Kristen Wiig, an American actress, comedian, and writer earned fame for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Her acting career paced up after starred in the film Bridesmaids.
Kristen Wiig Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents, Siblings
Kristen Wiig was born on 22 August 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, USA. Her father John Wiig owned a yacht port and her mother, Laurie was an artist. She has one sibling named Erik Wiig. She belongs to a mixed ethnicity i.e. English-Irish-Scottish- Norwegian. At her age of 3 years, the family moved to Lancaster. When she was of age 9 years, her parents separated and divorced, and later, she and her brother moved in with her mother.
Kristen Wiig Education Details
She did her elementary schooling at Nitrauer Elementary School. She moved to Rochester, New York, and studied ninth and tenth grades at Allendale Columbia School and high schooling from Brighton High School. Kristen was interested in medicine and enrolled herself in colleges to study psychoanalysis, but she dropped from college in her first year. She got the opportunity to join the University of Arizona and accepted it and started studying arts as her major. She enrolled in the acting class and played roles, which made to fall in love with the stage.
Kristen Wiig Career Details
She dropped out of the University and moves to Los Angeles to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. In the initial days, she did odd jobs like selling fruits, folding clothes, etc. for survival. A colleague of hers took her to the audition for The Groundings group. She auditioned, selected, and joined the group. Her first TV role was in 2003, in which she portrayed the character of Dr. Pat, at The Joe Schmo Show, a satire of reality television. In 2005, Wiig was selected for the 31st season Saturday Night Live and continued to work on show for making people laugh, till 2012. She gained popularity with the show.
While working with the show, the actress debuted her film career by playing a comedian role in the film Unaccompanied Minors, followed by her great appearances in films Walk Hard and Knocked up. She played small roles from 2008 to 2010. Also, she is known for lending her voice in animated films and TV shows Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Despicable me and How To Train Your Dragon, The Looney Tunes Show, and The Simpsons. In 2011, She got her first major break as a lead role in the film Bridesmaids. The box office success of this movie had given her career a new height. Later, she appeared in many films The Skeleton Twins, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Ghostbusters, Wonder Woman 1984, and The Martian. Her awaited projects are“Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar”, A Boy called Christmas. Her ongoing project is “Bless the Hearts”, in which she is voicing to the character “Jenny Hart and Maykay Bueller”.
Kristen Wiig Awards
Kristen named in the Times Magazine, list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’. From 2009 to 2012, the actress was nominated for Emmy Awards under the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.’ She was nominated for the ‘Academy Awards for ‘Best Writing – Original Screenplay’ category in 2012 for her in the film – Bridesmaids.
Kristen Wiig Net Worth And Salary Details
The celebrity earned both money and fame throughout her career as an actress, comedian, and writer. Her estimated net worth is $25 million, as of 2021. She is living with her husband, kids (Luna and Shiloh), and dog in PasadenaCase Study House no, 10, Los Angeles, which she purchased in 2017 for $2.96 million.
Kristen Wiig Dating History And Marriage Details
The actress was married to the actor Hayes Hargrove in 2005 and divorced in 2009. Then she dated musician and drummer Fabrizio Moretti of an Indie rock band ‘The Strokes” for a year from 2012 to 2013. In 2019, she announced her engagement to her boyfriend Avi Rothman after three years of relationship. The paired had twins via surrogacy in 2020. In February 2021, the actress confirmed her marriage with Avi Rothman.
Kristen Wiig Body Measurements
46 years old actress, slim in the body has a height of 5.5 feet with body measurements of 35-26-37 inches and 56 kg weight. Her hair color is dark brown, and her eye color is blue.
She has interests in painting and drawing, but she never showed these skills. She is a supporter of animal protection rights organization and mentioned her in the PETA’s sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities list, in the year 2011.