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Also Known As: Kristen Carroll Wiig Died:
Born: August 22, 1973 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Canandaigua, New York, USA Profession: actress, comedian, impressionist

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As one of the stars during the later years of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Kristen Wiig created numerous hilariously offbeat characters - from serial braggart Penelope to mischievous grade-schooler Gilly - that had the live audience and viewers at home laughing before she could deliver a punch line. Wiig immersed herself not only in her subtly deranged original characters, but also in her spot-on celebrity impersonations that ranged from politician Nancy Pelosi's deadpan stare to Kathie Lee Gifford's belligerent morning show antics. Wiig's comic wit and charm also translated successfully on the big screen, with hilarious appearances as a snotty television executive in "Knocked Up" (2007), a loopy yoga instructor in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008), and an overwhelmed maid of honor in "Bridesmaids" (2011). Like "SNL" legends Gilda Radner, Molly Shannon and Tina Fey before her, Wiig made her own mark in the world of comedy and proved that being seriously funny was far from just a man's game.

As one of the stars during the later years of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Kristen Wiig created numerous hilariously offbeat characters - from serial braggart Penelope to mischievous grade-schooler Gilly - that had the live audience and viewers at home laughing before she could deliver a punch line. Wiig immersed herself not only in her subtly deranged original characters, but also in her spot-on celebrity impersonations that ranged from politician Nancy Pelosi's deadpan stare to Kathie Lee Gifford's belligerent morning show antics. Wiig's comic wit and charm also translated successfully on the big screen, with hilarious appearances as a snotty television executive in "Knocked Up" (2007), a loopy yoga instructor in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008), and an overwhelmed maid of honor in "Bridesmaids" (2011). Like "SNL" legends Gilda Radner, Molly Shannon and Tina Fey before her, Wiig made her own mark in the world of comedy and proved that being seriously funny was far from just a man's game.

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1.
 Sausage Party (2016)
2.
 Loomis Fargo (2015)
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 Nasty Baby (2014)
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 Despicable Me 2 (2013)
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 Anchorman 2 (2013)
10.
 Her (2013)
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Performed as part of the Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles
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Performed in "The Perks," a featured show at the Empty Stage Comedy Theatre
2003:
Cast in the first season of the Spike TV spoof show, "The Joe Schmo Show"
2004:
Appeared in the indie films, "June" and "Life, Death & Mini-Golf"
2005:
Joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as regular cast member
2006:
Cast in Paul Feig's "Unaccompanied Minors"
2007:
Played Katherine Heigl's boss at E! in the Judd Apatow comedy "Knocked Up"
2007:
Co-starred with Will Forte and Will Arnett in the comedy "The Brothers Solomon"
2007:
Appeared in the quirky comedy "Meet Bill" with Jason Sudeikis and Aaron Eckhart
2007:
Portrayed first wife Edith in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," a parody of "Walk the Line"
2008:
Co-starred as Ricky Gervais' self involved surgeon in the comedy "Ghost Town"
2009:
Co-starred with Bill Hader as husband and wife amusement park managers in "Adventureland"
2009:
Played Jason Bateman's wife in Mike Judge's "Extract"
2009:
Played Malice in Wonderland, Ellen Page's mentor, in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip It"
2010:
Co-starred with Will Forte in "MacGruber," based on the "SNL" sketch of the same name
2010:
Voiced the character of Miss Hattie in the animated film "Despicable Me"
2011:
Co-wrote and starred in the comedy "Bridesmaids"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
2012:
Cast in the ensemble comedy "Friends with Kids," written and directed by co-star Jennifer Westfeldt
2012:
Departed "SNL"
2013:
Guest-starred on "Arrested Development"
2013:
Voiced the character of Lucy Wilde in "Despicable Me 2"
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Education

University of Arizona: Tucson , Arizona -
Brighton High School: Rochester , New York - 1991

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