We are extremely excited to announce the host of this year’s Sneaks — actress and comedienne, Kate McKinnon.
Kate McKinnon — a current Saturday Night Live cast member — has been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on SNL (2014 and 2015: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; 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.
Next, Kate will play the part of Jillian Holtzmann in Paul Feig’s 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters, starring opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones. In addition to cohosting the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards with Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani, Kate’s talent can be seen in the following roles and productions:
In Sisters, opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler;
In Masterminds, opposite Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis;
As Dallas Boudreau in The Spoils Before Dying;
As Abra Cadouglas in Difficult People;
In the upcoming Office Christmas Party, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston; and
In Rock That Body, opposite Scarlett Johansson.
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 of 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 also co-created. Prior to SNL, Kate performed at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and studied theatre at Columbia University.
Adobe Summit Sneaks will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 22. Always a very popular event, Sneaks allows Summit attendees to peek into what we’re developing in the Adobe Labs.