Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

Highest Rated: 99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Lowest Rated: 14% A Deadly Adoption (2015)

Birthday: Aug 22, 1973

Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, USA

Comedian Kristen Wiig gained fame as a breakout performer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) and used the exposure as a springboard into a successful and nuanced film career. Born in Canandaigua, New York, she moved to Los Angeles after college to pursue acting. Before long, she began performing with the improvisational group The Groundlings. Her stage work led to a recurring role on the faux reality show "The Joe Schmo Show" (Spike, 2003-04) playing a marriage counselor. She began earning small roles on television, including an appearance on "The Drew Carey Show" (ABC, 1994-2004). Wiig joined the cast of "SNL" in 2005. During her seven seasons, the comedian became one of the show's breakout performers with characters like Dooneese, a woman with incredibly small hands, the one-upping Penelope, and mischievous schoolgirl Gilly. While still a cast member on the show, she began appearing in small supporting roles in films such as "Unaccompanied Minors" (2006), "Knocked Up" (2007), "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007), "Adventureland" (2009),  "Date Night" (2010), and "Paul" (2011). She also teamed with fellow cast member Will Forte for a film based on the popular sketch "MacGruber" (2010). The actress had a recurring role as well on the comedy "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-11) with Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. Her film career took a giant leap forward when she wrote and starred in the broad comedy "Bridesmaids" (2011). Acting alongside Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, and fellow "SNL" veteran Maya Rudolph, she played a woman spiraling out of control in advance of her best friend's wedding. The film was a critical and commercial success, proving that Wiig could handle a lead role. She would team with Rudolph again as part of the ensemble cast of Jennifer Westfeldt's "Friends with Kids" (2011). She then starred with Elijah Wood and Oscar Isaac in "Revenge for Jolly!" (2012) and headlined "Girl Most Likely" (2012). On television, she had a multiple episode run on "Arrested Development" (Fox/Netflix, 2003- ) playing the younger version of Jessica Walter's Lucille Bluth. She starred with Guy Pearce in "Hateship Loveship" (2013) and with Ben Stiller in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013). After appearing in "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013), she formed a unique partnership with star, and fellow "SNL" alum, Will Farrell. Wiig starred with the comedian in a series of tongue-in-cheek dramatic TV projects, "The Spoils of Babylon" (IFC, 2014), "A Deadly Adoption" (Lifetime, 2015), and "The Spoils Before Dying" (IFC, 2015). She teamed with another former "SNL" castmate, Bill Hader, for "The Skeleton Twins" (2014) with the pair playing twins trying to reconnect with one another. She continued a run of quirky roles with "Welcome to Me" (2014), playing a mentally unbalanced woman who wins the lottery, and "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" (2015). She also joined Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain for the Oscar-nominated "The Martian" (2015). After teaming with Stiller and Farrell for the sequel "Zoolander 2" (2016), Wiig tried her hand at starring in a big-budget blockbuster. The actress partnered with McCarthy, along with Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, for a reboot of "Ghostbusters" (2016). The film touched off a media firestorm with some fans of the original movie complaining about the all-female lineup, and women's rights activists firing back over the misogynistic undertones of the complaints. The controversy didn't help the film as it failed to live up to expectations. On television, she made appearances as part of the all-star comedy ensemble for "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix, 2015) and "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" (Netflix, 2017). The lack of success by "Ghostbusters" didn't deter her film career, as she starred with Owen Wilson and Galifianakis in "Masterminds" (2016) and with Damon in "Downsizing" (2017). She also took a small role in the Darren Aronofsky-Jennifer Lawrence project "Mother!" (2017). On television, she had a recurring role on Forte's sitcom "The Last Man on Earth" (Fox, 2015-18) and appeared, as herself, on the McCarthy produced comedy "Nobodies" (TV Land/Paramount, 2017-18). During the marriage of England's Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, Wiig partnered with Farrell and Molly Shannon for the spoof "The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Trish!" (HBO, 2018). The actress appeared with Cate Blanchett in Richard Linklater's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" (2018) and wrote and starred in "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" (2020). She produced and provided voices for the animated sitcom "Bless the Harts" (Fox, 2019- ). Wiig joined the superhero set by playing the villainous Cheetah opposite Gal Gadot in "Wonder Woman 1984" (2020).

Highest rated movies

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Her
The Martian Bridesmaids
Adventureland
Knocked Up
The Skeleton Twins
Whip It

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 73% Big Gold Brick Executive Producer - 2022
83% 59% A Boy Called Christmas Aunt Carlotta (Character) - 2021
80% 58% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar Sharon Gordon Fisherman/Star (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2021
58% 73% Wonder Woman 1984 Barbara Minerva (Character) $46.5M 2020
50% 74% Where'd You Go, Bernadette Audrey (Character) $9.2M 2019
90% 86% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Ruffnut (Voice) $160.8M 2019
47% 23% Downsizing Audrey (Character) $24.4M 2017
No Score Yet 32% The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Monica (Character) - 2017
68% 51% mother! Herald (Character) $17.8M 2017
59% 53% Despicable Me 3 Lucy (Voice) $264.6M 2017
34% 35% Masterminds Kelly Campbell (Character) $17.3M 2016
82% 50% Sausage Party Brenda (Voice) $97.7M 2016
73% 49% Ghostbusters Erin Gilbert (Character) - 2016
22% 20% Zoolander No. 2 Alexanya Atoz (Character) $28.8M 2016
14% 24% A Deadly Adoption Sarah Benson (Character) - 2015
68% 40% Nasty Baby Polly (Character) $79.8K 2015
91% 91% The Martian Annie Montrose (Character) $228.4M 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
95% 73% The Diary of a Teenage Girl Charlotte (Character) $1.5M 2015
72% 46% Welcome to Me Alice Klieg (Character),
Producer
$625.7K 2014
86% 69% The Skeleton Twins Maggie (Character) $5.3M 2014
91% 89% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Ruffnut (Voice) $177.0M 2014
50% 36% Hateship Loveship Johanna Parry (Character),
Executive Producer
$50.6K 2013
94% 82% Her SexyKitten (Character) $25.6M 2013
52% 71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Cheryl (Character) $58.2M 2013
75% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Chani (Character) $127.3M 2013
75% 85% Despicable Me 2 Lucy Wilde (Voice) $368.0M 2013
23% 33% Girl Most Likely Imogene (Character),
Executive Producer
$1.4M 2012
No Score Yet 27% Revenge for Jolly! Angela (Character) - 2012
67% 49% Friends With Kids Missy (Character) $7.3M 2011
90% 76% Bridesmaids Annie (Character),
Screenwriter
$169.1M 2011
70% 62% Paul Ruth Buggs (Character) $37.4M 2011
35% 37% All Good Things Lauren Fleck (Character) $578.4K 2010
81% 83% Despicable Me Miss Hattie (Voice) $251.5M 2010
47% 35% MacGruber Vicki St. Elmo (Character) $8.5M 2010
66% 55% Date Night Haley Sullivan (Character) $98.7M 2010
99% 91% How to Train Your Dragon Ruffnut (Voice) $217.4M 2010
No Score Yet 78% Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Legends Ruffnut (Voice) - 2010
85% 74% Whip It Maggie Mayhem (Character) $13.0M 2009
62% 38% Extract Suzie (Character) $10.8M 2009
46% 62% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Pudgy Beaver Mom (Voice) - 2009
89% 61% Adventureland Paulette (Character) $16.0M 2009
20% 16% Pretty Bird Mandy (Character) - 2008
85% 60% Ghost Town Surgeon (Character) $13.2M 2008
20% 44% Meet Bill Jane Whittman (Character) $59.1K 2007
74% 57% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Edith Cox (Character) $18.3M 2007
16% 31% The Brothers Solomon Janine (Character) $900.9K 2007
89% 83% Knocked Up Jill (Character) $148.7M 2007

TV

Credit
85% 76% MacGruber Vicki St. Elmo (Character) 2021
82% 66% Bless the Harts Jenny Hart/MayKay Bueller (Voice),
Executive Producer
2019-2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2006-2014 2016 2020
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2016 2020
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2017 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2017
85% 81% The Last Man on Earth Pamela Brinton (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer - Ten Years Later Courtney (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013 2016-2017
No Score Yet 63% Nobodies Kristen Wiig (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 87% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2017
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011 2013-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014-2016
81% 72% The Spoils of Babylon Cynthia Morehouse (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2011 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013-2014
85% 75% The Simpsons Calliope Juniper (Guest Voice) 2011 2013
No Score Yet 77% The Looney Tunes Show Lola (Voice) 2011-2013
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2011 2013
74% 85% Arrested Development Young Lucille Bluth (Guest Star) 2013
94% 78% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 73% SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Loretta (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Fern Stapleton (Guest Voice) 2010
94% 99% Flight of the Conchords Brahbrah (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Unknown (Character) 2008
78% 93% 30 Rock Candace Van der Shark (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon Legends Unknown (Character)