Katherine Heigl, an American actress, is known for her comic characters, but we don’t have any idea about the young woman beneath that image. She carries a retro touch, and looks like a 1950’s era actress with glamour and grace that 1950’s stars had. Let us find out some interesting facts about Katherine Heigl.
1. Early life and family
Katherine Marie Heigl was born in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 1978, to Paul and Nancy Heigl. She is the youngest of their 4 children, and settled in New Canaan, Connecticut, where she spent majority of her childhood.
2. Difficult early times
When she was just 7, her older brother, Jason, died in a car accident. In 1996, her parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her mother’s recovery, they moved into a 4 bhk in Malibu Canyon, California with her mother, who also became her manager.
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3. Educational background
4. Early modelling
When she was 9, her aunt sent pictures of Katherine to modeling agencies, after which she signed with the a renowned agency Wilhelmina Models. Then she started modeling in commercials, and auditioning for TV and film roles.
5. Covergirl Katherine
6. The big break
In 1999, she was cast in a starring role on the teen science-fiction show Roswell, which expanded for 3 seasons. This show really widened her exposure in Hollywood.
7. Grey’s Anatomy success
In 2005, she was cast in a medical drama called Grey’s Anatomy. It was premiered in March 2005 and instantly became a big hit, which provided an opening for her in Hollywood.
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8. Multi talented lady
9. Animal lover
Heigl, along with her mother, started Heigl’s Hounds of Hope which operates as a part of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, in the honor of Katherine’s brother, who was killed in a car accident in 1986. It mainly rescues larger dogs with behavior problems from shelters with a high kill rate and rehabilitates them.
10. Personal life
11. Adoption of 2 girls
Even before she was engaged, she was interested in adopting a girl. This inspiration came from her Korean sister Meg, who was adopted by her parents. In 2009, the couple adopted their first daughter, Naleigh, from South Korea, and in 2012, they adopted their second daughter, Adalaide Marie Hope, of Louisiana.
12. Awards won
13. Story of a crazy fan
A crazy fan of her first TV show Roswell, mailed thousands of Tabasco sauce bottles, the favorite condiment of the lead characters.
14. She wanted to quit
After getting rejected for roles on Felicity and Alias, she wanted to quit. But it proved to be a blessing in disguise for her, because if she got selected for Alias, she wouldn’t have been available to audition for Grey’s Anatomy.
15. Part of the lowest earning movie