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Robert Redford

H. Jon Benjamin

Chris Colfer

Jay Leno

Jason Ritter

Megan Boone

Conan O'Brien

John DiMaggio

Kristen Schaal Biography

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Birth Name: Kristen Schaal
Born: 01/24/1978
Birth Place: Longmont, Colorado, USA

Born on a cattle farm in rural Colorado, Schaal graduated from Northwestern University, before moving to New York City to pursue a career as a stand-up comic. She started working her way through the New York comedy circuit, and in 2005 made the list of the "10 Funniest New Yorkers You Never Heard Of" in New York Magazine. Another career highlight came in 2006 when Schaal was awarded the prestigious "Best Alternative Comedian" award at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, beating out several dozen of her comedic peers. In 2007 she was exposed to a mainstream audience for the first time after joining the cast of HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," and the following year was hired on as a special correspondent for "The Daily Show," thus becoming even more of a recognizable face on the national stage. When "Conchords" ended after two seasons in 2009, Schaal worked harder than ever, nabbing recurring parts on NBC's "30 Rock" (2006-2013), "Gravity Falls" (Disney Channel, 2012- ) and "Wilfred" (2011- ). She also played the awkward triceratops Trixie in "Toy Story 3" and lent her voice to the Fox animated series "Bob's Burgers." 2013 proved to be a banner year for Schaal-in addition to being featured in two episodes of "Archer" (FX, 2009- ), she voiced characters in the blockbuster animated films "Despicable Me 2" and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2."