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Kristen Carroll Wiig is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York, the daughter of Jon Wiig, who ran a lake marina in Western New York, and Laurie (Johnston), an artist. Kristen dropped out of school at 19 and relocated to Los Angeles to act while working odd jobs to support herself. She performed with Empty Stage Comedy Theatre and with The Groundlings. She felt improv was a better fit than acting, and being a part of the comedy group improved her skills. In 2003, she appeared in the Spike TV show The Joe Schmo Show, a spoof of reality television, in which she played “Dr. Pat”, a quack marriage counselor.

Wiig was married to actor Hayes Hargrove from 2005 to 2009.

In 2014, news outlets reported that Wiig and Mumolo were writing a new comedy, which will see Wiig making her debut as a director। The name of the film and release date are yet to be confirmed In 2016, Wiig played one of the leading roles in the Ghostbusters reboot, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. She will be starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney and Will Poulter in the action thriller Now That’s What I Call, and Hugh Jackman and Zooey Deschanel in The Greatest Showman on Earth.

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