Kate McKinnon Biography
Kate McKinnon is an American actor, comedian, and writer. She is noted for her character work and celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live. Balls Out (2014), Ghostbusters (2016), Office Christmas Party (2017), Rough Night (2017), The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), Yesterday (2017), and Bombshell (2017) are just a few of McKinnon’s films.
Kate McKinnon Age
McKinnon is 37 years old as of 2021. She was born Kate McKinnon Berthold on 6 January 1984 in Sea Cliff, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday every 6th of January.
Kate McKinnon Height
McKinnon stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm) tall.
Kate McKinnon Family
McKinnon was born and reared in Sea Cliff, New York, to parents Laura Campbell, a teacher, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect. Emily Lynne, her younger sister, co-wrote the Audible series Heads Will Roll and the web serial Notary Publix with her. Her father died, when she was 18 years old.
Kate McKinnon Husband | Married
McKinnon was in a relationship with Jackie Abbott. While presenting Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, McKinnon revealed that she is a lesbian and thanked DeGeneres for making it easier for her to embrace her sexual orientation while watching her TV show Ellen. While at Columbia University, she dated future journalist Bari Weiss. McKinnon has a cat named Nino Positano, who she affectionately refers to as her son and is named after the pizza place where he was discovered.
Kate McKinnon Salary
Her salary per episode is estimated at $25,000 per episode.
Kate McKinnon Career
Kate began her career as a stand-up comedian in 2007. She performed in a play at the New York’s ‘Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.’ A few months later, she had her television debut in the comedy show ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show,’ in which she played a variety of roles. Kate was a three-season regular on the show. The show tackled sensitive topics such as homosexuality with a dash of sarcasm and comedy. Kate was able to identify with the show, which aided her inaccurately portraying her characters. In the meantime, she continued to appear in comic stage plays and sketches for theaters. Kate made an appearance on the television show ‘Mayne Street’ in 2008, as ‘Olga Svenson’ in the episode ‘Parking Tickets.’ She starred in a number of television shows in 2010, including ‘We Have to Stop Now,’ ‘Concierge: The Series,’ and ‘Vag Magazine.’
Kate worked as a voice-over artist for the anime series ‘The Venture Bros.’ from 2010 to 2011, voicing the characters ‘Nikki’ and ‘Margaret Fictel.’ In addition, she appeared in two other short films. Kate demonstrated her mimicking skills on the comedy show ‘The Back Room,’ where she imitated Susan Boyle, a well-known Scottish singer. Kate’s hugely successful comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’ captured millions of hearts in 2012. Kate’s status as a comic was raised as a result of the show, as was her status as a daring personality. She opened up about her sexuality on television and was applauded for her bravery. She shared screen time with Hillary Clinton, the 2016 presidential election contender, in the 41st season. Hillary made an appearance in an episode when Kate imitated her. Kate also expressed her support for Hillary Clinton and stated that she would want her to be the next president.
In the comic fantasy film ‘Ghostbusters: Answer the Call,’ Kate played one of the most popular characters.
Kate also provided her voice to the long-running show ‘The Simpsons’ for a brief appearance in the 24th season. Kate worked as a voice-over artist for the animated series ‘Nature Cat’ from 2015 to 2016. Kate co-hosted the 31st ‘Independent Spirit Awards’ with Pakistani stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani.
She starred in the 2018 film ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me.’ She co-starred in the film with Mila Kunis in the starring role of ‘Morgan.’ In the same year, she starred as ‘Glass Half Full Kate’ in Stephanie Laing’s romantic comedy-drama film ‘Irreplaceable You.’ She also starred as ‘Jill’ in Laura Steinel’s comedy film ‘Family’ in 2018. Yesterday,’ a romantic comedy film in which she played ‘Debra Hammer,’ was released in 2019.
Kate McKinnon SNL
McKinnon joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player on April 7, 2012. During Season 39 of the show, she was promoted to repertory rank in 2013. For her work on Saturday Night Live, McKinnon got two Emmy nominations and one award. Both before and after the 2016 presidential election, she appeared on the show as Hillary Clinton.
Since Dana Carvey in 1993, McKinnon is the first SNL actor to win an Emmy. Following the election, she began mimicking Kellyanne Conway with Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. During the Weekend Update on February 11, 2017, she debuted her Elizabeth Warren impersonation. McKinnon is noted for her character work and celebrity impersonation, including Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, and a variety of politicians. She’s been nominated for six Emmys in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon
After filming “Ghostbusters,” Kate McKinnon told Refinery 29 in 2016 that she and her former “SNL” co-star were “sisters for life.” “Leslie and I have worked together for two years at ‘SNL,'” McKinnon added. “By the time we arrived there to film, we were quite close, and over the course of the summer, we got so much closer, pathologically closer.” We’re ecstatic to hear that! The ladies’ friendship has become so deep that in January 2021, there was a report that they were married!
According to Snopes, a false web ad with the headline “[Pics] Celeb Couples We Totally Forgot Were Married” featured Jones and McKinnon kissing. A second commercial with the identical image and clickbait phrase, “17 LGBTQ Celebs Who Overcame Many Obstacles and Eventually Became Couples,” emerged online, adding to the confusion.
Kate McKinnon Ghostbusters
In 2016, she co-starred in the Ghostbusters reboot alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones, all of whom she met on Saturday Night Live. Dr. Jillian “Holtz” Holtzmann was her character. Abby Yates and Erin Gilbert, both particle physicists in New York City, are estranged friends. Ghosts from Our Past, a book about their paranormal investigations since high school, was co-written by them. Abby was convinced by Erin to stop republishing the book after she had already done so.
As a result of their popular vlog, the trio has been dismissed. After stealing equipment, they set up a makeshift headquarters above a Chinese restaurant. They create ghost-tracking technology and hire Kevin Beckman, a jock, to work as a receptionist. By penetrating a ghostly afterlife dimension on the point, Rowan’s vortex will attempt to circumnavigate the apocalypse. To photonically reverse the vortex, the team uses the Ecto-1’s reactor as a homemade bomb, detonating a nuclear explosion within the vortex.
Kate McKinnon Movies and TV Shows
- 2010 – Mr. Ross
- 2011 – Elizabeth Taylor’s Video Will
- 2012 – My Best Day
- 2014 – Life Partners
- 2015 – Giant Sloth
- 2016 – The Angry Birds Movie
- 2017 – Rough Night
- 2018 – Irreplaceable You
- 2019 – Yesterday
- 2020 – The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space – Miss Fiona Frizzle
- 2022 – DC League of Super-Pets
- 2007–2010 – The Big Gay Sketch Show
- 2008 – Mayne Street
- 2010 – We Have to Stop Now
- 2010 – Concierge: The Series
- 2010 – Vag Magazine
- 2010–2011 – Robotomy
- 2010–2016 – The Venture Bros.
- 2011 – The Back Room
- 2011 – The 40-Year-Old 20-Year-Old – Kate
- 2012–present – Saturday Night Live
- 2012 – Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
- 2013 – Toy Story of Terror!
- 2013 – Hudson Valley Ballers
- 2014 – Comedy Bang! Bang!
- 2014–2015 – The Awesomes
- 2015 – China, IL
- 2015 – The Spoils Before Dying
- 2015 – Difficult People
- 2015 – Moonbeam City
- 2015–2016 – Family Guy
- 2015–present – Nature Cat
- 2016 – 31st Independent Spirit Awards
- 2016 – Maya & Marty