Katherine Heigl’s career has been filled with highs and lows. Once quite literally as she starred in the lowest-earning movie in recorded history, the 2006 thriller Zyzzyx Road, which earned $30 at the box office. After working as a Sears and Macy’s catalog model as a child and doing some commercial work (Cheerios), she segued into movies as a teen (My Father The Hero, Bride of Chucky) and found cult fame on the high school alien series, Roswell. It still wasn’t enough to book roles on Felicity or Alias. However not booking the Jennifer Garner spy show meant she was free to audition for what would become her signature role — Dr. Izzie Stevens on the ABC hit Grey’s Anatomy, which she played from 2005 to 2010. Izzie earned Heigl a supporting actress Emmy in 2007, an ad campaign with Nautica and made her bankable enough to lead films like Knomncked Up, 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth. The same year the dog lover started Grey’s, she starred in a video for singer Josh Kelley and two and a half years later, they were walking down the aisle in Park City, Utah. The couple adopted daughter Naleigh from Korea in 2009 and daughter Adalaide Marie Hope domestically in 2012. Concentrating on family was her stated reason for leaving Grey’s although many pointed at her unhappiness with where the character’s story went (like dating George), sticky contract negotiations and her increasing big-screen opportunities.
Katherine Heigl Search Results
Fashion GoofsWhich stars slipped-up style-wise?
Baby's DebutKatherine Heigl and Josh Kelley finally bring their newly adopted daughter out in public.
Adoption News!Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley have adopted a second daughter.
Canoodling CoupleReese Witherspoon and Jim Toth take a walk hand-in-hand, plus more celeb PDA.
Baby StruggleKatherine Heigl admits that her adopted daughter rejected her at first.
Child Stars?!Find out why Naya Rivera and other celebs have surprising pasts as child stars.
Out and AboutChristina Hendricks enjoys spring in New York and more celebs out and about.
Fashion PurgeSee which celebs are in major need of a fashion purge.
Green CelebsSee which celebs have gotten into the St. Patrick's Day spirit a little early by wearing green.
Week in PhotosNicole Kidman spends the afternoon with her daughter, plus more of your favorite stars this week in photos.
From Crowd Ignite