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Kristen Schaal (January 24, 1978) is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian. She voices Shannon in the film Despicable Me 2 and Despicable Me 3.

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

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