Date of Birth: August 22, 1973
Actress, comedian and impressionist Kristen Wiig is extremely well-known for her comedic skits on Saturday Night Live. Wiig's unhinged characters and great comedic timing are a strong addition to the hilarious cast. Some of her recurring roles include the Target Clerk, Penelope, The Porch Sitter, and the female half of the obnoxious couple. Wiig came to SNL from The Groundlings, an improvisational troupe famous for producing successful actors and comics such as Will Ferrell, Kathy Griffin, and Michael Hitchcock.
In addition to her work on SNL, Wiig has had numerous secondary roles in major motion films. She acted alongside fellow SNL cast members Will Forte and Bill Hader in The Brothers Solomon; and joined Hader again in Knocked Up and Jason Sudeikis in Meet Bill.
Other big screen projects include the comedies Adventureland (2009) starring Jesse Eisenberg and Ryan Reynolds and Date Night, starring Tina Fey and Steve Carrell.
In 2011 she co-wrote and starred in the big screen comedy Bridesmaids, for which she received a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award nomination. She also stars in the new comedy Friends with Kids (2012) with her Bridesmaids co-stars Jon Hamm and Maya Rudolph. She most recently starred in the comedy Girl Most Likely(2013) and Hateship Loveship (2014).
On a more personal note, Wiig grew up in Rochester, New York. She graduated from Brighton High School and attended the University of Arizona. She currently resides in New York. She divorced her husband, Hayes Hargrove, in 2009.