Kristen Wiig Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 May, 2017
Facts of Kristen Wiig
Date of Birth: 1973 , August-22
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Kristen Wiig
Birth Name Kristen Carroll Wiig
Father Jon J. Wiig
Mother Laurie J. Johnston
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Canandaigua, New York, United States
Ethnicity white
Profession actress, comedian, writer, and producer
Net Worth $16 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark brown
Body Measurements 34-25-34
Breast Size 34
Waist size 25
Hip Size 34
Shoe Size 9 US
Weight in KG 56kg
Boyfriend Brian PetsosFabrizio Moretti Brian Petsos Hayes Hargrove
Married Yes
Married to Hayes Hargrove (m. 2005)
Divorce Hayes Hargrove (div.2009)
Education University of Arizona
Siblings Erik Wiig
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Multitalented Kristen Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer as well. She has incurred more public attention for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012.

Kristen has also played several major roles in films such as The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ghostbusters, Knocked Up, and The Skeleton Twins.

Early life and Education

Kristen Wiig was born on August 22, 1973, in Canandaigua, New York, United Sates of American. She is the daughter of Laurie J. Johnston and Jon J. Wiig. She was brought up with her brother Erik Wiig in her birthplace Canandaigua.

Kristen Wiig belongs to American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she has a mixed decent. She later moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her family when she was three years and attended Nitrauer Elementary School. She then studied at Manheim Township Middle School until eighth grade.

Kristen Wiig then moved to Allendale Columbia School and finished her ninth and tenth grades. After graduating from Brighton High School, she moved the University of Arizona and majored in Art. During that time, she worked in a plastic surgery clinic and used to draw for a post-surgeries body of the patients. But later, she made up her mind to pursue her career in acting.

Kristen Wiig came back to Los Angeles and started working as a main company member of the Los Angeles-based improv and sketch-comedy troupe The Groundlings. She rather did odd jobs like folding clothes, selling peaches in farmerís market, babysitting as well as floral design shop.

career and Path 

Kristen Wiig made her debut in 2006 in a Christmas movie titled Unaccompanied Minors and subsequently made an appearance in a comedy drama Knocked Up and Walk Hard both directed by Judd Apatow.

In 2008, Kristen Wiig appeared in several minor roles in films such as Ghost Town and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The following year in 2009, Kristen took the role as a supporting actress in Adventureland alongside Jesse Adam Eisenberg, Bill William, and Ryan Reynolds

In 2011, Kristen Wiig featured the lead role in a British-American science fiction comedy film Paul.  Later, she starred in Bridesmaid with Annie Mumolo. Besides she was also very successful that it got two nominations for Academy Award.

In 2014, Wiig featured with Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins. After one year, she appeared as Polly in Nasty Baby

Personal life and Affair

Kristen Wigg is a single mother who has a child from her previous relationship. She was married to Hayes Hargrove in 2005. They dated for a year before marriage. Unfortunately, their marriage could not last long consequently they got divorced in 2009.

Kristenís Ex-husband Hyes is a comedian and actor who has appeared in innumerable films. After separating with Hayes, Wigg said she does not want to get married again. She then told something in 2013. She said:

It depends on what your definition of marriage is. If you find that one person who makes you really happy, it can work and if itís worth it, you just have to keep fighting for it. 

Kristen Wiig started dating Brian Petsos in 2009. They couple stayed together only for 2 years and split up in 2011. Furthermore, she was then romantically involved with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti in 2011s. She broke her relationship with Moretti because of misunderstanding in July 2013 after dating for 18 months.

Kristen Wigg is currently in relationship with her boyfriend Avi Rothman, an actor, writer, and producer as well. According to, Kristen and Avi have been secretly dating a few months and they are really happy together. Kristen and her boyfriend Avi were spotted having a romantic kiss beside the beach during their vacation Kauai and Hawaii. 

Net worth and Body Measurement 

Kristen Wigg has an estimated net worth of $16 million, which she acquired from her acting in TV drama series and films. Besides, she is endorsed by companies like Everlasting and APC.

She owns a house in Los Angeles which she recently listed for sale in $2.4 million. She also has an apartment in New York worth $2.6 million.

She stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches/1.65m and her weight is 56kg.