Kristen Wiig - Biography
Last Modified: Jun 30, 2020
|Born on :||August 22, 1973 (age 47)|
|Birth Name /
|Kristen Carroll Wiig|
|Birth Place:||Canandaigua, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Jon Wiig|
|Mother's Name:||Laurie Johnston|
Eric Wigg (older brother)
|High School:||Brighton High School|
|University:||University of Arizona|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish)|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Boyfriend Name:||Avi Rothman (engaged)|
Hayes Hargrove (2005- 2009)
|Height:||1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
|Weight:||56 kg (123.46 lb)|
|Hair Color:||Dyed Blonde|
|Shoe Size:||8 US|
|Dress Size:||6 US|
|Breast Size:||35 inch|
|Waist Size:||26 inch|
|Hip Size:||36 inch|
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Who is Kristen Wiig?
Kristen Wiig is an actress, comedian, writer, producer.
Kristen Wiig: Age, Father, Mother, Siblings
Kristen Wiig’s birth took place on August 22, 1973, in Canandaigua, New York, U.S.A. Her birth name/full name is Kristen Carroll Wiig. Her father Jon Wiig ran a lake marina in Western New York while her mother Laurie Johnston worked as an artist. She has an older brother named Eric Wigg.
Source: Instagram (young Kristen Wiig)
When Kristen Wiig was three years old, the family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There she attended Nitrauer Elementary School and Manheim Township Middle School. The family again moved to Rochester, New York when Wiig was 13 years old where she enrolled at Allendale Columbia School. After completing ninth and tenth grades, she changed schools, graduating from Brighton High School.
For further education, Wiig attended Roanoke College but soon dropped out, moving to Rochester. Back at Rochester, she joined community college. Finally, Wiig attended the University of Arizona with a major in art.
Her ethnicity is Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish.
Kristen Wiig: Boyfriend, Marriage, Husband, Divorce, Children
Kristen Wiig dated actor Hayes Hargrove and got married to him in 2005. But in 2009, she divorced her husband of 4 years.
After the divorce, she dated Brian Petsos for two years, from 2009 to 2011.
Source: HuffPost (Kristen Wiig and Fabrizio Moretti)
Since then she had been in a relationship with Fabrizio Moretti, drummer of rock band Strokes. They were together from December 2011 until breaking up in July 2013. In 2014, she had affair with Scott Speedman and boyfriend Avi Rothman in 2016.
Currently, she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Avi Rothman. The pair had gotten engaged in mid 2019.
Kristen Wiig: Career
Life before fame
While at college, she did not interest in acting and only took it as a course requirement. But seeing that she had potential in acting, her teacher suggested taking up acting. A day before she was to begin her job at a plastic surgery clinic, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.
In Los Angeles, she did odd jobs to get through. In 2003, she landed the role of Dr. Pat in The Joe Schmo Show. With encouragement from her manager, Wiig submitted an audition tape to Saturday Night Live. Luckily, she was selected to be the member of SNL for the 2006’s season 32. On SNL she played different characters such as Target Lady and “Tiny Hands” famous for hilarious gifs.
After working in films and series like The Looney Tunes Show, Knocked Up, Walk Hard, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Adventureland, Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon etc, she finally got her big break.
Along with Annie Mumolo, she wrote 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, which was made into a film in 2011. The movie made US$167 million in North America and US$280 million worldwide.
Source: Kid In The Front Row Film Blog (Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids)
The same year, the duo worked together to create romantic comedy Friends with Kids. It received positive reviews and was a limited success. Among other movies, Kristen Wiig has portrayed roles in The Skeleton Twins, Zoolander 2, Welcome to Me, Ghostbusters, The Spoils Before Dying, among others.
Since 2017, Kristen Wiig has starred in Downsizing alongside Matt Damon, lent her voice for Despicable Me 3. Wiig has been cast as the Cheetah in 2020 movie Wonder Woman 1984.
Kristen Wiig: Awards, Nominations
Over the course of her career, Kristen Wiig has received a total of 21 award nominations. She has been nominated for Academy Awards (2011), Annie Awards (2013), British Academy Film Awards (2011), Critics' Choice Awards (2014), Golden Globe Awards (2011), Gotham Awards (2015), Kids' Choice Awards (2017), Primetime Emmy Awards (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011, 2015), Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2016), among others.
Among all the nominations, Wiig has won Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2016) and Golden Raspberry Awards (2017).
Kristen Wiig: Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Wiig is estimated to be around $25 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.
Kristen Wiig: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Kristen Wiig is followed by millions of followers. She also has an official website - kristenwiig.org.
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