Kate McKinnon

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Kate McKinnon
McKinnon in 2018
Born
Kate McKinnon Berthold

(1984-01-06) January 6, 1984 (age 40)
EducationColumbia University (BA)
Occupations
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • impressionist
  • writer
Years active2002–present

Kate McKinnon Berthold[1] (born January 6, 1984)[2] is an American actress and comedian. She was a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 2012 to 2022, where she became known for her character work and celebrity impressions. For her work on the series, she was nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and nine for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2016 and 2017.

McKinnon starred in the Logo sketch comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010), voiced lead roles in the PBS Kids animated series Nature Cat (2015–2024) and the Netflix animated series The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017–2021), and portrayed Carole Baskin in the Peacock miniseries Joe vs. Carole (2022).[3][1]

McKinnon has also appeared in numerous films, such as Sisters (2015), Office Christmas Party (2016), Rough Night (2017), The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), Yesterday (2019), The Bubble (2022), and Barbie (2023).

Early life[edit]

McKinnon was born and raised on Long Island in the town of Sea Cliff, New York,[1][4] to Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect.[5][6] She has a younger sister, comedian Emily Lynne, with whom she has collaborated on the Audible series Heads Will Roll,[7] as well as the digital series Notary Publix.[1][6] Their father died when McKinnon was 18 years old.[1][5]

As a child, McKinnon played several instruments. She started playing the piano when she was five years old, the cello at age 12, and taught herself how to play the guitar at 15.[8]

McKinnon's knack for accents began when she was in fifth grade. She auditioned to be "the queen of reading week" and used an English accent. In an interview with Rolling Stone, she says, "I think the genesis of my entire life, probably, was the smiles I elicited doing this British accent. I've been chasing that dragon ever since."[9]

She graduated from North Shore High School in 2002,[10][3] and from Columbia University in 2006 with a degree in theatre. There she co-founded a comedy group, Tea Party, that focused on musical improv comedy.[1][11] At Columbia, she starred in three Varsity shows: V109 Dial D for Deadline, V110 Off-Broadway and V111 The Sound of Muses.[1][12][13] Her cast and crewmates included future actors Jenny Slate and Grace Parra, directors Tze Chun and Greta Gerwig, and The Onion managing editor Peter Koechley.[14][15][16] She was also a member of Prangstgrüp, a student comedy group which set up and recorded elaborate college pranks.[17]

Career[edit]

In 2007, McKinnon joined the original cast of Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show, where she was a cast member for all three seasons.[18]

Since 2008, she has performed live sketch comedy regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.[18][19] She has also worked as a voice-over actress, and has voiced characters for series such as The Venture Bros., Robotomy, and Ugly Americans.[19][20] In 2009, McKinnon won a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic.[21] She was nominated for an ECNY Emerging Comic Award in 2010.[18] In 2014, she appeared in the Kennedy Center Honors as part of a tribute to Lily Tomlin. In 2016, she starred in the reboot Ghostbusters, alongside Melissa McCarthy, and fellow SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.[22] In 2023, she played Weird Barbie in the Barbie movie.

McKinnon has made appearances as a voice actress in series like The Simpsons (as Hettie in "Gal of Constant Sorrow") and Family Guy (as Karen / Heavy Flo in season 14, episode 6 "Peter's Sister", and additional voices in other episodes), and films such as Finding Dory, The Angry Birds Movie, Ferdinand and DC League of Super-Pets. McKinnon voiced Fiona Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again, a continuation of The Magic School Bus children's series, from 2017 to 2020.[23] Since 2015, she has voiced Squeeks in the PBS Kids series Nature Cat, starring with fellow SNL cast members Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan.

Saturday Night Live[edit]

McKinnon joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player on April 7, 2012, following a March 28, 2012 report of her being hired.[24][25] She was promoted to repertory status in season 39 in 2013.[26][27]

In 2013, McKinnon was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy.[28] McKinnon won the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress, TV for her work on SNL.[29] In 2014, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,[30] as well as for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics along with four of her colleagues for the song "(Do It On My) Twin Bed".[31] She was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the second time in 2015.[32] She won the following year, becoming the first actor from SNL to win the award since Dana Carvey in 1993.[citation needed]

McKinnon began appearing as Hillary Clinton on the series leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The real Clinton appeared alongside her in a sketch during the show's season 41 premiere.[33] McKinnon has said that her impression of Hillary Clinton comes from a deep admiration, and that she "unequivocally want[ed] her to win" the 2016 presidential election.[34] On November 12, 2016, which was the first show after Clinton's loss in the election, she reprised the role to open the show with a solo performance of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen, whose death was announced two days before her performance.[35] After the election, McKinnon began to impersonate Kellyanne Conway alongside Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. On February 11, 2017, she debuted her impression of Elizabeth Warren during Weekend Update and Jeff Sessions in the cold open.

McKinnon is known for her character work[18] and celebrity impressions[36] of pop singer Justin Bieber, comedian television host Ellen DeGeneres, and numerous political figures, including US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senator Lindsey Graham, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clinton, Warren, Robert Mueller, Angela Merkel, and Rudy Giuliani. She has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and six for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2016 and 2017.

McKinnon's return to season 46 officially made her the show's longest tenured female cast member, surpassing her cast mates Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant by five episodes.[37][38] Both Bryant and McKinnon departed the series after season 47.[39] Strong passed McKinnon's record with the December 17, 2022 episode of season 48.[40][41]

Saturday Night Live characters[edit]

  • Olya Povlatsky, a Russian woman who voices her opinions on current events, comparing them to the outrageous struggles she faces in her village. She also appeared in a cold open with Beck Bennett as Vladimir Putin reading a prepared statement against her will.
  • Sheila Sovage, a heavily intoxicated woman at a bar who meets and hooks up with a heavily intoxicated man or woman, played by the host, at closing time.
  • Jodi Cork, The Art of the Encounter and Women in the Workplace co-host with Donna Fingerneck (played by Cecily Strong).
  • Barbara DeDrew, a lesbian volunteer at the cat shelter Whiskers R We.
  • Deenie, a.k.a. "Somebody's Mom", a middle-aged woman who attempts to recap shows she's been watching, but only knows the characters by self-applied nicknames, such as "Big Boobs" and "Mustache". She is always eating some foul concoction out of Tupperware, such as Brussels sprouts and imitation crab, which generally both revolts and breaks up Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost. The character is based on longtime SNL writer Paula Pell's mother.
  • Mrs. Santini, an apartment dweller who writes passive-aggressive notes to her neighbors. Originally performed as Effie Villalopolus on Comedy Bang! Bang!
  • Colleen Rafferty, a 27-year-old woman (despite looking middle-aged, implicitly due to her repeated traumas) who appears in panels with two of her friends (played by Cecily Strong as a hippie named Sharon, alongside the episode's host). The three friends recount their experience of a shared paranormal event (such as being abducted by aliens, having a near-death experience, discovering that Santa Claus is real, being visited by ghosts, and discovering that time travel is possible). The other two friends always have an idyllic experience, while Rafferty instead goes through a different, traumatic experience during the event and invariably loses her pants.
  • Les Dykawitz, a lesbian cop from the 1970s who works for the Chicago Police Department along with her partner Chubina Fatzarelli (played by Aidy Bryant) in "Dyke & Fats".
  • Debette Goldry, a senile elderly actress whose harsh experiences with being an actress in old Hollywood (including the issues of equal pay, sexual harassment and abuse, racial diversity in film roles, and actresses getting involved behind the camera as directors and writers) are more outrageous than what modern actresses have gone through.
  • A member of Woodbridge High School's theatre troupe who make their performances obsessively and solely about social justice issues that they know very little about.
  • Noelle LeSoup, the co-host of the French show "America's Funniest Cats" who appears on the American version of the show along with Joelle LaRue (played by Cecily Strong).
  • Shud, a crass mermaid who is based on a blobfish, and makes sexual advances on an unfortunate marooned sailor.
  • Dr. Wayne Wenowdis, a strangely accented middle-aged medical doctor, who debuted in 2020, as part of the Weekend Update segment with Colin Jost.[42]
  • Madame Vivelda, a fortune teller who predicts people's 2020 experiences.

Saturday Night Live impressions[edit]

Work as a creator[edit]

Aside from SNL, McKinnon also co-created and co-stars in the web series Notary Publix with her sister Emily Lynne.[45][46] In addition to Aidy Bryant (who stars in the series), McKinnon's SNL co-stars Beck Bennett, Jay Pharoah and SNL writer Paula Pell all guest-starred in the six-episode first season of the web series.[45]

McKinnon and Lynne also created and released the fantasy-comedy Audible audio series Heads Will Roll, which premiered in May 2019.[7] The show features guest appearances from Meryl Streep, Peter Dinklage, Audra McDonald, Bob the Drag Queen, Queer Eye's Fab Five, and Tim Gunn. Additionally, many of McKinnon's SNL co-stars are featured, including Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner and Chris Redd.[47]

Other work[edit]

In 2015, McKinnon appeared in a number of commercials for the Ford Focus.[48]

In 2016, McKinnon co-hosted the 31st Independent Spirit Awards with Kumail Nanjiani.[49]

In 2019, she played a supporting role in the film Yesterday.[50]

Her absence from the first seven episodes of Saturday Night Live's 47th season was due to her filming the Peacock miniseries Joe vs. Carole, where she stars as Carole Baskin. It premiered March 3, 2022.[51]

In February 2024, McKinnon announced the forthcoming release of a young adult novel, aimed at those in middle school, to be called The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad Science. The work would focus on events among three sisters from the Porch family and the mad scientist in the fictional town of Antiquarium. The release was scheduled for October 2024.[52][53][54]

Personal life[edit]

McKinnon was in a relationship with photographer and actress Jackie Abbott from 2016 to 2019. While presenting Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, McKinnon opened up about being a lesbian and thanked DeGeneres for making it less scary for her to accept her sexual orientation while watching her TV sitcom Ellen.[55] While attending Columbia University, she dated future journalist Bari Weiss.[56]

McKinnon has a cat, Nino Positano—named after a pizza restaurant where he was found—whom she jokingly refers to as her son.[57][58] Nino appeared in a "Whiskers R We" sketch filmed from McKinnon's home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, playing the role of all the cats up for adoption.[59]

She does not have any social media accounts, fearing that she will "misrepresent [her] real feelings".[60]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Mr. Ross Debby Short film
2011 Elizabeth Taylor's Video Will Elizabeth Taylor Short film
Pudding Face Amy Short film
2012 My Best Day Heather
Hannah Has a Ho-Phase Nicky
2014 Life Partners Trace
Balls Out Vicky Albrecht
2015 Giant Sloth Nina Voice, short film
Ted 2 Herself
Staten Island Summer Mrs. Bandini Jr.
Sisters Sam
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Stella / Eva Voice[61]
Finding Dory Inez Voice[61]
Ghostbusters Dr. Jillian Holtzmann
Masterminds Jandice Gartrell
Office Christmas Party Mary Winetoss
2017 Rough Night Pippa / Kiwi
Leap! Régine Le Haut / Felicie's Mother / Mother Superior Voice[61]
Ferdinand Lupe Voice[61]
2018 Irreplaceable You Glass Half Full Kate
Family[62] Jill
The Spy Who Dumped Me Morgan Freeman
2019 Yesterday Debra Hammer
Bombshell Jess Carr
2020 The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space Miss Fiona Frizzle Voice
2022 The Bubble Paula
DC League of Super-Pets Lulu Voice[61]
2023 Barbie Weird Barbie
2025 Minecraft TBA Post-production
The Roses Filming
TBA In the Blink of an Eye TBA Post-production
Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007–2010 The Big Gay Sketch Show Various 23 episodes
2008 Mayne Street Olga Svenson Episode: "Parking Tickets"
2010 We Have to Stop Now Angela Episode: "Celesbianism"
Concierge: The Series Mary 3 episodes
Vag Magazine Bethany 6 episodes
2010–2011 Robotomy Additional voices 5 episodes
2010–2016 The Venture Bros. Nikki and Margaret Fictel / Additional voices 10 episodes[61]
2011 The Back Room Susan Boyle Episode: "Todd Barry"
The 40-Year-Old 20-Year-Old Kate 5 episodes
2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Various 2 episodes
2012–2022 Saturday Night Live Various Main cast
2013 Toy Story of Terror! PEZ Cat Voice, television special[61]
Hudson Valley Ballers Just Jamie 2 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Effie Villalopolus Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
2014–2015 The Awesomes Lola Gold / Additional voices 7 episodes
2015 China, IL Sunshine Voice, 5 episodes
The Spoils Before Dying Dallas Boudreaux Episode: "That's Jazz"[63]
Difficult People Abra Cadouglas Episode: "Pledge Week"[64][65]
Moonbeam City Panache Miller Voice, episode: "Lasers and Liars"
2015–2016 Family Guy Karen Griffin / Additional voices 3 episodes
2015–2024 Nature Cat Squeeks Voice, main role (81 episodes)[61]
2016 31st Independent Spirit Awards Herself (host) Television special
Maya & Marty Heidi Cruz Episode: "Jimmy Fallon & Miley Cyrus"
The Simpsons Hettie Mae Boggs Voice, episode: "Gal of Constant Sorrow"
2017 Friends from College Shawna Episode: "All-Nighter"
2017–2021 The Magic School Bus Rides Again Fiona Felicity Frizzle Voice, 30 episodes[61]
2018 Sesame Street Mother Goose Episode: "Elmo's Nursery Rhyme"[66]
2019 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Herself Episode: "Phnom Penh"[67]
2020 Celebrity Escape Room Herself Television special
2022 Joe vs. Carole Carole Baskin 8 episodes
2023 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: "Kate McKinnon/Billie Eilish"

Audio series[edit]

Year Title Role Production role
2019 Heads Will Roll Queen Mortunana of the Night Realm Co-creator and star[68]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 NewNowNext Awards[69] Brink of Fame: Comic Won
2010 ECNY Awards[18] Emerging Comic Award Nominated
2012 Ashland Independent Film Festival Awards Special Jury Mention for Acting Ensemble: Feature My Best Day Won
2013 EWwy Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Nominated
2014 American Comedy Awards[70] Comedy Supporting Actress – TV Won
Dorian Awards[71] Wilde Wit of the Year Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards[72] Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Nominated
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Nominated
2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Won
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Won
The Advocate Awards The Advocate's Person of the Year Finalist[73]
USA Today Awards USA Today's Entertainer of the Year Won[74]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Movie Ghostbusters Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Comedic Performance Nominated
Women Film Critics Circle Best Comedic Actress Won
Best Female Action Hero Won
Best Ensemble Nominated
2017 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
People's Choice Awards Favorite Comedic Collaboration Saturday Night Live Nominated
Dorian Awards T.V. Musical Performance of the Year Won
Wilde Wit of the Year Nominated
Wilde Artist of the Year Won
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Nature Cat Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Won
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Comedic Performance Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2019 Nominated
2020 Nominated
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Acting Ensemble Bombshell Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2021 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Nominated
2022 Nominated
2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Barbie Nominated

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