Kate McKinnon: biography
Kate McKinnon is an American film actress and comedian, whose popularity brought participation in many stand-up shows, as well as long-term shooting in the entertainment television program Saturday Night Live.
Kate was born in the town of Sea Clif, located in the state of New York. The mother of actress Laura Campbell worked as a teacher, teaching children at home and her father Michael Thomas Berthold held the position of the architect in the city administration. Unfortunately, when Kate was 18 years old, the girl's father died. Her younger sister Emily was brought up in her family.
As a child, McKinnon was very interested in music and everything, that was connected with it. In addition to secondary school, the girl also visited a music studio and learned to play three instruments at once: piano, violin and acoustic guitar. Kate left her home to continue her education at the acting faculty of Columbia University.
Kate McKinnon began her acting career with her participation in the television The Big Gay Sketch Show, in which she performed since 2006 for four years. The girl appeared on the New York stage in theatrical comic productions and was even awarded the NewNowNext-Awards as the best novice humorist.
And in 2012, Kate joined the favorite TV show Saturday Night Live in the United States, in which she collaborated with comedy stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy and others. This project brought Kate McKinnon the nomination for the prestigious an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
After a large number of TV shows, Kate McKinnon began to appear in the film. However, the actress starred for a general public of the company for the production of animated films. The actress voiced the famous animated series The Simpsons, Family Guy, The Venture Bros. and others.
The actress voiced popular feature films. Kate McKinnon has in her filmography The Angry Birds Movie, the sequel and spin-off of the famous cartoon about the adventures of the fish Nemo, Finding Dory and the cartoon Ferdinand about a peace-loving bull, that was in the Madrid bullfight and a touching movie about a girl orphan, who dreams to dance Ballerina.
Kate made her debut in an episodic role in the comedy We Have to Stop Now in 2009. Later, the humorous film My Best Day was released, a cheerful melodrama Life Partners, a youth comedy Staten Island Summer, a family entertainment movie Sisters. Kate McKinnon acts exclusively as a comedian in sketch show and feature films.
In 2016, the famous blockbuster Ghostbusters received a new resonance – an alternative remake, in which the main characters became heroines by the will of the writers. The film is filled with references to the films and animated series of the franchise but the authors repeatedly stressed that the new characters have nothing to do with the old, they are not female versions or heirs.
Kate McKinnon played the technical genius Jillian Holtzmann, who joined the team of new hunters. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones played the colleagues of Holtzmann and Kevin performed by Chris Hemsworth played the assistant of the team for the elimination of supernatural forces.
Despite the hype and indignation of the conservative-minded fans of the classic Ghostbusters, the success of the film was great. New comedies with the participation of Kate McKinnon also became quite expected, which was released in the second half of 2016. The movie Ghostbusters become a pass on the main role in the big movie for the actress, she had a lot of offers after the premiere of the film.
In September, Kate McKinnon appeared in the comedy thriller Masterminds. The main role in this film was played by Kristen Wiig, McKinnon's colleague in Ghostbusters and a number of sketches. The film tells the story of inexperienced robbers, who turn a daring crime and take $17 million from the collector's car. But the robbers make a lot of mistakes and leave a huge amount of evidence at the crime scene because it was their first robbery.
The film received mixed reviews. While some critics called Masterminds the best comedy of autumn and a brilliant "stupid comedy", others said that the film failed.
In December 2016, fans saw the actress, who starred in another comedy Office Christmas Party. The film tells the story of a grand holiday party, which was out of control. Employees of one of the divisions of a large corporation make a great party because it can save the branch from closing.
Kate McKinnon is the first lesbian in the caste of the super popular show Saturday Night Live. She made a coming out back in 2012.
The actress does not try to build a relationship with the opposite sex. But Kate has a constant girlfriend, a young actress Marla Mindelle.
Girls are called the most beautiful same-sex couple in Hollywood. McKinnon does not consider it necessary to speak in some social media projects, which are dedicated to the rights of minorities, as she thinks it this will distort her true feelings at the same time.
However, the actress leads the TV show Celesbian Interviews along with Julie Goldman, where she invites famous lesbians to the studio.
Kate McKinnon has a lovely cat Nino Positano. The actress calls it her baby.
Kate also prefers women in politics. The actress admired Hillary Clinton and expressed the hope about the first woman president in America in 2016 in the period before the presidential elections in the United States at the first opportunity in various interviews. But, as you know, the actress's hopes were not justified.
Kate McKinnon now
Kate McKinnon continues to act and appear only in comedic images.
In 2017, the actress starred in the black comedy Rough Night. The film tells the story of five friends, who did not see each other for ten years but get together to go to a bachelorette party. The party ends in tragedy: a male stripper was killed. Women come up with the idea to hide the crime but every attempt to get rid of the evidence and return life to normal makes the situation worse. Kate McKinnon has a net worth of $8 million.
Also, in 2017, the actress acted as a guest star in the comedy series Friends From College, which was broadcast on the Netflix channel. It is a tragicomedy, telling about the problems and hardships that occur the six friends-Harvard graduates when they try to improve their lives in New York.
The series received mixed reviews. Critics pointed out the problems of the plot and the humorous component also called the weak acting cast. According to many films, the film would be beneficial if the main attention of the authors of the series was given to the characters played by guest stars, including Kate McKinnon, thus changing the status of the main and minor characters.
Despite this fact, the series was extended for a second season in August 2017.
On March 11, 2018, the premiere of the comedy Family took place at the film festival, South by Southwest but this film has not yet been released.
Also, in 2018, Kate McKinnon will appear in one of the main roles in the comedy thriller The Spy Who Dumped Me, telling about the girl, who finds out that her ex-boyfriend is a superspy. This news changes the life of the girl and her best friend, drawing them into the dangerous world of spies and secret organizations.
- 2012 – My Best Day
- 2014 – Life Partners
- 2015 – Staten Island Summer
- 2015 – The Spoils Before Dying
- 2015 – Difficult People
- 2015 – Sisters
- 2016 – Ghostbusters
- 2016 – Masterminds
- 2016 – Office Christmas Party
- 2017 – Rough Night
- 2017 – Friends From College