as "humorless and uptight."
  • Katherine Heigl Relationships:
  • Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley - Daughter
  • Nancy Heigl - Mother
  • Paul Heigl - Father
  • Josh Kelley - Husband
  • Holt Heigl - Brother
  • Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun "Naleigh" Kelley - Daughter
  • Jason Heigl - Brother
  • Meg - Sister
  • Katherine Heigl Awards:
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2008 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female TV Star - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2010 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Drama Actress - Winner
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee

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