Kristen Wiig is an American comedian and actress well-known for her part in Saturday Night Live. Alongside comedy and acting, Wiig also works as a writer and producer. Her career in the comedy and film industries has contributed to her estimated net worth of USD $12-16 million dollars.
Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York on August 22nd, 1973 and spent much of her life growing up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Rochester, New York. She started her career in the entertainment industry as part of various comedy groups in the Los Angeles area, including the group Groundlings.
She eventually went on to debut on the famed TV series Saturday Night Live in 2005. She spent seven years with the program before departing in 2012. During those years, Wiig was praised for her contributions to Saturday Night Live, being nominated for numerous Emmy awards for her performances.
Wiig has also worked with the film industry in various roles after her debut in 2006. For the period between 2006 and 2011, she would take part in nearly 20 small parts and supporting roles in various well-known films. These included “Knocked Up” in 2007, “Whip It” and “Adventureland” in 2009 and “MacGruber” in 2010. Wiig also lent her voice for a handful of animated films, voice acting characters in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”, “How to Train Your Dragon”, as well as both the first and second films of “Despicable Me”.
Wiig had her first successful lead role in the 2011 film “Bridesmaids”, in which she also co-wrote with a co-worker, Annie Mumolo, from the comedy group Groundlings. Bridesmaids was nominated for two Golden Globe awards and two Academy Awards including the Golden Globe nomination of Wiig herself as a Best Actress and an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.
Wiig has also landed roles more recently in the 2016 remake of the film “Ghostbusters” as well as the Zoolander sequel “Zoolander No. 2” increasing her income substantially.