After appearing on Saturday Night Live (SNL) for
six years, KRISTEN WIIG
has become one of
the most sought-after talents
in film and television today.
Wiig recently earned her
second Emmy nomination
for Outstanding Supporting
Actress in a Comedy Series
for her work on Saturday
Night Live, playing such memorable characters as the
excitable Target clerk, Lawrence Welk singer Doonese,
the hilarious one-upper Penelope, House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi and Suze Orman, among others.
Wiig was recently seen in Greg Mottola's Paul,
opposite Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and in Andrew
Jarecki's All Good Things, opposite Ryan Gosling,
Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella; contributed her voice
to Universal Pictures' animated feature film Despicable
Me, starring Steve Carell and Jason Segel; and was
seen in MacGruber, based on the popular Saturday
Night Live sketch, starring opposite fellow SNL cast
member Will Forte and Ryan Phillippe. She recently
completed filming Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends With
Kids, in which she stars opposite Jon Hamm, Megan
Fox, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph and Westfeldt.
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,
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. She
has also guest-starred on the Emmy-winning NBC
series 30 Rock, the HBO series Bored to Death, with
Jason Schwartzman, and The Flight of the Conchords.
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, Will Ferrell, Phil
Hartman and Jon Lovitz.
Wiig currently resides in New York City.
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