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KRISTEN WIIG (Erin Gilbert) has become one of the industry's most versatile actresses of her generation. From her breakout performance on "Saturday Night Live" to the Oscar-nominated film Bridesmaids, Wiig has transitioned from television to film as a writer and producer. In 2012, Time magazine honored Wiig in their esteemed Time 100 issue, and in 2009, Entertainment Weekly acknowledged her as one of the top 15 great performers for her work on "Saturday Night Live." Wiig has been nominated for seven Emmy Awards, a SAG Award, and received her first Oscar nomination for co-writing Bridesmaids. Currently, Wiig and her Bridesmaids writing partner, Annie Mumolo, are writing a comedy feature film together, which they will both star in.

Most recently, Wiig was confirmed to star in Alexander Payne's social satire Downsizing, alongside Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz. Paramount Pictures will release the film on December 25, 2017.

This past winter, Wiig starred in Zoolander 2, alongside Ben Stiller (who also directed), Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson. Written by Justin Theroux and produced by Scott Rudin, Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, the film was released by Paramount Pictures on February 12, 2016.

In 2015, Wiig starred in Twentieth Century Fox's and Ridley Scott's Golden Globe winning and Oscar-nominated film The Martian, alongside Jessica Chastain and Matt Damon. Wiig also starred in Sebastian Silva's Nasty Baby. Written and directed by Silva (Crystal Fairy), Nasty Baby screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and was released by The Orchard.

Also in 2015, Wiig starred in the critically-acclaimed Sony Pictures Classics drama The Diary of a Teenage Girl, directed by Marielle Heller. Wiig appeared opposite Bel Powley and Alexander Skarsgard in the coming of age story, based on the graphic novel written and illustrated by Phoebe Gloeckner. The story follows a teenage artist living in 1970s San Francisco who enters into an affair with her mother's (Wiig) boyfriend. The Diary of a Teenage Girl screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics in August 2015. Wiig also starred in Alchemy's drama Welcome to Me, directed by Shira Piven (Fully Loaded) and produced by Wiig and Gary Sanchez productions. The film screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In July, Wiig appeared as Courtney in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. In June, Wiig starred alongside Will Ferrell in the Lifetime dramatic thriller "A Deadly Adoption."

In 2014, Wiig starred in the IFC film Hateship Loveship, which was directed by Liza Johnson and also starred Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, and Hailee Steinfeld. The film is based on the short story by the Nobel Prize winning Canadian author Alice Munro. Also in 2014, Wiig starred in the critically-acclaimed The Skeleton Twins, directed by Craig Johnson, opposite Bill Hader and Luke Wilson. The film screened at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate released the film in September 2014.

Wiig received an Emmy nomination for her performance opposite Tobey Maguire and Tim Robbins in the epic IFC television miniseries spoof "The Spoils of Babylon," written and directed by Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele and executive produced by Will Ferrell. "The Spoils of Babylon" was one of the highest-rated debuts ever on IFC television. Wiig received a SAG nomination for her performance in the second season, titled "Spoils Before Dying," which IFC premiered in July 2015.

At Christmas 2013, Wiig starred in the Twentieth Century Fox drama The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, opposite Ben Stiller, who also produced and directed the film, based on the 1939 short story by James Thurber. Wiig also starred in the box office smash Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, portraying Chani Lastname opposite Steve Carell. Wiig also voiced the character of SexyKitten in the Oscar-nominated film Her.

In 2012, Wiig finished her seventh and final season as a cast member on NBC's revered show "Saturday Night Live." During her time on "SNL," Wiig received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, playing such memorable characters as the excitable Target Lady, Lawrence Welk singer Doonese, the irritating one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Suze Orman. In 2013, Wiig was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her return as a host on the show earlier that year. Also in 2012, Wiig voiced the character of Lucy in the Oscar-nominated Despicable Me 2 opposite Steve Carell.

In 2011, Wiig starred in the critically acclaimed breakout film Bridesmaids, which she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo, and for which they were nominated for an Academy Award, a Writers Guild of America Award, and a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. Directed by Paul Feig and produced by Wiig and Judd Apatow, Bridesmaids is Apatow's highest-grossing production and is the top R-rated female comedy of all time. Wiig was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical, along with the film being nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. Bridesmaids also received a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Other film credits include Apatow's Knocked Up; Girl Most Likely; Friends With Kids, written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt; Greg Mottola's Paul and Adventureland; All Good Things, with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst; Macgruber alongside Will Forte; Mike Judge's Extract with Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck; Drew Barrymore's Whip It; Ghost Town; and Walk Hard (another Apatow-produced film in which she starred opposite John C. Reilly). Voice acting credits include the Cartoon Network's "The Looney Toons Show," for which Wiig received an Emmy nomination, Fox's "The Simpsons" and the animated feature films Despicable Me (1 and 2) and How To Train Your Dragon (1 and 2) - She will also lend her voice for the third installment (releasing in June 2018). Wiig has also guest-starred in the NBC television series "30 Rock," HBO's "Bored To Death," Netflix's "Arrested Development," Comedy Central's "Drunk History" and IFC's "Flight of The Conchords" and "Portlandia."

A native of Rochester, New York, Wiig began her career as a main company member of the Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy group, The Groundlings. Wiig currently resides in Los Angeles.


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