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Kristen Wiig Biography

Birth Name:
Kristen Carroll Wiig
Birth Place:
Canadaguia, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, voice-overs

Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of the University of Arizona---without telling her parents---to pursue an acting career
  • Joined the Groundlings comedy troupe after moving to Los Angeles
  • Made television debut in 2003 on The Joe Schmo Show as Dr
  • Pat, the thrice-divorced marriage counselor
  • Became a full-time cast member on Saturday Night Live in 2005 and quickly became one of the show's most-used performers (appeared in more sketches than any other cast member during Season 34)
  • Provided the voice of a beaver in 2009's Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Awards

  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2012Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Erik Wiig -- Brother
  • Hayes Hargrove -- Ex-husband
  • Brian Petsos -- Ex-significant Other
  • Fabrizio Moretti -- Ex-significant Other