Kristen Wiig is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer who became popular for her stints on the NBC sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live. Her acting career went many notches higher after she starred in the blockbuster movie, Bridesmaids.
According to reports, she once went for a plastic surgery procedure in order to make her nose match the “Hollywood” norm. Even though she did not confirm the speculation, it was obvious that her nose changed from its original look, now looking smaller with its bridge having a cute slope and a narrower tip. This is more noticeable when you compare her current and previous pictures.
Kristen Wiig Bio
Born in Canandaigua, New York, on August 22, 1973, as Kristen Carroll Wiig, the actress is the daughter of Jon Wiig and Laurie Johnston. Her father is of Norwegian and Irish descent while her mother, of English and Scottish ancestry, is an artist.
When she was three years old, her family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she was enrolled at Nitrauer Elementary School and later, Manheim Township Middle School until 8th grade. Ten years later, her family relocated again, this time, to Rochester, New York. There, she did her ninth and tenth grades at the prestigious Allendale Columbia School. She eventually graduated from Brighton High School.
Kristen continued her education at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, but not long after, she went back to Rochester. She enrolled in the community college, doing an outdoor-living program which lasted for three months. At this time, Kristen had no intention to become an actor or an entertainer of any sort.
Later on, she was admitted into the University of Arizona, where she majored in fine art. As part of fulfilling the requirement of one of her courses, she had to take an acting class and was encouraged by the teacher to continue acting. She was supposed to start working at a plastic surgery clinic, drawing pictures of patient’s post-surgery bodies. However, just one day before resuming the job, she decided to go into acting and consequently, moved to Los Angeles.
On getting there, she joined two comedy groups (Empty Stage Comedy Theatre and The Groundlings) while working odd jobs to support herself. She later made her television debut in 2003.
Kristen Wiig made an audition tape which she submitted to Saturday Night Live following the encouragement of her manager and in 2005, she joined the cast of the popular TV show and continued with them until 2012. Her performance earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2009 – 2012).
The actress made her film debut in 2006 with the Christmas comedy movie, Unaccompanied Minors and subsequently featured in a series of comedy films such as Adventureland, Whip It, and Paul. Later in 2011, she co-wrote and starred in Bridesmaids with Annie Mumolo, her fellow Groundlings performer.
The movie was released on May 13, 2011, and it became a hit, garnering an impressive number of nominations, including an Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for Best Original Screenplay. The film also earned Kristen a Golden Globe Awards nomination.
Kristen, who has been nominated eight times for Emmy Award, has also received a nomination for an Annie Award. It was for Voice Acting in a Feature Production and for her role on Despicable Me 2. Her role as Cynthia Morehouse in the mini-series, The Spoils of Babylon, earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini-series or a Movie.
An announcement made in March 2018 revealed that she will play the role of the villain, Cheetah, in the sequel to the movie, Wonder Woman.
Her Net Worth
Kristen Wiig is said to have a net worth of $16 million. She has acted in over twenty films which cashed in more than $1.8 billion at the global box office when adjusted for inflation. This is nearly $70 million each on average.
Bridesmaids, which proved her marketability was made on a budget of $32 million and later pulled in $288 million. Despicable Me earned $251,513,985 at the domestic box office and Despicable Me 2 generated $368,065,385 in America alone.
Boyfriend or Husband, Is She Dating Anyone?
Kristen Wiig and actor Hayes Hargrove had a relationship that many people in the entertainment industry thought to be ideal. They were sure that they had found what they were looking for in each other and decided to take the forever vows in 2005. However, four years down the line, their love went sour and they officially parted ways in 2009.
After her divorce, Kristine asserted that she will never get married again. However, by 2012, her broken heart had healed and she let herself fall in love again, this time, with Strokes drummer, Fabrizio Moretti.
After dating for 18 months, they parted ways and Wiig wasn’t seen with any special someone until 2016 when she was spotted getting cozy with actor Avi Rothman during a vacation in Kauai, Hawaii. The duo, dressed in bathing suits, was seen wrapped in each other’s arms, kissing openly on the beach.
Although the actress never confirmed or denied reports of her new-found love, seeing her in that position was enough proof that she was in a relationship with Avi.