Kristen Carroll Wiig (pronounced /ˈwɪɡ/ "wig"; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, and impressionist, currently appearing as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.
She is a member of The Groundlings, and also appeared in the first season of Spike TV's The Joe Schmo Show.
Wiig was born in Canandaigua, New York. At the age of three her family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and later on to Rochester, New York, where she remained until she graduated from Brighton High School in 1991. She went on to attend the University of Arizona with a major in art. She was hired as a graphic artist by a plastic surgery clinic to show clientele what they would look like after surgery, but left for Los Angeles before ever starting the job to pursue an acting career. In Los Angeles she joined The Groundlings, working "odd jobs".
She is currently dating actor/writer Brian Petsos.
Wiig's work was mainly on the comedy circuit, including as a regular performer in The Perks, a featured show at the Empty Stage Comedy Theatre whose run ended in 2000. In 2003 she starred on the Spike TV spoof show The Joe Schmo Show, a satire of reality television in which she played "Dr. Pat", the Quack