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Bio For: Kristen Wiig
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KRISTEN WIIG (Cheryl) appeared for seven seasons as a cast member on NBC's revered show Saturday Night Live.  Throughout her time on the show, Wiig received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live, 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, among others. 

Wiig recently co-starred as Steve Carrell's love interest in the hit animated film Despicable Me 2. She will star in the upcoming independent film Girl Most Likely, directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor).  Wiig stars as the title character 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.

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

In 2011, Wiig starred in the critically acclaimed and breakout film of the summer 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 Wiig and Judd Apatow, Bridesmaids, has become Apatow's highest-grossing production. Wiig was nominated for an Academy Award, Writers Guild of America Award and BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay on behalf of the film. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical category. The film has also received significant awards recognition, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, as well as a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Wiig captured audience's attention with universal high praise as Katherine Heigl's passive-aggressive boss in Judd 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 film Despicable Me with Steve Carell and Jason Segal; 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; Whip It!, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, 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, another Apatow-produced film in which she starred opposite John C. Reilly.  Wiig has also guest-starred on the Emmy-winning NBC series 30 Rock and HBO's Bored To Death and The 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 improve/sketch troupe "The Groundlings."  She joins the ranks of SNL cast mates Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman, Will Forte and Jon Lovitz, who are all Groundlings alumni. 

Wiig currently resides in New York City.

Movies For: Kristen Wiig
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THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (PG) On Video: 4/15/2014 At Theaters: 12/25/2013
DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG) On Video: 12/10/2013 At Theaters: 7/3/2013
GIRL MOST LIKELY (PG-13) On Video: 11/5/2013 At Theaters: 7/19/2013
FRIENDS WITH KIDS (R) On Video: 7/17/2012 At Theaters: 3/9/2012
PAUL (R) On Video: 8/9/2011 At Theaters: 3/18/2011
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (PG) On Video: 10/15/2010 At Theaters: 3/26/2010
MACGRUBER (R) On Video: 9/7/2010 At Theaters: 5/21/2010
WHIP IT (PG-13) On Video: 1/26/2010 At Theaters: 10/2/2009
EXTRACT (R) On Video: 12/22/2009 At Theaters: 9/4/2009
ADVENTURELAND (R) On Video: 8/25/2009 At Theaters: 4/3/2009
WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY (R) On Video: 4/8/2008 At Theaters: 12/21/2007
THE BROTHERS SOLOMON (R) On Video: 12/26/2007 At Theaters: 9/7/2007
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