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Kate McKinnon is an American actress, comedian and writer. Kate is best known for her character work and celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live. She has appeared in films such as Balls Out, Ghostbusters, Office Christmas Party, Rough Night, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Yesterday & Bombshell. In 2016 and 2017, 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.

Birth Name

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold

Nickname

Kate

Profession

Actress, Comedian, Writer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kate McKinnon was born on the 6th of January 1984, in Sea Cliff, New York City, United States.

Age

She’s currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Ethnicity

White

She has German, Swiss-German and Scottish ancestry on her father’s side.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Kate graduated from North Shore High School (2002). In 2006, she then got enrolled at the Columbia University to graduate with a major in theater.

Family Details

  • Father – Michael Thomas Berthold (Architect) (Died)
  • Mother – Laura Campbell (Parent Educator)
  • Siblings – Emily Berthold (Younger Sister)
  • Relatives – William K. Berthold (Paternal Grandfather), Evelyn Frances Sickinger (Paternal Grandmother)

Marital Status

Single

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Boyfriend / Spouse

Kate McKinnon has dated –

  • Marla Mindelle – Kate doesn’t have any social media account and prefers to keep her private life away from the limelight, the exact start of her relationship with Broadway actress Marla Mindelle isn’t known. In 2013, Some sources report that their first public appearance as a couple was at Broadway Prom.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 3½ inches
  • In centimeters – 161 cm
  • In meters – 1.61 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-24-34
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Lesbian

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Kate is best known for her character work and celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live. 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.

Film Debut

In 2010, Kate was first seen in the short film, Mr. Ross for her role as Debby. However, in January 2012, Kate made her feature film debut in a supporting role in the comedy movie,  My Best Day.

Television Debut

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.

Brand Endorsements

Kate McKinnon has done advertisements work for several brands such as MasterCard’s MasterPass & FIJI Water.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2009NewNowNext AwardsBrink of Fame: ComicWon
2010ECNY AwardsEmerging Comic AwardNominated
2012Ashland Independent Film Festival AwardSpecial Jury Mention for Acting Ensemble: FeatureMy Best DayWon
2013EWwy AwardBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night LiveNominated
Gold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the YearNominated
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Female Performance in a Fiction ProgramNominated
2014American Comedy AwardComedy Supporting Actress – TVWon
Behind The Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortToy Story of Terror!Nominated
Dorian AwardWilde Wit of the YearNominated
Gold Derby AwardsBest Variety PerformerSaturday Night LiveNominated
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Female Performance in a Fiction ProgramNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Outstanding Original Music and LyricsNominated
2015Gold Derby AwardsBest Variety PerformerNominated
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Female Performance in a Fiction ProgramNominated
Best Ensemble in a Fiction ProgramNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2016Gold Derby AwardsBest Variety PerformerNominated
Online Film & Television Association AwardBest Female Performance in a Variety ProgramNominated
Best Ensemble in a Variety, Reality or Non-Fiction ProgramWon
Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesWon
The Advocate AwardsThe Advocates Person of the YearFinalist
USA Today AwardsUSA Todays Entertainer of the YearWon
Critics’ Choice AwardBest Actress in a Comedy MovieGhostbustersNominated
San Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceNominated
Women Film Critics CircleBest Comedic ActressWon
Best Female Action HeroWon
Best EnsembleNominated
2017Saturn AwardBest Supporting ActressNominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Comedic CollaborationSaturday Night LiveNominated
Dorian AwardsT.V. Musical Performance of the YearWon
Wilde Wit of the YearNominated
Wildest Artist of the YearWon
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramNature CatNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night LiveWon
2018MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2019Nominated

Kate McKinnon Favorites

  • Favorite Movie with Great Ending – In America (2002)
  • Favorite Sad Song – Stop This Train by John Mayer
  • Favorite Foreign Country To Live – Italy
  • Favorite Superpower – Power to Stop Time
  • Favorite Olympic Sport – Running

Kate McKinnon Net worth

Kate McKinnon has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kate McKinnon

  • Kate is a vegetarian, which she discussed during her appearance on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with David Chang.
  • Kate is quite a talented musician and can play cello, piano and guitar.
  • Kate has worked as an umpire at little league softball games. In fact, she earned her first dollar from that job.
  • She has a pet cat, Nino Positano, whom she jokingly refers to as her son.
  • Kate has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards including one for  Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
  • When Kate joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, she became the first openly lesbian cast member of the show. Overall, she was the third gay person to join the show.
  • Kate has adopted a pet cat named, Nino Positano which is the name of the pizzeria where she found the cat in.
  • Kate started a comedy group named Tea Party which was predominantly geared towards musical comedy.
  • In 2008, Kate has performed live sketch comedy regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City.
  • In 2013, McKinnon was nominated for an EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy.
  • In 2014, Kate appeared in the Kennedy Center Honors as part of a tribute to Lily Tomlin.
  • In 2015, McKinnon appeared in a number of commercials for the Ford Focus.
  • In 2016, McKinnon co-hosted the 31st Independent Spirit Awards with Kumail Nanjiani.
  • In 2016, Kate starred in the reboot Ghostbusters alongside Melissa McCarthy and fellow SNL cast members Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.
  • In 2019, Kate appearance on Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with David Chang.
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