Kate McKinnon and Jeremy McKinnon are both famous and successful in their respective fields of entertainment. Kate is an Emmy-winning actress, comedian, impressionist, and writer, best known for her work on Saturday Night Live and various films. Jeremy is a musician and record producer, best known as the founding member and lead vocalist of the rock band A Day to Remember. But are they related by blood or by marriage? The answer is no, they are not related at all.
The Origins of the McKinnon Surname
The surname McKinnon is of Scottish origin, derived from the Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin, meaning “son of Fhionghuin”. Fhionghuin is a personal name composed of the elements fionn, meaning “white” or “fair”, and gwyn, meaning “blessed” or “white”The surname McKinnon is common among the descendants of the Clan MacKinnon, a Highland Scottish clan associated with the islands of Mull and Skye
The Family Backgrounds of Kate and Jeremy McKinnon
Kate McKinnon was born as Kate McKinnon Berthold on January 6, 1984, 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 Lynne, who is also a comedian. Her father died when she was 18 years old Kate’s parents are originally from Brooklyn, New York, and she is of Irish and German descent
Jeremy McKinnon was born as Jeremy Wade McKinnon on December 17, 1985, in Gainesville, Florida. He is the son of Deborah Ann (née Neal) and John Michael McKinnon. He has two sisters, Allison and Jennifer. His parents are originally from Brooklyn, New York, and he is of Irish and Italian descent Jeremy married his long-time girlfriend, Stephanie Morrison, on December 25, 2016. They have a daughter, who was born on December 5, 2017
The Career Paths of Kate and Jeremy McKinnon
Kate McKinnon developed an interest in comedy and music at a young age. She graduated from Columbia University in 2006 with a degree in theater. There she co-founded a comedy group called Tea Party, which focused on musical improv comedy. She also joined a sketch comedy group called Prangstgrüp, which set up and recorded elaborate college pranks In 2007, she joined the original cast of Logo TV’s The Big Gay Sketch Show, where she was a cast member for all three seasons. In 2012, she became a featured player on Saturday Night Live, where she became known for her character work and celebrity impressions. She was promoted to a repertory player in 2013. She has been nominated for ten Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on SNL, winning two for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016 and 2017. She is also the first openly lesbian cast member of SNL Kate has also appeared in numerous films, such as Balls Out (2014), Ghostbusters (2016), Office Christmas Party (2016), Rough Night (2017), The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018), Yesterday (2019), Bombshell (2019), DC League of Super-Pets (2022), and Barbie (2023). She has also voiced lead roles in animated series such as Nature Cat (2015-present) and The Magic School Bus Rides Again (2017-2021). She also portrayed Carole Baskin in the Peacock miniseries Joe vs. Carole (2022)
Jeremy McKinnon developed an interest in music as a result of hanging out with a friend’s band. He was inspired to write and play heavy music by a local band called Seventh Star. He often got into trouble during high school in Ocala, Florida and as a result he would write music. His first band was the ska band All for Nothing, before joining guitarist Tom Denney and drummer Bobby Scruggs to form A Day to Remember in 2003 A Day to Remember is a rock band that combines metalcore, pop punk, post-hardcore, and alternative rock elements. They have released seven studio albums: And Their Name Was Treason (2005), For Those Who Have Heart (2007), Homesick (2009), What Separates Me from You (2010), Common Courtesy (2013), Bad Vibrations (2016), and You’re Welcome (2021). They have also toured with bands such as Blink-182, Slipknot, and Marshmello. Jeremy is also a record producer, who has produced full-length albums for bands such as The Ghost Inside, Neck Deep, and Wage War. He has also made guest appearances on songs by bands such as In Fear and Faith, For the Fallen Dreams, Pierce the Veil, Mest, The Ghost Inside, August Burns Red, Neck Deep, League of Legends, and Hardy
Kate McKinnon and Jeremy McKinnon are both talented and successful artists in their own right, but they are not related by blood or by marriage. They share a common surname of Scottish origin, but they have different family backgrounds and ethnicities. They also have different career paths and genres of entertainment. They may have some similarities in their personalities and interests, but they are not related in any way.