|Katherine Heigl has had an outstanding year. Her role on Grey's Anatomy garnered her
an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She also starred in the
box-office hit Knocked Up, was interviewed by journalist Barbara Walters as one of her "10
Most Fascinating People of 2007," and married singer Josh Kelley. A former model,
Katherine Heigl is beautiful, well-spoken, humorous, talented... the list goes on. We look
forward to seeing her in the upcoming 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth.
Katherine Marie Heigl was born in Washington, DC, on November 24, 1978, to Nancy and
Paul Heigl. A short time afterward, the family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where
Katherine was to spend the majority of her childhood; the youngest member of her family,
Katherine--or "Katie" as she is nicknamed--has two elder siblings, John and Meg.
Katherine was first thrust into the limelight as a child model. An aunt, visiting the family in
New Canaan, took a number of photographs of Katherine, then aged nine, in a series of
poses to advertise a hair care product she had invented. Upon returning to New York, with
permission from Katherine's parents, she sent the photos to a number of modeling agencies.
Within a few weeks Katherine had been signed to Wilhelmina, a renowned international
modeling agency. Almost immediately she made her debut in a magazine advertisement and
soon followed this with an inaugural television appearance in a national commercial for
Cheerios breakfast cereal.
People's Choice Awards - Favorite Female TV Star
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #7
Emmy Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for: "Grey's Anatomy"
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
for: "Grey's Anatomy"
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women #35
Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards - Camie for: Love's Enduring Promise
Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards - Camie for: Love Comes Softly