Kate McKinnon returns to "Saturday Night Live," having joined the cast in April 2012. She has entertained viewers with her notable impressions of Ann Romney, Ellen DeGeneres and Penelope Cruz, as well as with her standout Weekend Update turns as artist Cecilia Giminez and Russian meteor witness Olga Povlatsky. McKinnon's work on SNL landed her on Forbes' "30 Under 30" list for 2012.
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 theatre at Columbia University.
McKinnon will next be seen in the feature films "Life Partners," "Staten Island Summer" and "Intramural," and additionally stars in several of Broadway Video's Above Average online shorts.
A native of Sea Cliff, Long Island, McKinnon is currently living in New York City. Her birthday is January 6.