Kristen Carol Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, born on August 22, 1973. She is best known for her comedy sketch characters as, ‘Penelope’, ‘Target Lady’, ‘And a Girl with small hands’ on Saturday Night Live.
Kristen appearance on show sketches is more than any other member of SNL cast.
She is an utterly professional comedian, in any of her sketches whether they are ridiculously hilarious she still manages not to break the character.
Her one of the character that she plays would be the target lady, Kristen said in an interview that, when she auditioned for SNL she had to impersonate that character, so it has a special place in her heart.
|Name||Kristen Carroll Wiig|
|Occupation||Actress* Comedian* Writer* Producer|
|Net Worth||$20 Million USD|
|Name||Kristen Carroll Wiig|
|Date of Birth (Age)
(How old is Kristen Wiig?)
|August 22, 1973 (45-year-old)|
|Place of Birth||Canandaigua, New York|
(Where is Kristen Wiig from?)
(How tall is Kristen Wiig?)
|165m (5 foot 5 inches)|
|Eye Color||Grayish Blue|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Ethnicity||Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish|
Kristen Wiig Family
Her father Jon Wiig used to run a lake marina in Western New York, and her mother Laurie was an artist. She is Irish, and Norwegian from her father side, and her mother has English and Scottish ancestry.
As a child, Kristen and her family moved frequently, at the age of three she lived in Pensylvania, when she was 13-year-old they went to Rochester. Kristen has a brother name Erik, his profession and further detail are known publicly yet.
Just like the other members of SNL, Kristen also likes to keep her private life private.
Kristen Wiig Net Worth
She gained her popularity through SNL and went on to the big screen, Kristen Wiig is best known for her lead role in ‘Bridesmaids’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Date Night.’ The net worth of actress as of 2018 is $20 Million USD, it used to be $16 Million USD in 2016.
Kristen Wiig is the owner of $2.6 Million USD house in New York, and with it, she has $1.5 Million USD home in the same district. She also owns a $3 Million USD house in Los Angeles, that she recently bought at a price of $2.96 Million USD.
Kristen Wiig Dating History
|Spouse/Husband||Hayes Hargrove (m.2005-2009)- Kristen Wiig was married to Hayes for almost 4 years before they tied the knot, it is reported that they knew each from way before. They say the reason for their divorce was an irreconcilable difference.|
Brian Petsos- After one year of divorce, Kristen started dating Brian. They knew each other since high school, and they met each other on the set of SNL. The duo used to comic videos together. They dated from 2009-2011.
Fabrizio Moretti- Kristen and Fabrizio dated each other in between 2011-2013.
Scott Speedman- Kristen Wiig was rumored to be dating the British Comedian Scott in 2014.
Avi Rothman- Kristen reportedly dating Avi since 2016.
Kristen Wiig Workout
Kristen is a 45-year-old woman and yet she has succeeded to maintain her body as young as possible. According to her personal trainer, she is a vegetarian, and she always manages to make some time out of her busy schedule to do yoga.
She likes to jog and running but hates the run, Kristen prefers long walk if she isn’t able to do that, she walks on the treadmill for one and a half hour straight.
As per her diet, she is vegan so mostly the dinner menu includes tofu and soy. Kristen tries to be as hydrated as possible she drinks a lot of water. Fun Fact keeping body hydrated can help your skin to glow naturally.
Kristen Wiig Plastic Surgery
The ‘Bridesmaid’ actress Kristen Wiig is rumored to have undergone the nose job. There are many actresses who are asked if they did plastic surgery or not? Even if they did, it is fine until not overdone. Kristen Wiig is still a question mark on this topic. No one can surely say that “Kristen Wiig did have a nose job.”
Why is that you ask? Because it never happened. Kristen Wiig is a clear crystal that she did not have a nose job nor any other facial surgery.
You know one fact about Kristen Wiig, when she was at the edge of making a decision about what to do as a career, Kristen got a job offer at a plastic surgery clinic.
Kristen Wiig ‘Bridesmaids’ Breathes Life into Women’s Comedy
Well, what did you guys think when you first saw the trailer of ‘Bridesmaids’, I am pretty much sure the most of the female audience was sighing over it, as we all are getting a little tired by “Wedding based Rom-Com.” *Sigh*
The Movie was a big surprise package, the critics and the audience were totally caught off guard. On the popular sites like Rotten Tomatoes rated the movie by 90% “Certified fresh.” ‘Bridesmaids’ was co-written by Kristen Wiig and written by her best friend Annie Mumolo.
No doubt that Kristen Wiig was the key element in the success and unexpected humor in the film. The film is served as the touchstone for discussion about women in comedy.
Kristen Wiig plays the role of Annie, who experienced both professional and personal trouble losing both of her bakery and boyfriend. She then started to live off with her British Brother and sister and a mom who always tries to put a little positive spin in her daughter’s life.
However, when her best friend Lillian announces her engagement, well, she has further things on her mind as she will be her Bridesmaid.
Kristen Wiig Best of Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Wiig is one of the ladies of SNL who has a tendency to make people burst out of laughing, so hard, and when she does that she does even smirk, that is even funnier than the act itself. Maybe that’s why people love her so much, she doesn’t try too hard to be funny she does it effortlessly.
Let’s look at some of her best sketches on Saturday Night Live.
Kristen Wiig “The Maharelle Sisters”
I don’t really know the name of the skit, just used to call it “small hand bit.” It is one of the classic bits of SNL and of Kristen Wiig as well. The series of this segment features many stars such as- Anne Hathway, Will Ferrell, James Franco, Betty Whites, Elton John, Jon Hamm, and fellow cast member. I was hoping to mention it as “last but not the least”, Mehh..what the heck.
Kristen Wiig as “Sue the exciting Lady”
This character was hard to play, according to Kristen this character was different from she used to do. she had to put a lot of energy to it, kinda tiring. even though she did the best. The character of “Sue” did become an occasional segment on Saturday Night Live.
Kristen Wiig as “Penelope”
Frankly, it was hard to choose between ‘Gilly’ and ‘Penelope’ because both of them are so stupidly funny, it was hard to choose. Since ‘Gilly’ may not seem surprising to the new viewer, we choose Penelope, and besides ‘Penelope’ is popular, and she is actually the origin of ‘Gilly’ so… and it features more celebrity than ‘Gilly’ so… Taylor is in it so-so…
Kristen Wiig Red Flag Commercial
This is just simply legit. It is a parody of the new launch ‘Red Flag’ Perfume commercial. Alongside being funny, this segment shows the stunning side of her as well.
Kristen Wiig Goodbye SNL
She was really the treasure of Saturday Night Live. Kristen Wiig is far more best and a legend as a comedian in SNL. When the time came when she had to leave the team did a whole goodbye celebration, noted that never done before for any other cast member.
Kristen had worked for 7 years on SNL, making her the “Most-Appeared Cast Member on SNL segments.”
Kristen Wiig Filmography
Dream to become an actor, she moved far away from home and settle down in Los Angeles. During that time, she had to financial support her need so she did catering, sold fruits, and worked in the clothing store.
Her co-worker took her to do an audition for a sketch comedy theatre called ‘The Groundings.’
The show was the first ever where Kristen Wiig made an appearance as a comedian. In 2003, Kristen made an appearance in ‘The Joe Schmo Show’, through that she gained the attention of a manager that advises her to go and audition for ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Kristen Wiig joins the SNL crew in the 39th season, with her act and marvelous comic timing made her one of the best members. During that time she made her debut in films by starring in ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ (2006) the same year she appeared in Seth Rogen ‘Knocked Up’ and ‘Walk Hard.’
Her first major role in the film was ‘Paul’ (2010) as ‘Ruth’, the same year she got her successful movie as the lead in ‘Bridesmaids’ which she co-wrote with her friend Annie.
After this movie gone big, Kristen appeared in several other blockbusters such as,’Ghostbusters’, ‘Zoolander 2’, ‘The Martian’ and many other. And she will be the first woman ever to be cast as ‘Cheetah’ in Wonder Woman 1984.
Kristen Wiig Facts
In 2003, Kristen had to be sent to the hospital after she suffered an injury while shooting for The Joe Schmo Show.
The year 2009, the Entertainment Weekly included Kristen Wiig in their list featuring 25 Funniest Women in Hollywood.
In 2012, the famous Time Magazine included Kristen in their annual 100 Most Influential People in the World list.
In early struggling days in Los Angeles, she was employed to wait tables in the executive dining room of Universal Studios.
Kristen Wiig doesn’t have any social media account.