More Katherine Heigl Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Knocked Up)Katherine Heigl has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood's brightest talents on both the silver screen and on television. During her summer hiatus, Heigl will be filming the romantic comedy 27 Dresses. The film, co-starring James Marsden and Malin Akerman, focuses on a young woman who, after serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man with whom she's secretly in love. Heigl can also be seen weekly on ABC's critically acclaimed drama Grey's Anatomy. She portrays Dr. Isobel Izzie Stevens, the small-town girl who is constantly battling for respect among her peers. The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns struggling to be doctors and their supervisors who are struggling to stay human. For her performance, Heigl earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2007.
Heigl's previous film credits include the comedy The Ringer; the horror film Valentine; Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed depression-era drama, King of the Hill; Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, opposite Steven Segal; Stand-Ins; and That Night. Heigl's first leading role was in Touchstone Pictures' My Father the Hero, starring opposite Gerard Depardieu.
On television, Heigl starred on the WB's sci-fi drama series Roswell. Additional television credits include the Hallmark Channel's Love Comes Softly and Love's Enduring Promise, and TBS' Evil Never Dies.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Knocked Up" (10-Jun-2007)
Biography #3 (for Grey's Anatomy)Born in Washington, DC, but raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, Katherine Heigl began her career at the age of nine as a child model. It wasn't long before she graduated to commercial work, which opened the door to auditions for film roles. By age 12 she made her feature debut in That Night, starring Juliette Lewis and C. Thomas Howell.
In 1993 Heigl appeared in Steven Soderbergh's critically acclaimed depression-era drama, King of the Hill. The following year she landed her first leading role as a rebellious teenager, starring opposite Gerard Depardieu in Touchstone Pictures' My Father the Hero. She ventured into the world of action films when she starred opposite Steven Segal in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory in 1995.
Upon graduating high school in 1997, Heigl and her mother moved to Malibu, California, which enabled her to pursue her blossoming acting career more vigorously. She portrayed Rita Hayworth's stand-in in the feature film, Stand-ins, portrayed the Princess Ilene in a European production of Prince Valiant, starred in the comedy Wish Upon a Star, and co-starred opposite Peter Fonda in an updated television version of The Tempest. She also starred in two horror films, Bug Buster and The Bride of Chucky, with Jennifer Tilly.
In 1999 Heigl landed a starring role in the sci-fi drama series, Roswell. During the three years of that series, she continued to work in feature films, among them 100 Girls and Valentine, a horror film which starred David Boreanaz and Denise Richards.
Other television credits include the ABC movie Romy and Michele: Behind the Velvet Rope, Vegas Dick, the MTV movie Wuthering Heights, the Hallmark Channel's Love Comes Softly, Evil Never Dies for TBS, and Love's Enduring Promise. She also co-stars with Johnny Knoxville in the upcoming Farrelly Brothers comedy, The Ringer.
Bio courtesy ABC for "Grey's Anatomy" (02-May-2005)
Biography #4Katherine Heigl is currently the lead female alien in TV's highly-rated series, Roswell. She has starred in eight feature films, including her memorable star turn in My Father The Hero opposite Gerard Depardieu.
Last fall Katherine starred in Universal's The Bride of Chucky. Prior to that she starred opposite Peter Fonda in the original telefilm The Tempest for NBC.
Raised in Connecticut, Katherine got her first taste of the camera lens at the age of nine as a child model. It wasn't long before she graduated to commercial work, which opened the door to auditions for film roles. By the time she was 12, she made her feature debut in That Night, starring Juliette Lewis. This quickly led to co-starring in Steven Soderbergh's depression-era drama, King of the Hill.