Los Angeles Times

Kristen Wiig, supporting actress in a comedy, 'Saturday Night Live'

Claim to fame: Her many roles on "Saturday Night Live," like leaving customers stranded at the register in her Target lady sketches, creating classroom chaos as Gilly and doing drunk impressions of Kathy Lee Gifford on "Today." Did you know: Before becoming a household name, Wiig starred in the fake reality show "The Joe Schmo Show." A group of actors, including Wiig, pretended to be competing for a $100,000 prize, but in reality all their antics were done as a hoax for one unsuspecting victim. Wiig played Dr. Pat, a marriage counselor who had been married multiple times. Other credits: A slightly neurotic E! exec in "Knocked Up," roller derby princess in "Whip It" and amusement park manager in "Adventureland" are among the funny film roles she's taken on in recent years. For The Record: A previous version of this slide misspelled Kristen Wiig's first name as Kristin. Katy Winn / Associated Press
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