Katherine Heigl came into prominence for her role as Izzy Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy. Prior to that, she was working actively in Hollywood with roles in That Night, My Father The Hero and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. She also got a prominent role on Roswell, an American science fiction show that also starred Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Colin Hanks and Brendan Fehr. She is also a former fashion model, whose career started while she was still a child with Wilhelmina Models. During her time as a cover model, she appeared in several magazines including Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair and Maxim.
Her role on Grey’s Anatomy shot her up to international fame and critical success. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The role also led to several movie roles including Life As We Know It, Killers, Knocked Up, New Year’s Eve, The Ugly Truth, 27 Dresses, The Big Wedding and Unforgettable. She also appeared in movies such as Home Sweet Hell, Jenny’s Wedding and Jackie & Ryan.
She appeared in the television series, State of Affairs and lent her voice to the animated movies, The Nut Job and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. In 2018, she joined the cast of Suits as Samantha Wheeler, a new partner at Pearson Specter Litt, the show’s fictional law firm.
Katherine Marie Heigl was born on the 24th of November, 1978 in Washington, D.C. the youngest of four children. Her mother, Nancy was a personal manager while her father, Paul, was an accountant and financial executive. She has three siblings, Holt, Jason who passed away and Meg who was adopted. Her family lived in Northern Virginia before relocating to Denver and finally to Connecticut where she spent the rest of her childhood.
Her brother who passed away in 1986, Jason, was thrown from the back of a pickup truck while he went out for lunch with some of his friends from high school. After his death, his family donated his organs. Her brother’s death was the reason her parents converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is of Irish, German and Irish descent
Even though Katherine Heigl went through a bit of a rough patch in Hollywood, she is still worth $25 Million. This is a result of years of savvy savings and expenditures during her more successful years.
After being labelled ‘difficult to work it’, she saw the movie roles begin to dry up and her name was no longer a box office pull as it used to be. Despite that, Katherine has managed to hang on to her impressive net worth.
With the salaries from her early roles during her break out years, and the salaries she gets as a movie star on television shows, she’s currently doing well and there’s no worry about her net worth dwindling.
Katherine Heigl’s Family, Kids, Husband
Katherine is married to Josh Kelley, a musician. They met on the set of his music video, Only You, where she played his love interest. The two got engaged in 2006 and got married on the 23rd of December, 2007. Before getting married, they chose not to live together stating that they wanted to save something for the marriage, to allow the marriage come with new experiences different from those of their relationship.
They adopted a daughter from South Korea in 2009, Naleigh (Nancy Leigh). Katherine’s adoptive sister is also originally from South Korea. Naleigh was born with a heart defect and had to undergo surgery before leaving South Korea. They adopted their second daughter, Adalaide, from the United States in 2012. In 2016, the couple announced that they were expecting their first biological child, a son. Their son, Joshua Kelly Junior was born on the 20th of December, 2016.
Presently, they have two daughters and one son. Josh’s brother is Charles Kelley – one of the members of the acclaimed music group, Lady Antebellum.
Katherine Heigl Height, Weight, Feet & Measurements
Full Name: Katherine Marie Heigl
Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight: 58 kg or 128 pounds
Feet/Shoe Size: 9.5 (US)
Date of Birth: November 24, 1978
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., USA
Marital Status: Married
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Net Worth: $25 Million