Photo of Katherine Heigl Katherine Heigl

A child model turned actress, Katherine Heigl was born Nov. 24, 1978, in Washington, D.C. She premiered on the silver screen in That Night (1992) before accepting a small part in director Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill (1993), followed by a high-profile turn as GĂ©rard Depardieu's fractious daughter in My Father the Hero (1994).

The next few years brought Heigl mostly supporting parts in films such as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and Bride of Chucky (1998) before she landed a recurring role as an undercover alien on "Roswell." Heigl soon began turning heads with her shapely figure in made-for-TV fare such as Romy and Michele: In the Beginning (2005).

But Heigl ultimately found her niche -- and a considerable fan base -- playing hospital intern Izzie Stevens on the smash ensemble series "Grey's Anatomy." In 2007, the part garnered the star her first Emmy win.

Katherine Heigl in The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding

2013 R

A long-divorced couple feigns years of wedded bliss to please a special guest at their son's nuptials: his birth mother. As the hoax spins out of control among family and friends, it leaves behind a poignant and funny tale about the ties that bind.

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