Aside from being one of my biggest icon's, Kate McKinnon is the first out lesbian on Saturday Night Live. The 31-year-old is the funniest female SNL has encompassed since Kristen Wiig. From Chancellor Angela Merkel impersonations to quirky skits like "Dyke and Fats," she continues to prosper with everything she does.
McKinnon was nominated for an Emmy last year as well as this year. Unfortunately she has lost each time.
My feelings for the television Academy can be depicted by this one gif:
Mckinnon was a cast member of "The Big Gay Sketch Show" from 2006 to 2010. She attended Columbia University where she co-founded a comedy group, Tea Party, and participated in numerous stand-up events. Mckinnon was first nominated for an Emmy in 2014, she had only been an SNL cast member for 3 years.
In addition to two nominations for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, McKinnon was also nominated for another Emmy as one of the writers of the SNL music-video short “(Do It On My) Twin Bed,” which is about exactly what you think it’s about: trying to find a way to bone while staying with family over the holidays.
"I was in my bed in Boston," the Saturday Night Live star, 31, tells PEOPLE of when she heard the news that she'd been nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. "I'm here shooting Ghostbusters and had a night shoot until 6 in the morning. I got home and should have slept late, but I just couldn't.""I'm crazed," said McKinnon. "There were just hot, wet tears."
Marla Mindelle, Kate Mckinnon's girlfriend, is a broadway star who played Sister Mary Robert in "Sister Act" as well as Gabrielle in "Cinderella." She has accompanied Kate each time at the Emmy Award's. Let's all take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous and brilliant this femme power couple is.
Mckinnon is a character-building genius. It is incredibly difficult impersonating people without offending them, but she succeeds every time. She has perfected other hilarious impersonations such as: Ann Romney, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Jane Lynch, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and many more. Even though this year was not her year to win the Emmy, she is beginning to receive the recognition she deserves. More and more people are learning her name and are even remembering skits she has performed. Her personality is everything, she is one of those people you want to be best friends with 5 minutes after meeting. "I don't know how this whole thing works," she says of the Emmys' voting process. "I can not believe that I'm in this list. I think it's a mistake, but whatever," said humble McKinnon to People Magazine.
Mckinnon definitely deserves the recognition she has been receiving as she climbs up the latter to becoming one of the funniest cast members Saturday Night Live has ever had. She is an inspiration to not only the lesbians of America but also to young aspiring comedians. Don't worry Kate, you'll get em' next time!