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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.

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'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

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Melissa McCarthy's new action-comedy 'Spy' marks a leap in her career from supporting goofball (she was Oscar nominated for 'Bridesmaids') to co-lead (alongside Sandra Bullock in 'The Heat') and now to carrying a major blockbuster on her own shoulders. It's no coincidence that all three of these movies are directed by Paul Feig, a filmmaker who has long thought that more films should be centred on strong, funny women.

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McCarthy grew up in Illinois, and describes her family as "a bunch of funny men who think women are really funny. I didn't grow up with a sense that people thought any differently."

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The Diary Of A Teenage Girl Trailer

Minnie Goetze is a bright and bubbly teenage girl just beginning to experience certain changes within herself. The speed of these changes lead her to record a diary on a cassette tape, detailing her altering life and sense of self after losing her virginity to her mother's dashingly handsome new boyfriend Monroe Rutherford. This feeling of burgeoning adulthood and an obsession with this older man provokes artistic revelations within her, as her passion for drawing develops. This new romance begins a definite sexual awakening, dooming Minnie's mind to nothing but thoughts about boys and sex. Meanwhile, her self-absorbed mother remains naive to Minnie's inner changes, as much as she believes that Minnie is going through something, but can't fathom that they're to do with relationships.

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Kristen Wiig and Prabal Gurung - Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015

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Masterminds Trailer

David is a night guard for a company that sells armoured vehicles (known as Loomis Fargo & Company) in North Carolina; and he's not exactly what you'd call a genius. Desperate for a lifestyle away from his routine, low paid job, he sets up a massive heist; intending to break into a vault containing millions of dollars with his co-conspirators Kelly and Steve. They manage to make off with more than $17 million, making it one of the largest bank heists in American history (technically so, as most of the money belonged to the bank). Initially, the police have no leads and David hopes that using the money for something good will redeem him in the eyes of God. The FBI has other ideas when it becomes clear whose behind the robbery.

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Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Decide To "Forego" Lifetime Movie After News Leaks Online

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Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell have cancelled their plans to star in a Lifetime movie after news of the project leaked online on Wednesday (1st April).

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Will Ferrell released a statement announcing he was withdrawing from the Lifetime project.

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Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig Are Reportedly Teaming Up For Lifetime Movie 'A Deadly Adoption'

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Please don’t let this be an elaborate joke, but Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig have reportedly teamed up for a Lifetime original movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Entitled A Deadly Adoption, the film is said to be deliberately poking fun at the Lifetime genre to celebrate 25 years of the network’s original movies.

Will FerrellWill Ferrell and Kristen Wiig are reportedly teaming on a Liftetime orginal movie

Ferrell and Wiig will reportedly play a ‘successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman with the hopes of adopting her unborn child’, before things take a turn for the worse. Former ‘90210’ actress Jessica Lowndes is said to also be starring, with the film set for an early summer debut.

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Kristen Wiig - Actress Kristen Wiig spotted on the set of "Masterminds" filming in San Fernando Valley. - San Fernando, California, United States - Friday 20th March 2015

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Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment Return for 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel While Maya Rudolph Signs On

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Kristen Wiig And Haley Joel Osment will be returning for ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ sequel, ‘The Spoils Before Dying’ network IFC has announced, while Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph has also been added to the miniseries’ ever growing cast.

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Michael Sheen, Val Kilmer, Steve Tom and Marc Evan Jackson who starred in the original miniseries which aired last year, have also singed on return. While joining Maya Rudolph in bringing some new blood to the series will be Kate McKinnon, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andrew Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim and Berenice Marlohe.

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Paul Feig Was Unaware Sony's Plans for All-Male Ghostbusters Reboot

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Paul Feig, the writer and director who will helm an all-female Ghostbusters reboot starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, says he was unaware of Sony's plans to make an accompanying all-male version, with Channing Tatum attached. The Bridesmaids filmmaker also revealed he came close to quitting the movie after receiving a torrent of "hate" on Twitter.

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 "I almost went, 'Maybe I should just not do this, maybe this is a bad idea'," he said at the SXSW Festival.

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Director Of Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Paul Feig Calls Out The Internet On 'Some Vile Misogynistic S**t'

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Paul Feig, the director of the upcoming all female Ghostbusters reboot has been at SXSW this weekend, showing his latest offering Spy starring Melissa McCarthy. But when the director took some time out to speak to Vanity Fair his attentions quickly moved to the problems women still face in Hollywood, something which he now has first hand experience with thanks to Ghostbusters.

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“The Internet is really funny – I love it, but I hate it at the same time,” Feig told the magazine. “The first wave when you make an announcement like that is overwhelmingly positive. Everyone’s so happy and you’re like, ‘This is great.’ Then comes the second wave and you’re like, Oh my God. Some of the most vile, misogynistic shit I’ve ever seen in my life.”

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Welcome To Me Trailer

Oprah obsessed Alice Klieg suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder which causes her to be socially awkward, impulsive and stubborn, and she's about to find out that money truly can buy you anything. After winning an impressive $86 million in the lottery, her first port of call is a major TV station, where she pitches an idea for hosting her own talk show. They offer her a slot at a cool $15 million, and she subsequently decides to stop taking her medication and pursue fame and recognition. The only problem is, she sucks at hosting her own show. The producers know they have to do something to save their embarrassment over this fiasco of a deal, but with Alice stuck in her own world and resolutely ignoring advice from friends and family, there's not a lot they can do to help her.

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Kristen Wiig - 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Tent on the beach, Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig Joins Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer'

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Netflix's limited series Wet Hot American Summer is slowly accumulating one of the finest comedy casts of the year. Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzmann have been tapped for the eight-part series from Michael Showalter (Stella) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust).

Jon HammJon Hamm will join Kristen Wiig, Jason Schwartzmann and Chris Pine in Wet Hot American Summer

The A-list additions join some 20 returning cast members from the 2008 movie, including Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Paul Rudd and Molly Shannon. Other newcomers include John Slattery, Randall Park and Lake Bell.

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