Birthday: November 24
Katherine Heigl is an Emmy Award-winning and two time Golden Globe-nominated actress and producer. She is well-known for her starring roles in the feature films “The Ugly Truth,” “27 Dresses” and “Knocked Up,” as well as her portrayal of Dr. Isobel Stevens in the television series “Grey's Anatomy,” for six seasons.
Heigl’s additional feature film credits include “The Big Wedding,” “New Year’s Eve,” “Life as We Know It,” “Killers,” “The Ringer,” “My Father the Hero” and “King of the Hill.” Next, Heigl will appear in the upcoming feature “To Have and To Hold,” with Rosario Dawson. Recently, she starred in the independent feature films “Jackie & Ryan” and “Jenny’s Wedding.”
Heigl’s voiceover work includes the animated comedy feature “The Nut Job” and its upcoming sequel, “The Nut Job 2.”
Along with her mother Nancy, Heigl co-founded the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation in honor of her older brother who died in an automobile accident, and whose strong, compassionate nature and great love of animals is the cornerstone of the foundation’s endeavors. They are using their resources to work directly to address the pet population crises in Los Angeles and across the country. The foundation launched the “Compassion Revolution” in 2010, pledging over 1 million dollars to a variety of low-cost and free spay/neuter programs in Los Angeles and surrounding counties as a key component to reducing the number of animals in shelters. Also, the foundation presently funds pet education programs, pet adoption programs and supports small dog transport from local kill shelters to both no-kill shelters and rescue facilities throughout the country. In addition, she supports Donate Life, the organ donation foundation.
Heigl is married to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley and they have two daughters. Currently, she is pregnant with the couple’s third child. They reside in Utah with nine dogs and four cats. Their ranch in Utah is also home to a host of other animals, including nine horses, two donkeys, two pygmy goats, nine chickens and two miniature horses.
Her birthday is November 24. Follow her on Twitter @KatieHeigl and on Instagram @katherineheigl.