Kristen Wiig returns for her seventh season as a cast member on NBC's revered show "Saturday Night Live." Wiig recently earned her third Emmy nomination as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on "Saturday Night Live," playing such memorable characters as the excitable Target Lady, Lawrence Welk singer Doonese, the irritating one-upper Penelope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Suze Orman, among others.
In summer 2011, Wiig began production in New York City on the independent film "Imogene," directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor.") Wiig stars as the title character and is also an executive producer on the film. "Imogene" is the story of a moderately successful New York playwright who stages a fake suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, only to end up being forced into the custody of her gambling-addict mother.
Wiig recently completed production on the independent film "Friends with Kids," written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Wiig co-stars opposite Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Edward Burns and Maya Rudolph. The film centers on a group of friends whose lives are changed as the couples in the group begin to have children.
In 2011, Wiig starred in the critically acclaimed and breakout film of the summer "Bridesmaids," which she co-wrote with Annie Mumolo. "Bridesmaids" was released on May 13 by Universal Pictures and was the top R-rated female comedy of all time. Directed by Paul Feig and produced by Wiig and Judd Apatow, "Bridesmaids" has become Apatow's highest-grossing production.
Wiig also appeared in Greg Mottola's "Paul," co-starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. "Paul" follows two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on a road trip that alters their universe forever. The film was released by Universal Pictures on March 18, 2011.
In December 2010, Wiig appeared in Andrew Jarecki's "All Good Things" opposite Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst and Frank Langella. "All Good Things" is a love story and murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s. The film was inspired by the story of Robert Durst, scion of the wealthy Durst family.
Wiig captured audiences' attention with universal high praise as Katherine Heigl's passive-aggressive boss in Judd Apatow's smash-hit comedy "Knocked Up." Her additional film credits include Universal's animated feature film "Despicable Me" with Steve Carell and Jason Segal; Universal's "Macgruber"; Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon" with Gerard Butler and Jay Baruchel; Mike Judge's "Extract" with Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck and Mila Kunis; "Whip It!," Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, starring Ellen Page; Greg Mottola's "Adventureland" with Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg; David Keopp's "Ghost Town" with Ricky Gervais; and Jake Kasdan's "Walk Hard," another Apatow-produced film in which she starred opposite John C. Reilly. Wiig has also guest-starred on the Emmy-winning NBC series "30 Rock," and HBO's "Bored to Death" and "The Flight of the Conchords." Wiig is currently starring in Cartoon Network's reboot of "The Looney Tunes Show," supplying the voice of Bugs Bunny's gal pal, Lola Bunny.
A native of Rochester, New York, Wiig worked as a Main Company Member of the Los Angeles-based improv/sketch troupe "The Groundlings." She joins the ranks of SNL cast mates Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Phil Hartman, Will Forte and Jon Lovitz, who are all Groundlings alumni.
Wiig currently resides in New York City.
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