Kate McKinnon Tops Forbes' 30 Under 30 Hollywood List

By: Sunnivie Brydum
December 19 2012 2:36 PM

Forbes magazine released its annual 30 Under 30 lists yesterday, highlighting "the young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs" who "represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation. 

And out comic Kate McKinnon topped Forbes' Hollywood list. Rightfully so, since McKinnon, as the first out cast member of Saturday Night Live, has swept fans off their feet with her dead-on impersonations of Ann Romney, Ellen DeGeneres, and for making the show funny again for perhaps the first time since comedic genius Tina Fey moved on to bigger and better things. 

Here's what Forbes had to say about our newest favorite funny lady:

"Over the past decade Saturday Night Live has gone from being a boy's club to a launching pad for great female comedians. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig all started as SNL players before making it big. McKinnon is on target to join their ranks. She debuted on SNL in April and is already a massive hit. Her impressions of Ann Romney, Penelope Cruz and Ellen DeGeneres have won her fans around the country. DeGeneres even praised McKinnon's impersonation on her talk show. Says McKinnon, 'It's very flattering. But my one goal when I started was not to actually vomit on TV or run away.'"

Bisexual producer Megan Ellison also earned herself a spot on the Hollywood 30 Under 30 list, for her artsy, high-quality films like The Master and this year's Zero Dark Thirty.

Watch a video from Forbes below, where Forbes staffer Michael Noer calls McKinnon "the next Tina Fey."

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