How much is Katherine Heigl worth?
|Date of Birth:
|November 24, 1978
|United States of America
About Katherine Heigl
You may have seen her portraying a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy or experiencing love on the big screen in films like Life as We Know It and 27 Dresses. This Hollywood beauty is a force to be reckoned with whether she’s portraying a doctor, mother, or down-and-out diva.
tragedy first, then triumph
Katherine, who was born in the capital city of the United States, went to New Canaan, Connecticut, with her parents and three elder siblings. Little did they realize that catastrophe awaited them there. When Katherine was only eight years old, her brother Jason, then fifteen, was involved in a car accident with some friends that resulted in him being thrown from the back of a pickup truck. He was diagnosed as brain dead after suffering severe brain damage.
He was taken off life support, and his family was forced to make the difficult decision to donate his organs. Although Katherine was quite young at the time, the passing of her brother served as a significant catalyst for her subsequent support of organ donation.
Katherine continued living after his death, just as life does. Before sending some of the images to a New York modeling agency, Katherine’s aunt, who had created a hair care product, asked her to model for her advertising.
When Katherine was just nine years old, she joined the Wilhelmina modeling agency a short while later and began booking work as a model for Lord & Taylor and Sears, as well as landing a Cheerios commercial.
She made her acting debut in the 1992 movie That Night, which led her to realize that acting was much more her love than modeling. The following year, she landed her first main part opposite Gerard Depardieu in My Father, the Hero after making an appearance in Steven Soderbergh’s King of the Hill. Katherine, though, didn’t let her rising fame and brilliance get to her head. She continued to attend New Canaan High School and maintained her grades while working as a model and actress during her free time.
The Triple Threat of Action, Horror, and Romance
She made her acting debut in 1995’s Under Siege 2: Dark Territory before transferring to a main role in Disney’s television movie Wish Upon a Star the following year. To keep her family together, Katherine would require more than a few wishes, though.
In the same year that her parents divorced, she went to Los Angeles with her mother, who also assumed management of Katherine.
Katherine experimented with a variety of genres during the following few years, appearing in movies including Stand-ins (1997), The Tempest (1998), Bug Buster (1998), and Bride of Chucky (1998).
A year later, she was chosen to play one of three trapped extraterrestrial teenagers trying to lead a typical life on Earth in the television series Roswell. Her performance earned her numerous magazine covers and appearances on late-night talk shows. However, the sci-fi series was canceled three years later, and Katherine went on to make appearances on programs like The Twilight Zone and land the lead part in the Romy and Michele: In the Beginning prequel to Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.
Being knocked up while acting as a doctor
Katherine was given the part that would make her famous all over America in 2005. She joined the Grey’s Anatomy cast as Dr. Izzie Stevens, a part for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. She co-starred in the box office smash comedy Knocked Up with Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd that same year.
When Katherine became engaged to musician Josh Kelley the following June, things for her only got better. The couple wed in December 2007, and three years later they brought home their first child, a baby girl from South Korea named Naleigh.
Gold Box Office
Heigl’s performance on Grey’s Anatomy earned her an Emmy in September 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She continued to appear in romantic comedies including 27 Dresses (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Killers (2010), and Life As We Know It in an effort to capitalize on her fame (2010).
But great drama also came along with all of her accomplishments. When Katherine withdrew her name from consideration for an Emmy in 2008, claiming that the content for her character that season didn’t merit an award, there were allegations of conflict between the actress and Grey’s Anatomy creator, Shonda Rhimes. After years of reports that Katherine wanted to quit, it was said that in early 2010, after being given a break to make a movie, she failed to show up for work and was subsequently freed from her contract.
Katherine is enthusiastically embracing the silver screen after being released from her TV duties as Dr. Izzie, but her main priority is still being a mother.
“I think that everybody has a right to their own thoughts, their own feelings and their own private moments, if they want them. If my husband had a second wife in Spain, that would probably be too big a secret to keep. But, if he’s using Rogaine, that’s okay, he doesn’t have to tell me.”