Kristen Schaal is a comedian and actress who rose from the background to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Known for her unique voice and lisp, she is becoming the front face of comedy as long as Hollywood is concerned. Having begun by picking up small roles and always playing the role of the “annoying” girl in movies, she has been recognized for her efforts and has won several awards. Read on to learn more about this comedian.
Kristen Schaal Biography
Kristen Schaal was born Kristen Joy Schaal in a cattle ranch in Colorado – Longmont, to be precise. She was born to parents whose names are not known, however, we do know that her father worked in a construction form while her mother works as a secretary. Her family was a small and very religious one and she has an older brother whose name is David Schaal.
Schaal had her high school education at Skyline High School, located in Longmont, Colorado after which she enrolled at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Performance Studies. The American comedian is of mixed ancestry – English, German, and Dutch – and her ethnicity is white.
Kristen Schaal got her breakthrough in as a comedian in 2005 after she left home in 2000 and moved to New York in a bid to kick off her career. She was surprisingly included in an article by a New York magazine in 2005 which listed the names of top 10 New York comedians that were in the background and that was how she gained publicity and has not looked back since.
She appeared in the 2006 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival held in Aspen and she won her very first award in comedy – the award for “Best Alternative Comedian” – which would become the first of many for the Colorado-born comedienne. She went ahead to win the Andy Kaufman Award and Best Female Stand-Up Comedian (Nightlife Awards in 2006 and ECNY Awards in 2007). A weekly variety show which she co-hosts with Kurt Braunohler dubbed Hot Tub also won “Best Variety Show of 2005”.
On the acting front, Schaal has appeared in several films and TV shows such as and television credits include Kate and Leopold, Delirious, Freak Show, Conviction, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Ugly Betty, The Last Man on Earth, to mention just a few. As an author, she has written a book with her husband, Rich Blomquist which was titled The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex which also details some of the activities in their sex life and was published by Chronicle Books in July 2010.
Having been involved in entertainment since 2001 and also having tried her hands on several aspects including comedy, acting, voicing, writing, the comedienne has received the royalties due her. Her career has enabled her to amass a net worth calculated to be to the tune of $5 million – an amount which is expected to increase in the coming years as she continues to break new frontiers in her career.
Is Kristen Schaal Married? Husband
The comedian and author, Kristen Schaal is a happily married woman. She got married to her longtime partner, Rich Blomquist in a very funny wedding ceremony which was held at the 142-room Stanley Hotel, located in Estes Park, Colorado. The event which took place in November 2012, did not only have humans in attendance but it also had animals – two Llamas, which are a special breed of tamed camels usually found in South America – present as well. If the unique appearance was not funny enough, then the fact that they had bow ties and flowers on was over the edge.
When asked in an interview why they decided to pull off such stunt, Kristen replied saying her husband, Blomquist was fond of the animals and that they are known to bring “good luck.” The wedding was also attended by veteran comedy TV show hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. At the moment, the couple has a daughter named Ruby who was born in February 2018.
Born July 27, 1977, her husband, Rich Blomquist an award-winning writer who previously wrote for the Daily Show. His effort in his time with the show earned him an amazing six Emmy awards in eight years between 2003 to 2011.
Is She Related To Wendy Schaal?
Wendy Schaal is a voice artist just like Kristen Schaal and has lent her voice to several works. Born in Chicago on July 2, 1954, as the daughter of actor Richard Schaal, Wendy is also an actress with appearances in movies such as Innerspace in 1987. Due to their similar passion in the industry, many have wondered if they are related. The answer to that is that they are related in any way and the fact that both voice-over artists share the same surname is merely coincidental.
You will definitely not count among the very tall celebrities but she holds her own with a height of 5 feet 8 inches, which translates to 1.73 when measured in meters and 173 in centimeters. Have you seen her in a bikini before? Most models will go envy green looking at her stunning curves. She also has a hot pair of fresh-looking legs. See some of her body facts below:
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight: 125.6 lbs (57 kg)
Body Build: Average
Body Measurements: 32-24-34 inches
Breast: 32 inches
Waist: 24 inches
Hips: 34 inches
Bra/Cup Size: 32C
Dress Size: 6 (US)
Shoe Size: 8 (US)