Heigl lived in Virginia and then Denver, before her family moved into a Victorian-style farmhouse in the town of New Canaan, Connecticut, when Katherine was five, and where she spent the rest of her childhood.In 1986, her older brother Jason died of injuries suffered in a car accident, after being thrown from the back of a pickup truck while out for lunch with some of his high school classmates. Her brother's death led Heigl's parents to convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Heigl was reared in that faith (prior to that, her mother had been Lutheran and her father Catholic).
Heigl said, "We knew some of the same people and had some friends in common."Years later, after they'd both found fame, "We met up at one of his concerts. I had run into John, who was in town making a record or something. He would talk to me about other hot girls and stuff; it was friends."By this point, James Corden began to question if she was telling the truth.She made her film debut in That Night (1992) and later appeared in My Father the Hero (1994) as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995).From 1999 to 2002, Heigl co-starred as Isabel Evans on the television series Roswell."I had a wonderful childhood," Heigl once recalled. Everyone else went to beer parties; we played sardines and charades and Scrabble and went to Baskin-Robbins.It was innocent, and it was lovely—because life gets complicated soon enough.I was like, 'If this isn't exclusive and you're dating other people, that's fine, but I'm going to continue seeing John. The actress and the singer tied the knot in Park City, Utah, the following year, and they later adopted two daughters: Naleigh Mi-Eun and Adalaide Marie Hope.