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Kristen Wiig is known as an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is most famous for her roles in Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids.

Background and Age

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, NY. Her folks separated from each other when she was 9 years of age. Wiig lived with her mom and her sibling Erik, who was a special needs student. As a youngster, Wiig had a particular comical inclination. Wiig didn't find performing as a dream worth pursuing until she was a lot more established. She grew confident in her skills during her years as a student at Rochester's Brighton High School. Wiig later went to the University of Arizona as an art student. It was there that Wiig enrolled in her first acting class.

Ex-Husband and Fiance

Wiig was married to actor Hayes Hargrove for four years. Their marriage lasted from 2005 to 2009. It would be almost a decade later until she got into another serious relationship. It was reported that she got engaged to her long-term sweetheart Avi Rothman in 2019.

Actor and Net Worth

Wiig tried out for a spot on the Groundlings which is a popular sketch comedy group. She made crowds snicker with characters she'd later bring to SNL, like the over-excited Target assistant and the film analyst Aunt Linda. Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels found out about her and approached her to try out for his popular program. She was brought on to the show halfway through the show's 31st season. Wiig first appeared on SNL on November 12, 2005. Her characters became very popular among fans. She won an Emmy nomination for her work on SNL in 2009, the same year that Entertainment Weekly named her one of the 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood.

Wiig made her film debut as a forceful TV official in 2007's Knocked Up. She at that point proceeded to star in generally loved movies like Adventureland and MacGruber. She proceeded with her work in high profile comedy films like Despicable Me (2011) and Bridesmaids (2011). Bridesmaids was a hit, both in the cinematic world and among the general population. For her work in the film, Wiig was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress-Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

In January 2020, it was announced that the film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was added to the Oscar nominations list for the Best Animated Feature category. Wiig has a supporting role in the film as the voice of Ruffnut.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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