Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon

Birthplace: 
Sea Cliff, NY
Birthday: 
January 06

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Kate McKinnon is an Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live cast member who regularly entertains viewers with her critically acclaimed impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as other notable impressions including Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Romney.

McKinnon can currently be seen as Jillian Holtzmann in Paul Feig's 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.  She co-hosted the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards with Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and will soon be seen in the upcoming features Office Christmas Party opposite Jason Bateman & Jennifer Aniston, and in Rock That Body opposite Scarlett Johannson.

Additionally, McKinnon voiced the role of Stella in the animated Angry Birds movie and can be heard in Pixar's Finding Dory.  McKinnon has also lent her voice to a variety of animated series and specials, including;  The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Awesomes, Nature Cat, Venture Brothers, Robotomy, China IL, Moonbeam City, and as Pez Cat in Pixar's, Toy Story of Terror.

Prior to SNL, McKinnon performed at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatrer. She studied Theatre at Columbia University.
 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

6 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Kate McKinnon, as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Winner
  • Kate McKinnon, as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Winner
  • Kate McKinnon, as Various characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Kate McKinnon, as Various characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Kate McKinnon, Lyrics by
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Jimmy Fallon / Song Title: Home For The Holiday (Twin Bed)"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Kate McKinnon, as Various characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Photos

  • Lorne Michaels and the team from Saturday Night Live accept an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

    Photographs by Mike Ruiz
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  • Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and John Legend on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and RuPaul Charles on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Andy Samberg, Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Kate McKinnon on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Kate McKinnon accepts her award at the 69th Primetime Emmys. 

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  • Kate McKinnon accepts her award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Kate McKinnon on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys. 

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  • Kate McKinnon on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Kate McKinnon on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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