A comedic star born from the Saturday Night Live
stage, KRISTEN WIIG (Miss
Hattie) has become one of the
most sought-after talents in
film and television today. Wiig
recently earned her first Emmy
nomination for Outstanding
Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Series for her incredible
work playing such memorable
characters as the excitable
Target Lady, Lawrence Welk singer Doonese, the hilarious
one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
and Suze Orman, among others.
Wiig will soon start production as the lead in an
untitled comedy that she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo.
She was recently seen in MacGruber, in which she
starred opposite fellow SNL cast member Will Forte and
Ryan Phillippe. Her upcoming films include Greg
Mottola's Paul, co-starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost,
and Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things, opposite Ryan
Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella. She also
contributed her voice to the recently released animated
feature film How to Train Your Dragon, starring Gerard
Butler and Jay Baruchel, for DreamWorks Animation.
Wiig made her big-screen debut to universal high
praise as Katherine Heigl's passive-aggressive boss in
Judd Apatow's smash-hit comedy Knocked Up. Her
additional film credits include Mike Judge's Extract,
with Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck and Mila Kunis; Drew
Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It, starring Ellen
Page; Greg Mottola's Adventureland, with Ryan
Reynolds, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg; David
Koepp's Ghost Town, with Ricky Gervais; and Jake
Kasdan's Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, another
Apatow-produced film in which she starred opposite
John C. Reilly.
Wiig's past television credits include guest-starring
on NBC's Emmy-winning series 30 Rock, the HBO
series Bored to Death, with Jason Schwartzman, and
HBO's The Flight of the Conchords.
A native of Rochester, New York, Wiig worked as a
main company member of the Los Angeles-based
improv/sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings. As a
Groundlings alumna, she joins the ranks of such SNL
castmates as Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman,
Will Forte and Jon Lovitz.
Wiig lives in New York City.
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