Kristen Wiig is a popular American comedienne, actress, producer, and writer. She is of English and Scottish descent from her mother’s side and Norwegian and Irish ancestry from her father’s side. Although a shy person, she was identified for her comedy skills right from her childhood. Kristen Wiig began her career by performing with comedy troops and in live television comedy shows. She then worked her way up, consequently making a name for herself in the comedy genre. She has also acted in several films like ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Whip It,’ and ‘Adventureland.’ Apart from acting, Kristen Wiig has voiced several characters in popular animation movies as well as gained recognition as a script writer. She has been nominated for prestigious awards like ‘Academy Awards’ and ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ for her contribution to movies. As far as her personal life is concerned, she is fond of painting and drawing. She has twin children who were born via surrogacy.