Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is an award winning actress and a producer. She is best known for her starring roles in the feature films “Knocked Up”, “27 Dresses” and “The Ugly Truth”, and for her portrayal of Dr. Isobel ‘Izzie’ Stevens in the renowned ABC television medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, where her performances earned her an Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress In A Series.

On the big screen, Heigl starred opposite Seth Rogen in Judd Apatow’s smash hit “Knocked Up” and Gerard Butler in the hugely successful romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth” – both movies earning over $200 million at the box office. She followed up with star turns in the iconic wedding themed “27 Dresses,” with Edward Burns and James Marsden, and the parental comedy “Life as We Know It” alongside Josh Duhamel.

Heigl’s film credits also include “Unforgettable”, “The Big Wedding,” “One For The Money”, “New Year’s Eve”, “Killers”, “The Ringer”, “Valentine”, “Bride Of Chucky”, “Wish Upon A Star“, “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory”, and Steven Soderbergh’s lauded depression-era drama, “King of the Hill”. Her first leading role was in Touchstone Pictures “My Father the Hero”, alongside Gérard Dépardieu in 1994. Additionally, she voiced Andie the squirrel in the hit animated comedy feature “The Nut Job” and its sequel “The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature”.

In 2007, Katherine partnered with her mother and business partner Nancy Heigl to form the production company Abishag, and has since served as an executive producer on a number of movie and television projects in which she has also starred. Under their Abishag banner, the Heigl’s also developed and produced the CIA espionage series “State Of Affairs” for NBC, in which Katherine played the central role opposite Alfre Woodard.

Further television credits for Heigl include the CBS legal drama series “Doubt”, Christian drama telefilm “Love Comes Softly” and three seasons starring as the alien-human hybrid Isabel Evans in Jason Katims cult sci-fi show “Roswell”.

Having recently completed several seasons headlining the critically acclaimed USA Network television series “Suits” as hard-hitting lawyer Samantha Wheeler, Katherine can next be seen on screen leading the Netflix adaptation of the best-selling novel “Firefly Lane” with Sarah Chalke, and in the upcoming psychological thriller “Fear Of Rain” co-starring Harry Connick Jr. She is also set to star in the limited series “Woodhull”, the story of feminist icon Victoria Woodhull who was the first woman to run for the U.S. presidency in 1872.

Outside of film and television, Katherine co-founded the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation with Nancy Heigl in 2008 with the goal of ending animal cruelty, neglect and abuse. In addition to working closely with children’s groups and charities to raise awareness of adoption and fostering, she is also dedicated to promoting the importance of organ and tissue donation.

In her personal life, Katherine is married to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley and the couple have three children: daughters Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun and Adalaide Marie Hope; and a son, Joshua Bishop Kelley Jr. Katherine lives in rural Utah, where she resides with her family, five dogs and three cats. She enjoys reading, art, crafts, knitting, gardening and cooking in her spare time.