Katherine Heigl started her career as a child model, and later turned her attention towards acting. Her movie debut came in ‘That Night’ (1992) and since then , she has continuously starred in commercially successful movies like ‘Knocked Up’ (2007), ’27 Dresses’ (2008), ‘The Ugly Truth’ (2009), ‘Killers’ (2010), ‘Life As We Know It’ (2010), ‘New Year’s Eve’ (2011) etc.
She made her TV debut in ‘Roswell’ (1999-2004). She was loved for her role of ‘Izzie Stevens’ in medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (2005-10), and won a ‘Primetime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ in 2005. She also starred in ‘State of Affairs’ (2014-15) and ‘Doubt’ in 2017.
She has also worked in many television films including ‘Wish Upon a Star’ (1996), ‘The Tempest’ (1998), ‘Critical Assembly’ (2003), ‘Love Comes Softly’ (2003), ‘Wuthering Heights’ (2003), ‘Love’s Enduring Promise’ (2004), ‘Romy and Michele: In the Beginning’ (2005) etc.
Her list of not so successful movies include ‘Bride of Chucky’ (1998), ‘Valentine’ (2001), ‘Critical Assembly’ (2003), ‘The Ringer’ (2005), ‘Zyzzyx Road’ (2006), ‘Caffeine’ (2006), ‘One for the Money’ (2010), ‘Jenny’s Wedding’ (2015), ‘Home Sweet Hell’ (2015), ‘Unforgettable’ (2017) etc. Her top grossing movie till date remains to be ‘Knocked Up’.
Life as We Know It centres around a man and a woman who dislike each other but end up with the responsibility of taking care of their best friends' baby after their friends die in an accident. It stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as the baby's godparents whose mutual hate turns into acceptance after the arrival of the baby.
Alison Scott goes to a night club to celebrate her promotion and ends up having a one night stand with reckless pothead Ben Stone that results in pregnancy. Deciding to keep the baby despite possible negative implications in her life and job, she tracks down Ben who, a big baby himself, tries his best to support her.
Abby Richter’s morning show isn’t doing well and to boost ratings, the TV station employs Mike Chadway to host a small segment in the show. Mike’s view on romance disgust Abby, but she agrees to work with him and take his advice to win over her dream man, Colin. The outcome; however, is unexpected.
Jane Nichols has been the bridesmaid for 27 weddings and has all the bridesmaid dresses in her closet. When Jane’s younger sister Tess gets engaged to George, the man Jane loves, she has to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, reporter Kevin starts doing a piece on Jane’s unusual story, leading to unexpected complications.
Steve needs to raise $28,000 within two weeks if he wants to save his friend from losing three of his fingers. That apart, his uncle has also racked up a huge gambling debt, which needs to be paid immediately. It seems that the only way out for him is to pretend that he is mentally challenged and rig the Special Olympics.
Following a break-up Jen Kornfeldt meets and falls in love with Spencer Aimes in Nice, France. Spencer who is secretly a professional assassin gives up his job to settle down with Jen. However, when Spencer’s former life catches up with him, secrets are revealed including the true identity of Jen’s father.
The film depicts several intertwined stories involving varied incidents and emotions experienced by different individuals on the night of the New Year’s Eve and highlights different human elements such as love, hope, and forgiveness, second chance and promise. Second of the three romantic comedy films directed by Garry Marshall, it was a huge box office success.
This action thriller film tells the story of a Casey Ryback, a retired Navy officer, who boards a train as he is out on a vacation with his niece. However, he realizes that the train is being used by terrorists to hijack a top destructive US satellite.
After losing her job, Stephanie Plum, who is also newly divorced, seeks out a new job to cover her debts. She eventually finds a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a former cop who is wanted for murder. Coincidentally, this man is also her former lover.
The Big Wedding is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story of a long-divorced couple who must now pretend to be married as their family unites for a wedding.
Bride of Chucky is a comedy horror film, which tells the story of two possessed dolls, as they head to New Jersey in order to look for an amulet, which will help them in regaining their human form.
Five different women who are preparing for Valentine’s Day celebrations are being stalked by someone whom they had rejected several years ago. Soon a masked killer starts hunting them one by one.
The Nut Job is an animated adventure comedy film which tells the story of an exiled squirrel who raids a nut store in order to help the residents of his former colony. However, the store is also a front for a human gang of bank robbers.
Katherine Heigl Awards
|Grey's Anatomy||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||2007|
|Winner||Favorite TV Drama Actress||2010|
|Winner||Favorite Female TV Star||2008|