Kate McKinnon, whose full name is Kathryn McKinnon Berthold, is a comedian, actress, and an impressionist of American nationality and is a permanent member of TV shows like The Big Gay Sketch Show and
Saturday Night Live. She was born on January 6, 1984, at Sea Cliff,
She was born in a middle-class family. Her parents are Laura Campbell and Michael Thomas Berthold. North Shore High School and Columbia University are her Alma maters. She also enjoys playing guitar, cello, and piano. She is a lesbian and is extremely attached to her pet cat Nino Positano.
She is not a social media enthusiast. She wanted to become an astrophysicist and has a soft spot for quantum mechanics. She is also an expert in imitating various accents.
In 2007, she commenced her professional career and joined the cast of The Big Gay Sketch Show and worked in it for three seasons. She also performs live sketches at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. She has also dubbed for movies like Ugly Americans, The Venture Bros., and Robotomy.
She also made an appearance on Kennedy Center Honors where she paid tribute to
Lily Tomlin. In 2016, she played a lead role in the movie Ghostbusters. Currently, she is working on Lunch Witch, which is an adaptation of Deb Lucke's novel and is also dubbing for a children's series named Magic School Bus.
She has won various awards like the Brink of Fame: Comic's NewNowNext Awards, Ashland Independent Film Festival Award's Special Jury Mention for Acting Ensemble: Feature, American Comedy Award for Supporting Actress – TV, Online Film & Television Association Award in the Best Ensemble in a Variety category, Reality or Non-Fiction Program section, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
Her other works include Mr. Ross, Elizabeth Taylor's Video Will, Pudding Face, My Best Day, Hannah Has a Ho-Phase,
Life Partners, Balls Out, Giant Sloth, Ted 2,
Staten Island Summer, Sisters,
The Angry Birds Movie, Concierge: The Series,
Finding Dory, Masterminds,
Office Christmas Party, We Have to Stop Now, Rough Night, Mayne Street Leap!, and Ferdinand.
People also know her for her abilities to mimic international artists and public figures like Susan B. Anthony,
Iggy Azalea, Mary Berry,
Cate Blanchett, Mika Brzezinski, Kate Bolduan, Millie Bobby Brown,
Susan Boyle, Theresa Caputo,
Emilia Clarke, Tabatha Coffey, Hillary Clinton, Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos, Barbara Corcoran,
Ellen DeGeneres, Penélope Cruz, Robert Durst, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
Edie Falco, Cecilia Giménez,
Jodie Foster, Lindsey Graham, Janet Huckabee, Bella Hadid, Hozier, and Kaci Hickox.