Comedian and actress Kristen Wiig is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and her character in films such as “The Bridesmaids”, “Ghostbusters” and the “Ugly Me” series.
BIOGRAPHY CHRISTEN WIIG
Kristen Wiig is a popular film actress who has played more than seven dozen roles by 2019, screenwriter, producer, nominee for the prestigious Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA (for the film “The Maiden in Vegas”).
|FULL NAME:||Kristen Carroll Wiig|
|PROFESSION:||Actress, comedian, writer, producer|
|AGE:||48 years old (in 2022)|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||August 22, 1973|
|BIRTHPLACE:||Canandaigua, New York, United States|
|HEIGHT:||5 Feet 5 Inches (1.65 m)|
|WEIGHT:||56 kg (124 lbs)|
|BODY MEASUREMENTS:||35-26-37 Inches|
|DRESS SIZE:||6 (US)|
|HAIR COLOR:||Dark Brown|
|School:||Brighton High School|
|College:||University of Arizona|
|Profession:||Actress, comedian, writer, producer|
|Debut:||Film: Knocked Up 2007|
|Net Worth:||USD $20 million Approx|
|Father:||Jon J. Wiig|
|Mother:||Laurie J. Johnston|
|Spouse:||Hayes Hargrove (m. 2005-2009)|
|Does Smoke?||Not Sure|
|Drinks Alcohol?||Not Known|
|Body Shape||Merely Hour Glass|
|Cars Collection||No Partner|
|Motorcycle Collection||Yet To Update|
|House/Real estate Holdings||Yet To Update|
|Loan/Mortgage/Insurance/Claims||Yet To Update|
|Family Lawyer/Attorney||No Such|
|Family Doctor||No Such|
|Acting Degree/Classes||Not Sure|
|Credit Cards?||In Few banks|
|Been in any Rehab?||Not Sure|
|Favourite Car||Mitsubishi Mirage|
|Favourite Bike/Motorcycle||Yamaha Ténéré 700|
|Favourite Actor||Yet To Update|
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She received the most fame and two Emmy nominations (in the category of “Best Supporting Actress”) for her participation in the music and comedy show Saturday Night Live (“Saturday Night Live”). In 2011, RETA, an animal rights activist, named her one of the sexiest vegetarian celebrities. A year later, Time magazine included her in the list of “100 most influential people in the world.”
CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
The future star of the TV show was born on August 22, 1973, in the American city of Canandaigua, located 30 miles from Rochester and Lake Ontario, on the border with Canada. From her mother, Lori Johnston, an artist, and decorator, Kristen inherited English and Scottish roots. Through his father, John Wieg, owner of the lake berth for yachts – Norwegian and Irish. As a child, his father emigrated from Norway to the United States, grew up in Rochester, and worked for WROC-TV and WHEC-TV.
When the baby was 3 years old, the family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where the girl and her older brother Eric spent their childhood. In 1982, their parents divorced. In 1986, she returned to her hometown with her mother and brother, settling in Rochester. In high school, Kristen was interested in medicine and psychology, so after graduating from Brighton High School, she decided to study psychoanalysis. However, in her first year of college, she was convinced that she had made a mistake in choosing a profession, returned home and the following year became a student of the University of Arizona’s art department. As an additional specialization, she chose acting.
At first, she thought of finding an application for both her artistic abilities and her love of medicine in plastic surgery – to mark the body before operations, helping the surgeon to observe proportions and symmetry. But thanks to her acting electives, Kristen decided to develop her talent for the dramatic arts. The acting teacher supported her intention, called for action, and went to Los Angeles.
THE FIRST STEPS TO SUCCESS
In the City of Angels, the girl began her career in the field of film business with performances at the Empty Stage Comedy Theater (Comedy Theater “Empty Stage”), earning a living as a waitress. She then joined the comedy troupe The Groundlings.
And in 2003, she landed the role of Dr. Pat, a charlatan consultant, in the reality TV parody show The Joe Schmo Show, and starred in “Melvin Goes to Lunch.” The young comedian also starred in other projects, becoming one of the participants in the famous sketch show Saturday Night Live (or SNL) in 2005. She worked in this program until 2012.
In parallel with her work in SNL in 2006, the actress starred in the comedy “Children without supervision” with Wilmer Valderrama and Lewis Black in key roles. A year later, she appeared in the comedy-drama “Hello, Bill!”, Working on the same stage with Jessica Alba and Aaron Eckhart, as well as in the romantic comedy “A Little Pregnant”, starring Catherine Heigl and Seth Rogen.
In the period 2008-2010. she played small roles in a number of comedy projects, gaining experience and fame. For example, she could be seen in the film “Semi-Professional”, where her partner on the set was her co-star in SNL Will Ferrell, in the comedy melodrama “In Flight” with Mila Kunis and Jason Siegel. At the same time, she played a self-taught surgeon in the fantasy “Ghost Town”, captain of the scout team in the drama “Roll!”, Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, and also played the wife of the main character Joel (actor Jason Bateman) in the comedy “Extract”.
The actress also worked actively in the dubbing of animated films. Among them were “Ice Age 3: Dinosaur Age”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Despicable Me”, “Looney Tunes Show”. In 2010, she starred in the melodramas “All the Best” with Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst in the lead roles, “Mad Date” with Mark Wahlberg, Steve Carell, and Tina Faye.
A breakthrough in the career of the purposeful actress occurred in 2011, when she starred in the lead role and co-wrote the screenplay in the comedy melodrama “The Bachelorette in Vegas”, receiving nominations for Oscars (“Best Original Screenplay”), “Golden Globe” (“For Best Actress – Comedy or Musical”), BAFTA (“For Best Adapted Screenplay”).
She demonstrated new facets of her acting talent in the fantasy film “Paul: The Secret Material”, in the comedy “Children are not a hindrance to sex.” The main role of Cheryl – embodied in the adventure film, a film adaptation of the story of the same name by James Taber’s “The Incredible Life of Walter Mitty”, where her partner was Ben Stiller. Especially for this tape, she sang one of David Bowie’s main hits “Space Oddity”.
She was entrusted with one of the central roles in the drama “Hate, Friendship”, where her film colleagues were Guy Pierce, Nick Nolte, Hailey Steinfield. As a key character, Maggie, she also starred in the tragicomedy The Twins (2014), winning the Best Screen Couple Award in the Best Screen Couple category with Bill Hayder, as well as several nominations for other film awards.
In 2015, fans of the actress could see her in the sensational science-fiction blockbuster “Martian” with Matt Damon, which won several prestigious film awards and seven Oscar nominations. She played the role of director of NASA’s press service Annie.
A year future, a new style of “Ghostbusters” was released, where the problems with ghosts were solved by fearless ladies – the heroines of Wig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon. During the same period, she voiced Brenda’s bun in the animated comedy film “Full Sausage” and played the key character Kelly, a debutant criminal, in the crime film “Instigators”.
CHRISTEN WIIG’S PERSONAL LIFE
In 2011, she had a romantic relationship with director and screenwriter Brian Petsos. In the period 2012-2013. she met The Strokes indie rock musician Fabrizio Moretti.
In 2016, the actress was secretly photographed hugging an attractive young man. His identity became clear quickly: Wig’s new boyfriend was actor Evie Rothman. He is also an actor (although much less popular than his other half), hides his age from the public, and loves yoga.
The couple does not like to advertise their relationship and, being quite “closed” stars, do not post cute joint photos on social networks. It is known that in 2020 they got married. They have twins born to a surrogate mother, as Kristen herself cannot have children. For his love of chocolate, friends jokingly nicknamed Kristen “The Brown Cow” (“Brown Cow”).
CHRISTEN WIIG NOW
In 2019, the third and final part of the animated film “How to Train Your Dragon 3: Hidden World” was released. In it, Kristen’s voice is spoken by the Assassin, who controls the right head of the fire-breathing snake.
The premiere of the tragicomedy “Where Did You Go, Bernadette?” Was scheduled for August of the same year, where the actress played the role of Audrey. In addition, she will star in the film “A Boy Named Christmas”, a film adaptation of the bestseller Matt Hague, who told about the childhood of Santa Claus.
The voice of the actress, previously included in the list of Entertainment Weekly of the twenty-five funniest women in Hollywood, will also be heard in the upcoming animated comedy Bless the Harts. Its premiere is scheduled for the fall of the 2019-2020 television season.