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Kate McKinnon is known as an American actress. She is most famous for her role on the sketch comedy show 'Saturday Night Live'.

Background and Age

Kate McKinnon Berthold was born on January 6, 1984, in Sea Cliff, New York. McKinnon was inclined toward music as a kid, playing the piano, guitar, and cello. As a film and theater buff, she delighted in dressing in costumes and performing in dance presentations and plays. She exceeded expectations scholastically and was an all around talented child. In the wake of moving on from high school, McKinnon studied at a performance center at Columbia University in New York City.


Kate McKinnon was in a lesbian romantic relationship with actress Marla Mindelle starting in 2013. McKinnon and Mindelle separated around 2016. At the Emmys in 2017, Kate appeared with her new sweetheart, another performer named Jackie Abbott. The couple was a focal point of fascination at the awards ceremony and put on a show giving each other a warm embrace before McKinnon went up to get her honor for best supporting actress in a comedy series. She has been a great role model for lesbians that want to get involved in the entertainment industry.

Career and Net Worth

In April 2012, McKinnon joined the cast of the famous sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live as a featured cast member. She was one of a few actresses enlisted to fill the void left by the departure of Kristen Wiig, a breakout star who left to pursue a film career. In May 2013, McKinnon played Wiig's mom on an episode of SNL. Among her most well known impressions are Ellen DeGeneres, Ann Romney, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Shakira, Jeff Sessions and most outstandingly, Hillary Clinton.

McKinnon is one of just a couple of gay cast members in SNL history, and is the first gay lady to be cast on the program since Danitra Vance during the 1980s. Since joining the cast of SNL, McKinnon has appeared in various other stage and screen productions. She has additionally worked as a voice actress, appearing in animated comedies like Ugly Americans, The Venture Brothers, The Angry Birds Movie, and Finding Dory. In her off time, she performs sketch comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Kate was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series because of her performance in Saturday Night Live.

Date modified: Jun 2, 2020
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