KRISTEN WIIG (Audrey) 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 writing BRIDESMAIDS.
Currently, Wiig and her BRIDESMAIDS writing partner, Annie Mumolo, are writing a
comedy feature film together, which they will both star in.
Wiig will next be seen in Darren Aronofsky's MOTHER! The film, starring
Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem chronicles the story of a couple whose
relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting
tranquil existence. MOTHER! Is premiering at the Venice Film Festival, the
International Film Festival and Paramount Pictures will release the film on
This December, Wiig will star in Alexander Payne's social satire
DOWNSIZING, alongside Matt Damon and Christoph Waltz. The film takes place
in a time where the world has been revolutionized by the introduction of a
technology that allows people to shrink down to a fraction of their size.
DOWNSIZING opened the Venice film festival, will premiere at the Toronto
International Film Festival and the London Film Festival, and Paramount Pictures
will release it on December 22nd.
This October, Wiig will reprise her role as Pamela Brinton in Season 4 of Will
Forte's five-time Emmy nominated comedy series "Last Man on Earth." Wiig
appeared in two episodes of Season 3 in 2016 and will return as a recurring
in Season 4, premiering on Sunday, October 1st on FOX.
Wiig will soon begin production on Paramount Pictures' English-language
remake of TONI ERDMANN, alongside Jack Nicholson. Adam McKay and Will
Ferrell will produce. The film follows the story of a father who creates an
for himself in an effort to connect with his polar-opposite workaholic daughter.
Wiig recently finished production on Richard Linklater's WHERE'D YOU GO,
BERNADETTE, in which she will star alongside Cate Blanchett and Billy Crudup.
Produced by Megan Ellison through Annapurna Pictures, WHERE'D YOU GO,
BERNADETTE (based on the novel by Maria Semple) follows a 15-year-old girl
trying to track down her anxiety-ridden mother after she has disappeared, and
discovering her troubled past in the process. The film is set to release in
Last summer, Wiig voiced the character of Brenda in the highly acclaimed
Annapurna Pictures and Sony Pictures' SAUSAGE PARTY, alongside Seth Rogen,
Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, and Paul Rudd. Also last
summer, Wiig starred in Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS, alongside Melissa McCarthy,
Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The film was produced by Amy Pascal and
released by Sony Pictures.
Last 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 THE MARTIAN, alongside Jessica Chastain
and Matt Damon. The film chronicles the story of an astronaut struggling to live
on Mars. Wiig also starred in Sebastian Silva's NASTY BABY. Written and directed
by Silva (Crystal Fairy), the film follows the lives of a gay couple (Silva and
Adebimpe) who embark on a failed mission to have a baby with the help of their
best friend, Polly (Wiig.) NASTY BABY screened at the 2015 Sundance Film
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 1970's San Francisco who enters
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. That same year, Wiig 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.
tells the story of Alice Klieg (Wiig,) a woman with Borderline Personality
who wins the lottery, quits her medication and buys her own talk show. In July,
Wiig appeared as Courtney in the Netflix remake of WET HOT AMERICAN
SUMMER: FIRST DAY OF CAMP. In June, Wiig starred alongside Will Ferrell in the
Lifetime dramatic thriller A DEADLY ADOPTION. The film tells the story of an
(Ferrell) and his wife (Wiig) who welcome a pregnant woman into their home
with plans to adopt her unborn child, until things go terribly awry.
In 2014, Wiig starred in the IFC film HATESHIP LOVESHIP, directed by Liza
Johnson and alongside Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte, and Hailee Steinfeld. The film is
based on the short story by the Nobel Prize winning Canadian author Alice
Munroe. Wiig portrays Johanna: a shy, introverted housekeeper hired to care for
Mr. McCauley (Nolte) and his granddaughter Sabitha (Steinfeld.) Through the
act of a mean spirited joke, Johanna is forced to deal with the repercussions of
falling in love with an illusion. Also in 2014, Wiig starred in the
THE SKELETON TWINS, directed by Craig Johnson, opposite Bill Hader and Luke
Wilson. THE SKELETON TWINS chronicled the story of twins Maggie (Wiig) and Milo
(Hader) who cheat death, prompting them to reunite after ten years. 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 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. Wiig,
starring opposite Tobey Maguire and Tim Robbins portrayed Cynthia Morehouse,
the daughter of the rich and successful patriarch, Jonas Morehouse (Robbins).
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, which IFC premiered in July 2015, titled SPOILS BEFORE DYING.
On 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, the film is a
breathtaking look into the world of fantasy seen through the eyes of Walter
(Stiller) and his daydream sequences. Wiig portrays Cheryl Melhoff, Walter's co
worker at Time Magazine who inspires him to take action into his own hands
when their jobs are threatened. Also in December 2013, Wiig starred in the box
office smash, ANCHORMAN TWO, 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. This year, she reprised the character in
DESPICABLE ME 3, which has grossed almost $1 billion worldwide.
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, Writers Guild of America Award, and 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
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
ROCK, HBO's BORED TO DEATH, Netflix's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, Comedy
Central's DRUNK HISTORY and IFC's FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS and
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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