Birth Date: 24 November 1978
Birth Place: New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Birth Name: Katherine Marie Heigl
Height: 5' 9''
Education: Attend school in New England
Relationship: Jason Behr (actor; b. December 30, 1973; engaged from 2003- 2004), Joseph Lawrence (actor; b. April 20, 1976; dating in 1994
Father: Paul Heigl (an accountant)
Mother: Nancy Heigl (Heigl's manager)
Sister: Meg (older)
Brother: Holt and Jason (older)
Claim to fame: Costarred opposite Gerard Depardieu in the Hollywood remake of the French romantic comedy My Father the Hero (1994
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Katherine Marie Heigl was born November 24, 1978 to parents Paul and Nancy. Raised in New Canaan, Connecticut, along with her 2 older brothers, Holt and Jason, and an older sister, Meg. Unfortunetly, Katherine's brother Jason passed away a few years ago.
Katherine was first thrust into the limelight as a child model. An aunt, visiting the family in New Canaan, took a number of photographs of her niece, then aged nine, in a series of poses to advertise a hair care product she had invented. Upon returning to New York, and with permission from Katherine's parents, she sent the photos to a number of modeling agencies. Within a few weeks Katherine had been signed to Wilhelmina, a renowned international modeling agency. Almost immediately she made her debut in a magazine advertisement, and soon followed this with an inaugural television appearance in a national commercial for Cheerios breakfast cereal
After making her film debut in That Night (1992), Heigl balanced movie work with high school, playing a small role in Steven Soderbergh's Depression-era drama King of the Hill (1993), starring as Gerard Depardieu's difficult daughter in My Father, the Hero (1994), and Steven Seagal's niece in the action sequel Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). Heigl headed to Los Angeles after high school to make acting her full-time job. Following a leading role in Wish Upon a Star (1996) and a small part as a Rita Hayworth stand-in in Stand-Ins (1997), Heigl made a foray into horror with Bug Buster (1998) and Bride of Chucky (1998). Branching out into television, Heigl co-starred with Peter Fonda in a Shakespeare-via-Civil War reworking of The Tempest (1998). Benefiting from the late-'90s wave of youth-driven TV shows, Heigl stayed with television and attracted an avid following as alien beauty Isabel on the cult hit Roswell.