Kristen Wiig "Saturday Night Live," NBC You know her as: Elisabeth Hasslebeck, Suze Orman, Nancy Pelosi, Padma Lakshmi, Bjork, Aunt Linda the movie reviewer, babbling travel reporter Judy Grimes, sexy yet gross Shannon from the office, mutated sister Junice from the sister act on "The Lawrence Welk Show," among others Why we like her: Politics (thanks Sarah and Hilary!) and a baby (thanks Will Arnett!) may have brought the spotlight to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler this season, but Wiig doesn't need any of those timely gimmicks to get laughs. Here's a good-looking woman who revels in being clever, quirky, obnoxious or sometimes downright grotesque as long as it serves the joke. Where else you've seen her: As catty Jill in "Knocked Up" and Dr. Pat on the first season of "The Joe Schmo Show"
NBC. Text by Hanh Nguyen.