Kristen Wiig is an American actress and comedian who first gained acclaim for her skits on Saturday Night Life. She has also appeared in several films such as Adventureland, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and How to Train Your Dragon. Her next movie to hit the big screen will be Bridesmaids, in which she co-stars with Maya Rudolph. EDUinReview will take a look at Kristen’s education background.
Wiig was born on August 22, 1973, in Canandaigua, New York. When she was three years old, her family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The family moved once again to Rochester, NY, where Wiig graduated from high school in 1991 from Brighton High School. After high school, Wiig attended the University of Arizona, where she studied art. In order to fulfill a gen-ed requirement for her major, Wiig took an acting class. She was so talented in the class that her teacher suggested she continue acting. Wiig eventually dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
In 2005, Wiig joined the cast of SNL and became a full cast member in 2006. On the show, she portrays several characters, including Penelope, Kat, and Mindy Gracin. Wiig was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show in 2009.
In 2007, Wiig first made it to the big screen when she worked with Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl. Her other films include Meet Bill, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Adventureland, Whip It!, and Date Night. Wiig was nominated for a Gotham Award for her work in Adventureland. Her next film to hit the big screen will be Bridesmaids, which will be released on May 13, 2011. In addition to acting in the film, Wiig was also the writer/producer of the film.