Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl ( HY-gəl; born November 24, 1978) is an American actress. She played Izzie Stevens on the ABC television medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, a role that brought her recognition and accolades, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. Heigl started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting, making her film debut in That Night (1992) and later appearing in My Father the Hero (1994), Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) Wish upon a Star (1996) and Bride of Chucky (1998). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katherine Heigl has received more than 24,510,533 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Katherine Heigl is the 2,132nd most popular actor (down from 1,412th in 2019), the 3,437th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,469th in 2019) and the 985th most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 25M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 53.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Katherine Heigl ranks 2,132 out of 13,578Before her are Gustavo Rojo, Per Oscarsson, Thomas F. Wilson, Néstor Pitana, Cicely Tyson, and Tyga. After her are Dolores Costello, Leonid Bykov, Raymond Massey, Bruce McGill, Julie Harris, and Gong Yoo.

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Among people born in 1978, Katherine Heigl ranks 34Before her are Claudio Pizarro, Dirk Nowitzki, Zoe Saldana, Kakha Kaladze, Josh Hartnett, and Shunsuke Nakamura. After her are Walter Samuel, Nelly Furtado, Stana Katic, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, Kumail Nanjiani, and Daniel Van Buyten.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Katherine Heigl ranks 3,437 out of 20,380Before her are Evelyn McHale (1923), Alvin E. Roth (1951), Barbara Kruger (1945), Cicely Tyson (1924), Tyga (1989), and Bill Nelson (1942). After her are James J. Gibson (1904), Chaka Khan (1953), Jay-Z (1969), Dolores Costello (1903), Henry Darger (1892), and Bruce McGill (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Katherine Heigl ranks 985Before her are Jill Clayburgh (1944), Kathryn Morris (1969), Leslie Easterbrook (1949), Thomas F. Wilson (1959), Cicely Tyson (1924), and Tyga (1989). After her are Dolores Costello (1903), Bruce McGill (1950), Julie Harris (1925), Richard Belzer (1944), Tony Musante (1936), and Bonnie Aarons (1979).

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