Katherine Heigl is the most successful ex-Roswell TV show actress. She has been seen on TV as well as on the big screen.
In her latest DVD release, the Big Wedding, she plays Lyla, the daughter of a divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) who fakes being married for a family reunion.
Katherine Heigl: model, actress, producer, MOM and wife
Katherine Heigl, known as Katie to her family, was born in Washington in 1978. She spent her formative years in Connecticut being brought up in the Mormon faith following the death of her brother. Katherine no longer practices this faith but credits its teaching with much of her moral strength.
When she was 8 years old an aunt invented a hair-care product and used Katherine as her model. This was the start of a long career in modelling and acting. She got her first movie role when she was only 11 years old.
Today she is a much loved actress with roles on screen and TV. She began to be better known when she co-starred in the teenage drama Roswell where she played the part of an alien living among humans. Perhaps her most notable TV role though was as Issy in Grey’s Anatomy – a show that gained Katherine, the cast, writers and directors many awards. She retired from the show after the 6th series to spend more time on other projects and with her family.
Among her many film rolls, Katherine starred in movies such as Knocked Up, 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth. Full list of her TV and movie roles here.
Following her parent’s divorce, Katherine’s mother took on the role of manager and together they established a production company in 2007. This has given her the opportunity to work on both sides of the camera, something she has always expressed a desire to do.
She is married to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley and they have one adopted daughter, Naleigh. Naleigh is Korean and she was born with a congenital heart defect.