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Kristen Wiig is a popular American comedienne, actress, producer and writer

InformationDetail
BirthdayAugust 22, 1973
NationalityAmerican
FamousCollege Dropouts, Saturday Night Live Cast, University Of Arizona, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Comedians
SpousesHayes Hargrove
SiblingsErik Wiig
Known asKristen Carroll Wiig, Vicki St. Elmo
Universities
  • University Of Arizona
  • University of Arizona
  • 1991 - Brighton High School
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Arizona
Birth PlaceCanandaigua, New York, United States
Height165cm
GenderFemale
FatherJon J. Wiig
MotherLaurie J. Johnston
Net Worth$12 million as of Jun 12,2016
Sun SignLeo
Born inCanandaigua, New York, United States
Famous asActress

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Who is Kristen Wiig?

Kristen Wiig is a popular American comedienne, actress, producer and writer. She is of is of English and Scottish lineage from her mother’s side and Norwegian and Irish ancestry from her father’s side. Though a naturally shy personality, she has mentioned that people had identified her as a comedian ever since childhood. Kristen Wiig began her career through performances with comedy troops and live television comedy shows, working her way up steadily, and consequently making a mark for herself in comedy genre. She found her way into feature films in 2007. Apart from acting, Kristen Wiig has also lent her voice to several characters in popular animation movies and gained recognition as a script writer as well. She has been nominated for the Academy Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards for her contribution to movies. In her personal life, she is fond of painting and drawing but exclaims that she has never pursued the interest due to the fear of not being good enough. She has also voiced her love for animals stating that she would never wear fur. She keeps away from social media and asserts that she prefers keeping her life private.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kristen Wiig was born on 22 August 1973, in Canandaigua city of New York to John J Wiig and Laurie J. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. Kristen Wiig has an elder brother Erik.

She did her elementary schooling from Nitrauer Elementary School in Lancester. She later moved to New York and joined the Allendale Columbia School. After passing her tenth grade, she joined the Brighton High School and completed her high schooling from it.

After graduating from high, she enrolled at the University of Arizona, majoring in Arts. However, she did not graduate and discontinued her course when she was 19.

Career

Kristen Wiig relocated to Los Angeles after dropping out of college to pursue acting. In the initial days she did odd jobs like selling fruits, folding clothes, catering etc. to support herself. A co-worker took her to the auditions of The Groundlings—a sketch comedy theatre where she got selected. She began working at The Groundlings and also used to perform at the Empty Stage Comedy Theatre.

In 2003, she appeared in ‘The Joe Schmo Show’ a satire of reality television on Spike TV. During her stint at The Groundlings, her manager supported her to audition for ‘Saturday Night Live’ – a live TV sketch comedy show. Kristen Wiig was inducted in the midst of the 31st season of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show, in the year 2005.

In 2006, Kristen Wiig made her debut in films with ‘Unaccompanied Minors’. The following year she made appearances in movies such as ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Walk Hard’ and so on.

In 2008, she got minor roles in movies like ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, ‘Pretty Bird’ and ‘Ghost Promo’. In 2009, Kristen Wiig did supporting roles in Drew Barrymore’s directional debut film ‘Whip It’ and ‘Adventureland’. The same year she also gave voice in ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’.

In 2010, she lent her voice for animated films ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ along with appearing in other feature films that include ‘All Good Things’ and ‘MacGruber’.

In 2011, she got her major break in the movies. She played her first lead role in the movie ‘Paul’ .The same year she starred in ‘Bridesmaids’; a movie that she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo for Universal Pictures. The movie went on to gain box office success as well as critical acclaim.

In 2012, Kristen Wiig made her final appearance as a cast member in ‘Saturday Night Live’ during its 37th season. She later hosted the show once in 2013 and appeared on the show as a guest in October 2014.

Her other movie appearances include” ‘Friends with Kids’ (2012), ‘Revenge for Jolly’(2012), ‘Girl Most Likely’ (2013), ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ (2013), ‘The Skeleton Twins’ (2014), ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’(2014), ‘The Martian’(2015) and ‘Nasty Baby’(2015).

Her upcoming projects include ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Zoolander 2’ and ‘Sausage Party’ that are proposed to be released in 2016.

Major Works

Kristen Wiig’s portrayal of various characters and humour sense in Live TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ enabled her to strike the chord with viewers. Her performance earned her much popularity and fans.

Awards & Achievements

Kristen Wiig was named in Times list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2012.

She has been nominated four times for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ category of the Primetime Emmy Awards; i.e. every year between 2009 and 2012.

She had been nominated for the Academy Awards in 2011 in the category ‘Best Writing - Original Screenplay’ for the movie ‘Bridesmaids’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Kristen Wiig married actor and comedian Hayes Hargrove in 2005. The couple ended their relationship in 2009.

She is a vegetarian and had been listed in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities’ of 2011.

Trivia

In her friends circle she is called ‘The Brown Cow’ for her fondness of chocolate.

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Kristen Wiig awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2012Best Gut-Wrenching PerformanceBridesmaids (2011)

Kristen Wiig biography timelines

  • // 22nd Aug 1973
    Kristen Wiig was born on 22 August 1973, in Canandaigua city of New York to John J Wiig and Laurie J. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. Kristen Wiig has an elder brother Erik.
  • // 2003 To 2005
    In 2003, she appeared in ‘The Joe Schmo Show’ a satire of reality television on Spike TV. During her stint at The Groundlings, her manager supported her to audition for ‘Saturday Night Live’ – a live TV sketch comedy show. Kristen Wiig was inducted in the midst of the 31st season of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show, in the year 2005.
  • // 2005 To 2009
    Kristen Wiig married actor and comedian Hayes Hargrove in 2005. The couple ended their relationship in 2009.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, Kristen Wiig made her debut in films with ‘Unaccompanied Minors’. The following year she made appearances in movies such as ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Walk Hard’ and so on.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    In 2008, she got minor roles in movies like ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’, ‘Pretty Bird’ and ‘Ghost Promo’. In 2009, Kristen Wiig did supporting roles in Drew Barrymore’s directional debut film ‘Whip It’ and ‘Adventureland’. The same year she also gave voice in ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs’.
  • // 2009 To 2012
    She has been nominated four times for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ category of the Primetime Emmy Awards; i.e. every year between 2009 and 2012.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she lent her voice for animated films ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ along with appearing in other feature films that include ‘All Good Things’ and ‘MacGruber’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she got her major break in the movies. She played her first lead role in the movie ‘Paul’ .The same year she starred in ‘Bridesmaids’; a movie that she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo for Universal Pictures. The movie went on to gain box office success as well as critical acclaim.
  • // 2011
    She had been nominated for the Academy Awards in 2011 in the category ‘Best Writing - Original Screenplay’ for the movie ‘Bridesmaids’.
  • // 2011
    She is a vegetarian and had been listed in PETA’s ‘Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities’ of 2011.
  • // 2012
    Kristen Wiig was named in Times list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2012.

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    Kristen Wiig was born at 1973-08-22

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    Kristen Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York, United States

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    Kristen Wiig's nationalities is American

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    Kristen Wiig's spouses is Hayes Hargrove

  • Who is Kristen Wiig siblings?

    Kristen Wiig's siblings is Erik Wiig

  • What was Kristen Wiig universities?

    Kristen Wiig studied at University Of Arizona, University of Arizona, 1991 - Brighton High School

  • What was Kristen Wiig notable alumnis?

    Kristen Wiig's notable alumnis is University Of Arizona

  • How tall is Kristen Wiig?

    Kristen Wiig's height is 165

  • Who is Kristen Wiig's father?

    Kristen Wiig's father is Jon J. Wiig

  • Who is Kristen Wiig's mother?

    Kristen Wiig's mother is Laurie J. Johnston

  • What is Kristen Wiig's sun sign?

    Kristen Wiig is Leo

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