American impressionist, comedian, and actress Kate McKinnon grew up watching Saturday Night Life and today, she is one of the stars of the show. McKinnon’s ability to perfectly impersonate celebrities from Hilary Clinton to Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber has seen her receive at least 5 Primetime Emmy nominations winning at least two in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
She has starred in a handful of films most notably the reboot of Ghostbusters alongside Melissa McCarthy and has lent her voice to a number of animated characters. Here goes her story…
Kate McKinnon Wiki/Bio
Kathryn McKinnon Berthold was born on January 6, 1984, in Sea Cliff, New York to Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect. Unfortunately, Kate’s daddy passed when she was just 18 years old, leaving their mother 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 the guitar to the piano and even cello.
After graduating from North Shore High School in 2002, Kate jetted straight to Columbia University graduating in 2006 with a degree in theater.
In college, Kate who had developed a fascination for accents since the 5th grade found a new passion in comedy and merged it with her musical talent to form a musical improv comedy group called Tea Party.
Simultaneously, she was part of a student comedy group called Prangstgrüp who set up huge college pranks and filmed them.
Kate also appeared in a number of varsity shows including V109 “Dial D for Deadline”, and V110 “Off-Broadway.”
A year after college graduation, in 2007, Kate began her career as one of the original members of The Big Gay Sketch Showich aired on Logo TV for three seasons.
From then on, Kate never looked back, building her career by appearing in episodes of other shows like Vag Magazine and Robotomy and starring in a couple of short films.
By 2011, she was noticed by the SNL and she has remained as one of the main cast members since then. McKinnon has lent her voice to various animated films and shows including Nature Cat Family Guy, The Angry Birds Movie, Finding Dory and more.
In addition to her Emmys, McKinnon has won several other awards including 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.
With at least 2 Emmys and counting, Kate has come a long way since her early days on The Big Gay Sketch Show. And she deserves what she gets, paycheck-wise. The Queen of SNL is sitting pretty with a net worth estimated at $6 million.
Partner, Girlfriend, Gay
Kate McKinnon has been gay all her life. As a matter of fact, she has once confessed to not seeing a naked man ever before. As a teenager, she had a crush on American-British actress Gillian Anderson (Yes, the one from the X-Files).
Kate has never shied away from her sexuality. Before becoming the first openly gay character on Saturday Night Life, Mckinnon showed faith in her sexuality by appearing in gay-focused shows like Celesbian podcasts and the sketch program the Big Gay Sketch Show.
Her first relationship to come to light was with fellow actress Marla Mindelle whom she had started dating in 2013. They were a picture-perfect couple who kept defining couple goals each time they posted a photo of themselves on social media or walked to the red carpet side-by-side.
They both shared a passion for music and even wanted to start a band together which they would’ve called Indigo Squirrels.
McKinnon and Mindelle broke up around 2016. It was a quiet one as most people didn’t even get to know until the Emmys in 2017 when she debuted her new girlfriend, another entertainer named Jackie Abbott.
The couple was a center of attraction at the awards ceremony and put on a show giving each other a warm hug before McKinnon went up the stage to receive her award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series – the second of her career.
McKinnon’s bae has a website where we went to extract details about her. She is a photographer, actor, and artist who hails from Stamford, Connecticut and resides in New York City.
She attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with an Olympia Dukakis degree. During her years in the college, she worked for Susan Sarandon and earned a Tisch Drama Award. She also describes herself as a clown and we can see how she attracted McKinnon. Her hobbies include tango, golf, and martial arts.
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.