Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is best known for her sketch comedy work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She is cast as Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters. Mckinnon provides the voice of Squeeks.
Kate McKinnon Berthold was born and raised in Sea Cliff, New York. She is the daughter of Laura Campbell, a parent educator, and Michael Thomas Berthold, an architect. She has a younger sister, Emily. Her father died when she was 18 years old.
As a child, McKinnon played the piano, cello, and guitar. She graduated from North Shore High School in 2002 and from Columbia University in 2006 with a theater major, where she co-founded a comedy group, Tea Party, which focused on musical improve comedy.
In 2007, McKinnon joined the original cast of Logo TV's The Big Gay Sketch Show, where she was a cast member for all three seasons. Among her best-known characters was Fitzwilliam, a British boy whose only wish is to have a vagina.
Since 2008, she has performed live sketch comedy regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. She has also worked as a voiceover actress, and has voiced characters for series such as The Venture Brothers, Robotomy, and Ugly Americans. In 2009 McKinnon won a Logo NewNowNext Award for Best Rising Comic. She was nominated for an ECNY Emerging Comic Award in 2010. In January 2015, she was cast in the reboot of Ghostbusters, in which she co-stars with fellow SNL cast alumni Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.
The Big Gay Sketch Show
Episode: "Parking Tickets"
We Have to Stop Now
Concierge: The Series
The Venture Bros.
Nikki and Margaret Fictel / Additional voices
The Back Room
Episode: "Todd Barry"
The 40 Year-Old 20 Year-Old
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
Saturday Night Live
Toy Story of Terror
PEZ Cat (voice)
Hudson Valley Ballers
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"