Kristen Wiig

BirthDay:

22 Aug 1973

BirthPlace:

Canandaigua, New York, USA

BirthName:

Kristen Carroll Wiig

Bio:

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. 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), 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), 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 114 credits )

How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2018) Ruffnut Thorston (voice)
Downsizing (2017)
Despicable Me 3 (2017) Lucy Wilde (voice)
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2017) Monica
Ghostbusters (2016)
Sausage Party (2016) (voice)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
CTV News at 11:30 Toronto (2016)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Martian (2015) Annie Montrose
Unity (2015) Narrator (voice)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) Charlotte
Nasty Baby (2015) Polly
Welcome to Me (2014) Alice Klieg
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Ruffnut (voice)
The Skeleton Twins (2014) Maggie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Harry Styles (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Hateship Loveship (2013) Johanna Parry
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Chani Lastnamé
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) Cheryl Melhoff
Her (2013) SexyKitten (voice)
Despicable Me 2 (2013) Lucy (voice)
Drunk History (2013)  Patty Hearst (1 episode, 2013)
Circus Halligalli (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Girl Most Likely (2012) Imogene
Revenge for Jolly! (2012) Angela
The Digital Picture (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Annie (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Friends with Kids (2011) Missy
Kristen Wiig's Global Warming Solution (2011) Herself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation (2011) Herself
Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division (2011) Herself
Bridesmaids (2011) Annie Walker
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) Herself
Paul (2011) Ruth Buggs
Portlandia (2011)  Gathy (1 episode, 2012)
The Looney Tunes Show (2011)  Lola Bunny (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
7 Minutes in Heaven (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Project (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
All Good Things (2010) Lauren Fleck
Despicable Me (2010) Miss Hattie (voice)
Date Night (2010) Haley Sullivan
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Ruffnut (voice)
MacGruber (2010) Vicki St. Elmo
Saturday Night (2010) Herself
Sundance Skippy (2010) Herself
Ugly Americans (2010)  Tristan (1 episode, 2010)
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)  Loretta (segment "Sticky Minds") (1 episode, 2011)
Sticky Minds (2010) Loretta
One Night Only (2009) Karen
Whip It (2009) Maggie Mayhem
Extract (2009) Suzie
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Pudgy Beaver Mom (voice)
Adventureland (2009) Paulette
The Cleveland Show (2009)  Fern Stapleton (1 episode, 2010)
Bored to Death (2009)  Jennifer Gladwell (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (6 episodes, 2009-2013)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Ghost Town (2008) Surgeon
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Yoga Instructor
Semi-Pro (2008) Bear Handler
Pretty Bird (2008) Mandy Riddle
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008)  Various / ... (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Global Warming (2008)  Kristine
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Edith
Meet Bill (2007) Jane Whittman
The Brothers Solomon (2007) Janine
Knocked Up (2007) Jill
Flight of the Conchords (2007)  Brahbrah (1 episode, 2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Cheryl Melhoff in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' /
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Unaccompanied Minors (2006) Carole Malone
The Enigma with a Stigma (2006) Tux Shop Employee
30 Rock (2006)  Candace Van der Shark (1 episode, 2007)
Home Purchasing Club (2006)  Lisa Spencer (unknown episodes)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself - Guest / ... (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Patricia 'Dr. Pat' Lane (1 episode, 2006)
Life, Death and Mini-Golf (2004) Debbie
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself - The Skeleton Twins (1 episode, 2014)
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins (2004)  Tooth Fairy in YouTube video (archive footage) (1 epis
World Cup Comedy (2004)  Herself - Team Player (1 episode, 2004)
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) Extra
Arrested Development (2003)  Young Lucille Bluth (7 episodes, 2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Joe Schmo Show (2003)  'The Quack' / ... (9 episodes, 2003)
I'm with Her (2003)  Kristy (1 episode, 2004)
Carnata (2000) Party Parent
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)  Madame Hagfish (1 episode, 2011)
The View (1997)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Drew Carey Show (1995)  Sandy (1 episode, 2004)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
WWF Raw (1993)  Vicki St. Elmo (1 episode, 2010)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself - Guest (4 episodes, 2008-2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2006)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Simpsons (1989)  Agent Annie Crawford / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Various / ... (139 episodes, 2005-2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2013)
Today (1952)  Herself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2014)
Masterminds (0)
The Heart (0)
Desired Moments (0)

Producer ( 6 credits )

Welcome to Me (2014) producer
Hateship Loveship (2013) executive producer
Girl Most Likely (2012) executive producer
Bridesmaids (2011) co-producer
Boobie (2011) associate producer
Funny or Die Presents... (2010) associate producer (1 episode, 2011)

Writer ( 1 credit )

Bridesmaids (2011) (written by) &

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