Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig Brief Biography

Kristen Wiig
Kristen Carroll Wiig (born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She is known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (2005-12), and such films as Knocked Up (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Paul and Bridesmaids (both 2011), Girl Most Likely (2013), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), the animated Despicable Me film series, The Skeleton Twins (2014) and The Martian (2015).

Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York, and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Rochester, New York. Wiig attended the University of Arizona, at which she majored in Fine Art. She later relocated to Los Angeles, where she broke into comedy as a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings and made her television debut in 2003. Wiig joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2005 and the following year she co-starred in the Christmas comedy film Unaccompanied Minors. After appearing in a series of supporting roles in comedy films such as Knocked Up, Adventureland, Whip It, and Paul, she starred in and co-wrote the screenplay for Bridesmaids, which was both critically and commercially successful.

Kristen Wiig News

• Patty Jenkins confirms Kristen Wiig will play Cheetah in 'Wonder Woman 2' movie
• 'The Big Sick's' Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon developing 'Little America' series for Apple
• Kristen Wiig joins Apple's new comedy series from Reese Witherspoon
• Kristen Wiig has trouble singing 'Hallelujah' on 'The Late Late Show'

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