ONE FOR THE MONEY
KATHERINE HEIGL (Stephanie Plum, Executive Producer) became a box-office
sensation starring first in Judd Apatow's smash hit comedy, "Knocked Up,"
followed by a starring turn with Ed Burns and James Marsden in the romantic
comedy, "27 Dresses," and then opposite Gerard Butler in the romantic comedy
"The Ugly Truth," which she also executive produced. These earned Heigl
Star of the Year" honors at the 2010 ShoWest awards.
Heigl will next be seen starring in Gary Marshall's "New Year's Eve" opposite
Jon Bon Jovi for New Line Pictures, and recently completed filming on "The
Wedding" alongside Robert DeNiro, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Topher
Heigl's film credits include "Life As We Know It," opposite Josh Duhamel,
directed by Greg Berlanti; the action comedy "Killers," opposite Ashton Kutcher
for director Robert Luketic; the comedy "The Ringer"; Steven Soderbergh's
critically acclaimed depression-era drama "King of the Hill"; "Under Seige 2:
Dark Territory"; "Stand-Ins" and "That Night." Her first feature film leading
role was in Touchstone Pictures' "My Father the Hero," starring opposite Gerard
Heigl will star in "The Knitting Circle" for HBO Films, executive producing the
project with her mother and producing partner, Nancy Heigl, under their Abishag
banner, alongside Pine Street Pictures. Craig Wright is writing the screenplay
adaptation, based on the best-selling novel by Ann Hood. Abishag also recently
announced that they will executive produce an original series, "Trending," for
The CW Network. They are partnering with Lakeshore Entertainment and CBS TV
Studios on the project. Gren Wells is writing the pilot.
On television, for six seasons, Heigl portrayed 'Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens',
the small-town girl constantly battling for respect amongst her peers, on ABC's
critically acclaimed drama "Grey's Anatomy." In 2007, Heigl earned a Primetime
Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Heigl also
starred on the WB sci-fi drama series, "Roswell."
In May of 2009, Katherine Heigl and her mother Nancy launched the Jason Debus
Heigl Foundation in honor of her older brother, who died much too young in an
automobile accident and whose strong, compassionate nature and great love of
animals was the cornerstone of their endeavors. The Heigls are using their
resources to work directly to address the pet population crises in Los Angeles
and across the country.
Toward that goal, the Foundation launched the "Compassion Revolution" in
September of 2010, pledging over one million dollars to a variety of low cost
and free spay/neuter programs in Los Angeles and surrounding counties, as a key
component to reducing the number of animals in shelters. The Foundation also
presently funds pet education programs, actively supports pet adoption programs,
and fund and supports small dog transport from local kill shelters to both no
kill shelters and rescues facilities throughout the country. To date the
Foundation has funded the transport of over 4500 animals out of high kill
shelters to areas where they are rapidly adopted.
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