Wiig got her start at the legendary Groundlings Theatre and School (and you must check out her earlier stuff if you haven’t! Like her Confessions of a Tooth Fairy skit) before her media takeover as a dramatic actress, Emmy nominee, Oscar-nominated-screenwriter, animated bunny, and perfect late-night talk show guest.
To celebrate the winsome Ms. Wiig, (although I tried to resist with every funny bone in my body to not pick clips exclusively from Bridesmaids) here are five of my favorite Wiiggin’-out moments:
Kristen as Drunk Cinderella on SNL: “I’m a f—ing mess!”
Kristen as a snarky assistant in Knocked Up: “We don’t want you to lose weight, we just want you to be healthy — by eating less.”
Kristen as a maniacal-motivational tennis partner in Bridesmaids: “Move. Move your body. Move your body more.”
Kristen as the coquettish love interest of MacGruber in MacGruber: “I’m a virgin,” she coos to MacGruber.
Kristen as herself in this 7 Minutes in Heaven interview: “Nobody appreciates me, but someday I’ll even the score by killing everyone,” she says to a fill-in-the-blank question.
Well, Kristen, though we can never repay you for the bounty of laughs you’ve given us over the years, we hope you at least get to partaaaay today! Happy birthday!