Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig is 40 today. That’s her real name. Spell it right! Her father’s family was from Norway, which explains the last name. Her first name is the Norwegian form of Christian. Kristen Wiig was born August 22, 1973, in Canandaigua, New York and grew up nearby in Rochester. She dropped out of the University of Arizona, moved to Los Angeles, and joined The Groundlings, a comedy improv group. (Other Groundlings alumni include Will Farrell, Kathy Griffin, Ana Gastemeyer, Phil Hartman, Lisa Kudrow, Jon Lovitz, Lorraine Newman, Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph and Julia Sweeney. What would Saturday Night Live do without The Groundlings!) . Kristen was on Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012 (12 years!) and played many characters, as well as celebrity impressions. She has been in episodes of TV shows and acted in several films, notably Knocked Up (2007), and Bridesmaids (2011, she was the maid of honor and also cowrote it). Coming up: Hateship, Loveship, The Skeleton Twins, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, The Short Life of Walter Mitty, Freezing People Is Easy, The Comedian and Welcome to Me. She is busy! From 2005 to 2009, she was married to actor Hayes Hargrove (not a comedian). Kristen is brunette, 5 feet 5, does not have tiny hands and is a vegetarian. Do you have a favorite Kristen Wiig character? The Target clerk?