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A comedic star of born from the "Saturday Night Live” stage, KRISTEN WIIG has become one of the most sought after talents in film and television today. Known for such memorable characters as the excitable Target Clerk, the hilarious one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Suze Orman, among others, Kristen will be returning for her fifth season of "Saturday Night Live” this coming fall.

Kristen made her big screen debut to universally high praise in Judd Apatow's smash-hit comedy "Knocked Up” as Katherine Heigl's passive-aggressive boss. She also played opposite John C. Reilly in Jake Kasdan's Walk Hard”, another Apatow-produced film, and opposite Ricky Gervaise in David Keopp's "Ghost Town”. Most recently, Kristen appeared opposite Ryan Reynolds in Greg Mottola's "Adventureland”.

A native of Rochester, New York, Kristen worked as a Main Company Member of the Los Angeles-based improve/sketch comedy troupe "The Groundlings”. She joins the ranks of SNL cast mates Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz, also Groundlings alumni. Kristen's upcoming films include: Mike Judge's "Extract”, co-starring Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck and Mila Kunis; "Whip It!”, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, with Ellen Page; and her first purely dramatic role opposite Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella in Andrew Jarecki's "All Good Things”.

Kristen lives in New York City.

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