Riggle was born in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Overland Park, Kan. He attended Shawnee Mission South High School and the University of Kansas. He graduated with a B.A. in Theater & Film and later received a Masters in Public Administration from Webster University. Riggle currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Riggle began his comedy career in 1997 in New York City while still on active duty in the Marine Corps. Like many comedy greats before him, he got his start at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), where he began as a student and eventually taught classes. Riggle’s efforts at UCB earned him a spot on the comedy mecca “Saturday Night Live,” fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams.
Riggle, a multi-talented actor, comedian, writer, producer and director, has been a staple in comedic films for more than 20 years.