Kristen Wiig (born born August 22nd 1973) is an actress and comedian best known for her work on 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Knocked Up'.
Net Worth: Kristen Wiig has a net worth of $16 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Childhood: Kristen Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York but soon re-located to Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her parents Laurie and Jon. She went to Nitrauer Elementary School, and then Brighton High School when she moved to Rochester, New York. She enroled at the University of Arizona to study art but dropped out to join comedy troupe The Groundlings in LA.
Career: Kristen Wiig began her comedy career in the TV show 'The Joe Schmo Show' in 2003, before joining 'Saturday Night Live' in 2005 in which she was nominated for an Emmy. She left the show in 2012 but returned as a host in 2013. From 2011, she performed the voice of Lola Bunny in 'The Looney Tunes Show'. In 2007, she starred in Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' alongside Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd. That year also saw her in 'Meet Bill' with Aaron Eckhart, 'The Brothers Solomon' with Will Arnett and Will Forte, and 'Walk Hard' with John C. Reilly. The following year she was in David Koepp's 'Ghost Town' opposite Ricky Gervais and Jason Segel's 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'. She starred in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut 'Whip It' in 2009, and 2010 saw her in animated comedy 'Despicable Me' - a role which she reprised in sequel 'Despicable Me 2'. In 2011, she had a starring role in Paul Feig's 'Bridesmaids', which was a huge success and earned Wiig a Golden Globe nomination. 2014 saw her re-team with 'SNL' co-star Bill Hader in 'The Skeleton Twins'.
Personal Life: Kristen Wiig married Hayes Hargrove in 2005, but they divorced in 2009. She currently identifies herself as vegetarian.
Director Patty Jenkins confirmed that Kristen Wiig would be joining the 'Wonder Woman' sequel.
Kristen Wiig will be turning heads in one of her upcoming roles, as she swaps her usual comedic films for something a little more serious - the sequel to 'Wonder Woman'. Bringing her talents to the DC Extended Universe and working alongside director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot, who plays the titular superhero, Wiig has been confirmed to play the villain of the second 'Wonder Woman' movie; Cheetah.
Kristen Wiig is swapping comedy for the DC Extended Universe in 'Wonder Woman 2'
The announcement came from Jenkins' official Twitter account, where the filmmaker wrote: "So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It’s true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can't wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned."
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Wiig is in talks to play Cheetah in the upcoming DC cinematic universe sequel, according to reports.
Following the massive success of Wonder Woman last year, new reports have suggested that Kristen Wiig is the frontrunner to play the villain, Cheetah, in the upcoming sequel slated for release next year.
The ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumnus, 44, is thought to be in talks with Warner Bros. to appear as the villainess in the DC superhero sequel, according to reports from Deadline on Wednesday evening (February 28th).
If the parties reach a deal, it will mean Wiig will face off against the returning Gal Gadot as the titular character / Diana Prince in Wonder Woman 2, which is slated to be released on November 1st, 2019.
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Kristen Wiig at a special screening of Paramount Picture's 'Downsizing' held at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. Directed by Alexander Payne, the movie is a sci-fi comedy about humans deciding to live their lives at mere inches tall - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 19th December 2017
They attempt a Leonard Cohen classic but it turns into a brilliant disaster.
Sometimes it doesn't take much to make us laugh, and Kristen Wiig repeatedly mispronouncing the word 'Hallelujah' on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' is far funnier than it should be. She and James attempt a heartwarming rendition of the Leonard Cohen classic with hilarious results.
Kristen Wiig at a 'Downsizing' photocall
Everyone knows the 1984 hit, indeed it's seen covers from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwraight, Tori Kelly and Bon Jovi, but Kristen Wiig had some serious struggles with the the song when she and James Corden tried to use it to preach world peace.
Everyone is aware of the nation of Lilliput in Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels', but what if everyday life was really in miniature? What decision would we make if we had the option to live smaller and yet grander? 'Downsizing' explores a world where over-population is being combatted by just that.
Omaha couple Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) are struggling with their tedious dead-end jobs and are desperate to make a better life for themselves. Luckily for them, there is one option available to them.
In Norway, scientists have found a way to shrink human beings down to five inches tall; that may not sound too attractive to most people, but when people start understanding that it's the perfect solution to over-population and, indeed, to all their environmental issues, as well as being a way to make their money go a lot further, all sorts of people start opting for the lifestyle.
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Darren Aronofsky doesn't make fluffy movies, and has only had one genuine misfire (2014's Noah). His best films are unforgiving explorations of artistic ambition (Black Swan), addiction (Requiem for a Dream) or mortality (The Wrestler), admittedly big themes. But this bonkers family horror movie perhaps has more in common with his ambitious existential sci-fi epic The Fountain: this is a resolutely symbolic movie that's impossible to take literally. And yet it still freaks us out.
It's set in a huge isolated house, which a young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) has been restoring for her older poet husband (Javier Bardem) after it burned down. Just as it's beginning to look good, and she starts thinking about starting a family, the husband invites a stranger (Ed Harris) to stay, and he encroaches on their hospitality by inviting his pushy wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their bickering sons (real-life brothers Domhnall and Brian Gleeson). After causing some chaos, they finally leave, the wife falls pregnant and the husband's writers' block finally breaks. But his new book inspires so much adulation from his fans that their happiness is in jeopardy.
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A young woman (Jennifer Lawrence) and her older husband (Javier Bardem) have the most perfect solitary life, spending all their time together in their beautiful and peaceful country home. But their paradise is about to be threatened with the arrival of an older couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer), who appear to mistake their home for a bed and breakfast. The young woman's husband is accommodating to them despite their mistake and her serious reservations about letting strangers sleep in their house. Pretty soon this union of two couples turns into a bloody tale of fear, insanity and a whole load of weirdness - more people arrive at the sanctuary and the young woman's husband seems to be somebody else completely. Now it's a game of survival - God help you.
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Actually the fourth film in the series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this animated super-villain comedy continues the wildly hyperactive antics of Gru and his yellow sidekicks, blending hilarious references with crazed action to keep the audience laughing. It's so jam-packed with gags that the movie leaves the audience feeling a little bewildered along the way, since we never get a chance to lock into either the story or characters before we're off for another manic set-piece. But it's a lot of fun.
We catch up with Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife Lucy (Kristen Wiig) as they've just been outfoxed by arch-nemesis Bratt (Trey Parker), a former 1980s child TV star gone very, very bad. Sacked by the Anti-Villain League, Gru and Lucy are unsure how they're going to support their three adopted daughters (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Nev Scharrel). Then they discover that Gru has a twin brother he never knew about. So they head to a remote island nation, where they meet Dru (also Carell), who lives in splendour on his epic pig farm. But Dru dreams of being a villain like their late father, so he convinces Gru to offer him some training. And, pretending that it's a heist, Gru takes Dru along on a mission to capture Bratt.
Every scene is a riot of jokes, mainly poking fun at 1980s movies, music, TV shows and fashion. Bratt is hilariously annoying, with his awful moustache and mullet, and a lair that recreates the set from Olivia Newton John's Physical video. But these witty touches fly at the screen so quickly that they only just register before there are another five gags upon us. The frantic pacing is enjoyable even if it's rather exhausting, mainly because the characters are so endearing. Carell and Wiig once again bring their impeccable timing to their roles, mixing comedy with some surprisingly sweet emotion in their parallel storylines: Gru as he learns to be a brother and Lucy as she yearns to be seen as a mom to the girls, two of whom have little subplots of their own.
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Gru, the Minions and his wonderful girls will return to the cinema this June when the third instalment of the movie is released. Though his personal life is at a peak, Gru's professional life is going through some issues. When he lets the devious troublemaker Balthazar Bratt get away with the theft of a precious jewel, Gru comes under fire from his bosses and ends up getting fired. Now at a low point, Gru turn to his wife, Lucy, and the girls for support but they're unable to solve Gru's problems.
When the former bady finds out that he has a twin brother, the pair are reunited and it appears his brother Dru has everything Gru hasn't. He has wealth, luscious blonde locks, pigs, a huge island home and a devious villain layer underneath his mansion which Dru uses to lure Gru back into a life of crime - unbeknownst to Lucy and the girls.
As Gru starts to remember his bad boy youth, the temptation to become the best supervillain once again becomes too much for Gru to refuse. Will Gru be able to once again prove to his brother that he's capable of topping the ranks in the supervillain world and outwitting his latest nemesis, former child star Balthazar Bratt - and if he does, will he risk losing his real family who've stuck by him in the past?
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It's been some time since Gru embarked on a villainous plot to take over the world; now that his adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes are growing up and he's married to Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde, he's more about being a family man than being a baddie. Of course, that also means that not a lot of money is coming in and so he needs to find financial help soon. Agnes does her best to raise funds with a garage sale and waves goodbye to her beloved unicorn, but ultimately it's the arrival of Gru's wealthier and blonder long-lost brother Dru who provides a light at the end of the tunnel. With his money, they manage to formulate a plan together to take down a criminal diamond thief named Balthazar Bratt - who happens to not be hard to find given that he's a flamboyant former 80s movie star. Meanwhile, the Minions are growing angry that their master no longer wants to pursue evil deeds.
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Gru (Steve Carell) has renounced his nefarious ways for good now that he's happily married to Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), but he's still very active when it comes to taking down the other criminals of the age. One such criminal is the disco-dancing, shoulder-pad loving Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker); a diamond thief who is also a former child star still obsessed with his famous film role from the 80s. But that's not the only adversary Gru must face on his next adventure. His long lost twin Dru returns and tensions are high between these siblings. The Minions are back, obviously - not that Gru needs minions when evil misdeeds aren't the order of the day - and Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Nev Scharrel) are a little older and wiser but just as adorable.
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Date of birth
22nd August, 1973
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