Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry.
She has trained extensively in classical Shakespearian acting in New York at the American Globe Theatre, and in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Born in Canandaigua New York, Kristen Wiig is American.
She is the daughter of Cynthia Istas , an author and video producer, and Michael Horowitz, a publisher and bookseller.
In the more recent comics, however, she has taken a much more feral appearance.
She has English, German, Belgian Walloon and Flemish , Italian, and Polish ancestry.
In the comedy Wiig appeared with one eyebrow shaved after chickening out of the shrinking procedure m id way.