Didn’t know Katherine Heigl used to be a child star? Before she rose to fame as Izzy Stevens on “Grey’s Anatomy,” Heigl was a child model and actress, popping up in the so-bad-it’s-good 1994 movie My Father the Hero and made-for-TV Disney movies like Wish Upon a Star. Around that time, her parents divorced and her mother was diagnosed with cancer, but the blonde beauty didn’t let those heartbreaking setbacks derail her or let her fall into drugs and DUIs the way Ms. Lohan’s family problems did. Instead, she remained tabloid-free and got a lead role on The WB sci-fi hit “Roswell” and continued making movies until she got her breakout role as Izzy on “Grey’s,” which garnered her an Emmy win and two Golden Globe nominations. With her turns in Knocked Up, 27 Dresses and Life As We Know It, the former child star transformed herself not only into a successful adult actress but also into a rom-com hit-making machine!
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