Kristen Wiig Bio, Age, Husband, Height, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Biography

Kristen Wiig is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer who rose to prominence during her seven-season run on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live from 2005 to 2012. She began her career as a member of the Los Angeles comedic troupe The Groundlings.

Age

She is 50 years old as of 22 August 2023. She was born in 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, United States. Her real name is Kristen Carroll Wiig.

Family – Education

Wiig is the daughter of Jon Arne Joseph Wiig, who managed a lake marina in Western New York, and Laurie Day (née Johnston), an artist. She has an older brother, Erik. Her father has Norwegian and Irish descent, while her mother is English and Scottish. The name Wiig is derived from the Vik area of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. Kristen’s paternal grandpa, Gunnar Ove Wiig, immigrated from Norway to the United States as a boy and grew up in Rochester, New York, where he was a successful commentator for the Rochester Red Wings baseball club before becoming an executive at WHEC radio, WHEC-TV, and WROC-TV.

Wiig and her family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, when she was three years old, and she attended Nitrauer Elementary School and Manheim Township Middle School until eighth grade. When she was 13, she and her family returned to Rochester, where she attended Allendale Columbia School for ninth and tenth grades before graduating from Brighton High School. Wiig attended Roanoke College but eventually returned to Rochester. She attended community college and participated in a three-month outdoor-living program.

Husband – Kids

Wiig was married to actor Hayes Hargrove from 2005 to 2009, and then dated The Strokes’ drummer Fabrizio Moretti from 2011 to 2013. She proposed to actor Avi Rothman in 2019, after three years of dating him. She and Rothman gave birth to twins, a son and a daughter, through surrogacy in January 2020. Wiig confirmed her marriage to Rothman in February 2021.

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Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).

Palm Royale

She appeared as Maxine Dellacorte-Simmons in the period comedy-drama television series Palm Royale. Maxine, a young woman, aspires to join the Palm Royale club and be among the ultra-wealthy of Palm Beach. She befriends women from the society monthly “Shiny Sheets” but is rejected by the management, who informs her that she cannot become a member owing to the sponsorship requirement. Robert Diaz, a former Korean War Marine, escorts her out. Maxine befriends Dinah Donohue, who is pregnant with Eddie, but declines to support her.

Kristen Wiig together with her husband Avi Rothman
Kristen Wiig together with her husband Avi Rothman

She claims that she can’t afford the club membership since her clothes are out of date and were stolen from her aunt-in-law, Norma Delacorte. Max steals her aunt-in-law’s jewelry and pawns it to become financially solvent. She visits Linda, a feminist, to find an abortion provider for Dinah, but she still refuses to sponsor her. Max picks up Dinah’s ball gown and drives by the abandoned Delacorte home. Dinah finds her trying on her dress, but Max’s pilot, Delacorte’s husband, arrives and agrees to sponsor him.

Bless the Harts

She played Jenny Hart, a single mother struggling to support her family by working as a waitress at the Last Supper. She abandoned her wedding to local wealthy legend Don Reynolds, but not before becoming pregnant with his daughter. Wiig also portrays Greenpoint newscaster Maykay Bueller. Bless the Harts is a series set in North Carolina that follows a working-class family. Jenny Hart, the primary character, is struggling to make ends meet while living with her daughter Violet and mother Betty.

Her partner Wayne, who has been dating Jenny since her daughter was a toddler, serves as a father figure for Violet. Jenny and her best friend Brenda work at a Christian restaurant named “The Last Supper”. The show is based on Emily Spivey’s life in High Point, North Carolina, and takes place in the Triad region. Greenpoint, a fictional town, is a combination of Greensboro and High Point. The show is set in the same universe as the Fox series King of the Hill, which features a fictional superstore called Mega Lo Mart.

Movies

♦ 2024 – Despicable Me 4 †
♦ 2021 – Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
♦ 2021 – A Boy Called Christmas
♦ 2020 – Wonder Woman 1984
♦ 2019 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
♦ 2019 – Where’d You Go, Bernadette
♦ 2017 – Despicable Me 3
♦ 2017 – Downsizing
♦ 2017 – Mother!
♦ 2016 – Zoolander 2
♦ 2016 – Ghostbusters
♦ 2016 – Sausage Party
♦ 2016 – Masterminds
♦ 2016 – Lightningface

TV Shows

♦ 2024 – Palm Royale
♦ 2021 – MacGruber
♦ 2019–21 – Bless the Harts
♦ 2018 – The Royal Wedding Live with Cord & Tish!
♦ 2017–22 – Big Mouth
♦ 2017–18 – Nobodies
♦ 2017 – The Last Man on Earth
♦ 2017 – Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
♦ 2015 – A Deadly Adoption
♦ 2015 – The Spoils Before Dying
♦ 2015 – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
♦ 2014 – The Spoils of Babylon
♦ 2013–24 – Saturday Night Live
♦ 2013 – The Simpsons
♦ 2013 – Arrested Development
♦ 2013 – Drunk History
♦ 2012 – Portlandia
♦ 2011–14 – The Looney Tunes Show
♦ 2011 – The Simpsons
♦ 2011 – SpongeBob SquarePants
♦ 2010 – Ugly Americans
♦ 2010 – The Cleveland Show
♦ 2009–10 – Bored to Death