'Grey's Anatomy' Star Starts Production Company

Katherine Heigl, who became a resident at the end of last season's "Grey's Anatomy," will also try on a new role in real life.

The actress and her manager-mother Nancy Heigl have joined the ranks of Will Smith, Madonna and Drew Barrymore by forming their own production shingle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first project at the newly formed company is an untitled action-comedy with Fox. Heigl will star in the project, for which the plot is currently under wraps. A search for writers is under way.

Heigl, 28, has appeared in a number of forgettable films including "Valentine," "Bride of Chucky" and "The Ringer." She finally hit the jackpot with the Judd Apatow project "Knocked Up" opposite Seth Rogen.

She next stars in "27 Dresses," scheduled for release in January 2008, playing Jane, a woman who has been a bridesmaid 27 times and wonders if she'll have to stand by in an ugly dress again while her sister marries the man that Jane secretly loves.