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Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl became a box-office sensation starring in the smash hit comedy Knocked Up. Following that, she starred with Ed Burns in the romantic comedy 27 Dresses, and then opposite Gerard Butler in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, which she also executive produced. Earlier this year, she was named Female Star of the Year at the 2010 ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas.

Among her upcoming projects is One for the Money, in which Heigl stars as a bounty hunter and also serves as an executive producer, via her production company, Abishag. Based on the first novel in the best-selling Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, One for the Money also stars Jason O'Mara and Daniel Sunjata. It is directed by Julie Ann Robinson and produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Wendy Finerman and Sidney Kimmel.

Following this, Heigl will portray the title character in the epic romance The Age of Adaline, from a highly-touted original screenplay. Lakeshore and Sidney Kimmel are producing, with Heigl and her Abishag partner Nancy Heigl executive producing, along with Jim Tauber.

Heigl's previous film credits include the action comedy Killers, with Ashton Kutcher, which re-teamed her with director Robert Luketic; the comedy The Ringer; the horror film Valentine; Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed depression-era drama King of the Hill; Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, opposite Steven Segal; Stand-Ins; and That Night. Her first leading role was in My Father the Hero, starring opposite Gerard Depardieu.

On television for six seasons, Heigl portrayed Dr. Isobel Izzie Stevens, the small-town girl constantly battling for respect amongst her peers, on ABC's critically acclaimed drama, Grey's Anatomy. In 2007, she won an Emmy Award and earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance. Heigl also starred on the sci-fi drama series Roswell. Her additional television credits include the Hallmark Channel's Love Comes Softly, TBS' Evil Never Dies and Love's Enduring Promise.

In 2007, she partnered with her mother and manager, Nancy Heigl, to form Abishag Productions. Under that banner, the Heigls are developing numerous projects, including the bestselling dramatic novel Lost and Found, about a widow who lives alone on a remote island in Maine with her dog.

Among her charitable endeavors, Heigl, along with Nancy, co-founded the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, dedicated to helping prevent animal cruelty.

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Katherine Heigl Facts

Birth NameKatherine Marie Heigl
OccupationActress, Model, Producer
BirthdayNovember 24, 1978 (44)
BirthplaceNew Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Katherine Heigl compared to you?
Awards2007 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (for Grey's Anatomy)

Selected Filmography

The Nut Job
The Ringer
The Ugly Truth
27 Dresses
Life As We Know It
Love Comes Softly
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
New Year's Eve
One For The Money
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