Kristen Wiig Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Kristen Wiig :

NameKristen Carroll Wiig
NickNameKristen Wiig
Date of BirthAugust 22, 1973
Age (2024)51 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownCanandaigua, NY
Height5ft 5in
ProfessionAmerican actress, comedian,
screenwriter and producer
EducationRoanoke College; University of Arizona
SpouseAvi Rothman (m. 2020)
Hayes Hargrove (m. 2005–2009)
ChildrensShiloh and Luna
ParentsJon J. Wiig, Laurie J. Johnston
Net Worth30-35 Million USD

Who is Kristen Wiig ?

Kristen Wiig, born Kristen Carroll Wiig on August 22, 1973, is a multifaceted talent in the American entertainment industry. As an actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer, Wiig has captivated audiences with her versatile performances across various platforms. She first gained widespread recognition through her membership in the esteemed Los Angeles comedy troupe, The Groundlings. However, it was her remarkable seven-season stint on the iconic NBC sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live, from 2005 to 2012, that propelled her to stardom.

Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig

Wiig’s contributions to Saturday Night Live earned her four nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, showcasing her comedic prowess and versatility. Beyond her television success, Wiig has left an indelible mark on the silver screen with memorable performances in comedy films such as “Knocked Up” (2007), “Paul” (2011), and the critically acclaimed “Bridesmaids” (2011), which she co-wrote and starred in. Her work on “Bridesmaids” garnered her nominations for prestigious awards including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

Throughout her career, Wiig has displayed a remarkable range, effortlessly transitioning between comedic and dramatic roles. From her roles in films like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (2013) and “The Skeleton Twins” (2014) to her voice work in animated franchises such as “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Despicable Me,” Wiig’s talent knows no bounds.

Facts about Kristen Wiig :

  • Kristen Wiig was born on August 22, 1973, in Canandaigua, New York.
  • Her father ran a lake marina and her mother was an artist.
  • She has an older brother named Erik.
  • Her ancestry is Norwegian, Irish, English, and Scottish.
  • Initially, she had no plans to become a performer.
  • She attended the University of Arizona and majored in art.
  • An acting class in college convinced her to pursue acting.
Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig
  • Before becoming an actress, she worked odd jobs and even drew postsurgery bodies for a plastic surgery clinic.
  • She honed her improv skills with the comedy group The Groundlings.
  • She debuted on Saturday Night Live in season 31 (2005).
  • She was nominated for four Emmy Awards for her work on SNL.
  • She is known for her portrayal of various characters on SNL, including Gilly.
  • She voiced Lola Bunny in “The Looney Tunes Show” (2011-2014).
  • Her film debut was in the 2006 Christmas movie “Unaccompanied Minors.”
  • She had supporting roles in several comedies like “Knocked Up” (2007) and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008).
  • She co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed comedy “Bridesmaids” (2011).
  • “Bridesmaids” was a major turning point in her career, earning her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
  • She also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for “Bridesmaids.”
  • She has lent her voice to characters in the successful franchises “Despicable Me” (2010-) and “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010-2019).
  • She is married to actor Avi Rothman and they have twins via surrogacy.

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