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An on-camera professional from the age of nine, Katherine Heigl was born in Washington D.C. in 1978. Growing up in New Canaan, Connecticut, Heigl was signed to Wilhelmina Models at age nine, so beginning a modeling career that would last throughout her teens as she modeled for brands such as Sears and Lord & Taylor, as well as magazines like Seventeen. Eager to break into acting, Heigl's first on-screen role would come with a minor appearance in the romantic drama "That Night" (1992). Her breakout role followed two years later, when she was cast as Gerard Depardieu's daughter in the hit family film "My Father the Hero" (1994). In 1999, Heigl was cast as the human-alien hybrid Isabel on the cult series "Roswell" (WB, 1999-2002). Heigl stuck with the series until it wrapped in 2002, and soon landed a role on an even bigger hit series, playing Dr Izzie Stevens on the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005-). Heigl would continue to co-star on the show for the next five years, all the while appearing in movies as well, most notably the Judd Apatow comedy "Knocked Up" (2007) and the romantic comedy "27 Dresses" (2008). After starring in a number of films like the action comedy "One for the Money" (2012), Heigl returned to TV. She starred on the short-lived political drama "State of Affairs" (NBC, 2014-15) before joining the cast of the hugely popular legal drama "Suits" (USA, 2011-) in 2018.
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Signed to the Wilhelmina modeling agency, began appearing in Sears and Lord & Taylor catalogs
Feature acting debut, "That Night" (filmed in 1991)
Appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama "King of the Hill"
First feature in a leading role, "My Father the Hero"
Cast opposite Steven Seagal in the action thriller "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory"
Played the lead in Disney's made-for-television film "Wish Upon a Star"
Starred in the horror film "Bride of Chucky"
Cast as Isabel Evans on the sci-fi drama "Roswell" (The WB 1999-2001; UPN 2001-2002), role expanded in the second and third seasons
Played a competitive tomboy in the independent film "100 Girls"
Played Marty Claridge, a young, pregnant newlywed in Hallmark Entertainment's "Love Comes Softly"
Reprised the role of Marty in the sequel "Love's Enduring Promise"
Cast opposite Johnny Knoxville in the Farrelly brothers comedy "The Ringer"
Cast as Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens on the ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy"; earned Golden Globe (2007, 2008) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series; after much speculation, she left the show after six seasons to spend more time with family
Co-starred with Seth Rogen in the comedy "Knocked Up," written and directed by Judd Apatow
Starred as a romantic and completely selfless bridesmaid in "27 Dresses"
Co-starred with Gerard Butler in "The Ugly Truth"; directed by Robert Luketic
Re-teamed with director Robert Luketic for "Killers," co-starring Ashton Kutcher
Teamed up with Josh Duhamel for the comedy "Life as We Know It"
Cast in the ensemble romantic comedy "New Year's Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
Cast as bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in the feature adaptation of "One for the Money," based on Janet Evanovich's novel; also executive produced film
Co-starred in ensemble romantic comedy "The Big Wedding"
Lent her voice to "The Nut Job"
Co-starred with Ben Barnes in family drama "Jackie & Ryan"
Starred on the short-lived thriller series "State of Affairs"
Starred opposite Patrick Wilson in crime comedy "Home Sweet Hell"
Co-starred in Denise Di Novi's adultery revenge thriller "Unforgettable"
Starred on short-lived legal drama "Doubt"
Reprised role of Andie for animated sequel "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature"
Joined the cast of the hit legal drama "Suits"