The multiple Emmy-nominee Kate McKinnon returns for the 41st season of "Saturday Night Live," having joined the cast in April 2012.
McKinnon received 2014 and 2015 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on "SNL." She has entertained viewers with her critically acclaimed impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as other notable impressions, including Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres. She is also known for her standout "Weekend Update" turns as artist Cecilia Gimenez and Russian meteor witness Olya Povlatsky.
McKinnon earned a 2014 American Comedy Award for TV Best Supporting Actress and landed on Forbes' 2012 "30 Under 30" list.
Prior to "SNL," McKinnon performed at New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She gained a following in the New York comedy community for three one-woman shows she wrote and performed at the UCB: "Disenchanted," "Best Actress" and "Kate McKinnon on Ice." McKinnon studied theater at Columbia University.
McKinnon can be been seen in the upcoming films "Ghostbusters," "Masterminds" and "Sisters." In addition, she has lent her voice to the upcoming feature film "Angry Birds" and animated series, including "The Simpsons," "Family Guy" and "The Awesomes."
McKinnon is a native of Sea Cliff, New York, and currently lives in New York City. Her birthday is January 6.