Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon

Highest Rated: 81% Intramural (2014)

Lowest Rated: 31% Staten Island Summer (2015)

Birthday: Jan 06, 1984

Birthplace: Sea Cliff, New York, USA

Kate McKinnon made history of a sort when she joined "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) as a featured player in 2012, as the first "out" lesbian to join the cast. (After 1985-86 cast member Danitra Vance's death in 1994, it was revealed that she was also a lesbian.) Kate McKinnon Berthold was born in New York's Nassau County and raised on Long Island. After graduating from Columbia University, McKinnon started performing improv comedy in and around New York, eventually appearing regularly at the prominent Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, performing one-woman shows with titles like "Kate McKinnon On Ice." In 2007, she joined the cast of "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO 2007-2010), spending three seasons on the show honing her original characters and impressions. McKinnon joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in the spring of 2012, replacing featured cast member Paul Brittain, who had left the show suddenly earlier in the season. Seen by many as a designated replacement for the departing Kristen Wiig, McKinnon was an immediate success on the show. Her specialty quickly became tightly wound characters with an antic edge, such as Russian immigrant Olya Povlatsky; a 2015 sketch with host Ryan Gosling in which she described her unsavory experiences following an alien abduction became one of the show's most immediate viral hits. Impressions ranging from Ellen DeGeneres to Shakira to a frighteningly accurate Justin Bieber and a superlative Hillary Clinton (whom she played opposite the real thing in a memorable sketch early in the 2016 election season) were part of her arsenal as well. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her work on the show in 2014 and 2015. McKinnon branched into film work with supporting roles in the romantic comedy "Life Partners" (2014) and the sports comedy "Intramural" (aka "Balls Out") (2014). Higher profile roles in SNL-affiliated features like "Staten Island Summer" (2015), written by Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost, and "Sisters" (2015), starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, followed. Soon, McKinnon graduated to major films such as Pixar's "Finding Dory" (2016) and Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" (2016), in which she starred alongside Melissa McCarthy and fellow SNL vets Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 84% Bombshell Jess Carr (Character) $31.7M 2019
63% 89% Yesterday Debra (Character) $73.2M 2019
49% 57% The Spy Who Dumped Me Morgan (Character) $33.5M 2018
73% 77% Family Jill (Character) $126.5K 2018
72% 51% Ferdinand Lupe (Voice) $84.2M 2017
44% 29% Rough Night Kiwi/Pippa (Character) $22.1M 2017
41% 40% Office Christmas Party Mary Winetoss (Character) $54.1M 2016
42% 62% Leap! Regine/Mother Superior/Felicie's Mother (Voice) $21.8M 2016
43% 46% The Angry Birds Movie Stella, Eva the Birthday Mom (Voice) $107.5M 2016
74% 50% Ghostbusters Jillian Holtzmann (Character) - 2016
34% 35% Masterminds Jandice (Character) $17.3M 2016
60% 52% Sisters Sam (Character) - 2015
45% 50% Ted 2 Herself (Character) $81.3M 2015
31% 37% Staten Island Summer Unknown (Character) - 2015
67% 46% Life Partners Trace (Character) $7.6K 2014
81% 55% Intramural Vicky (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 90% Hannah Has a Ho-Phase Nicky (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 73% My Best Day Heather (Character) - 2012

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 2012-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nature Cat Squeeks (Voice) 2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2020 2018 2016 2013-2014
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2019
80% 64% Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Guest 2019
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016-2019 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016-2019 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2018
No Score Yet 87% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Guest 2018
No Score Yet 74% The Magic School Bus Rides Again Ms. Fiona Frizzle (Voice) 2017-2018
0% No Score Yet Sundays With Alec Baldwin Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megyn Kelly Today Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy karen/Heavy Flo (Guest Voice) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
85% 77% The Simpsons Hettie (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015
No Score Yet 67% The Awesomes Lola Gold (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Voice)
2014-2015
81% 72% The Spoils of Babylon Unknown (Character) 2015
96% 86% Difficult People Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Unknown (Character) 2012 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Gay Sketch Show Unknown (Character) 2010 2007-2008

QUOTES FROM Kate McKinnon CHARACTERS

Stella, Eva the Birthday Mom says: Um, Hi!