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Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

Birthday: 22 August 1973, Canandaigua, New York, USA
Birth Name: Kristen Carroll Wiig
Height: 165 cm

Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfathe ...Show more

Kristen Wiig
I don't rehearse a lot. I try to keep it organic. Even in movies, the less I rehearse, the better I Show more I don't rehearse a lot. I try to keep it organic. Even in movies, the less I rehearse, the better I am. Hide
Sometimes I need to blow off steam and go dance really hard. Sometimes I need to blow off steam and go dance really hard.
I roller skated when I was younger, but when you're on a track that's slanted and you're with other Show more I roller skated when I was younger, but when you're on a track that's slanted and you're with other people all skating in a pack, it's a whole different sport. Hide
I don't always just want to do the same thing. I don't always just want to do the same thing.
It sounds so cheesy, but there's something very powerful about looking in the mirror and asking your Show more It sounds so cheesy, but there's something very powerful about looking in the mirror and asking yourself a question. Because I think it's really hard to lie. Hide
It's not like I have boxes of scripts arriving at my door. It's not like I have boxes of scripts arriving at my door.
The public doesn't want to hear people complaining about having their picture taken. The public doesn't want to hear people complaining about having their picture taken.
When you go out of your comfort zone and it works there's nothing more satisfying. When you go out of your comfort zone and it works there's nothing more satisfying.
At parties, I'll start talking and notice everyone is looking at me and feel dumb and say, 'Forget i Show more At parties, I'll start talking and notice everyone is looking at me and feel dumb and say, 'Forget it,' and then start eating things. Hide
It's fun for me to play people that are just kind of odd. It's fun for me to play people that are just kind of odd.
Why can't there be a lot of great women who are doing great things? Why can't there be a lot of great women who are doing great things?
People are always so surprised when I want to do dramatic stuff. People are always so surprised when I want to do dramatic stuff.
I like to write and draw and paint, and my mom's an artist, so I think I get caught up in thinking, Show more I like to write and draw and paint, and my mom's an artist, so I think I get caught up in thinking, 'I'm afraid it's gonna be bad,' and it's hard for me to start sometimes. Hide
I think people like to see the lives of artists that are legends. They always go through the dark pe Show more I think people like to see the lives of artists that are legends. They always go through the dark periods and I think just as humans we like to see that and them coming out of it. I love those kinds of movies. Hide
I definitely ran with a pack of hoodlums, that's for sure. I definitely ran with a pack of hoodlums, that's for sure.
You have to leave things that you love. You have to leave things that you love.
I can relate to having those people in your life that you feel are moving on to this great, big, nor Show more I can relate to having those people in your life that you feel are moving on to this great, big, normal life and you're like, 'What's wrong with me?' Hide
Mean comedy is not really something that I personally gravitate towards or something that I do. Mean comedy is not really something that I personally gravitate towards or something that I do.
I wish I had a lot of tattoos. I wish I had a lot of tattoos.
I love the rain. It's my favorite weather. I love the rain. It's my favorite weather.
I would never wear fur. I would never wear fur.
I'm a vegetarian; I eat a lot of tofu and soy. I'm a vegetarian; I eat a lot of tofu and soy.
I just always gravitate toward the kind of characters or people that maybe you don't want to talk to Show more I just always gravitate toward the kind of characters or people that maybe you don't want to talk to for a long time at a party, but you do like to watch what they're doing. Hide
I enjoy being characters rather than myself. I enjoy being characters rather than myself.
Maybe studios don't want to see women acting in a way that isn't womanly. Maybe people don't. Maybe studios don't want to see women acting in a way that isn't womanly. Maybe people don't.
I probably lived more of a rock-star life when I was 15. I got in trouble a fair amount. I cared mor Show more I probably lived more of a rock-star life when I was 15. I got in trouble a fair amount. I cared more about hanging out and skipping school than studying. Hide
A big part of being in a wedding is the financial obligation, and that's something that people don't Show more A big part of being in a wedding is the financial obligation, and that's something that people don't really talk about, but if you're asked to be in a wedding, you're gonna have to fork over some cash. Hide
I always say I want to look haunted. I always say I want to look haunted.
The good thing about 'SNL' is that it's the same people every week that you're working with, and we' Show more The good thing about 'SNL' is that it's the same people every week that you're working with, and we've all become so close and tight because we've worked together so long and so closely together. Hide
I really, really want to go to Paris. I've never been. I really, really want to go to Paris. I've never been.
I just like to walk around New York, just put my iPod on and walk around. I just like to walk around New York, just put my iPod on and walk around.
I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts. I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts.
If I can be doing something in the arts till the day I die. I would be very, very happy. If I can be doing something in the arts till the day I die. I would be very, very happy.
I would rather have a small part in a really great movie than a big one in one that I'm not too psyc Show more I would rather have a small part in a really great movie than a big one in one that I'm not too psyched about. Hide
I lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until eighth grade, and then my high-school years were in Roches Show more I lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until eighth grade, and then my high-school years were in Rochester, New York. Hide
I'm not as much a history person as an art person, but I mean, you can read history through art. I'm not as much a history person as an art person, but I mean, you can read history through art.
With improv, it's a combination of listening and not trying to be funny. With improv, it's a combination of listening and not trying to be funny.
I just want to try and be in projects that are exciting to me. I just want to try and be in projects that are exciting to me.
People always call me a comedian. And I don't really see myself like that. I guess I just consider m Show more People always call me a comedian. And I don't really see myself like that. I guess I just consider myself an actor who does comedy. But who wants to do other things as well. Hide
I don't know about the romantic comedy route, although never say never. I don't know about the romantic comedy route, although never say never.
I wasn't rich. I wasn't rich.
If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care about what people think. If you're creating anything at all, it's really dangerous to care about what people think.
The weddings that I've been in have been pretty mellow. The weddings that I've been in have been pretty mellow.
My friends back home are very supportive. My friends back home are very supportive.
I don't know if you can articulate an instinct. I don't know if you can articulate an instinct.
I know from my own experience and from other people in the business that when you come from a place Show more I know from my own experience and from other people in the business that when you come from a place where nobody knew who you were and then there is this sudden shift to where everybody now knows who you are, there's an adjustment that you have to make. Hide
People sometimes get a little extra criticism when they try something that they don't normally do, b Show more People sometimes get a little extra criticism when they try something that they don't normally do, but I think that's just a natural thing for artists. It's like, 'Okay, I did that, and now I want to try this.' Hide
I never think if I do an impression of someone, I'm never making fun of them. I never think if I do an impression of someone, I'm never making fun of them.
I am shyer than most people think. I am shyer than most people think.
For movies to get greenlit solely based on the success of other movies that have a lot of women in t Show more For movies to get greenlit solely based on the success of other movies that have a lot of women in them? It's so ridiculous to me. Hide
It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh. It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh.
I do sort of gravitate towards smaller, indie-type movies. I do sort of gravitate towards smaller, indie-type movies.
There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I'll be happy w Show more There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I'll be happy when people can just move on from that, and things can just be 'comedies' and not 'female' or 'male,' and everyone gets an equal opportunity. Hide
There's something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh. There's something about a Christmas sweater that will always make me laugh.
Even in this day and age, if you're not married, there are people who are like, 'Awww! Don't worry, Show more Even in this day and age, if you're not married, there are people who are like, 'Awww! Don't worry, it'll happen for you someday.' Hide
When you're on your deathbed, you probably aren't counting the movies you've made. When you're on your deathbed, you probably aren't counting the movies you've made.
I'd make a terrible surgeon. The fear of blood? Very high on my list. I'd make a terrible surgeon. The fear of blood? Very high on my list.
I feel like women are asked their age more than men. I feel like women are asked their age more than men.
I hated speaking in public. I would miss school just so I wouldn't have to do it. I hated speaking in public. I would miss school just so I wouldn't have to do it.
I think it's an interesting thing to watch when a person is trying to keep it together and then ulti Show more I think it's an interesting thing to watch when a person is trying to keep it together and then ultimately when they do lose it a little bit. Hide
Kristen Wiig's FILMOGRAPHY
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