KRISTEN WIIG (Kelly Campbell) is paving her own path in the
industry as a writer and actor. She is
widely known for her work on television's iconic "Saturday Night Live" and for
the film Bridesmaids, which
she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo and which was nominated for an Academy Award for
Screenplay. Wiig has also been nominated for six Emmy Awards.
Wiig recently starred in Ghostbusters, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kate
McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and was
seen opposite Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in Zoolander 2. She also co-starred in
the 2015 smash The Martian,
alongside Matt Damon. She currently voices a character in the animated comedy
Sausage Party and stars with
James Franco in dramedy The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards. She will be
reunited with Damon for Alexander
Payne's next film, Downsizing, which co-stars Christoph Waltz. Wiig will also
voice Ruffnut Thorston once
again in How to Train Your Dragon 3.
Wiig previously starred in the independent films Welcome to Me, directed by
Shira Piven; Nasty Baby, written
and directed by Sebastian Silva; and The Diary of a Teenage Girl, directed by
Marielle Heller. She also starred in
the 2013 IFC feature, Hateship Loveship, based on the short story by Nobel
Prize-winning Canadian author
In 2011 Wiig co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed Bridesmaids. In
addition to an Oscar nomination
for writing, the film garnered a Writers Guild of America Award and a BAFTA
Award for Best Original
Screenplay, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture -
Comedy or Musical. For her
performance, Wiig was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by a
Lead Actress in a Motion
Picture - Comedy or Musical.
Wiig's many voice credits include "The Looney Toons Show," for which she
received an Emmy nomination
for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance, "The Simpsons" and both Despicable Me
In 2012 Wiig finished her seventh and final season as a cast member on NBC's
"Saturday Night Live." She
received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Series for the various
characters she portrayed on "SNL," and another nomination for Outstanding Guest
Actress in a Comedy
Series as host on the show.
Also on the small screen, Wiig starred in the epic IFC miniseries spoof "The
Spoils of Babylon," alongside
Tobey Maguire and Tim Robbins and executive-produced by Will Ferrell, for which
she received an Emmy
nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical. She has also
guest-starred on numerous
television series including "30 Rock," "Bored to Death," "Arrested Development,"
"Drunk History," "Flight
of the Conchords" and "Portlandia," among others.
The Rochester native began her career as a member of the Los Angeles-based
improv and sketch comedy
group, The Groundlings.
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