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Adobe Summit 2017

Kate McKinnon

Speaker Bio

KATE MCKINNON is a current SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member who has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on SNL (2014 & 2015 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and 2014 Outstanding Music and Lyrics for "Twin Bed") and is the recipient of a 2014 Best Supporting Actress AMERICAN COMEDY AWARD for her work on the iconic, late night sketch show. Having joined the cast in April 2012, she has entertained viewers with her critically acclaimed impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as other notable impressions including Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres.

Kate will next be seen as 'Jillian Holtzmann' in Paul Feig's 2016 reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones. She co-hosted the 2016 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS with “Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani. She was recently seen in SISTERS, opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and in MASTERMINDS opposite Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis. She can be seen as 'Dallas Boudreau' in THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING and as 'Abra Cadouglas' in DIFFICULT PEOPLE. She will also be seen in the upcoming OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston and in ROCK THAT BODY opposite Scarlett Johannson.

Additionally, Kate voiced the role of 'Stella' in the animated ANGRY BIRDS movie and can be heard in Pixar's FINDING DORY. Kate has also lent her voice to a variety to animated series and specials, including; THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, THE AWESOMES, NATURE CAT, VENTURE BROTHERS, ROBOTOMY, CHINA IL, MOONBEAM CITY and as 'Pez Cat' in Pixar's Halloween special, TOY STORY OF TERROR.

Kate stars in several Above Average digital shorts including NOTARY PUBLIX, which she co-created. Prior to SNL, Kate performed at New York's UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER. She studied Theatre at Columbia University.

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