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Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig is currently in her fourth season in the cast of Saturday Night Live. Wiig quickly made her mark on SNL, as an excitable Target Clerk and one-half of the condescending and clueless duo The A-holes, alongside fellow cast member Jason Sudeikis. She also created the Weekend Update culture correspondent, the endlessly irritated Aunt Linda, as well as the one-upping know-it-all Penelope, and the nervous-to-be-on-camera Travel Correspondant, Judy Grimes (Just Kidding!). Wiig also contributed notable impressions of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, financial whiz Suze Orman and actresses Drew Barrymore and Megan Mullally as well as such icons as Judy Garland and Katharine Hepburn.

A native of Rochester, NY, Wiig came to SNL from the Los Angeles-based improv/sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings, where cast mates including Will Forte and Maya Rudolph, as well as such distinguished alums as Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman, Phil Hartman and Jon Lovitz, began their careers.

Wiig garnered early praise for stealing every scene (New York Magazine) in Judd Apatow's hit comedy "Knocked Up. Wiig's recent feature credits include her role in the Apatowproduced

Walk Hard with John C. Reilly; Ghost Town opposite Ricky Gervais; and the upcoming features Adventureland, (from Superbad director Greg Mottola); All Good Things, a drama/mystery with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst; Mike Judge's Extract, opposite Jason Bateman; and Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It! co-starring with Ellen Page and Barrymore.

Wiig lives in New York City.


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Kristen Wiig Facts

Birth Name Kristen Carroll Wiig
OccupationActress, Comedian
BirthdayAugust 22, 1973 (44)
SignLeo
BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Zoolander No. 2: The Magnum Edition
Ghostbusters
Into the Wild
Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
The Martian
Masterminds
Sausage Party
Bridesmaids
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