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Kristen Schaal
Born on

January 24, 1978

Gender Female
Height 5' 8" (1.75 m)



Rich Blomquist

Eye color Green
Hair color Brown
Role in
Despicable Me
Voice actor of Shannon
Years active 2001–present

Kristen Schaal (January 24, 1978) is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She voices Shannon in the film Despicable Me 2.

Early life and career

Schaal was born in Longmont, Colorado, to a Lutheran family of Dutch and German descent. She was raised on her family's cattle farm, in a rural area near Boulder. Her father is a construction worker and her mother is a secretary. Schaal has a brother, David, who is three years older. She graduated from Northwestern University, then moved to New York to pursue a comedy career.

Personal life

Schaal married to former Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist in 2012.

See also