Biography of Kristen WiigKristen Carroll Wiig is a popular actress who had played more than 70 roles by 2019. She is also a screenwriter, producer, and nominee for such prestigious film awards as the Oscar, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA (for Bridesmaids).
In 2011, the PETA organization, which fights for animal rights, called her one of the sexiest vegetarian celebrities. A year later, Time magazine included her in a list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Childhood and Early LifeThe future TV show star was born on August 22, 1973, in an American town of Canandaigua located 30 miles away from Rochester and Lake Ontario that borders Canada. On her mother's side, Laurie Johnston (an artist and designer), Kristen inherited English and Scottish roots. On her father's side, Jon Wiig (an owner of a yacht port located on a lake), inherited Norwegian and Irish roots. When her father was a child, he emigrated from Norway to the USA. He grew up in Rochester, was one of the managers of WROC-TV and WHEC-TV studios.
In high school, Kristen was interested in medicine and psychology, so after graduation of Brighton High School, she decided to study psychoanalysis. However, during her first year in college, she realized that she had made a mistake in choosing her profession, so the next year, she began to study art at the University of Arizona. She chose acting as her additional specialty.
First Step to SuccessIn the City of Angels, the girl started her path to show business with performances at Empty Stage Comedy Theatre. She also had a second job as a waitress. Later, she joined a comedy troupe called The Groundlings.
That was also when she portrayed a self-taught surgeon in the fantasy Ghost Town, a scout team captain in the drama Whip It that was Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, and starred as a wife of a lead character, Joel (Jason Bateman), in the comedy Extract.
Private Life of Kristen WiigIn 2005, the comedian married an actor, Hayes Hargrove, but they got divorced four years later, although it looked that the couple had an enviably strong and happy relationship.
From 2012 to 2013, she dated a musician of an indie rock band The Strokes, Fabrizio Moretti.