About Kate McKinnon

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold is well known as an American actress, comedian, and writer who is known for her character work and celebrity impressions.

Quick Info
Full NameKathryn McKinnon Berthold
Date of BirthJanuary 6, 1984
Birth PlaceSea Cliff, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Laura Campbell and Michael Berthold
OccupationActress, Comedian, Writer
Partner(s)Bari Weiss (past)
Jackie Abbott (present)
Net WorthUS $8 million

Personal Life

Kate McKinnon Berthold was born on January 6, 1984, in Sea Cliff, New York as a child of Laura Campbell and Michael Berthold. McKinnon’s mother, Laura, was a parent educator, and her father, Thomas Berthold, was an architect. As a sibling, she has a beautiful younger sister Emily Lynne, a Comedian who spent their childhood with so much fun and love. She had also worked with her sister in the Podcast series “Heads Will Roll” and the digital series “Notary Publix.”

When she was 18 years old, her father was died, which became the worst day of their life. Later, she revealed that she is a lesbian. She also got the cat Nino Positano, which is the pizza station’s name where she had found. She used to call her cat her son, where her love for cat makes her find more concepts to her working career.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Kate McKinnon holds the American nationality, where she has a German and Scottish descent. She is now 36 years old as a successful woman. She is 5 feet 4 inches (1.61m) tall, and her weight is 50 kg. Her body measurement is 34-26-35 inches and had a blonde hair color with blue eye color. She was born on January 6th, so her zodiac sign is Capricorn.


Kate McKinnon stated that she was a lesbian, and before, she was in a relationship with a photographer and known as an actress Jackie Abbott. She had also expressed her feelings about being a guy, and she also thanked Ellen DeGeneres for her support, which made her easy to accept the truth and her sexual orientation at the 77th Golden Globe Award, which was in 2020. Being a lesbian is not easy, she had to console her feelings to her parents and society, but she could do that. Later, she was in a relationship with Bari Weiss, and now she was in a relationship with Jackie Abbott.

Early Life and Education

Kate McKinnon used to play the instruments in her childhood, and she also started to play the piano when she only five years old. When it turned into 12 years, he played the cello and learned to play the guitar when she was 15 years old. When she was in her fifth grade, she participated in the audition to become the reading week’s queen, where she used English accents. Later, she interviewed “Rolling Stone,” where she stated that she started her life with a smile, which is always because of doing the British accents.

In 2002, Kate McKinnon graduated from the North Shore High School. Later, in 2006, she graduated from Columbia University with a degree in the theatre. She had also co-founded the Tea Party comedy group, which focuses on the musical improv comedy. She had also got the chance to take part in three Varsity shows like “V109 Dial D for Deadline”, “V110 Off-Broadway”, “V111 The sound of Muses”. At that time, she was also used to be part of Prangstgrup, a comedy group.

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Kate McKinnon was cast to Logo TV’s in 2007 to “The Big Gay Sketch Show” where she worked for three seasons. Later, she regularly performed the live sketch comedy in the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. After that, she was also seen working as a voice-over actress where she gave her voice in the series like The Venture Bros, Lobotomy, and Ugly Americans.

She was also seen in the Kennedy Center Honors to be the part of a tribute to Lily Tomlin in 2014, who is an actress, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. Then, she was seen in the reboot “Ghostbusters “in 2016, and in 2017 she was seen in Amblin Entertainment’s Lunch Witch, a novel adaptation of young adult graphics by Deb Lucke. 

After that, Kate McKinnon gave her voice in the several series which includes “The Simpsons” as a Hettie, “Family Guy” as Karen or Heavy flow, and also in the movies like “Finding Dory” in the role of Stan’s fish wife, “The Angry Birds Movie,” in the role of Stella or Eva the Birthday Mom and the movie “Ferdinand” as a Lupe. She also gave her voice to Mrs. Frizzle’s role in the animated children series “Magic School Bus” and in PBS Kids TV series Nature Cat as a Squeeks.

Kate McKinnon was widely well known for her character work and became the celebrity impressions of the pop singer Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, Hillary Clinton, Rudy Ginsburg, and many more.

Saturday Night Live

On April 7, 2012, Kate McKinnon attended the cast of Saturday Night Live, and on March 28, 2012, she was hired then promoted to the repertory status in season 39 in 2013. She received lots of awards for her outstanding performance and thoughts, which were her best moments for her career. Furthermore, she had been seen in the series “2016 presidential election” as a Hillary Clinton, where she had played the lead role.

When the real Clinton was seen in the show’s season 41 premiere, McKinnon expressed about Hillary Clinton, where she described that Clinton has a deep admiration. There is no doubt that she wanted to win the election. But on November 12, 2016, Clinton was unable to win. Later, she repeated her role to start the show only wither a solo performance, which was known as “Hallelujah.” 

Work as Creator

McKinnon has also worked as co-created and co-stars with her sister in the web series “Notary Publix.” They have also created the fantasy-comedy Audible audio series “Head Will Roll” and premiered in May 2019.

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Other Work

She has also seen in several commercials for the Ford Focus in 2015 and co-hosted the 31st Independent Spirit Awards with Kumail Nanjiani in 2016, where she was also seen in the supporting role in the movie “Yesterday” in 2019.



Kate McKinnon was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, which also consists of six for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and one was for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, which was won by her in 2016 and 2017. Also, in the year of 2013, she was nominated for an Emmy Award, which is for the best-supporting actress, Comedy and she was able to win the American Comedy Award for best-supporting Actress in 2014 where she was also nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In the same year, she was also nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

And for the second time, Kate McKinnon was nominated for the Emmy, which for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015. She was also able to become the first actor to win the award since it was in 1993 Dana Carvey was awarded. 

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Kate McKinnon is $8 million.