A comedic star born from the Saturday Night Live (SNL) stage, KRISTEN WIIG
(Ruth) has become one of the most sought-after talents in film and television
recently earned her second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in
Comedy Series for her incredible work on Saturday Night Live, playing such
characters as the excitable Target clerk, Lawrence Welk singer Dooneese, the
one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Suze Orman, among others.
Wiig was recently seen in Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things, opposite Ryan
Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella; contributed her voice to Universal
animated feature film Despicable Me, starring Steve Carell and Jason Segel; and
seen in MacGruber, based on the popular Saturday Night Live sketch, starring
fellow SNL cast member Will Forte and Ryan Phillippe. Her upcoming films include
following Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo and stars in for
Paul Feig. It is scheduled for release on May 13, 2011.
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 DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon,
with Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel; Mike Judge's Extract, with Jason Bateman,
Affleck and Mila Kunis; Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It, starring
Page; Greg Mottola's Adventureland, with Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart and
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. She has also guest-starred on the Emmy-winning NBC
Rock and the HBO series Bored to Death, with Jason Schwartzman, and The Flight
A native of Rochester, New York, Wiig worked as a main company member of
the Los Angeles-based improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings. As a
Groundlings alumna, she joins the ranks of such SNL cast mates as Maya Rudolph,
Ferrell, Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz.
Wiig currently resides in New York City.
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