Former fashion model Katherine Heigl rose to prominence in the entertainment industry through a variety of film and television roles, including Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy, a role for which she earned an Emmy in 2007.
By 2010, her
five year run on the show ended after she publicly criticized the show’s writing and eventually parted ways with the show and its creator, Shonda Rhimes. Her additional public criticism of her breakout role on the big screen, Knocked Up, didn’t do much to endear her to the film industry, and before long, she was doing commercials for cold medication and kitty litter. Though Heigl has continued to find television and film work -- including a starring role on the TV series State of Affairs (which lasted one season), a few forgettable dramedies, and an uninspired animated film -- it appears as though she’s still serving a cinematic sentence for talking smack about her most well-performing projects.