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Kristen Wiig

Actress, Voice Artist and Writer

Kristen Carroll Wiig  /  Born in Canandaigua, New York, USA

Kristen Carroll Wiig (/ˈwɪɡ/; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, comedian, and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL, 2005–2012), and such films as Knocked Up (2007), Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Paul and Bridesmaids (both 2011), Girl Most Likely (2013), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) and the animated Despicable Me film

series.

Born in Canandaigua, New York and brought up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Rochester, New York, Wiig attended the University of Arizona, majoring in Art. She later relocated to Los Angeles, where she broke into comedy as a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, and made her television debut in 2003. In 2005, Wiig joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and the following year, she co-starred in the Christmas comedy film Unaccompanied Minors. After appearing in a series of supporting roles in comedy films such as Knocked Up, Adventureland, Whip It!, and Paul, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Bridesmaids, which was both critically and commercially successful.

Wiig has received six consecutive Emmy Awards nominations and has been nominated for an Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production for her work on Despicable Me 2. In 2012, Bridesmaids earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy, as well as nominations for the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay and a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.

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