Katherine Heigl is a Hollywood actress and fashion model born on the 24th November 1978. She is the daughter of Paul and Nancy Heigl. Her father is of German and Irish ancestry. Her mother is a German. She has four siblings. She took up cello lessons for a few years because her parents wanted her to learn how to play cello. Katherine Heigl and her husband lived in a ranch in Utah with their two adopted children. She enjoyed the cleaner environment in Utah because it is free from air and noise pollution.
Katherine Heigl started acting when she was a child with her aunt’s help. She took up the job as a child model in a television model show called Wilhelmina Models. Her aunt took a few photos of her when she was 9 years old. With her parents’ permission, she sent the photos to some modeling agencies. One agency decided to use her photo for a magazine advertisement. She first appeared on a Cheerios cereal TV advertisement.
According to Katherine Heigl fan website, the first coming of age film she starred in was That Night in 1992. She acted as Christina Sebastian in the King of the Hill film by Steven Soderbergh. She landed on the leading role for the comedy film called My Father the Hero in 1994. In order to pursue her Hollywood acting career, she dropped out of her high school. She starred in many other shows like Wish Upon a Star, Bride of Chucky, Roswell, Love Comes Softly, Wuthering Heights, and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
She is well known for her role as Izzie Stevens on the drama called Grey’s Anatomy. It was her role in the Grey Anatomy television drama series that made her famous. The medical drama was aired in between 2005 – 2010. She received a Prime Time Emmy Award for her role in the drama. She starred in the lowest earning movie called Zyzzyx Road with only $30 box office gross.
Katherine Heigl is the leading cast in the television show called State of Affairs, which was telecasted in 2014 – 2015. She had great success in the movie called The Ugly Truth where she starred as Gerard Butler. The movie reaches $205 million in the worldwide box office with a $38 million budget.
Another successful film that she starred in was New Year’s Eve in 2011. Heigl has agreed to star in the romantic drama called A Moment to Remember but the filming has not yet taken place. She has also appeared in ZzzQuil television commercial starting in 2013.
Katherine Heigl established an animal shelter called Hounds of Hope in 2008 to pay tribute to her deceased brother Jason who got involved in a car accident. The shelter accepts street dogs in Los Angeles that owners no longer want and have decided to euthanize them.
Katherine Heigl sued Duane Reade chain of drug and convenience stores for tweeting the photo of her shopping at an NYC outlet. She eventually settled the lawsuit after arriving at a beneficial agreement. Furthermore, she opted out of an Emmy nomination in 2007 because she felt that she did not have the material to accept the Emmy nomination. This eventually angered many writers and producers of the show.
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