28 Facts About Kate McKinnon

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Kate McKinnon's is known for her character work and celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, of which she was a cast member for eleven seasons, and formerly The Big Gay Sketch Show .

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Kate McKinnon's has appeared in films such as Balls Out, Ghostbusters, Office Christmas Party, Rough Night, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Yesterday, and Bombshell .

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Kate McKinnon has been nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and nine for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, winning in 2016 and 2017.

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Kate McKinnon was born and raised on Long Island in the town of Sea Cliff, New York, to Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect.

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Kate McKinnon's has a younger sister, comedian Emily Lynne, with whom she has collaborated on the Audible series Heads Will Roll, as well as the digital series Notary Publix.

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Kate McKinnon's started playing the piano when she was five years old, the cello at age 12, and taught herself how to play the guitar at 15.

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Kate McKinnon's auditioned to be "the queen of reading week" and used an English accent.

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Kate McKinnon's graduated from North Shore High School in 2002, and from Columbia University in 2006 with a degree in theatre.

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Kate McKinnon's was a member of Prangstgrup, a student comedy group which set up and recorded elaborate college pranks.

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In 2007, Kate McKinnon joined the original cast of Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show, where she was a cast member for all three seasons.

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Kate McKinnon's has worked as a voice-over actress, and has voiced characters for series such as The Venture Bros.

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Kate McKinnon's was nominated for an ECNY Emerging Comic Award in 2010.

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Kate McKinnon has made appearances as a voice actress in series like The Simpsons and Family Guy, and films such as Finding Dory, The Angry Birds Movie, Ferdinand and DC League of Super-Pets.

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Kate McKinnon voiced Fiona Frizzle in The Magic School Bus Rides Again, a continuation of the Magic School Bus children's series, from 2017 to 2020.

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Kate McKinnon's voiced Squeeks the Mouse in the PBS Kids series Nature Cat, alongside fellow SNL cast members Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan since 2015.

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Kate McKinnon's was promoted to repertory status in season 39 in 2013.

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In 2013, Kate McKinnon was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy.

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Kate McKinnon won the 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress, TV for her work on SNL.

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Kate McKinnon's was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the second time in 2015.

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Kate McKinnon's won the following year, becoming the first actor from SNL to win the award since Dana Carvey in 1993.

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21.

Kate McKinnon began appearing as Hillary Clinton on the series leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

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Kate McKinnon has said that her impression of Hillary Clinton comes from a deep admiration, and that she "unequivocally want[ed] her to win" the 2016 presidential election.

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Kate McKinnon is known for her character work and celebrity impressions of pop singer Justin Bieber, comedian television host Ellen DeGeneres, and numerous political figures, including US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senator Lindsey Graham, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clinton, Warren, Robert Mueller, Angela Merkel, and Rudy Giuliani.

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Kate McKinnon's 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 in 2016 and 2017.

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25.

In 2015, Kate McKinnon appeared in a number of commercials for the Ford Focus.

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In 2016, Kate McKinnon co-hosted the 31st Independent Spirit Awards with Kumail Nanjiani.

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Kate McKinnon was in a relationship with photographer and actress Jackie Abbott.

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Kate McKinnon has a cat, Nino Positano—named after a pizza restaurant where he was found—whom she jokingly refers to as her son.

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