Oct 07, 2014 11:03 AM EDT

How Much Is Katherine Heigl’s Net Worth?

Actress Katherine Heigl recently went topless on the set of the new NBC series "State of Affairs." The series will premiere on NBC this November. With new projects on her way, Heigl's net worth will definitely increase.

Katherine Heigl is an American actress and film producer. She is popularly known for her role as Dr. Isabel Stevens on ABC's medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." In 2007, her performance on the said drama series earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She had also starred in several notable movies. According to TheRichest.com, Heigl has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Dubbed as the new "Queen of Romantic Comedies," Katherine Heigl starred in commercially successful films such as "Killers" and "Life as We Know It," which earned $100 and $106 million respectively. Aside from her television and movie roles, Heigl has established herself as a cover model appearing on several publications including Maxim, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan.

Katherine Heigl is considered as an international sex symbol. She has been listed as one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World." She is also a self-confessed feminist and works hard for women's causes and for animal welfare. On a personal note, Heigl is married to singer John Kelly, with whom she has two adopted daughters. In 2010, Vanity Fair Magazine listed Katherine Heigl's net worth as $16 million.

One of the few women in Hollywood who can still demand $12 million per picture, Katherine Heigl is a notably experienced movie and television actress. She practically parlayed her success into a career that led to her full-pledged stardom. In 2011, Forbes listed Heigl's net worth as $19 million.

Since 2008, Katherine Heigl's salary was $6 million per film but increased to $12 million in 2010. And in 2011, her salary per movie was $15 million. After her commercially successful romantic-comedy films that increase her net worth value, Heigl was featured in independent and more serious films.  And this 2014, Katherine Heigl is making a television comeback in an NBC drama series entitled, "State of Affairs."

Katherine Heigl is not only a bona fide Hollywood actress. She is known for her humanitarian works as well. She had partnered with PETA, American Cancer Society and Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Being a Donate Life America spokesperson, Heigl is a strong advocate of organ donation.

Recently, Katherine Heigl made the news for the goofy behind-the-scenes photo she posted on social media Web site Instagram. The picture showed the 35-year old actress with costar Mark Tallman, creator Joe Carnahan and several other crew mates with their shirts off and on the bed. Reports said that Heigl and Tallman were filming an intimate scene when they were joined by the staffs for a photo op.

"State of Affairs" is a drama series about a CIA attaché. Katherine Heigl plays the role of Charlie Tucker who is a CIA analyst who assembles and presents the President's Daily Briefing to President Constance Payton, played by Alfre Woodard. Payton is the first black female president and mother to Tucker's love interest, Aaron Payton, portrayed by Mark Tallman.

Meanwhile, while TheRichest.com lists Katherine Heigl's net worth as $25 million, Celebrity Net Worth only lists $18 million.

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