Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wigg is becoming a prominent star in female comedy as she returns to the big screen this week with Bridesmaids.

Directed by Paul Feig the movie sees her team up with Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. To celebrate the release of the movie we take a look at some of the Wigg's best roles.

Knocked Up

Despite kicking off her acting career in 2003 it wasn't until Knocked Up in 2007 that she landed a role in a big movie.

For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

The movie saw her work alongside director Judd Apatow as she took on the role of Jill, a passive aggressive assistant.

The movie was a huge success and went on to gross in excess of $219 million worldwide - not back for a $30 million budget.

Whip It

She had a much bigger roles in Whip It - which was the directorial debut by Drew Barrymore - as she took on the character of Maggie Mayhem

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Maggie encourages main character Bliss to take up roller derby.


The role of Vicki St.Elmo was next for the actress as she teamed up with Will Forte and Ryan Phillippe for MacGruber

Ex-special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his archenemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

The movie was based on the Saturday Night Live sketch of the same name - SNL is a show that Wiig has worked on regularly from 2005.

How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your saw Wiig lend her voice to the animated character Ruffnut - in what was an all star voice cast.

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

The movie was a monster success - grossing in excess of $494 million at the global box office - and there are rumoured sequel plans in the pipeline.

Despicable Me

From one animation movie to the next Wigg was back on vocal duty last year with Despicable Me.

Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud the movie follows a criminal mastermind who uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Loved by the critics on release Despicable Me was one of the ten biggest grossing movies of 2010.


Her biggest role to date came earlier this year when she teamed up with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the laugh out loud funny Paul.

Two British comic-book geeks travelling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.

The down trodden, god loving Ruth Buggs finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime when she is accidentally kidnapped by Graeme Clive and alien Paul.

The movie topped the UK box office and was met well by the critics - if you haven't seen it yet then you really should check it out.


Bridesmaids is the latest project from the actress and follows a group of women as they prepare for a friend's wedding.

Wiig plays Annie, a simple and single 30-something Midwestern girl (with poor dating track record) who is asked to be her best friend Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) maid of honour.

However, having never done the job, she struggles to please the snobby, rich bridesmaids at every pre-wedding event.

And one of Lillian's best friends is essentially the bridesmaid from hell (Rose Byrne) - who attempts to take over the maid of honour duties from the inexperienced Annie.

Bridesmaids is released 24th June.

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