Kristen Wiig is a well-known comedian, actress, writer, voice playback in a producer and is popular for the comedy series Saturday Night Live and her movies The Martian, Bridesmaids, and Ghostbusters. She made her first television debut in 2003. She has received 18 nominations for certain awards and won 4 awards. She has acted, voice playback in certain animated movies as well. Let’s find out how much is Kristen Wiig’s net worth in 2018.
Kristen Wiig Early Life
Kristen was born on 22nd August 1973 in Canandaigua, New York. She is the daughter of Jon Wiig and Laurie Wiig (artist). At the age of 3, she moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania with her family and attended school until 8th grade. At 13 she moved to Rochester, New York with family and finally completed her graduation from Brighton High School. She left for college, but not getting what she wanted, she returned to Rochester and attended a community college for few months. She attended the University of Arizona for major in arts. Her teacher suggested her to act as she was taking acting classes for a course fulfillment. She expected to start a job at a plastic surgery clinic by drawing pictures of people’s post-surgery bodies, instead decided to move to Los Angles to kick-start her acting career. She got married to Hayes Hargrove in 2005 but got divorced in 2009.
Kristen Wiig Career, Awards & Achievement
When Wiig moved to Los Angeles, she worked out with some jobs to support herself financially. She did stage acts with The Groundlings and with Empty Stage Comedy Theatre. Her manager encouraged her to submit an audition tape to Saturday Night Live.
She got her 1st chance on “SNL” into season 31 in 2005, and after surviving an SNL budget cut, she became a full member of repertory cast in 2006 till 2012. She worked on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2012, which remarked her career. She also voiced in “The Looney Tunes Show” as “Lola Bunny.”
Wiig’s first film debut was Unaccompanied minors in 2006. Later she got small roles some movies such as Ghost Town and Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 and some crucial roles (Paul in 2011) as well. She voiced in animated films such as Despicable Me series, How to Train your Dragon series and All Good Things.
In 2011, she co-wrote and starred in the movie Bridesmaids, which became a box-office success. The film collected $280 million worldwide.
In 2016, she played a lead role in reboot Ghostbusters with Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Melissa McCarthy and in 2017 she worked in the movie Zoolander 2.
Awards & Achievements
Kristen has been nominated 18 times for certain movies, though she has won 4 awards.
She received Women Film Critic Circle Award for the movie “Ghostbusters (2016)” in the category of “Best Female Action Hero,” and in 2017 she won the Golden Raspberry award in the category “Worst Supporting Actress” for the movie Zoolander 2.
In 2011 she was on the PETA’s list for Sexiest Vegan Celebrity. She was also named in the 100 most influential people by Times in 2012.
Net Worth of Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig has an estimated net worth of $20 million, making most out of the movies such as Ghostbusters, Zoolander 2, The Martian and from Saturday Night Live.
Kristen Carroll Wiig, an American actor, producer, comedian, and writer is well known for her movies “Bridesmaid,” “Ghostbusters,” “Date Night,” the T.V. show “Saturday Night Live” and other countless works that made her net worth of an estimate of $20 million. Her latest movies were “Mother! ”, “Downsizing” and “Despicable Me 3” and let’s hope she continues to give some great works in future.