An actress, comedian and producer, Kristen Wiig is undoubtedly a lady with many talents. Dropping out of school to relocate to LA at the young age of 19, the young girl full of optimism is to thank for all her impressive accomplishments.
Originally taking to the limelight in improv comedy, it was her role in feel-good Christmas film Unaccompanied Minors (2006) that saw her debut into the world of film, and her hysterically funny performance in Bridesmaids (2011) that put her on the A-list. She has shown an impressive range, from balls-out comedy Knocked Up (2007) to animated family film Despicable Me (2010), and even sarcastic PR woman in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015).
Her latest role in Welcome to Me sees her as Alice, an extraordinary woman who after winning the lottery, buys her own TV talk show to broadcast her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets. As her national audience rapidly grows, her family, friends and colleagues all become increasingly entangled in Alice’s show.
To celebrate the release on March 25, we take a look at some of Wiig’s performances that you might have missed but should definitely check out over the long weekend.