Kate McKinnon returns to “Saturday Night Live,” having joined the cast in April 2012. For her work on SNL, McKinnon received a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has entertained viewers with her notable impressions of Justin Bieber, Ann Romney, Ellen DeGeneres and Penelope Cruz. She is also known for her standout Weekend Update turns as artist Cecilia Giminez and Russian meteor witness Olga Povlatsky. McKinnon earned a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress, TV, and landed on Forbes’ 2012 “30 Under 30” list.
Prior to SNL, McKinnon performed with numerous Harold and Maude Teams at New York's Upright Citizens' Brigade Theatre. She gained a following by the New York comedy community for the three one-woman shows she wrote and performed at the UCB: "Disenchanted," "Best Actress" and "Kate McKinnon On Ice." McKinnon studied Theatre at Columbia University.
McKinnon can be been seen in the upcoming feature films, “Life Partners,” “Staten Island Summer” and “Intramural.” She also stars in several of Broadway Video’s Above Average online shorts.
McKinnon is a native of Sea Cliff, Long Island and is currently living in New York City. Her birthday is January 6.