Is Kate McKinnon Gay? Find Out Her Wiki, Age, Sexuality, Relationship & Social Media

Kate McKinnon

Kate McKinnon is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is duly noted for her character role play and celebrity impressions on the sketchy comedy series The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007-2010).

She is also well known for her work in Saturday Night Live (2012-2022) for which she has also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She is also recently seen playing the role of Tiger King animal activist Carole Baskin in the Peacock’s Original mini-series Joe vs. Carole.

We all know Kate from her various roles in Saturday Night Live but not enough about her personal life as the humour queen is anything but vocal about her personal life. Who is Kate McKinnon? Find out her wiki, age, relationships, wife, and everything in detail below.

Kate McKinnon Wiki, Age & Parents

Kate was born and raised in Long Island, New York by her parents Laura Campbell and Micheal Thomas Berthold. She was born on 6 January 1984 and recently turned 38 in January 2022. Kate has an American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity i.e German-Scottish-Swiss-Irish.

Kate and Emily
Kate McKinnon with her sister Emily (Source: IG)

Kate’s mother is a parent educator and her father was an architect. Unfortunately, she lost her father at the age of 18 and only had her mother by her side. She also has a sibling sister Emily Lynne who is also a comedian and Kate has collaborated with Emily on the Audible series Heads Will Roll and digital series Notary Publix.

McKinnon had a love for musical instruments at a very early age and learned to play instruments like piano, cello, and guitar in her teens. She did her schooling at North shore High School in 2002 and received a degree in theatre from Columbia University in 2006. 

Quick Facts About Kate McKinnon

Full Name Kate McKinnon
Place of Birth Long Island, New York
Date of Birth 6 January 1984
Age 38
Gender Female
Nationality American
Sexual Orientation Lesbian
Relationship Dating
Partner Jackie Abbott
Profession Actress/ Comedian

Is Kate McKinnon Gay?

Kate has always been vocal about her sexuality. In fact, she is the first openly gay comedian on Saturday Live Night and comfortably discusses that aspect of identity. Yes, Kate is a lesbian and has become an LQBTQ+ model for her open acceptance of her sexuality. But the thing was not the same for her initially. In fact, she was afraid of ostracism after she realized she was a lesbian.

She had always been a lesbian and she openly admitted her sexuality at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards. She admitted her sexuality on stage as she was to present Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award. In an emotional speech, she said that she feared being lesbian but the only thing that made it less scary was watching Ellen on her TV sitcom Ellen.

Kate McKinnon's Girlfriend

Kate is really a very private person, in a way that sometimes troubles her nearer and dearer ones. But Yes, Kate has a girlfriend. Though there has never been any public confirmation on it we can say it through some hints. Kate is dating actress and photographer Jackie Abbott.

Kate and Jackie
Kare McKinnon and Jackie Abbott spotted together at an event (Source: Wonderwall)

The two were first spotted together in 2016. They were also seen together at Primetime Emmy Awards 2017 and we suspect that the two began dating right away. As Michelle Visage was seen posting on her Instagram after Kate won an award which was captioned as:

“I have SUCH a crush on #KATEMCKINNON SO HAPPY SHE WON!!! Her girlfriend Jackie was just as lovely as she is!!”.

That made everything quite transparent for all the fans.

Kate McKinnon Dating History

Kate has been in relationships with pleasantly beautiful ladies. She is currently dating photographer and actress Jackie Abbott. The two have reportedly been seeing each other since 2017. 

Prior to Jackie, Kate was dating Marla Mindelle, a musical theatre actress. The two dated from 2013 to 2016. Kate also dated Bari Weiss (who is a very popular Journalist now) during her college years.

Is Kate McKinnon Married?

No, Kate is not married. There is no confirmation of her marital status. From what it looks like she is unmarried as of now though we would like her to give us some good news soon. However, there had been a rumour on social media that Kate married her Saturday Night Live fellow and Ghostbusters co-star Leslie Jones. It all started after their pictures embracing each other that was made for an ad purpose were spread on the internet with the clickbait title “Celeb Couples We Forgot Were Married’.

Is Kate McKinnon still on Saturday Night Live (SNL)?

Kate has been in SNL since 2012 as she joined the cast of SNL on 7 April 2012 and was promoted to repertory status soon in season 39 in 2013. Ever since she is seen in various roles and celebrity impressions in the show. She has done impressions of celebrities like Justin Biber, Ellen DeGeneres, and different political figures including Hillary Clinton. She has also won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

After the 46th season of SNL in May 2021, it was speculated that the comedian was bidding the show goodbye and won’t be seen in the 47th season. Her statement in an interview hinted at this as she said:

"It’s like this thing....that you never do leave. It’s such a family and such an institution. … My heart will never leave, and people come back and pop in and do things.”

But the comedian did return to the 47th season and is still a part of the show.

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What is Kate McKinnon’s net worth?

Kate is a popular comedian and is well known for shows like The Big Gay Sketch Show and Saturday Night Live. Besides these, she also has film credits like Balls Out, Ghostbusters, Office Christmas Party, Rough Night, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Yesterday, and Bombshell. The actress is still in her active years and has been working professionally. Her estimated net worth was $9 million as of 2020 but we are sure it is above $9 million as of 2022.

Social Media

Kate is very private in her life and is not available on any social media. The actress and comedian prefer to remain out of social media. However, she has several fan pages on Instagram and one of her fan pages on Instagram has 52.9K followers.