Years Active: 2012-present
Once in a blue moon, an SNL star is born and immediately makes a name for themself as a comedic force to be reckoned with, and Kate McKinnon is no exception. Since her debut in 2012, McKinnon has become one of the most formidable cast members on Saturday Night Live, constantly delivering spot-on political impressions; recent hits include Jeff Sessions and Rudy Giuliani, but her stint as Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election season was a real crowd pleaser. McKinnon is a seemingly fearless performer, giving her all as the most outlandish characters like her “Close Encounters” portrayal of an alien abduction survivor that left everyone in stitches. She makes even the dullest nights on SNL worth watching.