The Emmy-nominated Kate McKinnon returns to "Saturday Night Live" after having joined the cast in April 2012.
McKinnon received a 2014 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her work on "SNL." She has entertained viewers with her notable impressions of Justin Bieber, Ann Romney, Ellen DeGeneres and Penelope Cruz, among many others. 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 in 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 theater at Columbia University.
McKinnon can be been seen in the upcoming films "Loomis Fargo" and "The Nest." She voices multiple characters in Hulu’s hit animated show "The Awesomes" and also stars in several of Broadway Video's "Above Average" online shorts.
McKinnon is a native of Sea Cliff, NY, and currently lives in New York City. Her birthday is January 6.