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Katherine Heigl's Height is 5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

American actress best known for playing Dr Izzie Stevens on tv series Grey's Anatomy. In film she can be seen in Knocked Up and 27 Dresses. In a 2000 maxim chat she said "I'm 5'9" but she's also said 5ft 8 and in a 2014 during a Q&A she said "5'8 1/2" 6' in heels!"

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linke said on 11/May/15
Glow says on 2/Jul/13
Actually Luna, 5'9" for a woman is about the equivalent of 6'3" for a guy.

5'9 for a woman is more like a 6'2 guy.
J.Lee said on 13/Jan/15
Rob, look at these pics. David Duchovny is 6 ft 0.25. That makes her 3.75 inches shorter than him. But does she look taller than him in these pics?

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[Editor Rob: she might have a little camera advantage in one shot, hard to say how much exactly. I think both their heights are ok]
Silent_D said on 12/Jan/15
I think 174cm is more reasonable but i'm not sure malin akerman is a full 173cm though.
lollipop95 said on 2/Jan/15
The average height difference depends. In Ireland, the average female height is 5'5(same in UK, unless it changed) so a 5'3 woman would the same as a 5'7 man
Jack said on 26/May/14
@Glow, close but you're off by an inch.
In USA, average female height is 5'4 and average male height is 5'9.
So that makes the difference between the genders at 5 inches not 6.
A 5'8 man would therefore be the equivalent of a 5'3 woman not a 5'2 woman.
Just said on 27/Jan/14
@Silent d She can't be only 5'8, because Malin Akerman is 5'8. In "27 Dresses" Katherine is clearly taller than Malin.
Just said on 15/Dec/13
She's tall. I always thought that she's 5'9.
divincodino92 said on 17/Nov/13
Could be 170-171 Rob?
[Editor Rob: I'd be surprised if she was just that.]
Sarlon said on 19/Oct/13
Is more easy to say there is a 1.07-1.09 height ratio between sexes.
jordydecke said on 9/Sep/13
just to add to the comments about male and female heights here - girls tend to grow faster than guys when it comes to height. I (being a guy) was about 5'2 or 5'3 most of the way through high school, easily one of the shortest in the whole year group but when I passed 16 I began to grow and now I'm 23 and a strong 5'11. So I'm sure some of the guys will catch up but on the whole people are definitely getting taller. I'm one of the shortest of my friend group - surprising as I'm only a shade under 6' but most of the guys are about 6'1 and 6'2 and it's surprisingly noticeable.
Glow said on 2/Jul/13
Actually Luna, 5'9" for a woman is about the equivalent of 6'3" for a guy.

If you go by average heights in most western countries, all you do is deduct the six inches from the male height to find the female equivalent. It should be as follows:

5ft Female = 5'6 Male (think Tom Cruise)
5'1 Female = 5'7 Male
5'2 Female = 5'8 Male
5'3 Female = 5'9 Male
5'4 Female = 5'10 Male
5'5 Female = 5'11 Male
5'6 Female = 6 ft Male
5'7 Female = 6'1 Male
5'8 Female = 6'2 Male
5'9 Female = 6'3 Male
5'10 Female = 6'4 Male
5'11 Female = 6'5 Male
6ft Female = 6'6 Male

...And so on.

I've stood next to men who were marginally shorter than me (I'm 5'9") and thought how petite they looked...short legs usually and small bone structure, often a bit diminutive, making them their gender's equivalent of a slightly petite woman. It's not an insult but it just put it in perspective.
Silent d said on 8/Oct/12
5 foot 8.
Poppy said on 14/Jun/12
This conversation is silly. The average height for women in 2012 is 5'4.3" tall. I'm 5'8", and people frequently comment saying I'm tall. I suppose being slender in addition to that does help the illusion of great height, but no one can argue 5'8" is average when it is nearly 4 inches taller than what average truly is. I'm not a giant, I'm not insanely tall, but I am relatively tall in comparison to those around me and to the average height. I'm not yet 16 years old.
Silent d said on 6/Feb/12
5 foot 8. Girls are getting taller now. I heard it is the hormones in junk food.
Chiara said on 25/Jan/12
I have to agree with Luna. Im exactly 5´11 (180 cm) and 18 years old and in my classes (Im from germany so im mostly with the same people in different classes)
although im the tallest girl there are quite a few girls (I think like 4 or 5) who look to be above 173 cm (5´8) and my best friend is also just 1 cm below my height but i dont really feel that tall. Also there are just 3 guys who are taller than me so i think girls are getting taller these days or something.
Kik said on 25/Jan/12

I don't know where are you from, but in my country 175 is tall and definitely 175 tall girls do stand out in a crowd. But it is you right to consider yourself small or tall or very tall, that is not my business.
Luna said on 21/Jan/12

Get over yourself. Just accept the fact that not everyone thinks you are tall. I see lots of girls at uni around 175. It may be tall for a 50 year old woman, but it is only relatively tall for a young one. And no, 5 ft 9 doesn't stand out in a crowd. Not to mention that 6 ft 2 is much taller for a man than 5 ft 9 is for a woman.
I am taller than you and I don't even consider myself "very tall".
And why are you accusing Kostas of trolling? He is just stating his opinion. Try to be more open-minded.
Alex said on 20/Sep/07
Demeyer, I remember the movie My Father the Hero when she was 14-15 years old and then she looked 5'9 to me there. 5'9 is still my guess for her height.
dmeyer said on 22/Aug/07
about 2.5 in shorter than me 5'8.5 fits her close enaugh
dmeyer said on 12/Aug/07
she dosnt look under 174 cm on the show waths funny i met tr give me impresion of 5'6.5 but then gave me impresion of 5'7 and helen looks taller on the show
Dash said on 11/Aug/07
You can watch carefully on the third season after the one night stand with "George" she gets to stand next to him a lot and she is at least 2 inches higher I'll say 5'9" defenitly
Alex said on 19/Jun/07
Dmeyer, when I first get up I'm 6'1 flat but very fast like maybe even 10 minutes I'm down to 6'0.75 then not long after down to 6'0.5 then I'll be 6'0.25-6'0.5 around 12-1PM then 6'0 flat by the evening/night. But it all depends on how much sleep I get or how long I am on my feet because I think I've gotten as low as 5'11.75 at night when on my feet a long time but thats rare that I get that low. I think overall my height would be 6'0.25 though but I'll say 6'0.5 most of the time.
stupid said on 19/Jun/07
I am katherines cousin. shes 5'9 no doubt about it
dmeyer said on 18/Jun/07
mid day i could be 5'11.25 not 5'11.5 the first 1 cm you loose go very fast like rob is 174.2 for 8 seconds just kidding first hour you will loose 0.25 in and then then another 0.25 late morning early afternoon so at 1 pm i could be 5'11.25 and 180 to 180.34 brfore bed 5'10.87 to 5'11 but the first half in goes fast i will be 5'11.5 midday if i took a nice nap
Alex said on 17/Jun/07
Dmeyer, so you're a stong 5'11 meaning you're probably 5'11.25-5'11.5 midday and 5'11 flat by night.
dmeyer said on 17/Jun/07
most morning i am 5 ft 11.75 after a short night 5'11.6 normal night 5'11.75 on a very good day 6 ft in the morning once in a while 6 ft is rare but at times 5'11.85 on a very good day 6 ft
B said on 16/Jun/07
Yeah I consider myself 5' 91/4'' that's what I am from 12pm in the day time to 5pm in the evening, at 10pm at night im 5' 8.875'' or 5' 87/8'' so a good 5' 9'' I agree that mid day height is the most accurate.
Heigl dose appear 5' 8.5 but maybe rounds up, may be thats why she says 5' 9. I would just like to say that I am new to this site and a big fan now, hey rob when was this site created?

[Editor Rob: it went live back in 2004, just about 3 years old now. Nobody would question you saying 5ft 9.]
Alex said on 14/Jun/07
Dmeyer, you may be 6'0 right out of bed or 183cm since you use that system.
Alex said on 14/Jun/07
Katherine I would bet is 5'9 out of bed and 5'8-5'8.25 by evening/night. So you get 5'8.5 as her midday height. Midday height really is the best to go by. I'd say if you're up 5 hours thats mostly your real height.
xaoxio said on 13/Jun/07
Rob: it would be really good if you list people using their afternoon height.
What do you think?
We are all tired to guess: is this morning, afternoon or evening height of a celebrity.
I guess it's reasonable to take the average height of a man or woman as the right one!

[Editor Rob: for the very most part they should be construed as afternoon, although what I say is there might be cases where the listings would be more fitting to early morning.

from mid afternoon to evening, I don't think the dropoff is much, at least from what I've been monitoring.]
dmeyer said on 13/Jun/07
i thaught we were all talking night height on this site if we are talking 2 pm height i could consider myself 5'11.2 180.848 wish is very mush 181 all the coment i did lately were night height a lot of people need a 0.25 in upgrate or downgrade

[Editor Rob: some listings might fit a mid-day, even morning sometimes, a good number are evening. In this case I'm talking about how 174cm could fit earlier in the day.]
Alex said on 12/Jun/07
Dmeyer, you looked like a 5'11-5'11.5 guy with Ben Stiller. Whats your midday height?
Her at 2-2.5 inches shorter than you puts her at 5'8.5-5'9. Heck 5'8.5 and 5'9 isn't easy at all to tell the differenece from on TV. But if she has said both 5'8 and 5'9 most likely she's 5'8.5
dmeyer said on 12/Jun/07
i might be close to 181 if she is 174

[Editor Rob: you could say 174 not at night for heigl, but more mid day. At night, maybe the 173 fits her from your perspective, her range being 173-4.]
dmeyer said on 12/Jun/07
ok 174 but no more since she seemed more than 2 in shorter tham me so 2.5 in shorter
dmeyer said on 12/Jun/07
i met all the greys cast several times isiah and dane are both about 185 cm like 6'0.75 dempsey and chambers are just about 5'10 heigl and walsh are 5'8 to 5'8.25 oh seems 5'6 pompeo seems aldl under 5'6 tr is exactly 5'7 wilson is 5 ft pickens is 6 ft or aleast 5'11.75 one think about all of them is that all their shoes are normal i have seen them seating only dempsey wears show that give him a 0.25 boost
dmeyer said on 12/Jun/07
rob to me she looked proper 173 cm when i met her we were both in sneakers wath do you think of that i agree on screen she look 5'9

[Editor Rob: I'm not convinced flat 173...I think between her 173 and 5 claim is pretty reasonable.]
Alex said on 5/Jun/07
5'11 flat with heels which look to be 3-3.5 inches so 5'9 does seem most accurate. In the movie My Father The Hero she looked this height too and she was only 14 there too. Plenty of girls will stop growing at 13-14. I remember the from the girls taller than me in my grade, the time we got to 10-11th grade I was taller than them.
Stretch said on 1/Jun/07
Katherine Heigl is one of the few actresses who actually wish to be shorter than their actual height, perhaps out of casting concern due to the large number of short leading men in Hollywood. By all standard of comparison she is 5' 9" in bare feat.
Gago said on 19/May/07
I escorted her for the Knocked Up movie press junket, this girl is pretty and she says truth about her height, with heels she was 181-182cm, without she'll be 175 for sure
dmeyer said on 24/Apr/07
to me she looks 5'8.25 strong 173 in person no more
Viper said on 24/Apr/07
Shes pretty amazing to look at.
Realme said on 24/Apr/07
Definitely the tallest girl in heels on Grey's! Click Here
She is noticeably taller than Kate Walsh who is listed as 5'8.5", and Sara Ramirez who is supposedly 5'9", but looks 5'8" to me.
dmeyer said on 11/Apr/07
i met all of them and several times oh is close to 5'6 pompeo is 5'6 no more possibly a hair less tr night is 5'7 heigl is a lidl under 5'9 5'8.25 to 5'8.5 cambers is just about 5'10 dempsey is very close to 5'10 he looks 5'10 but wears shox so about 5'9.75 since he can look 178 proper also i saw him in low heeled shoes so 5'9.75 177 for him isiah is a shoking 185 cm at the very least 184 strong but this guy is about 6'0.75 i can buy 6'0.5 to 6'1 walsh is 5'10 in heels when she wears snickers she is 5'8.25 to 5'8.5 since she looks more than 2 in shorter than me pickes is 5'11.75 to 6 ft and dane is 185 cm he claims 6'0.75 also he wears the same puma with 0.75 in heels all the times so can look 184 strong but is 185 when he weard 1.5 dress shoes he looked 186 cm so he is 185 cm chambers could be 5'9.75 but is close enaugh 5'10
AirSky said on 9/Apr/07
From Grey's Anatomy and other productions, I've always pictured this:

Sandra Oh = 5'6"
Ellen Pompeo = 5'7"
T.R. Knight = 5'8" (or 5'8.5")
Katherine Heigl = about 5'10" (could be shorter, heels are tricky)
Justin Chambers = 5'10"
Patrick Dempsey = about 5'10.5"
Kate Walsh = 5'10"
Isaiah Washington = close to 6'1" (?) (I think he's taller, possibly 6'3")
James Pickens Jr. = Washington's height, or a tad shorter = 6'

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Mind you Katherine Heigl always looks a tad taller than Justin Chambers on Grey's Anatomy, what would make her at least 5'9.5", Chambers being likely a 5'10" or a tad over

[Editor Rob: dmeyer met a number of those people, heigl can't decide what to say, one moment 5ft 9, the next 5ft 8.]
dmeyer said on 13/Mar/07
when i met her she was a lidl more than 2 inches shorter than me
Realme said on 12/Mar/07
Realme says on 21/Feb/07
The only thing I don't understand is how she is taller than T.R. knight by a inch or possibly an inch and an half who is listed as 5'8" Unless she really is 5'9" or he really is 5'7"? Also she is about two inches shorter (not three) than Justin Chambers. He even said that they were about the same height in a Grey's podcast. Also she seems slighty taller than Madison (Kate Walsh) in Grey's who is listed as 5'8" So I'm confused??? Maybe she is just one of those girls who downgrades her height?"- I knew she was 5'9"! Even Justin Chambers said it was kind of hard picking her up (In the season 2 finale, because he has bad back), and despite how vuluptous Izzie's character is she is about his height.
Mariah said on 12/Mar/07
Pinballwizard: We loves us some sexy Katherine—when do we get to see you on the big screen again?

Katherine Heigl: Soon, I hope…I wanna be doing the movies. It's all about doing the big projects.

ConCepT: If you were to fight Christina Aguilera, would you kick her ass?

Katherine Heigl: Hell yeah! I'm 5' 9". You're buff…

Katherine Heigl: She's like 5' 2". But, I'd never do that, 'cause I'm a lady…
Mariah said on 12/Mar/07
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Ok I Agree With that Heigl And TR aren't the same height . But TR at least 5.8 and Heigl atleast 5.10 after looking at this photo Beacause Pickens is listed at 6 feet
dmeyer said on 12/Mar/07
wath ican say is that tr is aleast 10 cm shorter than me and i am 180 so he is max 170
Realme said on 12/Mar/07
"They should be closer to 5.9(TR) and 5.10(Heigl)."-- Oh, no T.R. is definetely no 5'9" have you seen the man?! He is 5'7.5-5'8".
Realme said on 12/Mar/07
I don't think T.R. Knight is 5'6.5, because that would make him the same height as Ellen Pompeo, which he is not. Also Sara Ramirez is listed as 5'9", and she plays his wife on the show. She has about the same height difference as Katherine Heigl has when she stands alongside T.R. (About an inch to an and a half ). It would make sense that T.R. is 5'7.5"- 5'8", and Katherine Heigl is 5'9". Also Mariah Justin Chambers is 5'10"-5'10.5", and there is very little difference between them. 1.5- 2 inches tops! 5'8.5"- 5'9" tops for Heigl!
dmeyer said on 11/Mar/07
rob i met tr a few times i aint sure he is as tall as 170 more like 168 169 cm he looked 5'6 but didnt have great posture so 5'6.5 for this guy
Mariah said on 11/Mar/07
(Look at my pic down the page)
If pompeo is a half inch shorter than 5.7 than TR and Heigl cant be 5.7 , 5.8:isch
They should be closer to 5.9(TR) and 5.10(Heigl).
dmeyer said on 10/Mar/07
i worked with both tr anf heighl the diiferance is more than 1 inch

[Editor Rob: tr could be closer to 5ft 7, I've not added him yet]
Realme said on 10/Mar/07
In that picture Katherine Heigl is taller (About an inch), and they obviously angled the picture to make her seem shorter than T.R. when she is taller than him.

[Editor Rob: good to see someone understands this!

on an aside not to do with this page, someone's been putting something in the water, as there's a lot more insane people trying to submit random jibberish comments these days. I despair sometimes...]
Mariah said on 7/Mar/07
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T.R And Heigl are about the same height T.R even looks a half inch taller ...
Anonymous said on 1/Mar/07
i stood next to her once, i would say there is no way she is any taller than 5'8"
Anonymous said on 1/Mar/07
I got a question. I got measured in gym class as 5'10" once, and about two months later I got measured at the doctors at 5'9". Is it possible I got mismeasured? Does this occur often, and another dumb question but... which one seems more accurate/reliable. If anyone could answer I'd greatly appreciate it.
Luckyplayer said on 1/Mar/07
If you watch scenes with her and Dempsey together. Do you see a difference? You have to look closely, because they look the same height. Yeah, a little it's about a half an inch. Katherine is 5'9", and Dempsey is 5'9.5
Luckyplayer said on 1/Mar/07
Ellen Pompeo is listed at 5'6.5", so she isn't that short.
me said on 24/Feb/07
TR Knight is probably shorter than 5'8". In one scene when Meredith and Izzie were standing next to each other both wearing low heels they looked almost the same height (and Ellen is pretty short, I know because I stood next to her once), so I doubt katherine is any taller than 5'8"
Realme said on 24/Feb/07
Mariah says on 13/Feb/07
On the 8th of february she said on Good morning america that she was 5.8--

She also said Mariah in the same interview that Isiah Washington was 6'2", but yet he is listed as 6ft 1/2. That shows that she is not good at judging height. She also is probably like most girls and wants to make herself seem smaller (shorter) than what she actually is. I do believe she is 5'9", because Kate Walsh is listed as the same height (5ft 8.5), and she's is taller than her when she is not wearing those heels she is know to wear in the show and T.R. Knight who gets listed at 5'8"
Realme said on 21/Feb/07
The only thing I don't understand is how she is taller than T.R. knight by a inch or possibly an inch and an half who is listed as 5'8" Unless she really is 5'9" or he really is 5'7"? Also she is about two inches shorter (not three) than Justin Chambers. He even said that they were about the same height in a Grey's podcast. Also she seems slighty taller than Madison (Kate Walsh) in Grey's who is listed as 5'8" So I'm confused??? Maybe she is just one of those girls who downgrades her height?
dmeyer said on 20/Feb/07
she seemed 5'8 but i had 1 cm shoes advantage so 174 but no more could even be 5'8.25 but 174 is close enaugh
Mariah said on 13/Feb/07
On the 8th of february she said on Good morning america that she was 5.8 ...
Anonymous said on 30/Jan/07
I really think she's 5'9, because she seems about half a inch shorter than Patrick Dempsey (5'9 1/2). Just watch Grey's Anatomy. She basically never wears heels, because she's an intern. She is about an inch to and inch and half taller than T.R. Knight, and he is listed at 5'8"
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/07
she could be a 5'9 morning but i am a good judger for 5'9 since am 5'11 she was about 3 in ches shorter than me also i had 0.25 shoes advantage so possibly 174 but no more
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/07
i met her i expected he to be tall and she was 5'8 possibly 5'8.5 but at 5'11 she was more than 2 inches shorter than me so 5'8.25 5'8.5 maybe but not 5'9 i was by her for 2 hours basicaly she wasnt a full 5'9

[Editor Rob: see 25/Apr/06 comment, she's also said 5ft 8]
dmeyer said on 25/Jan/07
i met her i expected he to be tall and she was 5'8 possibly 5'8.5 but at 5'11 she was more than 2 inches shorter than me so 5'8.25 5'8.5 maybe but not 5'9 i was by her for 2 hours
Realme said on 19/Jan/07
I was listening to a Grey's Anatomy podcast where Justin Chambers (Alex) says that despite how beautiful and voluptuos the character of Izze is, she (Katherine Heigl) about his height. He also said that the scene in the season finale where he has to pick her up, and carry her over to a couch became difficult for him ,because he had been in a car accident and has bad knees. If you ever pay close attention Justin Chambers is about 5'10"- 5'10.5", and it does make sense that she is 5'9" Also Dmeyer, Katherine does not tower over all of the Grey's Anatomy cast. She is shorter than all of the guys (Except for George) Burk, Derick, Alex, Mc.Steamy, and the chief on Grey's Anatomy. She's about the same height as Addison.
DMEYER said on 20/Oct/06
she towers over evrybody in greys they must be short a part of the cast
Alex said on 24/May/06
Rob do you have the mugshot picture?

She says 5'9 and looks it. I remember in my father the hero made like 12 years ago she did look only a little shorter than her dad in the movie who is 5'10.
nj said on 3/May/06
How old was Katherine in that Teen magazine interview, Rob?

[Editor Rob: I think it was june/july 2000, near enough same time she said '5ft 9' in maxim]
Editor Rob said on 25/Apr/06
"I'm 5'8! There's no way I'm going to way 95lbs" -- Teen magazine.
Brett said on 21/Apr/06
I saw her at the Australian open in 2003, and she appeared near 6'0" tall in a pair of stilletoes, so I suppose she would be around 5'9" or so barefooted, seeing her heels were pretty sizely
Kats said on 25/Mar/06
I'm going to assume the height chart is accurate, although I do have to wonder... it being a movie and all. Assuming it is, then she is 5'9. Her shoes made her two inches taller and at the 5'11 mark on the chart.
CJ said on 12/Oct/05
In that mugshot pic, she's right at, maybe a hair over the 5'11 mark. I wouldn't trust the mugshot photo. It's a movie, who knows how accurate that height chart was? Everytime you see her at an event, she is usually one of the tallest women there. I would think 5'9 is pretty accurate.
Tybor said on 11/Jul/05
In the promo for the Romy and Michelle movie they show mug shots and heigl is over the 5'10 mark while Breckinridge I think is around 5'7 (a little over).

[Editor Rob: see Alex's page for the links to those photos.]
Anshelm said on 10/Jul/05
She was listed at 5'8" as a 14 year-old model, so 5'9" sounds very plausable. I always thought she looked big compared to other actresses, but I haven't made any estimates myself.
Z2 said on 10/Jul/05
Katherine Heigl's height looks to be 5'7"ish because in the 2005 movie, "Romy & Michele:In the Beginning", there is a scene where the two are dancing(barefoot) and Heigl is a hair taller than her co-star Alex Breckenridge(who is 5'7").

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