Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Grey's Anatomy....Before The Scrubs

I'm curious about people who hit it big. How long did they toil in obscurity before some casting agent, some h.r. manager, ANYONE, noticed they had talent?

I've decided to start a little feature I'd like to call, Grey's Anatomy - Before the Scrubs. I started with Katherine Heigl, who plays cute and perky and hilarious Izzie on the popular ABC show.

I did a little digging on her background and guess what I discovered? Does anyone remember this movie?

It stars GĂ©rard Depardieu as the father who takes his teenage daughter on vacation to the Bahamas in order to spend some quality time with her, only to find out that she's spreading rumors that he is in fact her boyfriend, in order to look cool to a guy she has her eye on.

I used to watch this movie all the time, and it never hit me that Katherine Heigl was in it! She was Nicole - the daughter! She beat out a lot of other actresses for the role, including Alicia Silverstone.

Ms. Heigl was also a series regular on "Roswell," which I never watched. According to imdb.com she doesn't have any upcoming projects, which might be because Grey's Anatomy is keeping her so busy.


NEXT UP: Chandra Wilson

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Katherine Heigl can be seen in a few indie films too...

Right before she started shooting the pilot for Grey's Anatomy, she played the lead in a film called "Side Effects." Check out www.sideeffectsthemovie.com.

She's also appearing in an upcoming documentary, "Your Mommy Kills Animals."

That Journalist said...

I saw that documentary on her imdb.com page but didn't see much else....From the title alone it looks very interesting

queen-to-be said...

girl, I remember that movie and what about that Disney movie where her and her sister switched bodies?

Anywho, you DEFINITELY should try and come to NY! Shaunice, who selected us for the housing grants, is hosting the conference and maybe you could even holler at her as a former ASME intern and see if they could sponsor you a flight in. Airtran is having a mega sale! CJ

Paula Neal Mooney said...

That's a trip!

I loved that movie and I didn't know that was little Izzie back then.

Now I want to go watch it again.

Great investigative journalism.

Yolanda said...

Wow I didn't know that was her!!! I used to watch that movie too