Kate was born and raised in the Long Island town of the Sea Cliff, New York. As a child, she has played several instruments. She used an English accent and auditioned for ‘the queen of reading week.’ She completed her academic qualification from North Shore High School. Kate has done BA from Columbia University.
Mckinnon is a well-known writer, comedian, and actress. She worked as a voice-over artist and appeared in the Kennedy Center Honors as part of a tribute to Lily Tomlin. In 2016 she starred in the reboot ‘Ghostbusters’ alongside Melissa McCarthy.
She has made appearances as a voice actress in series like ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy.’ The celebrity is popular for her impressions and character work. In Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (New York), she has regularly performed live sketch comedy since 2006.
In 2015, she appeared in several commercials.
In 2016, the celebrity with Kumail Nanjiani co-hosted the 31st Independent Spirit Awards.
In 2017, the star played a supporting role in the movie ‘Yesterday.’
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She has a younger sister, comedian Emily Lynne Berthold. With her sister, she has collaborated on the Audible series ‘Heads, Will Roll.’ In addition to it, a digital series named ‘Notary Publix.’ She is well-known for her work in ‘Pudding Face.
In 2020 she was the nominee of the People’s Choice Award for Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters in 2016. Whereas, in 2018, she won the award of Comedy Star of the year.
McKinnon has been nominated for 8 Primetime Emmy Awards. Out of eight, 1 is for outstanding original music, and 7 are for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2016 and 2017, she was announced as the winner.