Repertory Player Bio
Emmy Award winner Kate McKinnon will return for her seventh season on NBC's iconic late-night franchise "Saturday Night Live."
McKinnon won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2016 and was nominated in 2015 and 2014. In addition, she earned a 2014 American Comedy Award for TV Best Supporting Actress and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016. In 2017 she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for "Nature Cat."
McKinnon 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, Russian meteor witness Olya Povlatsky and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
McKinnon, who recently co-starred in the film "Rough Night," has had leading roles in other films, including Paul Feig's reboot of "Ghostbusters" and "Office Christmas Party," with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. In addition, she has lent her voice to the animated feature films "Angry Birds," "Finding Dory" and several series, including "The Magic School Bus Rides Again," "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy." She will next lend her voice in the animated feature "Ferdinand."
McKinnon also co-hosted the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards with "Silicon Valley's" Kumail Nanjiani.
McKinnon studied theater at Columbia University. McKinnon is a native of Sea Cliff, New York, and currently lives in New York City. Her birthday is January 6.