Kate McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an actor, comedian, and writer from the United States.
She is most known for her character work and celebrity impressions on the sketch comedy shows Saturday Night Live (2012–2022) and The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010), where she was a cast member for ten seasons.
Balls Out (2014), Ghostbusters (2016), Office Christmas Party (2016), Rough Night (2017), The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), Yesterday (2019), and Bombshell (2019) are some of her cinematic credits (2019).
In the miniseries Joe vs. Carole, she portrays Tiger King subject Carole Baskin in 2022.
McKinnon has been nominated for nine Primetime Emmy Awards, winning in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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Jackie Abbott, a photographer and actress, was McKinnon’s girlfriend.
McKinnon went up about being a lesbian when presenting Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards, thanking DeGeneres for making it less scary for her to accept her sexual orientation while watching her TV show Ellen.
She dated future journalist Bari Weiss while at Columbia University.