Kristen Wiig

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Real Name: Kristen Carroll Wiig
Birth Place: Canandaigua, New York, USA
Birth Date: August 22, 1973
Occupation: Actress, Soundtrack, Producer

Kristen Wiig Biography

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie and Jon J. Wiig. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in the Rochester, New York. When Wiig was 9 years old, her parents divorced and she lived with her mother and older brother Erik. After graduating from Brighton High School in Rochester, Wiig attended the University of Arizona as an art student. She took her first acting class, as an elective, and was soon encouraged by her teacher to pursue acting. Years later, she moved to Los Angeles and Wiig worked as a main company member of the Los Angeles-based improv and sketch-comedy troupe The Groundlings. As a Groundlings alumna, she joins the ranks of such SNL cast mates as Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman, and Jon Lovitz. Wiig made her big-screen debut to universal high praise as Katherine Heigl's passive-aggressive boss in Judd Apatow's smash-hit comedy Knocked Up (2007). Additional film credits include Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It (2009), starring Ellen Page; Greg Mottola's Adventureland (2009), with Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg; David Koepp's Ghost Town (2008/I), with Ricky Gervais; and Jake Kasdan's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), another Apatow-produced film, in which she starred opposite John C. Reilly. She has also guest-starred on the Emmy-winning NBC series "30 Rock" (2006), the HBO series "Bored to Death" (2009), with Jason Schwartzman, and "Flight of the Conchords" (2007).Wiig joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) in 2008, and was known for playing such memorable characters as the excitable Target clerk, Lawrence Welk singer Doonese, the hilarious one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Suze Orman, among others. Wiig earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show. She left the show in the spring of 2012.In 2011, Wiig co-wrote and starred in Bridesmaids (2011), along with Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne. The film was a box office hit and won several awards, plus earned two Oscar nominations (Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay), and two Golden Globes nominations (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical and Best Actress). Wiig also appeared in such notable films as Greg Mottola's Paul (2011/I), opposite Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things (2010), opposite Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella; DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon (2010), with Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel; the Universal Pictures' animated feature film Despicable Me (2010), starring Steve Carell and Jason Segel; and Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends with Kids (2011), opposite Jon Hamm, Megan Fox, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph and Westfeldt.

Kristen Wiig Movies / TV-Shows

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Nobodies (2017)
Downsizing (2017)
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)
Big Mouth (2017)
Mother! (2017)
Ghostbusters (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Masterminds (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)
The Spoils Before Dying (2015)
A Deadly Adoption (2015)
The Last Man on Earth (2015)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (2015)
Nasty Baby (2015)
Unity (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015)
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2015)
The Martian (2015)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)
The Spoils of Babylon (2014)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Welcome to Me (2014)
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
Drunk History (2013)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Hateship Loveship (2013)
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Her (2013)
Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday (2013)
The Living Room (2012)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)
The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012)
Revenge for Jolly! (2012)
Girl Most Likely (2012)
Paul (2011)
Friends with Kids (2011)
Bridesmaids (2011)
Portlandia (2011)
The Looney Tunes Show (2011)
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)
MacGruber (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Date Night (2010)
Despicable Me (2010)
The Women of SNL (2010)
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards (2010)
Ugly Americans (2010)
Saturday Night (2010)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)
The Cleveland Show (2009)
Extract (2009)
Whip It (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
Adventureland (2009)
Bored to Death (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (2008)
Semi-Pro (2008)
Pretty Bird (2008)
Ghost Town (2008)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Meet Bill (2007)
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Knocked Up (2007)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)
Flight of the Conchords (2007)
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
30 Rock (2006)
June (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
The Joe Schmo Show (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Arrested Development (2003)
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
The Drew Carey Show (1995)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
WWE Raw (1993)
WWE Raw (1993)
The Simpsons (1989)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Saturday Night Live (1975)

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