Kristen Wiig is a New York-born actress, writer, comedienne and producer. The alumna of the University of Arizona is popularly known for starring on the famous TV variety show Saturday Night Live where she established herself as one of the late-night live TV show’s prominent cast members. Over the course of seven years (from 2005 to 2012), Kristen starred in 135 episodes of the show, receiving various roles in the process. She also returned to the show in 2013 and 2016 to serve as a host on one episode respectively. As many believe, Kristen made a name for herself by making several appearances on the live show, here, we will share with you, her accomplishments (net worth), before joining SNL and her current worth since she joined and left the show.
Kristen Wiig’s Net Worth Prior to The SNL Show
Kristen started her career as an actress in 2003. She was offered a job as an artist at a plastic surgery clinic but just a day before she was to start working at her new job, Kristen decided to boycott it and follow her dreams of becoming an actress and it was what led her to move to Los Angeles.
Wiig started off performing at comedy theatres before she got a role on a reality TV show titled The Joe Schmo Show. She starred in 9 episodes of the reality TV show as Dr Pat and in 2003, she earned her first film role, being cast as an extra in the film Melvin Goes to Dinner.
By 2004, Kristen had already started applying to be part of the Saturday Night Live show. She submitted an audition tape to the show producers and on the tape, she is seen performing “The Target Lady”. Meanwhile, she was keeping herself busy with more shows while waiting for the SNL job approval. Some of the shows she partook in include the ABC sitcom I’m with Her, where she played the role of Kristy, in the episode “The Heartbreak Kid”. She also starred in the 2004 American sitcom The Drew Carey Show, cast as Sandy in the episode titled “House of the Rising Son-in-law”.
Her salary from the three TV shows she starred in and the one from her extra appearance in the film Melvin Goes to Dinner can’t be compared with what she earns today. Although her particular net worth was not known at the time, we do not expect it to be below 6-digits.
What is Kristen Wiig’s Net Worth Since She Started Saturday Night Live
Kristen started getting more recognition from the moment she began to star on Saturday Night Live as a cast member. Producers of the show were impressed with the video audition she submitted and she was invited to take her first starring role on the show in 2005.
Her debut on the Saturday Night Live came in the 31st season of the show and she starred in the episode which aired on November 12, 2005. The episode was the show’s 590th episode overall and the 5th of the 31st season. The episode was hosted by Jason Lee and musical guest on the episode was the American rock band Foo Fighters.
During her initial appearance in seven seasons of the show, Kristen took home a regular $7k per episode and she starred in 135 episodes. Her last episode as a cast member on the live show came in the 22nd episode of the 37th season and 724th overall episode. The episode aired on May 19, 2002, and was hosted by Mick Jagger.
Since she was cast on Saturday Night Live, Kristen has starred in 40 plus films and over 20 TV shows. No doubt that making appearances on Saturday Night Live has made Kristen’s career grow and her wealth as well. As at early 2019, reports have it that Kristen Wiig’s net worth stands at an estimated $20 million.
Expectedly, the new York-born actress’s net worth will increase as her career – both as a music artist and an actress continues to grow for good. Films like Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, and Wonder Woman 1984 are expected to increase her wealth as they premiere in 2020.