Kate McKinnon Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Kate McKinnon?

Kate McKinnon Berthold is an American prominent actress, comedian, and writer. She is most notably known for her character work and celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy series; Saturday Night Live (2012 to 2022) Of which she was a cast member for eleven seasons, and formerly The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007 to 2010).

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As an actress, she has appeared in films such as Balls Out (2014), Ghostbusters (2016), Office Christmas Party (2016), Rough Night (2017), and The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), Yesterday (2019), and Bombshell (2019). In 2022, she played the role of Tiger King subject Carole Baskin in the miniseries Joe vs. Carole. Because of her exemplary performance, she has been nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards. Including one for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and nine for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2016 and 2017.

How Old Is Kate McKinnon?

She is 38 years old as of July 2022, having been born on January 6, 1984, in Sea Cliff, New York U.S. Kate shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; MattyB, Rowan Atkinson, Polo GWalker Scobell, Alex Turner, and many more.

Kate McKinnon Family

Who are Kate McKinnon’s Parents?

She was born to Michael Thomas Berthold (Father) an architect, and Laura Campbell (Mother) a parent educator.

Does Kate McKinnon have Siblings?

She has a younger sister by the name of Emily Lynne Berthold, a comedian.

Kate McKinnon Education

She received her high school education at North Shore High School where she graduated in 2002. Later after high school, she enrolled at Columbia University where she graduated in 2006 with a degree in theatre.

Kate McKinnon Marital Status

She came out as a lesbian and is, therefore, in a relationship with Jackie Abbott, a photographer, and actress.

Kate McKinnon Kids

She does not have any kids currently. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

Kate McKinnon Career

She joined the original cast of Logo TV’s The Big Gay Sketch Show in 2007, where she was a cast member for all three seasons. And since 2008, she has performed live sketch comedy regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Moreover, she has worked as a voice-over actress and has voiced characters for series such as The Venture Bros., Robotomy, and Ugly Americans. In 2009, she won a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic. Whereas in 2010, she was nominated for an ECNY Emerging Comic Award. Next, she appeared in the Kennedy Centre Honors in 2014 as part of a tribute to Lily Tomlin.

In 2016, she starred alongside Melissa McCarthy in the reboot Ghostbusters, and fellow SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. In addition, he 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. From 2017 to 2020, she voiced Fiona Frizzle 8in The Magic School Bus Rides Again, a contribution to the Magic School Bus children’s series.

A Career at Saturday Night Live

On April 7, 2012, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player, following a March 28, 2012, report of her being hired. She was then promoted in 2013 to repertory status in season 39. That year also, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy. And won the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress, TV for her work on SNL. Also in 2014, she was nominated for an Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics along with four of her colleagues for the song “(Do It On My) Twin Bed”.

For the second time in 2015, she was nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The following year, she won the award thus becoming the first actor from SNL to win the award since Dana Carvey in 1993. She then began appearing as Hilary Clinton in the series leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Moreover, the real Clinton appeared alongside her in a sketch during the show’s season 41 premiere. After Clinton’s loss in the election, on November 12, 2016. Kate 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.

Career Continuation

After the election, Kate began to impersonate Kellyanne Conway alongside Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump. Her impression of Elizabeth Warren was debuted on February 11, 2017, during Weekend Update and Jeff Sessions in the cold open. Kate is prominently known for her character work and celebrity impressions of pop singer Justin Bieber, and 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.

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Because of her exemplary performances, 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. Her return to season 46, officially made her the longest-tenured female cast member. Thus surpassing her cast mates Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant by five episodes. Both Bryant and Kate departed from the series after season 47.

A Career work as a Creator

Besides acting and being in SNL, she also co-created and co-stars in the web series Notary Publix with her sister Emily Lynne. With Aidy Bryant in addition, Kate’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. In May 2019, she and Lynne also created and released the fantasy-comedy Audible audio series Heads, Will Roll. Thus, the show features guest appearances from Meryl Streep, Peter Dinklage, Audra McDonald, Bob the Drag Queen, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and Tim Gunn. In addition, many of her SNL co-stars are featured including; Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Chris Redd, and Heidi Gardner.

A Career in Other Work

In 2015, she appeared in a number of commercials for the Ford Focus. The next year, she co-hosted the 31st Independent Spirit Awards with Kumail Nanjiani. Next, she played a supporting role in the movie Yesterday in 2019. 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. In the series, she stars as Carole Baskin which premiered on March 3, 2022.

Kate McKinnon Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body. She stands at a height of 5ft 3inches (1.61m) and has a weight of 50kg (110lbs).

Kate McKinnon’s Salary and Net Worth

She has a salary of $25, 000 per episode and a net worth of $9 million.

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