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Kate McKinnon
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Biographical Information
Gender: Female
Date of birth: January 6, 1984
Age: 32
Height: 5′ 3.5″
Nationality: United States
Hometown: Sea Cliff, New York
Occupation(s): Actress
voice actress
Years active: 2006–present
Role: Squeeks
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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.


Early life

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.




Year Title Role Notes
2007–2010 The Big Gay Sketch Show Various 23 episodes
2008 Mayne Street Olga Svenson Episode: "Parking Tickets"
2010 We Have to Stop Now Angela Episode: "Celesbianism"
2010 Concierge: The Series Mary 3 episodes
2010 Vag Magazine Bethany 6 episodes
2010–2011 Robotomy Additional voices 5 episodes
2010–present The Venture Bros. Nikki and Margaret Fictel / Additional voices 10 episodes
2011 The Back Room Susan Boyle Episode: "Todd Barry"
2011 The 40 Year-Old 20 Year-Old Kate 5 episodes
2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Various 2 episodes
2012–present Saturday Night Live Various
2013 Toy Story of Terror PEZ Cat (voice) Television special
2013 Hudson Valley Ballers Just Jamie 2 episodes
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Effie Villalopolus Episode: "Nick Offerman Wears a Green Flannel Shirt & Brown Boots"
2014–2015 The Awesomes Lola Gold / Additional voices 7 episodes
2015 The Spoils Before Dying Dallas Boudreaux Episode: "That's Jazz"
2015 Difficult People Abra Cadouglas Episode: "Pledge Week"
2015 Family Guy Karen Griffin (voice) Episode: "Peter's Sister"
2015–present Nature Cat Squeeks (voice)
2015 Moonbeam City Panache Miller (voice) Episode: "Lasers and Liars"
2016 The Simpsons Hettie (voice) Episode: "Gal of Constant Sorrow"