Kate McKinnon Bio: Age, Height, Relationships, Net Worth
- Name: Kate McKinnon
- Year of Birth: 1984
- Occupation: Actress
Kate McKinnon is an American actress, writer, and comedian best known for her character impressions of sketch comedy series “The Big Gay Sketch Show” and “Saturday Night Live.”
She is also notable for her roles in blockbuster movies like “The Spy Who Dumped Me” and “Bombshell.”
Kate McKinnon age
Kate McKinnon Berthold was born in Sea Cliff, New York, the U.S., on January 6, 1984,
Her parents are Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect, and Laura Campbell, a parent educator. Emily Lynne is her younger sister. Like her, she is also a well-known comedian.
As a child, Kate was quite interested in music. Thus she learned how to play several instruments.
At age five, she had learned how to play the piano. By 12, she was playing the cello and, at 15, the guitar.
While in fifth grade, she had auditioned for “The queen reading week,” where she used an English accent. According to her, this was the beginning of her knack for accents.
At the age of 18, Kate lost her father, and she attended North Shore High School, which she graduated from in 2002.
Subsequently, she enrolled in Columbia University, where she graduated with a degree in theatre in 2006.
Kate McKinnon Movies
Kate McKinnon’s career began while in college, where she co-founded “Tea Party,” a comedy group that focused on musical improv comedy.
She was also a student comedy group known as “Prangstgrüp,” which is notable for setting up and recording elaborate college pranks.
Still, in college, Kate landed a role in three Varsity shows: “Dial D for Deadline, Off-Broadway, and The Sound of Muses.”
Then, in 2007, she became a part of Logo TV’s “The Big Gay Sketch Show,” casting for all three of its seasons.
The following year 2008, she began performing live sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, which she still does to date.
Kate has also done voice-over for films like “The Venture Bros, Ugly Americans, and Robotomy alongside television series like “Family Guy,” The Simpson, An App a Day, among others.
In 2009, she was awarded a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic. In 2016, she made a film appearance in the reboot “Ghostbusters.”
She is pretty famous for her character work and celebrity impressions of favorite Hollywood celebrities and political figures.
Kate has also won two Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Saturday Night Live
As a featured player, Kate McKinnon joined the cast of Saturday Night Live on April 7, 2012.
She was later hired on March 28, 2013, and soon after that, she was promoted to repertory status.
She soon became the show’s most extended tenured female cast member. Kate soon became the show’s most extended tenured female cast member.
The following year 2014, Kate won the American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress, TV, for SNL work.
In 2016, she became the first actor from SNL to win an Emmy under Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series since 1993.
Kate McKinnon is known for her strong backing for the LGBT community, and she is the first woman to declare herself gay openly on SNL.
Marla Mindelle and Kate McKinnon
Kate is currently in a relationship with Marla Mindelle. The two began dating in 2013 after she broke up with fellow actress Jackie Abbot.
Multi-talented actress Kate has a cat named Nino, and she jokingly refers to the cat as her son.
Kate McKinnon Net Worth
The award-winning SNL actress Kate McKinnon is still very active in the American entertainment industry. Her net worth is estimated at $8 million.