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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 January 1984Sea Cliff, New York, USA
Birth NameKathryn McKinnon Berthold
Height 5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kate McKinnon was born on January 6, 1984 in Sea Cliff, New York, USA as Kathryn McKinnon Berthold. She is an actress, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Ghostbusters (2016) and Finding Dory (2016).

Trade Mark (1)

Dimple on right cheek

Trivia (4)

Like Ellie Kemper and fellow Saturday Night Live (1975) cast members like Amy Poehler and Bobby Moynihan, she came up by working the Upright Citizens Brigade, Manhattan's improvisational comedy troupe, usually unpaid.
Attended the same high school as SNL alum Michael McKean: North Shore High School in Glen Head, NY.
Attended Columbia University.
Can play the guitar, cello, and piano.

Personal Quotes (8)

[on playing "Vicky" in Balls Out (2014)] She's extraordinarily high- maintenance and spirited in all the wrong ways, but still genuinely confident in what she believes she deserves. I wanted to inject as much sweetness or likability as possible into this insane person. You see some characters like that on reality TV and just hate them. I wanted to see if I could play someone like that and make her not hate-able - to try to understand the humanity inside that behavior.
For an impression, I just find that I can do a lot of the people I love without much research, because I've already watched hours and hours of them on video and it seeped into my brain while I wasn't thinking about it.
I started watching 'SNL' when I was thirteen or so; those were the Molly Shannon/Ana Gasteyer/Cheri Oteri years.
I was very serene, and I still am, until I start talking in another voice, then suddenly I have a lot of volume and I'm frantic. But I didn't want to be one of those people who's always talking in accents in real life, so I started doing sketch comedy.
If you asked me to seriously kiss someone on a screen, I would be very uncomfortable. But I will lick any part of your face.
I only come up with things when I am talking to myself, which I do constantly. The sidewalk and the subway are the best places for this. I speak at full volume and then laugh at myself if I like what I just said.
Getting recognized on the street is fine, but I never really wanted to be famous.
I worked as a telemarketer for an SAT-prep company. That was the worst of it, because I had to call people in post-Katrina New Orleans and offer them this very, very expensive SAT class. And I'm not even a good salesman.

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