Katherine Heigl was born November 24, 1978 in Washington DC, she is the daughter of Nancy and Paul Heigl , respectively of Irish and German descent . The youngest of five children , she grew up in Virginia in the tradition of Mormon. At only 9 years old, she began a modeling career and appeared on mail order catalogs . Her film debut in 1992 in That Night Craig Bolotin then gets her first big role two years later in the American remake of My Father the Hero , alongside Gérard Depardieu. In 1995, she is the niece of Steven Seagal fearless in trap speed , and opens at 17 , the gates of glory. While Hollywood it makes eyes , and it connects fiction series on television while participating in some arthouse films . In 2005, his career took an international turn when embodies Isobel ” Izzie ” Stevens, a house surgeon in the phenomenon series Grey 's Anatomy.
In 1999, she made headlines by showing people with Jason Behr, its partner in the Roswell series . In 2005 , she appeared in a music video of singer Josh Kelley and falls madly in love with him. The couple became engaged in 2006 and married in December of the following year.