VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING: SNL’s Kate McKinnon brings some much-needed levity and satire in a moment that people are craving it most
KATE McKINNON is best known for being one of the stars of Saturday Night Live (SNL) with impressions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, Ellen DeGeneres, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that keeps everyone laughing. If you're looking for a program with name and face recognition that's upbeat, inspiring, and a break from the norm, this is it. Kate cannot complete a sentence without making people laugh and at events. Virtual or in-person, when she speaks to groups, she doesn't necessarily ignore issues of the day but rather brings some much-needed levity and satire in a moment that people are craving it most.
Kate McKinnon won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2016 and was nominated in 2018, 2015 and 2014 for her work on Saturday Night Live. In addition, she earned a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016 and a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
McKinnon has entertained millions of viewers with her critically acclaimed impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as other notable public figures including Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, Ellen DeGeneres and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She recently starred in the Lionsgate/Imagine action-comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, opposite Mila Kunis, as ‘Jillian Holtzmann’ in Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters, in the Sony feature Rough Night opposite Scarlett Johansson, and in Office Christmas Party with Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. In addition, she has voiced roles in the animated features Angry Birds and Pixar’s Finding Dory, and several series including The Simpsons and Family Guy. She was also nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy for her work on the PBS animated series, Nature Cat. She can be heard as ‘Lupe' in the Fox animated feature Ferdinand and Netflix's The Magic School Bus Rides Again as ‘Ms. Frizzle.'
McKinnon also co-hosted the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards with “Silicon Valley’s” Kumail Nanjiani, was a presenter at the 89th annual Academy Awards and was photographed by Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair’s November 2017 cover.