Kristen Schaal (born January 24, 1978) is an American actress, writer and comedian, best known for her roles as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, as Louise in Bob's Burgers, as Hazel Whassername in 30 Rock, and as a contributor on The Daily Show. She now stars in Disney Channel's Gravity Falls, in which she voices Mabel. Schaal was born in Longmont, Colorado, to a Lutheran family of Dutch 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 also has a brother David who is three years older. She graduated from Northwestern University, then moved to New York to pursue a comedy career.
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