Katherine Heigl is an American actress and aspiring model. Katherine Heigl is best known for her portrayal of Dr. Isobel Stevens on ABC’s medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” Similarly, her breakthrough performance brought her widespread recognition, and she also received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.
Table of Biography
Early life and Childhood
Katherine Heigl was born in Washington, D.C., on November 24, 1978. Katherine Marie Heigl is her given name. She is of mixed-race (German and Irish), and her zodiac sign is. She was the youngest of four children born to Nancy Engelhardt (mother) and Paul Heigl (father). Similarly, her mother was a personal trainer, and her father was a financial executive and accountant. Likewise, she is 43 years old.
Similarly, she grew up in Northern Virginia, then Denver, before moving to New Canaan, Connecticut, with her siblings Jason, Meg, and Holt. However, when she was just eight years old, her older brother, Jason, died in a car crash in 1986. Her parents were members and “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” after her brother died unexpectedly. When Heigl was nine years old, her aunt and parents sent pictures of her to a modeling agency, and she was eventually signed as a child model for Wilhelmina Models.
She resumes her studies at New Canaan High School before dropping out after her sophomore year to seek a career in Hollywood. Her parents were split, and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Similarly. she moved into a four-bedroom house in Malibu Canyon, California, with her mother. She also became her manager, after graduating from high school in 1997.
Katherine Heigl began her career in 1992. At that time, she made her film debut as Kathryn in the film “That Night.” In the 1994 comedy film “My Father the Hero,” she played Nicole Arnel. She appeared in Steven Seagal’s adventure thriller “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory” in 1995. In 1996, she landed the lead role in Disney’s made-for-television film “Wish Upon a Star,” and in 1999, she co-starred in the re-worked Shakespearean play “The Tempest.” Similarly, in 1999, she landed her first television appearance as Isabel Evans in the science fiction TV drama “Roswell.”
She went on to star in films such as ‘Stand-ins,’ ‘Bug Buster,’ ‘Bride of Chucky,’ ‘100 Girls,’ and ‘Valentine.’ Likewise, she starred in several tv movies in 2003, including ‘Evil Never Dies’ and ‘Love Comes Softly.’ She then appeared in the comedy film ‘The Ringer,’ and in 2005, she played ‘Romy’ in the television film ‘Romy and Michele: In the Beginning.’ She got her big break the same year, in 2005, when she was cast as Dr. Isobel Stevens in the iconic medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy.”
In the action film “Knocked Up,” Heigl made her high-profile film debut (2007). She has starred in a number of successful films, including “27 Dresses” (2008), “The Ugly Truth” (2009), “Killers” (2010), “Life As We Know It” (2010), “New Year’s Eve” (2011), “The Big Wedding” (2013), “Jackie & Ryan” (2014), “Home Sweet Hell” (2015), and “Unforgettable” (2016). She previously played the squirrel Andie in the 2014 animated film “The Nut Job,” which she later reprised in “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (2017). Moreover, she had joined the cast of the legal drama series “Suits” in 2018, playing the lead character Samantha Wheeler.
Additionally, she was then cast in the lead role for Netflix’s “Firefly Lane,” alongside Sarah Chalke and Ben Lawson, in 2021. She would also appear in and executive produces “Woodhull,” a limited series.
Katherine Heigl earns a lot of money from her professional acting career. Since beginning her career as a child model, she has worked her way up to becoming one of the most well-known actors. She is most notable for her role as Dr. Isobel Stevens in her decade-long career.
Her money is undoubtedly derived from her roles in films and television shows. Her first hourly wage as a child model was $75. She won $300,000 for her part in “Knocked Up” (2007). It had increased to $6 million for her role in “27 Dresses” in 2008. Her net worth, including her salary, is estimated to be around $30 million. Moreover, she has continued to enjoy a glamorous and affluent lifestyle with her million-dollar fortune.
Katherine Heigl has only been married once. Josh Kelley is her first and present husband. Josh is a well-known American singer-songwriter. He is best known for his hit songs “AMazing” and “Just You,” and he has four Billboard-charting hits. The pair first met on the set of his music video for “Just You” for the first time. They started dating shortly after and became engaged by June 2006. Despite their engagement, they decided not to live together until their marriage.
The couple later married in Park City, Utah, on December 23, 2007. Two years later, in 2009, they adopted a daughter from South Korea, Nancy Leigh. She was born with a heart defect and needed open-heart surgery. Adalaide Marie Hope, Kelley and Heigl’s second daughter, was born in April 2012. The couple revealed in June 2016 that they were expecting their third child; on December 20, 2016, Heigl gave birth to their first son, Joshua Bishop Kelley, Jr. She is also a philanthropist who has supported many others in need, since she co-founded Heigl’s Hounds of Hope with her mother, Nancy, as part of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (created in honor of her late brother).
She was also awarded the “Presidential Service Award” by the ASPCA. The award was for her efforts and commitment to animal care, as well as the “Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)” in 2010 for her dedication to adoption.
Body measurement and Social Media
Katherine Heigl is a stunning woman who has kept her hour-glass figure in her forties. She has a height of 5ft. 9inches and a body weight of 58kg. Her body measurements are 36-25-36 inches, with a bra size of 34B, a dress size of 6 (US), and a shoe size of 9.5 (US). She has white skin, blonde hair, and dark brown eyes.
Similarly, she is active on social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has gained more than 3.8 million followers on Instagram under the username @katherineheigl. Likewise, she has gained more than 6.5 million followers on Facebook under the username @KatieHeigl. And on Twitter, she has gained more than 1.2 million followers under the username @KatieHeigl.