About Katherine Heigl - Katherine Heigl was an experienced movie actress by the time
she was cast as one of the out-of-this-world teenagers on WBs
Roswell in 1999. Born and raised in Connecticut, Heigl began
modeling and appearing in TV ads as a child. After making her
film debut in That Night , Heigl balanced movie work with high
school, playing a small role in Steven Soderberghs Depression-era
drama King of the Hill , and starring as Gerard Depardieus
difficult daughter in My Father, the Hero and Steven Seagals
niece in the action sequel Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. Heigl
headed to Los Angeles after high school to make acting her full-time
job. Following a leading role in Wish Upon a Star and a small
part as a Rita Hayworth stand-in in Stand-Ins , Heigl made a
foray into horror with Bug Buster and Bride of Chuckie . Branching
out into television, Heigl co-starred with Peter Fonda in a
Shakespeare-via-Civil War reworking of The Tempest . Benefiting
from the late 1990s wave of youth-driven TV shows, Heigl stayed
with television and attracted an avid following as alien beauty
Isabel on the cult hit Roswell. Despite shaky ratings, the shows
passionate fan base ensured that Heigl and her co-stars would
return for another season in 2000.
Katherine Heigl poses for a magazine photo shoot
Katherine Heigl was born in Connecticut on November 24, 1978.
She grew up there, with her two older brothers and older sister.
The natural blonde got her start as a child model is Sears catelogs.
She then moved to commercial work, which eventually opened doors
for film roles. Small roles in That Night and King of the Hill.
In 1994, Katherine had a main role in My Father the Hero, playing
Gerard Depardieu's resentful daughter. This lead up to playing
Steven Segal's niece in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. After
this role, Katherine flourished with fame, appearing on David
Letterman and Jay Leno, and on the cover of Seventeen Magazine.
Follwing the graduation of high school, Katherine moved to California
to concentrate on acting, full-time. She starred in the independent
feautures Prince Valiant and Stand-In's. In 1998, Katherine
became part of the Chucky sequels, when she joined the cast,
including Jennifer Tilly, in the cult-hit, The Bride of Chucky.
Despite the horror of Chucky, the 5'8" actres went on to
co-star with Peter Fonda in the TV-movie, The Tempest. And now,
she plays Isabel Evens on the WB hit, Roswell. Look for Katherine
in upcoming movies, she is on the fast track to fame.
Katherine Heigl photo during Maxim magazine shoot
Was with the Elite Modelling Agency. Has two older brothers,
Holt and Jason; and older sister, Meg. Auditioned for all 3
female leads on "Roswell" (1999) before being cast
as Isabel. She is half Irish and half German. She has green
eyes. Former model. Began dating Joey Lawrence in 1994. They
met at Seventeen Magazine's 50th Anniversary party. Graduated
from New Canaan High School class of 1996. Beat out Alicia Silverstone
for the lead role in My Father the Hero (1994). (2000) Dated
'Roswell' costar Jason Behr. Her brother Jason died when Katherine
1994 film My Father, The Hero. Katherine then went on to have
a part in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. After graduating from
New Canaan High School, where she balanced acting and modeling
with the hectic life of a student, she pursued a full-time acting
career. She went on to star in independent films such as Prince
Valiant and Wish Upon a Star. Katherine then starred opposite
Peter Fonda in the TV film, The Tempest. She now has a regular
part on Roswell, the hit alien series on the WB network, where
she is Isabel, an alien with 2 brothers Max and Michael. While
working on Roswell, Katherine made time to take on two film
projects, with roles in 100 Girls and Valentine. She also has
upcoming roles in two new feature films.
Films and TV Shows:
That Night (1992)
King of the Hill
My Father, The Hero (1994)
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Wish upon a Star
Bride of Chucky (1998)
100 Girls and Valentine.