Kristen Wiig

Born Aug 22, 1973

Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known for her work as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012. Wiig was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, and has appeared in several films and television series, including Bridesmaids, MacGruber, Flight of the Conchords, Adventureland, and Paul.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kristen Wiig.


1973 Birth Born on August 22, 1973.


2003 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York, and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Rochester, New York. Wiig attended the University of Arizona, at which she majored in Fine Art. She later relocated to Los Angeles, where she broke into comedy as a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings and made her television debut in 2003. … Read More


2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Wiig debuted on SNL shortly into season 31, on November 12, 2005.
2006 32 Years Old 1 More Event
She survived an SNL budget cut, becoming a full member of the repertory cast at the beginning of season 32 in 2006 and until 2012. … Read More
2008 34 Years Old In 2008, she had small roles in several films, including Forgetting Sarah Marshall and David Koepp's Ghost Town.
2009 35 Years Old In 2009, Wiig had supporting roles in Greg Mottola's Adventureland, Mike Judge's Extract, and Whip It, Drew Barrymore's directorial debut.
2010 36 Years Old In 2010, she appeared in the films MacGruber, the animated comedies Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, and Andrew Jarecki's All Good Things.
2011 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Wiig had her first lead role as Ruth Buggs in Greg Mottola's comedy Paul in 2011.


In 2014, Wiig starred with Saturday Night Live alumnus Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins. … Read More
2015 41 Years Old At the 2015 Grammy Awards, Wiig joined with child-dancer Maddie Ziegler to give a concert dance performance alongside songwriter/recording artist, Sia, who sang her 2014 single "Chandelier".
2016 42 Years Old 1 More Event
She joined with Levi Miller, Laura Marano, and Charice Pempengco to perform a dance move with The Chainsmokers song "Closer" in The Chainsmokers Live in Manila 2016 in the Philippines on August 19, 2016.
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