38 Facts About Kristen Wiig


Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer.


Kristen Wiig moved to Los Angeles, where she joined the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings and made her television debut as Dr Pat on The Joe Schmo Show.


Kristen Wiig took on supporting roles in comedy films such as Knocked Up and Paul.


Kristen Wiig co-wrote and starred in the comedy film Bridesmaids, which was critically and commercially successful.


Kristen Wiig has lent her voice to the animated franchises How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me.


Kristen Wiig was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in the comedy miniseries The Spoils of Babylon.


Kristen Wiig was born on August 22,1973, in Canandaigua, New York, the daughter of Jon Kristen Wiig, who ran a lake marina in Western New York, and Laurie, an artist.


Kristen Wiig's father has Norwegian and Irish ancestry, and her mother, English and Scottish.


The name Kristen Wiig comes from the area of Vik in Sogn og Fjordane in Norway.


Kristen Wiig moved with her family to Lancaster, Pennsylvania at the age of three, and attended Nitrauer Elementary School and Manheim Township Middle School until eighth grade.


Kristen Wiig attended community college and embarked on a three-month outdoor-living program.


Kristen Wiig then attended the University of Arizona, majoring in art.


Kristen Wiig was hired by a plastic surgery clinic to draw postsurgery bodies, but the day before the job began, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.


Kristen Wiig relocated to Los Angeles to act while working odd jobs to support herself.


Kristen Wiig performed with Empty Stage Comedy Theatre and The Groundlings.


Kristen Wiig felt improvisation was a better fit than acting, and being a part of the comedy group improved her skills.


Kristen Wiig played the Target Lady on part of her audition tape.


Kristen Wiig debuted on SNL shortly into season 31, on November 12,2005.


Kristen Wiig survived an SNL budget cut and became a full cast member at the beginning of season 32 in 2006.


Kristen Wiig was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on SNL.


Kristen Wiig headlined the 2009 Christmas special SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas, featuring new sketches with her character Gilly and highlights of older SNL clips.


Kristen Wiig was featured in Entertainment Weekly's list of 15 Great Performances for her various impersonations on SNL and in EW's list of the 25 Funniest Women in Hollywood.


Kristen Wiig voiced Lola Bunny in the series The Looney Tunes Show from 2011 to 2014.


Kristen Wiig made her film debut in the 2006 Christmas movie Unaccompanied Minors, and appeared in Judd Apatow's 2007 comedy Knocked Up as a passive-aggressive assistant.


Kristen Wiig performed in Jake Kasdan's Walk Hard, another Apatow-produced film.


Kristen Wiig made a cameo appearance as Bear Trainer Girl in the 2008 comedy Semi-Pro, reuniting with SNL alum Will Ferrell.


Kristen Wiig played a yoga instructor in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and a self-involved surgeon in David Koepp's Ghost Town.


Kristen Wiig co-starred in Greg Mottola's 2009 coming-of-age dramedy Adventureland, voiced a beaver mom in the animated adventure film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, played a roller derby competitor in Whip It and appeared as the wife of a flavoring-extracts company owner in Mike Judge's Extract.


Kristen Wiig had a brief role in Andrew Jarecki's 2010 drama All Good Things, starred opposite Will Forte and Ryan Phillippe in MacGruber, and voiced two big-budget animated films, Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon, that kicked off two highly profitable film franchises.


Kristen Wiig has since returned to host the program several times.


Kristen Wiig portrayed the love interest and co-worker of the titular character in the adventure dramedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, alongside Ben Stiller and Sean Penn; it polarized critics and was a moderate success.


For singer-songwriter Sia's performance of her 2014 single "Chandelier" at the 2015 Grammy Awards, Kristen Wiig danced alongside child dancer Maddie Ziegler.


The dramedy Welcome to Me was released in selected theaters in May 2015, to a positive critical response; in it, Kristen Wiig played a multi-millionaire with borderline personality disorder who uses her newfound wealth to write and star in an autobiographical talk show.


In 2017, Kristen Wiig provided her voice for Despicable Me 3 and appeared in the film Downsizing, reuniting with Damon.


Kristen Wiig was scheduled to star in and executive produce, with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, a new untitled 30-minute comedy series from Apple and Witherspoon's company Hello Sunshine, but later withdrew from the project.


Kristen Wiig next played the villain Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984, released in 2020, and co-wrote and starred in the well-reviewed 2021 comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, appearing and co-writing with Annie Mumolo, for Lionsgate.


Kristen Wiig was married to actor Hayes Hargrove from 2005 to 2009, and dated The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti from 2011 to 2013.


The twins' names were revealed in the credits of Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar In February 2021, Kristen Wiig confirmed that she and Rothman had married.