‘Firefly Lane’: What Is Katherine Heigl’s Net Worth After Being Blacklisted From Hollywood?
More than a decade after leaving Grey’s Anatomy and following a slew of less successful films and TV shows, Katherine Heigl is back on TV in Netflix’s Firefly Lane. The actor has been working in Hollywood since the ’90s. However, at the height of her fame when she appeared on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, she seemingly threw it all away. Now that Heigl is back on TV, she’s adding to her already expansive net worth.
Katherine Heigl stars in Netflix’s ‘Firefly Lane’
Heigl stars opposite Scrubs alum, Sarah Chalke in the new Netflix drama Firefly Lane based on Kristin Hannah’s novel of the same name. The series follows, best friends Kate (Chalke) and Tully (Heigl), who remain entrenched in a tight, yet sometimes violate relationship from when they first meet in grade school and across three decades.
Though she’s had roles in films like 27 Dresses and more recent roles like State of Affairs, this is Heigl’s latest big comeback.
Katherine Heigl was blacklisted from Hollywood
After leaving Grey’s Anatomy at the height of her popularity, Heigl was labeled “difficult” and “unprofessional” which essentially led to her getting blacklisted from Hollywood.
Not only did she besmirch the 2007 film Knocked Up and her role in it, she also criticized Grey’s Anatomy’s writers and producers, pulling her name from the Emmy race. “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination, and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention,” she said in a statement at the time. “In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials.”
Now Heigl is done apologizing for it. “I may have said a couple of things you didn’t like, but then that escalated to ‘she’s ungrateful,’ then that escalated to ‘she’s difficult,’ and that escalated to ‘she’s unprofessional,'” she told The Washington Post. “What is your definition of difficult? Somebody with an opinion that you don’t like? Now, I’m 42, and that sh*t pisses me off.”
Katherine Heigl’s net worth is $30 million
For a time, Heigl was Hollywood’s “It girl” after starring as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy. However, Heigl shocked everyone when she left after the sixth season of the series. She refused to submit her name for an Emmy, eventually claiming that the writing was not up to par.
At the time, having started in the hit Judd Apatow films Knocked Up, she called the film sexist saying it “paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys.” When she left Grey’s Anatomy, creator Shonda Rhimes also did not have kind words for the
“I don’t put up with bullsh*t or nasty people,” The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t have time for it. There are no Heigls in this situation.”
Though Heigl’s work since exiting Grey’s hasn’t been quite as high profile. she’s still a very successful actor. According to Celebrity Net Worth is $30 million.