Kristen Wiig is an Emmy (Saturday Night Live) and Oscar (Bridesmaids)-nominated actress who has starred on-screen with some of Hollywood's leading comedic actresses and actors (Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Will Ferrell, to name a few).
But beyond her comedic fame for writing and starring in Bridesmaids, The Hollywood Reporter looks at five facts you probably didn't know about Wiig.
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Kristen Wiig through the years
Kristen Wiig: 5 things you didn't know about the actress
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the 'Bill' premiere after party during the Toronto International Film Festival 2007 held at the Blowfish on September 9, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Darryl James/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Saturday Night Live cast members Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler attend the American Museum Of Natural History's Annual Museum Gala, November 16, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Kristen Wiig arrives at the premiere of 'Ghost Town' during the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival held at The Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre on September 5, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by C.J. LaFrance/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Actress Kristen Wiig attends a special screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers with Bombay Sapphire at The IFC Center on September 15, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 16: Actor Bill Hader and actress Kristen Wiig arrive on the red carpet of 'Adventureland' held at the Mann Chinese 6 Theater on March 16, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Actress Kristen Wiig arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 03: Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis during the 2010 New Yorker Festival at Acura at SIR Stage37 on October 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the opening night of 'the Book of Mormon' on Broadway at Eugene O'Neill Theatre on March 24, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Kristen Wiig speaks onstage at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Kristen Wiig arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the New York Times TimesTalk during the 2012 NY Times Arts & Leisure weekend at The Times Center on January 8, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Kristen Wiig arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: (L-R) Actresses Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy speak onstage during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Kristen Wiig arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm attend the after party for the Cinema Society & People StyleWatch with Grey Goose screening of 'Friends With Kids' at the The Top of The Standard on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Kristen Wiig attends the Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at N.Y. State Armory on September 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell on stage to present the Best Actress - Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical award during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for CDG)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 18: Actress Kristen Wiig speaks during a Twentieth Century Fox presentation to promote the upcoming film 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 18, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 15: Kristen Wiig and Jimmy Fallon during a taping of 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on July 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Adam Scott attend the Centerpiece Gala Presentation Of 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 5, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Kristen Wiig arrives at the 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' Australian premiere at The Entertainment Quarter on November 24, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 08: Actress Kristen Wiig attends IFC Films' 'Hateship Loveship' screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Montblanc after party at The Skylark on April 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Actress Kristen Wiig arrives on the red carpet for the 66th Emmy Awards, August 25, 2014 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 05: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the 'Welcome To Me' premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 5, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Kristen Wiig and actor Bill Hader attend the premiere of Roadside Attractions 'The Skeleton Twins' at the ArcLight Hollywood on September 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader speak onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Kristen Wiig and dancer Maddie Ziegler perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actress Kristen Wiig attends the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on February 21, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Kristen Wiig attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
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Studied Art in College
Wiig studied art at the University of Arizona (and continues to draw in her free time). Following graduation, she landed a job at a plastic surgeon's office in Tucson, which she abandoned the day before her start date. "It was the day before I was about to start. I was living in a house with three other girls, who were gone for the summer, so it was just me. I remember looking around and thinking, 'I don't want this to be my life,'" she told Women's Health. "Then I looked in the mirror and was like, 'OK, if you could do anything, what would it be?' And I thought, 'I would move to L.A. Just try to act.' Even though I'd only ever taken one acting class. The next day, the Jetta was packed and I was gone, freaking out the whole way."
In her sit-down chat with Interview Magazine, Wiig said that she got into trouble as a teen. "I probably lived more of a rock-star life when I was 15. I got in trouble a fair amount. I cared more about hanging out and skipping school than studying. Which I am not recommending teenagers do if they read this," Wiig admitted. "I definitely ran with a pack of hoodlums, that's for sure."
"I saw a show [at Groundlings] when I'd first come out to L.A. I'd never seen improv before. I didn't even know what it was," Wiig told Interview Magazine. "But I was like, Ahhh, that's what I want to do. I love that." She continued: "I never considered myself to be funny-;maybe because socially I can be a little shy sometimes. I just didn't think that you could be both." Wiig got her start at L.A.'s Groundlings.
Wishes She "Had Less Fear"
Though the actress is now a leading lady, she told Women's Health that she wishes she "had less fear" in her work. "I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts. I like to write and draw and paint, and my mom's an artist, so I think I get caught up in thinking, 'I'm afraid it's gonna be bad,' and it's hard for me to start sometimes."
The actress opts for no meat in her daily diet, but says she incorporates tofu and soy as a replacement. "I'm a vegetarian; I eat a lot of tofu and soy," she told Women's Health. She drinks a lot of water and is "addicted to cranberry juice," but won't pass up "melted cheesy sandwiches" and sweets. "Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms are kind of the best thing that's ever been made. And lemon cupcakes from Buttercup Bake Shop, near my house. I also love hot, melted cheesy sandwiches. And sweet-potato fries," she said.