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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
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 do sort of gravitate towards smaller, indie-type movies. I do sort of gravitate towards smaller, indie-type movies.
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 definitely ran with a pack of hoodlums, that's for sure. I definitely ran with a pack of hoodlums, that's for sure.
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 wish I had a lot of tattoos. I wish I had a lot of tattoos.
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
I really, really want to go to Paris. I've never been. I really, really want to go to Paris. I've never been.
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'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.
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 am shyer than most people think. I am shyer than most people think.
I don't know if you can articulate an instinct. I don't know if you can articulate an instinct.
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.
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
You have to leave things that you love. You have to leave things that you love.
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.
My friends back home are very supportive. My friends back home are very supportive.
I would never wear fur. I would never wear fur.
I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts. I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts.
The weddings that I've been in have been pretty mellow. The weddings that I've been in have been pretty mellow.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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?
I love the rain. It's my favorite weather. I love the rain. It's my favorite weather.
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'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.
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 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 feel like women are asked their age more than men. I feel like women are asked their age more than men.
Sometimes I need to blow off steam and go dance really hard. Sometimes I need to blow off steam and go dance really hard.
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.
I always say I want to look haunted. I always say I want to look haunted.
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 don't always just want to do the same thing. I don't always just want to do the same thing.
I wasn't rich. I wasn't rich.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 enjoy being characters rather than myself. I enjoy being characters rather than myself.
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
It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh. It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh.
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.
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
Kristen Wiig's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (108) as Creator (2)
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