Kate McKinnon is an American comedian and actress. She is commonly popular for her sketch comedy work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She also played Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the Ghostbusters reboot. Kate is also popular for her character impressions and mimicry.
Her full name is Kathryn McKinnon Berthold. She was born on January 6, 1984, Sea Cliff, New York, U.S.A. Kate’s father’s name is Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect, and her mother is Laura Campbell. She also has a younger sister named Emily. She loved playing musical instruments during her childhood. After that, she graduated from North Shore High School in 2002. Then she attended Columbia University in 2006. She took theater as her major. Kate was also a founder member of a university comedy group called Tea Party. She did some show at the varsity back then.
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. After that, she performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. She is also a vocal artist. She worked in The Venture Bros., Robotomy, and Ugly Americans series as a voice artist. After that, she won a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic in 2009. In 2010, she also got the nomination for an ECNY Emerging Comic Award. Then she appeared in the Kennedy Center Honors as part of a tribute to Lily Tomlin. At last, in 2016 she starred in the reboot Ghostbusters, alongside Melissa McCarthy, and fellow SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. She has also appeared and starred in many films and series.
In her personal life, McKinnon is a lesbian.
Born: January 6, 1984, Sea Cliff, New York, United States
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, More
Education: Columbia Lions men’s basketball (2006), North Shore High School (2002)
Parents: Michael Thomas Berthold, Laura Campbell
Siblings: Emily Lynne Berthold
- The Big Gay Sketch Show (2006)
- Concierge: The Series (2010)
- Vag Magazine (2010)
- Mr. Ross (2010)
- UCB Comedy Originals (2010)
- Pudding Face (2011)
- My Best Day (2012)
- Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2012)
- Saturday Night Live (2012)
- Toy Story of TERROR! (2013)
- Life Partners (2014)
- Giant Sloth (2015)
- Sisters (2015)
- Ted 2 (2015)
- Finding Dory (2016)
- Ghostbusters (2016) (2016)
- Masterminds (2016)
- Angry Birds (2016)
- Ferdinand (2017)
- The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017)