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KRISTEN WIIG (Lucy) finished her seventh and final season as a cast mem ber on NBC's revered show Saturday Night Live in May 2012. For her work on the show, Wiig received four Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, 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 is currently in production on 20th Century Fox's upcoming comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, in which she stars opposite Ben Stiller. The film, a remake of the 1947 Danny Kaye movie based on the James Thurber short story, centers on a timid magazine photo manager, played by Stiller, who daydreams of exciting adventures, only to find himself in an adventure of his own when he goes in search of a missing negative. Wiig plays his co­worker and the woman of his fantasies. The film will be released on December 25, 2013.

Later this year, Wiig will begin production on the independent drama The Comedian, co-starring Robert DeNiro and directed by Sean Penn.

Last summer, Wiig completed production in New York City on the independent film Girl Most Likely, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor). Wiig stars as Imogene and is also an executive producer on the film. Girl Most Likely is the story of a moderately successful New York playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, only to end up being forced into the custody of her gambling-addict mother. The film debuted as Imogene at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

Wiig appeared in the 2012 Roadside Attractions film Friends With Kids, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Wiig co­starred in the film opposite Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Edward Burns and Maya Rudolph. The film, which screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, was released by Roadside Attractions on March 9, 2012.

In 2011, Wiig starred in the critically acclaimed summer breakout film Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo. Bridesmaids was released on May 13, 2011, by Universal Pictures and is currently the top "R"-­rated female comedy of all time. Directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow, Bridesmaids has become Apatow's highest­grossing production. Wiig and Mumolo were nominated for an Academy Award , a Writers Guild of America Award and a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay for their work on the film. Wiig was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical. The film has also received significant awards recognition, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture -- Comedy or Musical and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Wiig captured the audience's attention with universal high praise as Katherine Heigl's passive-aggressive boss in Apatow's smash-hit comedy Knocked Up. Her additional film credits include Universal's comedy Paul; All Good Things, with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst; Universal's animated feature Despicable Me, with Steve Carell and Jason Segel; Universal's MacGruber; 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, which starred 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 has also guest-starred on the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC series 30 Rock and guest-starred on the HBO series Bored to Death and Flight of the Conchords.

Wiig is currently starring in Cartoon Network's reboot of The Looney Tunes Show, supplying the voice of Bugs Bunny's gal pal, Lola Bunny.

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 is among 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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