The American impressionist, comedian, and actress Kate McKinnon grew up as a spectator of Saturday Night Life and is now one of the stars of the show. McKinnon’s ability to perfectly portray celebrities from Hilary Clinton to Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber has resulted in at least five primetime Emmy nominations and at least two in the category “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series”.
She has starred in a number of films, most notably in the re-launch of Ghostbusters alongside Melissa McCarthy, and has lent her voice to a number of cartoon characters. Here is her story…
Kate McKinnon Wiki/Bio
Kathryn McKinnon Berthold was born in Sea Cliff, New York on January 6, 1984, the daughter of Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect. Unfortunately, Kate’s father died when she was just 18 years old, so her mother had to take care of Kate and her younger sister Emily.
Kate developed a passion for music at a very early age and began teaching herself to play various instruments, from guitar to piano and cello.
After graduating from North Shore High School in 2002, Kate flew directly to Columbia University, where she graduated with a degree in drama in 2006.
In college, Kate, who had developed a fascination for accents since the fifth grade, discovered a new passion for comedy and fused it with her musical talent to form a musical improvisational comedy group called Tea Party.
At the same time, she was part of a student comedy group called Prangstgrüp, who pulled off huge college pranks and filmed them.
Kate also performed in a number of variety shows, including V109 “Dial D for Deadline” and V110 “Off-Broadway”.
A year after graduating college, in 2007, Kate began her career as one of the original members of The Big Gay Sketch Showich, which aired for three seasons on Logo TV.
From that point on, Kate never looked back and built her career by appearing in episodes of other shows such as Vag Magazine and Robotomy and starring in several short films.
In 2011 she was noticed by the SNL and since then she has remained one of the main cast members. McKinnon has lent her voice in several cartoons and shows, including Nature Cat Family Guy, The Angry Birds Movie, Finding Dory, and others.
In addition to her Emmys, McKinnon has won several other awards, including the American Comedy Award for Comedy Supporting Actress – TV in 2014 and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016.
Partner, Girlfriend, Gay
Kate McKinnon’s been gay her whole life. In fact, she once confessed that she had never seen a naked man before. As a teenager, she was in love with the American-British actress Gillian Anderson (Yes, the one from the X-Files).
Kate never shied away from her sexuality. Before she became the first openly gay character in Saturday Night Life, Mckinnon showed confidence in her sexuality by performing in gay-oriented shows such as the Celesbian podcasts and the Big Gay Sketch Show’s sketch program.
Her first relationship to come to light was with her acting colleague Marla Mindelle, with whom she had been dating since 2013. They were a beautiful couple who defined their goals every time they published a photo of themselves in social media or walked the red carpet side by side.
They both shared a passion for music and even wanted to form a band together, which they would have called Indigo Squirrels.
McKinnon and Mindelle broke up around 2016. It was a quiet year, as most people didn’t find out about it until the 2017 Emmys when she first met her new friend, another entertainer named Jackie Abbott.
The couple was a center of attraction at the awards ceremony and gave each other a warm hug in a show before McKinnon took to the stage to receive her award as an outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series – the second in her career.
McKinnon’s Bae has a website where we could find out details about her. She is a photographer, actress, and artist who is from Stamford, Connecticut, and lives in New York City.
She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she graduated with an Olympia Dukakis degree. During her years at college, she worked for Susan Sarandon and received a Tisch Drama Award. She also describes herself as a clown, and we can see how she dressed McKinnon. Her hobbies include tango, golf, and martial arts.
With at least 2 Emmys and more, Kate has come a long way since her early days with The Big Gay Sketch Show. And she deserves what she gets in terms of salary. The queen of the SNL is sitting pretty with an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Kate McKinnon stands at 5 feet 3.5 inches (1.61 m) tall and wears shoe size 8 (US). Wiki Feet rates her feet at 4.5 out of 5 stars.