Kristen Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer who is best known as a cast member on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' (2005–12). Her television debut was on the Spike TV series 'The Joe Schmo Show' (2003). She joined 'SNL' in November 2005 and became a fulltime cast member the following year. For her work on 'SNL', she has received six 'Emmy' nominations over the years.
Her SNL success led to appearances in films like 'Unaccompanied Minors' (2006), 'Knocked Up' (2007), 'Ghost Town' (2008), 'Whip It' (2009), 'Date Night' (2010) and 'All Good Things' (2010), with major roles in 'Adventureland' (2009), 'Extract' (2009) and 'MacGruber' (2010). In 2011, she co-wrote and starred in the top grossing comedy film 'Bridesmaids', which earned her an 'Academy Award' nomination for 'Original Screenplay'. She has lent her voice to many animated films, most notably the 'Despicable Me' series, and the TV series 'The Looney Tunes Show'.
Her recent filmography includes 'The Skeleton Twins' (2014), 'Welcome to Me' (2014), 'Nasty Baby' (2015), 'The Martian' (2015), 'Zoolander 2' (2016), 'Ghostbusters' (2016) and 'Masterminds' (2016). She had recurring roles on the TV shows 'Arrested Development' (2013) and 'The Last Man on Earth' (2017).