Kristen Carroll Wiig, popularly known by her screen name, Kristen Wiig, is an American actress, writer, comedian and producer, who is best known for her comedy series Saturday Night Live. Known for her films such as Bridesmaids, The Martian, and Ghostbusters, Kristen has also rendered her voice for various anime characters in animated films and also excelled as script writer. She stays away from social media as she wanted to keep her life private.
This biography brings you everything you wanted to know about this gorgeous actress, including her childhood, acting career, personal life, family, height, weight, vital stats, achievements, net worth and fun facts.
Kristen Wiig Biography
Kristen Carroll Wiig
The Brown Cow
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer
Birthday / Date of Birth
Kristen Wiig was born on 22 August 1973, in Canandaigua, New York, United States.
She’s currently 44 years old.
Wiig attended Nitrauer Elementary School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and then Manheim Township Middle School and studied there until 8th grade. She, then, attended Allendale Columbia School for ninth and tenth grades and graduated from Brighton High School.
After high school, she got admission at the University of Arizona and graduated with a degree in art. She also took three-month outdoor-living program at the community college before college.
She is of Norwegian and Irish descent on her father’s side while she is of Scottish and English descent from her mother’s side.
- Father – Jon Wiig
- Mother – Laurie Wiig (Artist)
- Siblings – Erik Wiig (Brother)
Kristen Wiig married actor and comedian Hayes Hargrove in 2005, however, got divorced in 2009.
Over the years, Wiig has had dated Brian Petsos, Fabrizio Moretti, Scott Speedman and Avi Rothman.
- In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
- In centimeters – 165 cm
- In meters – 1.65 m
- In Kilograms – 56 kg
- In Pounds – 123 lbs
- Measurements – 35-26-36
- Bust – 35 inches
- Waist – 26 inches
- Hip – 36 inches
- Bra Size – 34A
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 6 (US).
In 2003, Kristen Wiig landed with a small role in the drama movie, Melvin Goes to Dinner. As a leading lady, she debuted in the 2006 Christmas movie Unaccompanied Minors.
In 2003, Kristen made her first TV show appearance in the role of Dr. Pat in the reality TV hoax show, The Joe Schmo Show.
She gained immense fame and recognition for appearing in the popular comedy sketch show, Saturday Night Live, for which she earned multiple Emmy nominations.
Kristen Wiig Favorites
- Favorite Mascara – L’Oréal Telescopic and Maybelline Full and Soft
- Favorite Splurge-Worthy Foods – Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms, lemon cupcakes from Buttercup Bake Shop, hot and melted cheese sandwiches, and sweet potato fries
- Favorite Prized Possession – Gold necklace with tiny cuckoo clock
- Favorite Comedy Movies – Caddyshack (1980) and Beaches (1988)
- Favorite Comedy TV Show – The British Office
- Favorite Comedy Cartoon Character – Chilly Willy
Kristen Wiig Net worth
Kristen has a net worth of $22 million US dollars as of 2017. Most of her earnings come from salaries fro her roles in films and television series, brand endorsements, and other business activities.
Social Media Portfolio
She’s not on social media.
Kristen Wiig Facts
After graduation, she expected to start out a job at a plastic surgery clinic drawing pictures of people’s postsurgery bodies, but decided to move to Los Angeles and act.
In April 2009, the Entertainment Weekly included Wiig in their list featuring 25 Funniest Women in Hollywood.
In 2012, the famous Time Magazine included her in their annual 100 Most Influential People in the World list.
She is famous for her works such as Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids, The Martian, Ghostbusters, and Despicable Me.