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Overview (3)

Born in Michigan, USA
Birth NameSteven Ray Wiig
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steven Wiig was born and raised in the rugged, isolated Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He grew up drawing, playing in the woods and making home videos with his younger siblings. While studying art and psychology at Northern Michigan University, he worked as a college radio DJ and in-house artist at the local comic book store. After spending a few years in Minnesota playing music, Wiig relocated to Northern California, accepting an offer to work with the band Metallica. Traveling the world for over a decade as writer, photographer, videographer and personal assistant, he appeared in the band's award winning documentary Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) and played the drums in the Metallica side-project Papa Wheelie.

Steven was encouraged to pursue acting by friends Robin Wright and Sean Penn and was quickly cast in Penn's Into the Wild (2007). Soon after, he acted alongside Penn in his Oscar Winning performance for the Gus Van Sant biopic Milk (2008). Upon becoming a member of the Screen Actor's Guild, Steven worked in numerous films, including Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012)', Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013) and Tim Burton's Big Eyes (2014), as well as the blockbuster movies Godzilla (2014) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).

Steven Wiig is also know for supporting roles in James Franco's childhood-inspired Yosemite (2015) and the Bay Area historical drama America is Still the Place (2015).

Steven continues working behind the camera producing and directing and still enjoys playing music.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dead Metaphors

Trivia (12)

Close friend and longtime personal assistant to Metallica's Lars Ulrich.
Drummer & artist for former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted's project, Papa Wheelie.
Worked as an artist at a local comic book store store while attending Northern Michigan University.
Designs album covers, T-shirts, logos and other merchandise with bands he is involved in.
"Most Artistic" member of the Negaunee High School Class of 1991, as voted by his peers.
Played bass for Metallica at The Playboy Mansion in 1998, when Metallica bassist Jason Newsted missed his flight.
He has worked and traveled the world with multi-Grammy Award winners Metallica for over a decade performing numerous duties--fan club writer, photographer, videographer, backline assistant, production, and band personal assistant.
Was encouraged to "start acting" by close friends Sean Penn and Robin Wright, which led to his role in Into the Wild (2007).
Produces & Directs content for PB Development.
Live, backstage and behind-the-scenes videographer for Faith No More's trilogy of homecoming shows at San Francisco's Warfield Theater in 2010.
Once wrote cue cards for San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh (NFL/VISA Commercial).
Worked as a Stand-In for Chris Hardwick in April 2016.

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