Kristen Wiig is a popular American comedienne, actress, producer and writer. She is of is of English and Scottish lineage from her mother’s side and Norwegian and Irish ancestry from her father’s side. Though a naturally shy personality, she has mentioned that people had identified her as a comedian ever since childhood. Kristen Wiig began her career through performances with comedy troops and live television comedy shows, working her way up steadily, and consequently making a mark for herself in comedy genre. She found her way into feature films in 2007. Apart from acting, Kristen Wiig has also lent her voice to several characters in popular animation movies and gained recognition as a script writer as well.
Kristen Wiig’s portrayal of various characters and humour sense in Live TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’ enabled her to strike the chord with viewers. Her performance earned her much popularity and fans.
Kristen Wiig was named in Times list of ‘The 100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2012.
She has been nominated four times for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ category of the Primetime Emmy Awards; i.e. every year between 2009 and 2012.
She had been nominated for the Academy Awards in 2011 in the category ‘Best Writing – Original Screenplay’ for the movie ‘Bridesmaids’.