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
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.