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Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress and comedienne, who is best known as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show, and for playing the role of Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot. McKinnon is known for her character work and... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Ghostbusters Jillian Holtzmann
(2016)
Bombshell Jess Carr
(2019)
Saturday Night Live Various / Hillary Clinton / Kellyanne Conway / Justin Bieber / Angela Merkel / Barbara DeDrew / Olya Povlatsky / Sheila Sovage / Jane Lynch / Jeff Sessions / Ms. Rafferty / Tilda Swinton / Ann Romney / Debette Goldry / Ellen DeGeneres / Self / Barbara Corcoran / Chancellor Angela Merkel / Deenie / Elizabeth Warren / Jodie Foster / Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Kathy Daly / Keith Urban / Kris Jenner / Lorde / Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Shakira / Wendy Darling / grandma / Abby Whelan / Albert / Amy Coney Barrett / Angela Lansbury / Bea / Beard Hunk Woman / Belle / Betsy DeVos / Bev / Big Ang / Billy Jean King / Black Widow / Black-Clothed Soldier / Blondelia / Carly Fiorina / Carmela DeAngelis / Catwoman / Cecilia Gimenez / Cecilia Giménez / Cherry Grove Lesbian / Chrissy Lane / Claudette Fontaine / Curse-Bringer / Customs Agent / Dame Maggie Smith / Dancer / Debbie Wasserman Schultz / Diana Nyad / Die Antwoord / Dr. Anthony Fouci / Dutch Plains / Dutch Plains as Les Dykawitz / Ed Sheeran / Edie Falco / Eleven / Ellen Degeneres / Emilia Clarke / Felix 900 Presenter / Flossie Dickey / Game Night Participant / Garage / Genevieve / Ginger Rogers / Ginni Thomas / Grandma / Great Grandma Vogelcheck / Greta Van Susteren / Helga Handler / Hillary Rodham Clinton / Hozier / Iggy Azalea / Ilsa Lund / Infinity + 5 / Janet Huckabee / Jen Psaki / Jessa Johansson / Joanne Pendak / Jodi Cork / Josh / Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg / Kaci Hickox / Kate / Kate Bolduan / Kathleen Sebelius / Kayleight McEnany / Kevin McCallister / Kristen Stewart / La Touch / Laura Ingraham / Linda Tayhoe / Lisa Broderick / Lisa Something / Little Denise / Lucille Ball / Maggie Greene / Maggie Smith / Maria von Trapp / Marilyn / Marina Chapman / Martha Raddatz / Martha Stewart / Mary Barra / Melisandre / Mika Brzezinski / Miss Bolivia / Miss Reese / Miss Trash New York / Mrs. Freda Santini / Mrs. Leonie Hemsworth / Mrs. Santini / Napoleon / Nicole Wallace / Noelle LeSoup / Olya / Paramedic / Pat Lynhart / Penelope Cruz / Penny / Penélope Cruz / Pepé Le Pew / Piglet / Piper / Portia / Pregnasty / Psychiatrist / Reedy / Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz / Reporter / Robert Durst / Robyn / Rosie / S.E. Cupp / Samantha Scheibe / Sen. Lindsey Graham / Shannon / Shud / Student / Student Theatre MemberThe Christmas Candle Singer / Sturdy Barbie / Susan B. Anthony / Susan Boyle / Susie Tenderfield / Tabitha Coffey / Tauriel / Teacher / That Twerp Who Raised the Price of AIDS Medication / The Cookies / The Singers Four / Theresa Caputo / Winnie Mayhood / goat woman / harpist / medieval woman / puddle of unidentifiable origin / woman at dinner
(2012-2022)
Rough Night Kiwi / Pippa
(2017)

Filmography

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  The Lunch Witch (announced)
Grunhilda
 2023 Barbie (filming)
 2022 DC League of Super-Pets (completed)
Lulu (voice)
 2012-2022 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Hillary Clinton / Kellyanne Conway / ...
- Selena Gomez/Post Malone (2022) ... Nicole Wallace / Blondelia
- Lizzo (2022) ... Dr. Anthony Fouci / grandma / Albert / ...
- Jake Gyllenhaal/Camila Cabello (2022) ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg / Bea / The Singers Four
- Jerrod Carmichael/Gunna (2022) ... Ginni Thomas / Lisa Something
 2022 The Bubble
Paula the Studio Head
 2022 Joe vs. Carole (TV Mini Series)
Carole Baskin
- The Florida Problem (2022) ... Carole Baskin
- The Tiger King (2022) ... Carole Baskin
- Sanctuary (2022) ... Carole Baskin
- Survival of the Fittest (2022) ... Carole Baskin
 2015-2021 Nature Cat (TV Series)
Squeeks / Squeeks the Mouse / Squeak
- More than A Monkey Wrench/Trail Blazers (2021) ... Squeeks (voice)
- A Nature Halloween (2020) ... Squeeks (voice)
- A Nature Carol (2019) ... Squeeks (voice)
- Under Pressure/Rainy Day (2019) ... Squeeks (voice)
 2020 The Magic School Bus Rides Again in the Zone (TV Movie)
Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
 2017-2020 The Magic School Bus Rides Again (TV Series)
Ms. Fiona Frizzle
- The Frizz Connection (2020) ... Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
- Making Magic (2018) ... Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
- Janet's Mystery Gene (2018) ... Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
- Waste Not, Want Not (2018) ... Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
- Tim and the Talking Trees (2018) ... Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
 2020 The Magic School Bus Rides Again: The Frizz Connection (Short)
Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
 2020 The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Kids in Space
Ms. Fiona Frizzle (voice)
 2020 Heads Will Roll (Podcast Series short)
Queen Mortuana / Russell Crow / Molly Mcmolly / ...
- What a Life (2020) ... Queen Mortuana / Russell Crow / Molly Mcmolly / ... (voice)
- Alumni Weekend (2020) ... Queen Mortuana / Russell Crow / Molly Mcmolly / ... (voice)
- Road Trip (2020) ... Queen Mortuana / Russell Crow / Molly Mcmolly / ... (voice)
- The Mole (2020) ... Queen Mortuana / Russell Crow / Molly Mcmolly / ... (voice)
- Sirens (2020) ... Queen Mortuana / Russell Crow / Molly Mcmolly / ... (voice)
 2019/I Bombshell
Jess Carr
 2019/III Yesterday
Debra Hammer
 2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me
Morgan
 2013-2018 Saturday Night Live: Cut for Time (TV Series)
Kate / Lydia / Jessica Normal / ...
- Friendship Song (2018) ... Kate
- Hallmark Channel Christmas Promo (2017) ... Lydia / Jessica Normal
- Goddesses of Creation (2016) ... Goddess
- Christmas at Nana's (2015) ... Mother
- Sporting Goods Commercial (2015) ... Cheerleader
 2018/III Family
Jill
 2018 Irreplaceable You
Glass Half Full Kate
 2018 Nature Cat: Onward and Pondward! (Video)
Daisy (voice)
 2017 Ferdinand
Lupe (voice)
 2017 Friends from College (TV Series)
Shawna
- All-Nighter (2017) ... Shawna
 2017 Rough Night
Kiwi / Pippa
 2017 Detroiters (TV Series)
- 3rd Floor (2017)
 2016/I Masterminds
Jandice
 2015-2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Farmer's Date / Philippa / Karen Griffin (Heavy Flo)
- How the Griffin Stole Christmas (2016) ... Farmer's Date (voice)
- An App a Day (2016) ... Philippa (voice)
- Peter's Sister (2015) ... Karen Griffin (Heavy Flo) (voice)
 2016 H.R. Holiday Rules (Short)
Mary Winetoss
 2016 Leap!
Regine / Mother Superior / Felicie's Mother (US version, voice)
 2016 Ghostbusters
Jillian Holtzmann
 2016 Finding Dory
Wife Fish (voice)
 2016 Maya & Marty (TV Series)
Heidi Cruz
- Jimmy Fallon & Miley Cyrus (2016) ... Heidi Cruz
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
Stella / Eva the Birthday Mom (voice)
 2010-2016 The Venture Bros. (TV Series)
Warriana / Nikki Fictel / Redusa / ...
- It Happening One Night (2016) ... Eenie-Meanie (voice)
- Tanks for Nuthin' (2016) ... Warriana / Alexis Warrington (voice)
- Rapacity in Blue (2016) ... Warriana (voice)
- Faking Miracles (2016) ... Redusa (voice)
- Maybe No Go (2016) ... Redusa (voice)
 2016 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Hettie
- Gal of Constant Sorrow (2016) ... Hettie (voice)
 2015/III Sisters
Sam
 2015 Moonbeam City (TV Series)
Panache Miller
- Lasers and Liars (2015) ... Panache Miller (voice)
 2014-2015 The Awesomes (TV Series)
Lola Gold
- Les Miserawesomes (2015) ... Lola Gold (voice)
- Villain-Tine's Day (2015) ... Lola Gold (voice)
- Day of Awesomes, Part 2 (2014) ... Lola Gold (voice)
- Day of Awesomes, Part 1 (2014) ... Lola Gold (voice)
- Euro-Awesomes (2014) ... Lola Gold (voice)
 2015 Difficult People (TV Series)
Abra Cadouglas
- Pledge Week (2015) ... Abra Cadouglas
 2015 The Spoils Before Dying (TV Mini Series)
Dallas Boudreau
- That's Jazz (2015) ... Dallas Boudreau
 2015/II Staten Island Summer
Mrs. Bandini Jr.
 2015 Ted 2
Kate McKinnon
 2015 China, IL (TV Series)
Sunshine
- Gummie World (2015) ... Sunshine (voice)
- Life Coaches (2015) ... Sunshine (voice)
- Displays of Manhood (2015) ... Sunshine (voice)
- Parent's Day (2015) ... Sunshine (voice)
- A Gentleman's Bet (2015) ... Sunshine (voice)
 2015 Prom Queen (Short)
Braces
 2015 Giant Sloth (Short)
Nina
 2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! (TV Series)
Effie Villalopolus
 2014 Balls Out
Vicky
 2014 Life Partners
Trace
 2014 Monkey Love (TV Series)
Karin
- Girls Night Out (2014) ... Karin
 2013 Hudson Valley Ballers (TV Series)
Just Jamie
- Lovers (2013) ... Just Jamie
- Best Friends (2013) ... Just Jamie
 2013 Falling for You (TV Short)
Veronica Jones
 2013 Toy Story of Terror (TV Short)
PEZ Cat (voice)
 2013 I Expect You to Die (TV Series)
Mary
 2012 Hannah Has a Ho-Phase
Nicky
 2012 Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition (TV Series)
Voter / Ann Romney / Woman
- Episode #3.2 (2012) ... Voter
- Episode #3.1 (2012) ... Ann Romney / Woman
 2009-2012 UCB Comedy Originals (TV Series short)
Bethany / Defense Attorney / Katie
- Vag Magazine (2010) ... Bethany
- BP Spills Coffee (2010)
 2012 My Best Day
Heather
 2011 I Wanna Have Your Baby (TV Series)
 2011 Jest Originals (TV Series short)
Vomit Girl
- Gatorade for Hangovers (2011) ... Vomit Girl
 2011 The Back Room (TV Series short)
Susan Boyle
- Todd Barry (2011) ... Susan Boyle
 2011 Pudding Face (Short)
Amy
 2011 Elizabeth Taylor's Video Will (Short)
Elizabeth Taylor
 2010-2011 Robotomy (TV Series)
Megawatt's Mom / Flight Attendant / Nana / ...
- From Wretchnya with Love (2011) ... Megawatt's Mom / Flight Attendant (voice)
- Nana's Run (2011) ... Nana / Snail Lady (voice)
- El Presidente (2010) ... Driver (voice)
- No Child Left Benign (2010) ... Mrs. Crunchite / Teary / Exploda (voice)
- Bling Thing (2010) ... (voice)
 2010 Mr. Ross (Video short)
Debby
 2010 Vag Magazine (TV Mini Series)
Bethany
- Revelling/Reckoning (2010) ... Bethany
- Living in Clip (2010) ... Bethany
- Swamp Ophelia (2010) ... Bethany
- Reject All American (2010) ... Bethany
- Fumbling Toward Ecstasy (2010) ... Bethany
 2006-2010 The Big Gay Sketch Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.8 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #3.7 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #3.5 (2010) ... Various
- Episode #3.4 (2010) ... Various
 2010 BP Spills Coffee (Video short)
Executive 3
 2010 We Have to Stop Now (TV Series)
Angela
- Celesbianism (2010) ... Angela
 2010 Diamonds Wow! (TV Series short)
 2010 Sex Drugs & the Hard Rock Cafe (TV Short)
 2010 Concierge: The Series (TV Series)
Mary
 2009 Hillary Clinton Apologizes (Short)
Hillary Clinton
 2009 Gramps (TV Series)
Various
 2008 Mayne Street (TV Series)
Olga Svenson
- Parking Tickets ... Olga Svenson
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Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (58 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (30 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

  • spokesperson for Verizon
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Publicity Listings:

5 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Campbell, Laura | Berthold, Michael Thomas

Relatives:

Berthold, Emily (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Getting recognized on the street is fine, but I never really wanted to be famous. See more »

Trivia:

She attended Columbia University. Early in her career, she performed at New York City's famous Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. See more »

Trademark:

Dimple on right cheek

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