Kate McKinnon is an American actress, comedian, and voice actor. She is known for her role as a member of the cast Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. On SNL she is popular for a number of impersonations such as Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, and Hillary Clinton. This 32-year-old actress recently played the role of Jillian Holtzmann in Ghostbusters 2016 remake.
Kate was raised as a Christian. She attended a Methodist church in Sea Cliff, New York when she was younger. It is not clear if Kate is still a practicing Christian.
Kate McKinnon grew up in New York and during her childhood, she played the guitar, piano, and the cello. Her current favorite hobby is woodworking. However, Kate admits that she is not good at it. When she is not working, the actress spends time with her girlfriend and her cat, who she considers her son.
McKinnon, who is openly gay, is clearly sympathetic to the Democratic Party. She is well known for her impersonation of Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Kate McKinnon admitted that she admires Clinton and was in support of her bid to become the next President.
Kate McKinnon is dating fellow actress and girlfriend Marla Mindelle. The two have been together for a while and are very open to the public and on social media about their gay relationship.
Kate has never hidden her sexuality from the public. She joined the SNL family in April 2012 and became the first woman employed by SNL, who is openly gay.
Her actual last name is Berthold. She changed her last name to her middle name of McKinnon because she said it was “gentler”.