Saturday Night Live celebrity, Kate Mckinnon is one star that can make an impression of nearly all the stars of Hollywood with much accuracy. Her impression of Hilliary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign which she did with admirable charisma got everybody giving amazing coherent reviews about her personality. Also, when she made a precise impression of Justin Bieber that had no blemish she proved once again that she is one of the most talented Queens that rule the TV show, SNL Sketch. Below is how she has managed to retain her crown throughout the years of her career.
Who Is Kate Mckinnon?
Mckinnon birth sign is Capricorn. She was born Kathryn Mckinnon Berthold on January 6, 1984. She grew up in New York where her parents Laura Campell and Michael Thomas Berthold lived. As the child of an educator, Mckinnon was raised to be multi-tasking at an early age.
She started playing piano and Cello at age 5 and 12 respectively. At age 15, she began playing guitar. Immediately she turned 18, she the tragic death of her architect dad made her realize that life can be so cruel, sometimes. Heartbroken and sad, Mckinnon who finished from North Shore High School the same year furthered at Columbia University and despite the pain of losing a loved one. Mckinnon resorted to being socially active to help her heal from her loss. Kate Mckinnon established a comedy group named Tea Party along with another student which was all about music and comedy theatrical performances. She was also part of the student show group named Prangstgrüp that created and recorded college jokes. During this time, she had a few off-Broadway sessions in the school and participated in other shows like V109 “Dial D for Deadline” and V111″ The Sound of Muses”.
Career as a Celebrated Comedian and Actress
Mckinnon began professional performances in 2007 as part of the crew of The Big Gay Sketch Show on Logo TV. Two years into her career, she recorded numerous live sketch comedies, voiced some characters of series like Robotomy, Ugly America and even bagged some awards such as a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic. In similar fashion, she got nominated for ECNY Emerging Comic Award. In 2016, her role in the reboot Ghostbusters which starred four formidably amazing women including herself, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Leslie Jones brought her to the center stage of fame. The people of the internet especially women loved the film and acclaimed it for giving women the lead positions where they are not portrayed as objects or instrument that is being used by another in a male-dominated love story.
For the film’s eminence, it grossed $46 million at the box office after its release that year. Years before she appeared in the women-led film, Mckinnon had already made a name in the famous Saturday Night Live show which she joined in 2012.
Kate Mckinnon was nominated in 2013 for an Emmy award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy. The following year, she received American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress for doing wonderfully at SNL. The same year, she got an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series and received another Emmy Award nomination for the same category as the first one she got in 2015. In a heart-warming turnout, she won the award in 2016 and broke the record as the first actor from SNL to win the award since 1993. She was also nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
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Currently, she has recorded lots of impressions of different celebrities and prominent people at SNL including that of Hillary Clinton, and Justin Bieber. She also has numerous upcoming and ongoing projects one of which is voicing the character of Ms. Frizzle in the reboot of the Magic School Bus Children. She continues to star in TV series and has expanded to doing hosting jobs.
Is She Gay or Lesbian and Does She Have a Girlfriend?
Kate Mckinnon is one of the lesbians of Hollywood who has grits and boldness to talk about it anywhere and anytime. To her, there is no point in trying to be in the closet about it since it is nobody’s making. She is the first openly lesbian cast member of SNL’s show and third verified LGBT cast member of the series. The talented comedian is said to be dating Jackie Abbott after they made their first appearance at the Emmys in 2017 during which she won the Best Supporting Actress in a comedy series(her second victory since her career).
Abbott is a well-known New York actress and photographer who before now, danced as an Irish step dancer. The stunner who trained at NYU Tisch School of the Arts also acts and works basically in the theatre. She owns a website where she talks about her experience, work, and other stuff but little about her personal life. She also doesn’t say much about her life on her social media platforms where she focuses on her photography works.