Monday 21 September 2020

Kate McKinnon

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold, the American actress, comedian and writer, was born on 6th January, 1984 at New York, U.S. She is the daughter of Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect. 

McKinnon is best known for her cast in Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She has got nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards five times, for Original Music and Lyrics, and for Supporting Actress, and have won the same in 2016 and 2017. She also has voiced for characters of the series like The Venture Bros., Robotomy, and Ugly Americans. 

She has appeared in films such as Balls Out (2014), Ghostbusters (2016), Rough Night (2017), and Bombshell (2019). 

Kate McKinnon Religion

She is of German and Scottish ancestry. Talking about religion, McKinnon was raised as a Christian and therefore her religion is Christianity. But it is not known whether she still follows her religion or not, as she has not expressed her opinions regarding the same. It seems like Kate McKinnon is not interested in opening up about her spiritual side. 

Kate McKinnon Political Views

She is an active member of the LGBT people from the United States community. She stated in the Golden Globes Awards speech that being a lesbian was less scary after watching the Ellen DeGeneres show on TV.

McKinnon has openly supported Hilary Clinton during the presidential elections of 2016, she appeared as Clinton in the Saturday Night Live show. She later said that her impression of Hilary Clinton was due to deep admiration and she “unequivocally want Hilary to win”. 

It is safe to assume that she is an open supporter of the Democratic Party. 

Who is she dating?

McKinnon is a lesbian, and has dated future journalist Bari Weiss, when she studied at the Columbia University. They were in a relationship from 2002 to 2006. Later in the year 2013, she started dating Marla Mindelle, the Broadway actress and writer. They broke up in 2016. 

Presently, she is in a relationship with American actress Jackie Abbott from the year 2017.

Kate McKinnon Hobbies

McKinnon has a particular interest in music and musical instruments. She plays piano, cello, and guitar, which she used to do from her childhood itself. As an active performer in the Saturday Night Live show, she must be a good reader too. 

She once said that her latest favourite hobby is woodworking and have done a number of works so far, but she admits that she is not an expert in the field. She also likes to spend time with her girlfriend Jackie Abbott and her cat, when she has free time. 

Interesting Facts

    • She has collaborated with her sister, comedian Emily Lynne, on a number of audible and digital series. 

    • McKinnon can play guitar, piano, and cello. She taught herself how to play the guitar at her 15 years of age. 

    • She does not use social media, as she is afraid that she will “misrepresent her true feelings”.

    • She has a cat called as Nino Positano, named after the pizza restaurant where he was found.