Katherine Heigl

Katherine Marie Heigl, born on November 24, 1978, is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey's Anatomy and her starring role in the movies Knocked Up, Zyzzyx Road, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers and Life As We Know It. Heigl started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before she turned her attention to acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film, That Night. Heigl co-starred as Isabel Evans in the television series Roswell and movies including My Father the Hero before landing her break out role in Grey's Anatomy. Over the years, Heigl has established herself as a cover model appearing on numerous publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. Heigl married Josh Kelley in Park City, Utah, on December 23, 2007. Heigl appeared as Christina Sebastian in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill before being cast in her first leading role in the 1994 comedy My Father the Hero. In 1995, she starred in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Despite an increased focus on acting, she still modelled extensively, appearing regularly in magazines such as Seventeen. She took the lead role in Disney's made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star in 1996. Also in 1996, Heigl's parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with cancer. In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a re-working of the classic Shakespearian play The Tempest, set during the American ...

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100 Girls (2000)

This sexy, teen-comedy is about a freshman, Matthew, at college who meets his dream girl in a dorm elevator during a blackout. He never sees her face, but instantly falls in love. In the morning, the power is restored, but the "dream girl" has vanished. All Matthew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Davis
CAST:  Jonathan Tucker  •  Emmanuelle Chriqui  •  James DeBello  •  Katherine Heigl

This sexy, teen-comedy is about a freshman, Matthew, at college who meets his dream girl in a dorm elevator during a blackout. He never sees her face, but instantly falls in love. In the morning, the power is restored, but the "dream girl" has vanished. All Matthew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Davis
CAST:  Jonathan Tucker  •  Emmanuelle Chriqui  •  James DeBello  •  Katherine Heigl

Bride of Chucky (1998)

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Brad Dourif  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Nick Stabile

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Brad Dourif  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Nick Stabile

Caffeine (2007)

A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cosgrove
CAST:  Marsha Thomason  •  Mena Suvari  •  Callum Blue  •  Mark Pellegrino

A fanciful battle of the sexes ensues when the relationships of the staff and patrons of a quirky London café are unexpectedly turned upside down by sudden revelations of terribly embarrassing secrets having to do with their sexual misadventures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cosgrove
CAST:  Marsha Thomason  •  Mena Suvari  •  Callum Blue  •  Mark Pellegrino

Knocked Up (2007)

FunnyCrudeMindlessInspiring

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Leslie Mann  •  Paul Rudd

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Leslie Mann  •  Paul Rudd

The Ringer (2005)

Pressured by a greedy uncle and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Luis Ávalos

Pressured by a greedy uncle and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Brian Cox  •  Johnny Knoxville  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Luis Ávalos

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Eric Bogosian  •  Everett McGill  •  Katherine Heigl

A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geoff Murphy
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  Eric Bogosian  •  Everett McGill  •  Katherine Heigl

Valentine (2001)

Five friends are stalked by a masked murderer while preparing for Valentine's Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Blanks
CAST:  Denise Richards  •  David Boreanaz  •  Marley Shelton  •  Jessica Capshaw

Five friends are stalked by a masked murderer while preparing for Valentine's Day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Blanks
CAST:  Denise Richards  •  David Boreanaz  •  Marley Shelton  •  Jessica Capshaw

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn't been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they've been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the complications come fast furious and funny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Treu
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Danielle Harris  •  Donnie Jeffcoat  •  Scott Wilkinson

Seventeen-year-old Alexia Wheaton hasn't been herself lately. Neighter has her 15-year-old sister Hayley. In fact they've been each other. Alexia becomes fashion-challenged Hayley and she in turn becomes styling Alexia and the complications come fast furious and funny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blair Treu
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Danielle Harris  •  Donnie Jeffcoat  •  Scott Wilkinson

King of the Hill (1993)

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jesse Bradford  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Lisa Eichhorn  •  Karen Allen

Based on the Depression-era bildungsroman memoir of writer A. E. Hotchner, the film follows the story of a boy struggling to survive on his own in a hotel in St. Louis after his mother is committed to a sanatorium with tuberculosis. His father, a German immigrant ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Jesse Bradford  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Lisa Eichhorn  •  Karen Allen

Love Comes Softly (2003)

Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of convenience: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Landon Jr.
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Dale Midkiff  •  Skye McCole Bartusiak  •  Corbin Bernsen

Marty is a 19 year old pioneer woman, recently married. She goes west with her husband Clem, hoping to start a new life. But Clem unexpectedly dies, and Marty finds herself alone, two months pregnant. Clark Davis, a widower, offers her a marriage of convenience: ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Landon Jr.
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Dale Midkiff  •  Skye McCole Bartusiak  •  Corbin Bernsen

Wuthering Heights (2003)

A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suri Krishnamma
CAST:  Erika Christensen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Mike Vogel  •  Christopher Masterson

A musical version of the classic story set in the modern day.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Suri Krishnamma
CAST:  Erika Christensen  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Mike Vogel  •  Christopher Masterson

The Nut Job (2014)

Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lepeniotis
CAST:  Will Arnett  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Liam Neeson

Surly, a curmudgeon, independent squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter - Maury's Nut Store.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lepeniotis
CAST:  Will Arnett  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Liam Neeson

One for the Money (2012)

FunnyRomanticAction-packedCharming

An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Anne Robinson
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  John Leguizamo  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Sherri Shepherd

An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some friends and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Anne Robinson
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  John Leguizamo  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Sherri Shepherd

Home Sweet Hell (2015)

Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Burns
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Jordana Brewster  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Aiden Flowers

Mona and Don’s seemingly perfect suburban bliss is disrupted by a sexy extortionist and Mona will stop at nothing, including killing the competition, to keep her little slice of heaven.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Burns
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Jordana Brewster  •  Patrick Wilson  •  Aiden Flowers

The Big Wedding (2013)

To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Zackham
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Diane Keaton  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Amanda Seyfried

To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Zackham
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Diane Keaton  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Amanda Seyfried

My Father the Hero (1994)

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover. Remake of the 1991 French film Mon père, ce héros.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Dalton James  •  Lauren Hutton

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover. Remake of the 1991 French film Mon père, ce héros.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  Gérard Depardieu  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Dalton James  •  Lauren Hutton

New Year's Eve (2011)

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Carla Gugino

The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Garry Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Ashton Kutcher  •  Carla Gugino

The Tempest (1998)

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  John Glover  •  Harold Perrineau  •  Katherine Heigl

An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Peter Fonda  •  John Glover  •  Harold Perrineau  •  Katherine Heigl

Life As We Know It (2010)

FunnyRomanticThought provokingUplifting

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Josh Lucas

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Josh Lucas

Descendant (2003)

As Ann Hedgerow - an indirect descendant of Edgar Allen Poe - begins to explore her family's past, she meets novelist Ethan Poe. Ethan, also a distant descendant of Poe, is tormented by visions of his famous ancestor. When Ann and Ethan begin a romance, the dark - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kermit Christman  •  Del Tenney
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Jeremy London  •  Nick Stabile  •  Arie Verveen

As Ann Hedgerow - an indirect descendant of Edgar Allen Poe - begins to explore her family's past, she meets novelist Ethan Poe. Ethan, also a distant descendant of Poe, is tormented by visions of his famous ancestor. When Ann and Ethan begin a romance, the dark - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kermit Christman  •  Del Tenney
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Jeremy London  •  Nick Stabile  •  Arie Verveen
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