40 Facts About Kristen Schaal


Kristen Joy Schaal is an American actress, comedian, and writer.


Kristen Schaal had voice roles as Louise Belcher on Bob's Burgers and Mabel Pines on Gravity Falls.


Kristen Schaal played Mel on Flight of the Conchords, Hurshe Heartshe on The Heart, Kristen Schaal Holler, and Carol Pilbasian on The Last Man on Earth.


Kristen Schaal provided several voices for BoJack Horseman; for the character of Sarah Lynn, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.


Kristen Schaal was an occasional commentator on The Daily Show from 2008 to 2016.


Kristen Schaal voiced Sayrna in the 2019 EA video game Anthem.


Kristen Schaal was raised on her family's cattle ranch, in a rural area near Boulder, Colorado.


Kristen Schaal's father is a construction worker and her mother a secretary.


Kristen Schaal attended Skyline High School where she graduated in 1996.


Kristen Schaal has a brother, David, who is three years her elder.


Kristen Schaal attended the University of Colorado in Boulder for a year and graduated from Northwestern University.


Kristen Schaal then moved to New York in 2000 to pursue a comedy career.


In 2006, Kristen Schaal performed at the 2006 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, where she won the award for "Best Alternative Comedian".


Kristen Schaal was the winner of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award, Best Female Stand-up at the 2006 Nightlife Awards in New York City, and "Best Female Stand Up Comedian" at the 2007 ECNY Awards.


Also in 2006, Kristen Schaal appeared on the first season of the Comedy Central show Live at Gotham.


Kristen Schaal is a founding member of the theatre company The Striking Viking Story Pirates, which adapts stories by children into sketches and songs.


Kristen Schaal performed live at the Edinburgh Fringe 2007 in Scotland, where she was one of six acts requested to perform at the US Consul General-sponsored "Fringe USA" Showcase.


On her return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2008, Kristen Schaal was nominated for the If.


Kristen Schaal has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London, as part of The Secret Policeman's Ball 2008 in aid of Amnesty International, and at the Bonnaroo 2009 music festival.


In 2010, Kristen Schaal appeared as a stand-up comic on John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show and at the Solid Sound Festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.


Kristen Schaal appeared on HBO's Flight of the Conchords as the stalker-fan Mel, a role which earned her an EWwy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2009.


Kristen Schaal was a credited consultant and writer for Season 11 of South Park, and appeared on the BBC's Never Mind the Buzzcocks.


Kristen Schaal made her first appearance as a "special commentator" on Comedy Central's The Daily Show on March 13,2008, often presented in recurring appearances as its news team's "Senior Women's Issues Correspondent".


Kristen Schaal appeared in television commercials for T-Mobile, Wendy's, RadioShack, Starburst, Sony Xperia, and Zaxby's.


Kristen Schaal made an appearance, in April 2008, on the IFC sketch comedy show The Whitest Kids U' Know.


Kristen Schaal voiced 12-year-old Mabel Pines on Disney Channel's hit TV series Gravity Falls.


In October 2008, Kristen Schaal appeared in an episode of Spicks and Specks.


Kristen Schaal voiced Trixie the Triceratops in Toy Story 3 and Pumpkin Witch and Palace Witch in Shrek Forever After.


Kristen Schaal was featured with Kurt Braunohler on the Radiolab episode "Loops".


Kristen Schaal was in a commercial for the Xperia Play version of Minecraft.


Kristen Schaal guest starred on The Simpsons May 8,2011 episode "Homer Scissorhands," in which she plays Taffy, a love interest of Milhouse.


Kristen Schaal is incorrectly listed in the credits as "Kristen Schall".


In 2013, Kristen Schaal guest starred in the two-part episode "Sea Tunt" of Archer, lending her voice to a character named Tiffy.


In 2014, Kristen Schaal co-starred alongside Casey Wilson, Danielle Schneider, Tymberlee Hill, Andrea Savage, and Angela Kinsey in the first season of the Hulu original series The Hotwives of Orlando.


Kristen Schaal co-starred alongside Will Forte in the FOX comedy The Last Man on Earth, which premiered on March 1,2015.


Kristen Schaal appeared in A Walk in the Woods as hiker Mary Ellen.


In 2016, Kristen Schaal was a panelist on episode 1 of the British comedy show The Big Fat Quiz of Everything, a spinoff of The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.


Kristen Schaal was featured in the episode "The Plantars Check In" in the animated series Amphibia in which she voiced Bella the Bellhop.


Kristen Schaal was featured on the episode "Dead Mall" in the animated series Bless the Harts where she voiced Stacey.


Kristen Schaal originally intended for them to write the book under pseudonyms, "because I don't want anyone to imagine me doing those things", but realized it would be harder to promote the book without using their real names.