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Kate McKinnon

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Emmy Award winner Kate McKinnon returns for her eighth season on NBC’s iconic late-night franchise “Saturday Night Live.”

McKinnon won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016 and 2017 and was nominated in 2014, 2015 and 2018 for her work on “SNL.” In addition, she earned a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016 and a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

McKinnon has entertained millions of viewers with her critically acclaimed impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as other notable public figures, including Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, Ellen DeGeneres and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

McKinnon starred alongside Mila Kunis in the Lionsgate action-comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me.” McKinnon’s other film credits include Paul Feig’s reboot of “Ghostbusters,” “Rough Night” opposite Scarlett Johansson, and “Office Christmas Party” with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. In addition, she has voiced roles in several animated projects, including Oscar-nominated “Ferdinand” with John Cena, “Angry Birds” and “Finding Dory.” She has also voiced several TV series, including “The Magic School Bus Rides Again,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” She was also nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy for her work on the PBS animated series “Nature Cat.” 

McKinnon co-hosted the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards with “Silicon Valley” co-star Kumail Nanjiani, was a presenter at the 2017 Academy Awards and was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair’s November 2017 cover. 

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