Katherine Heigl
Actress, film producer
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress and producer. She is possibly best known for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on ABC's Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Drama Series in 2007. She has also starred in films such as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Knocked Up, Zyzzyx Road, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It, New Year's Eve, and One for the Money.
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August 13, 2016
A pregnant Katherine Heigl goes out to lunch with her husband Josh Kelley and their two daughters Adalaide and Naleigh
August 03, 2016
Pregnant Katherine Heigl holds baby bump while filming new scene for the tv series 'Doubt' in Downtown Los Angeles
July 26, 2016
Katherine Heigl shows off her growing baby bump while filming scenes for her new show 'Doubt' in downtown Los Angeles. This is Katherine's first pregnancy after adopting her two daughters
May 27, 2016
KATHERINE HEIGL PREGNANT WITH A BABY BOY KATHERINE HEIGL is pregnant for the first time. The 37-year-old former Grey's Anatomy actress has two adopted daughters with husband Josh Kelley - seven-year-old Naleigh Moon and four-year-old Adalaide Marie Ho
April 12, 2016
KATHERINE HEIGL PREGNANT WITH A BABY BOY KATHERINE HEIGL is pregnant for the first time. The 37-year-old former Grey's Anatomy actress has two adopted daughters with husband Josh Kelley - seven-year-old Naleigh Moon and four-year-old Adalaide Marie Ho
February 26, 2016
KATHERINE HEIGL PREGNANT WITH A BABY BOY KATHERINE HEIGL is pregnant for the first time. The 37-year-old former Grey's Anatomy actress has two adopted daughters with husband Josh Kelley - seven-year-old Naleigh Moon and four-year-old Adalaide Marie Ho
February 16, 2016
KATHERINE HEIGL PREGNANT WITH A BABY BOY KATHERINE HEIGL is pregnant for the first time. The 37-year-old former Grey's Anatomy actress has two adopted daughters with husband Josh Kelley - seven-year-old Naleigh Moon and four-year-old Adalaide Marie Ho
October 28, 2015
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Katherine Heigl, with an assist from a stellar supporting cast, tries again with 'Doubt'
LATimes - 7 days
No doubt about it, Katherine Heigl has had a rough go of it lately. Her departure from "Grey's Anatomy" seven years ago earned Heigl a reputation for being "difficult" that, fair or not, she hasn't been able to shake.  Her film career fizzled out and her would-be comeback vehicle, the "Homeland"...
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Katherine Heigl Tackles Tricky Cases and Jumbled Scripts in ‘Doubt’
NYTimes - 8 days
A new CBS legal drama starring Ms. Heigl and Dulé Hill tries to be a lot of things, and ends up being a mess.
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A Word With: Katherine Heigl on Returning to TV and Embracing Utah Life
New York Times - 12 days
A new show on CBS, “Doubt,” erased questions Ms. Heigl had about going back to TV. She’s also in a movie, “Unforgettable,” due in April.
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Katherine Heigl Gives Birth To 1st Son: Did Husband Josh Kelley Secretly Hope For A Boy? - Hollywood Life
Google News - about 1 month
Washington Times Katherine Heigl Gives Birth To 1st Son: Did Husband Josh Kelley Secretly Hope For A Boy? Hollywood Life Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley welcomed a precious baby boy into their fam just last month. Already the adoptive parents of 2 little girls, we can only imagine how thrilled the two must be to have a son in the mix! But was Josh hoping for a boy from the ... He's Here! Katherine Heigl Welcomes Baby Boy With Husband Josh Kelley!PerezHilton.com Katherine Heigl gives birth to baby no. 3Page Six Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua BishopWKOW USA TODAY -Celebuzz -ABC News -CNN all 82 news articles »
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It's The Faith Talking: How Religion May Reduce Alcohol Abuse
Huffington Post - about 2 months
"If I start going back to church, I'd have to stop the smoking and drinking." -- actress Katherine Heigl More than a few New Year's resolutions for 2017 will involve reducing alcohol use or stopping drinking altogether. A lot of people will not succeed. What may give them a better chance, however, is having a strong faith, research suggests. A new wave of studies provides insights into the myriad ways religion appears to protect against alcohol abuse. One of the latest studies suggests faith may reduce alcohol abuse by providing a sense of meaning in life that is lacking in people more likely to turn to alcohol. And that's not all. Faith also may play a role, the study found, by reducing exposure to a mass media that extols alcohol use. Those glorifications range from associating beer drinking with life on a beach surrounded by beautiful members of the opposite sex to portraying alcoholics as lovable scamps or charming rogues in popular TV shows such ...
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CBS Midseason Schedule Adds More Drama, Slots 'Ransom' on Saturday - Hollywood Reporter
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Hollywood Reporter CBS Midseason Schedule Adds More Drama, Slots 'Ransom' on Saturday Hollywood Reporter 'Training Day' and 'Doubt' both enter the picture in February, each getting a 10 o'clock platform. CBS will add two of its buzzier 2016-17 season additions in February, announcing the debuts of Training Day and Katherine Heigl starrer Doubt ... CBS Midseason Schedule: 'Ransom' To Air Saturdays, 'Training Day' & 'Doubt' SlottedDeadline CBS Sets 'Ransom' for Saturdays, Schedules 'Doubt' and 'Training Day' PremieresVariety 'Training Day,' 'Doubt' get February CBS premieresUSA TODAY TheWrap all 9 news articles »
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This Is What The Emmy Awards Looked Like In 2006
Huffington Post - 5 months
The 2006 Emmy Awards had everything. Conan O’Brien hosted for the second year in a row, the goddess known as Joan Rivers was still with us and Katherine Heigl had yet to leave “Grey’s Anatomy.” The red carpet was dominated by stars dressed in shimmery satin gowns and peppered with more than few married couples who have since divorced.  As we approach the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday, we decided to venture back 10 years to see what the show was like in 2006.   Check out all of the fun below:  Hit Backspace for a regular dose of pop culture nostalgia. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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12 Baby Names Inspired By Beautiful Places Around The World
Huffington Post - 6 months
Savannah, London, Brooklyn. In 2016, that might be your list of places to visit next year, or maybe it’s your preschooler’s new class list. City, state and country names for kids have gone mainstream, and plenty of parents are borrowing baby naming inspiration from the map. Celebrity parents are no exception. In fact, they’ve introduced some intriguing options for our sons and daughters. Here are a dozen of the best “star baby” place names worth considering. Alaska Model Anne Vyalitsyna hails from Russia. Her tech guru fiancé Adam Cahan is originally from New York. Apparently, the couple named their daughter Alaska because that’s where the U.S. and Russia meet. A record number of girls were given the name Alaska in 2015 ― 60 total, including Anne and Adam’s daughter. Brighton A fashionable seaside resort, England’s Brighton has long been favored by kings and commoners. New York boasts a Brooklyn community by the name, immortalized in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoi ...
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Katherine Heigl Puts A Dignified End To Seth Rogen 'Knocked Up' Feud
Huffington Post - 6 months
We’re calling it now. This is the age of the Katherine Heigl renaissance.  After being unfairly maligned for years regarding comments that her film “Knocked Up” was “a little sexist” (it was), Heigl struggled to find the same success in film and television roles long after her big break.  This week, her alleged “feud” with “Knocked Up” co-star Seth Rogen got a second act when the actor addressed Heigl’s comments in various interviews, explaining that he once thought after reading them, “She must fucking hate me.” But Heigl finally got her day in court on Wednesday during the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, where she was promoting her new CBS legal drama, “Doubt.” When asked about Rogen’s remarks, Heigl dispelled any rumors that there was still bad blood between the former co-stars, and said that she only wished Rogen well.  “I think that he’s handled that so beautifully and I just feel nothing but love and respect,” she told reporters, accor ...
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Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley are expecting their third child
LATimes - 8 months
Katherine Heigl and husband Josh Kelley announced Thursday that they're pregnant, with the actress sharing a sonogram photo to her Instagram account and directing fans to a post on her blog talking about her pregnancy.   "The Kelley family received some very exciting news recently and I've been...
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Daniel Craig, Katherine Heigl confirmed for collaborative NASCAR and Soderbergh film
Yahoo News - 9 months
NASCAR has confirmed Daniel Craig and Katherine Heigl to star in a collaborative feature film with "Ocean's Eleven" director Steven Soderbergh, marking his return to the film industry, despite announcing his retirement in 2013.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Katherine Heigl
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 35
    As of 2014, Heigl has eight dogs of her own.
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    In January 2014, it was reported that Heigl would return to television in an NBC drama series named State of Affairs about a CIA attache.
    More Details Hide Details The show was cancelled in 2015.
    She played the main character in the television series State of Affairs from 2014 to 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 34
    In June 2013, Heigl began appearing in a television commercial for Vicks' ZzzQuil.
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    In April 2013, she appeared alongside Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon in The Big Wedding.
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    In February 2013, it was reported that Heigl had joined Ben Lewin's romantic drama A Moment to Remember.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    In November 2012, Heigl was cast and voiced Andie in the animated film The Nut Job, which was released on January 17, 2014.
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    In January 2012, Heigl stated in an interview that she has asked the producers of Grey's Anatomy if she could return to the show to wrap up Izzie's storyline: "I’ve told them I want to return," she said. "I really, really, really want to see where Izzie is.
    More Details Hide Details I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she's doing now. My idea is that she actually like figures it out, and finds some success and does really well in a different hospital. She was always floundering you know, and so she was always one step behind the eight ball and I want to see that girl take some power back." She also went on to say that she regrets leaving the show: "Oh yeah, sometimes, yeah. You miss it. I miss my friends. It was a great work environment... and it becomes a family. I spent six years together with these people every day... you grow up together, in a way," and again commented on the possibility of Izzie returning to the show, "I always felt that if they wanted me to come back and sort of wrap up that storyline... I want them to know that I'm down with it if they want me to, but I completely understand if it doesn't necessarily work... They've got a lot of story lines going on there."
    In 2012, she had the lead role in One for the Money.
    More Details Hide Details One For The Money is based on a series of novels written by Janet Evanovich in which the lead character is Stephanie Plum, a Bounty Hunter, working for a bonding company. The title of the movie is based on the first book in the series. The film was a box-office failure. It grossed just over $36 million worldwide, failing to recoup its production budget of $40 million. For her performance, Heigl received a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    In December 2011, Heigl appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy New Year's Eve, directed by Garry Marshall.
    More Details Hide Details Despite being a commercial success, grossing over $142 million worldwide, the film received generally negative reviews from critics.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In 2010, Heigl was honored with the "Presidential Service Award" by ASPCA for her work and dedication to animal welfare.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, Heigl launched the "I Hate Balls" Campaign, focused on promoting spay/neuter of pets, to help save the lives of millions of companion animals. The initiative features a Public Service Announcement starring Heigl and produced by Funny or Die. In 2012, on behalf of PETA, she signed a letter to members of the Utah legislature, urging them to reject a law that would make undercover filming in factory farms a criminal offense. In the same year, Heigl was honored by "Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)" for her dedication and commitment to adoption and by American Cancer Society for her work in helping to amplify the awareness of cancer related issues through her public support of her mother's disease experience. Heigl is a strong proponent of organ donation, working as a spokesperson for Donate Life America.
    In June 2010, Heigl starred in the Lionsgate comedy-thriller Killers, with Ashton Kutcher and then starred in and produced the big-screen drama Life As We Know It, directed by Greg Berlanti, which revolved around a woman and a man whose respective best friends die in a car accident; following the tragedy, they are left to share in caring for the deceased's orphaned daughter.
    More Details Hide Details Heigl received $12 million for both films.
    Speculation as to whether Heigl would leave Grey's Anatomy lingered throughout most of season six. However, on March 11, 2010, Heigl reportedly did not show up for work when she was supposed to, and she and Shonda Rhimes had apparently come to an agreement to release her from her contract immediately.
    More Details Hide Details Therefore, Heigl's last appearance on the January 21 episode of Grey's Anatomy was also her final appearance of that season and, thus far, her final appearance on the series. Heigl said that her departure was not about advancing her film career but that she wanted to focus more on her family.
  • 2009
    Age 30
    In September 2009, the couple adopted a daughter, Nancy Leigh "Naleigh" Mi-Eun Kelley, from South Korea, the birthplace of Heigl's adoptive sister Meg.
    More Details Hide Details Naleigh, whom they named after Heigl's mother and sister, was born with a heart defect and underwent open heart surgery before leaving Korea. In April 2012, Kelley and Heigl adopted a second daughter, Adalaide Marie Hope Kelley, from the U.S. In June 2016, the couple announced that they are expecting their first biological child, a son, due in January 2017. Heigl's brother-in-law is singer Charles Kelley of the country music trio Lady Antebellum. Heigl has worked with Best Friends Animal Society on several projects including their Pup My Ride program. The program transports small dogs from high-kill animal shelters to other parts of the US where there is a greater demand for such dogs. Her involvement in this led her to give Best Friends a grant which would fund a year of the program. Heigl and her mother, Nancy, started Heigl's Hounds of Hope which operates as part of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.
    Heigl starred with Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth, which opened on July 24, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Upon release, the film was made on a budget of $38 million and earned $205 million at the worldwide box office.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    There was some speculation that Heigl might be leaving Grey's Anatomy after the end of the 2008–2009 season.
    More Details Hide Details This speculation revolved around her refusal to put her name in for Emmy consideration and the time she had devoted to producing a film version of Carolyn Jessop's book Escape. Grey's showrunner Shonda Rhimes said she was not insulted by Heigl's Emmy withdrawal, but also noted that Heigl's character Izzie had less to do during the season because Heigl asked for a light work schedule. However, despite Heigl's reported displeasure with the previous season as well as suggestions that her character had died, Heigl's return for the sixth season of Grey's was confirmed by ABC.
    Heigl was announced the Most Desirable Woman of 2008, according to AskMen.com.
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    In January 2008 she starred in the film, 27 Dresses, for which she was paid $6 million USD, and appeared alongside James Marsden.
    More Details Hide Details Following the release of 27 Dresses, the New York Post expressed some disappointment with the mismatch of Heigl's talent with the "chick-flick" triviality of the film, suggesting that Heigl might be more compatible "with female directors such as Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry) or Tamara Jenkins (The Savages) ".
  • 2007
    Age 28
    They were married on December 23, 2007, in Park City, Utah.
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    On September 16, 2007, Heigl won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Izzie Stevens.
    More Details Hide Details In her acceptance speech she acknowledged that even her mother did not believe she would win, and when her name was called, she had to be censored vocally by the telecast's producers, due to her saying "Shit!" when she reacted to the win. Earlier, she had corrected telecast announcer Rebecca Riedy, who had been given an incorrect phonetic spelling of Heigl's name, when she mispronounced her name as Hi-jell before the presentation of the award with Kyle Chandler for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
    She has been on FHMs "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list twice as of 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 27
    In June 2006, Heigl became engaged to singer Josh Kelley, whom she had met a year earlier on the set of his music video for "Only You".
    More Details Hide Details They chose not to live together before they were married, with Heigl later explaining, "I think I just wanted to save something for the actual marriage... I wanted there to be something to make the actual marriage different than the dating or the courtship."
    Also in 2006, she filmed Knocked Up, a comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow, starring opposite Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Apatow's real-life wife, Leslie Mann. Upon its June 2007 theatrical release, the film received largely positive reviews from critics, and proved to be a box office success.
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    In late 2006, Heigl was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for her work on Grey's Anatomy.
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  • 2005
    Age 26
    In 2005, Heigl was cast in what would become her most high-profile role to date, as medical intern Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on Grey's Anatomy, an ABC medical drama.
    More Details Hide Details The show, originally introduced as a mid-season replacement, became a huge ratings success and is still one of the highest-rated television series on broadcast television. The same year, Heigl landed the starring role in the independent film, Side Effects, a romantic comedy about marketing and the pharmaceutical industry, where she was also executive producer.
    Heigl starred as Romy in the 2005 television film Romy and Michele: In the Beginning, a prequel to the 1997 film Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.
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  • 2004
    Age 25
    Despite her run of success, she also starred in the box office bomb Zyzzyx Road which despite being filmed in 2004, was not released until 2006.
    More Details Hide Details It has been cited as the lowest grossing film of all time.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    In October 2003, Heigl was cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in The Ringer, a Farrelly brothers comedy that was released in December 2005.
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    In 2003, Heigl appeared in three television movies, including the horror genre Evil Never Dies, a modern-day variation on the Frankenstein story co-starring Thomas Gibson, Love Comes Softly for Hallmark Entertainment as Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed traveling west and reprised her role in the sequel Love's Enduring Promise the next year.
    More Details Hide Details Heigl played Isabella Linton in MTV's modern revamp of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.
  • 2001
    Age 22
    However, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the film was shelved when its plot was considered inappropriate.
    More Details Hide Details It reemerged in 2003 under the title Critical Assembly. After the attacks, Heigl recorded a public service announcement for the American Red Cross in an effort to help raise money for victims.
    Heigl accepted a role in Ground Zero, a television thriller scheduled to be telecast that fall which was based on the bestselling James Mills novel The Seventh Power, in the spring of 2001.
    More Details Hide Details She co-starred as a brilliant and politically-concerned college student who helps to build a nuclear device to illustrate the need for a change in national priorities. The device ends up in the hands of a terrorist following betrayal by a fellow student.
    While Roswell was in production, Heigl worked on several films, including 100 Girls, an independent 2001 film, and Valentine, a horror film starring David Boreanaz and Denise Richards.
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  • 1999
    Age 20
    In 1999, Heigl turned her attention to television when she accepted the role of Isabel Evans on the science fiction TV drama Roswell, a role that was expanded in the show's second and third seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Heigl had auditioned for all three of the show's female leads (the other two roles eventually went to Shiri Appleby and Majandra Delfino) before she was finally cast as Isabel, an alien human hybrid. Heigl was frequently featured in photo essays in magazines such as Life, TV Guide, and Teen as well as FHM. She appeared in the FHM and Maxim calendars, FHMs annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World", and was featured in the Girls of Maxim Gallery. In May 2006, Maxim awarded her #12 on their annual Hot 100List as well as voted the 19th "Sexiest Woman in the World" by readers of FHM magazine.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    In 1998, she co-starred with Peter Fonda in a re-working of the classic Shakespearean play The Tempest, set during the American Civil War and starred in the horror film Bride of Chucky.
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  • 1997
    Age 18
    After her high school graduation in 1997, she moved into a four-bedroom house in Malibu Canyon, California with her mother, who also became her manager.
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  • 1996
    Age 17
    She landed the lead role in Disney's made-for-television film Wish Upon a Star in 1996, portraying two body-swapping characters along with Danielle Harris, the same year as Heigl's parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with cancer.
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  • 1995
    Age 16
    In 1995, she starred in the Steven Seagal action thriller Under Siege 2: Dark Territory.
    More Details Hide Details Heigl portrayed a 16-year-old traveller on a train across a mountain pass to visit the grave of her deceased father with uncle Casey Ryback (Seagal), an ex-SEAL counter-terrorist expert. The main plotline has the train hijacked by mercenaries in Colorado, keeping her as a hostage. Much of her work in the film was opposite Morris Chestnut, Sandra Taylor and Everett McGill. Despite an increased focus on acting, she still modeled extensively, appearing regularly in magazines such as Seventeen.
  • 1992
    Age 13
    After her film debut in That Night in 1992, Heigl played 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.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, Heigl continued to attend New Canaan High School, balancing her film and modeling work with her academic studies. Heigl dropped out of New Canaan High School after her sophomore year to pursue her career in Hollywood.
    Heigl started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting. She made her debut in the coming-of-age film That Night in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Heigl co-starred as Isabel Evans in the television series Roswell and films, such as My Father the Hero before landing her break-out role in Grey's Anatomy. She has established herself as a cover model appearing on numerous publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan. Heigl is married to singer Josh Kelley, with whom she has two adopted daughters. Heigl was born in Washington, D.C., in Columbia Hospital for Women. She is the youngest of four children of Nancy (née Engelhardt), a personnel manager, and Paul Heigl, a financial executive and accountant. Her father is of German (including Swiss-German) and Irish descent, and her mother is of German ancestry. Her siblings are Meg (adopted), Jason (deceased), and Holt. Heigl lived in Virginia and then Denver, before her family moved into a Victorian-style farmhouse in the town of New Canaan, Connecticut, when Katherine was five, and where she spent the rest of her childhood. In 1986, her older brother Jason died of injuries suffered in a car accident, after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck while out for lunch with some of his high school classmates. His organs were donated by his family after death. Her brother's death led Heigl's parents to convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Heigl was reared in that faith (prior to that, her mother had been Lutheran and her father Catholic).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 7
    The Foundation was created in honor of Heigl's brother, who was killed in a car accident in 1986 at the age of fifteen.
    More Details Hide Details Heigl's Hounds of Hope rescues larger dogs with behavior problems from shelters with a high kill rate and rehabilitates them through training and other adjustments to make them suitable for re-homing.
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on November 24, 1978.
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