30. Keenan Thompson
Former child actor Keenan Thompson has found himself quite the home with Lorne Michael and co. The Atlanta native has been a fixture on the show for more than a decade. As of 2022, Thompson is currently the longest-tenured cast member on SNL. From a versatility standpoint, Thompson has exceled at playing a host of different characters. Among his many impressions, we specifically love whenever he’s tasked with playing a talk show host.
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29. Kate McKinnon
McKinnon had been acting on SNL since 2012. Though initially a bit character, she quickly garnered the status as a core member of the show. As other notable cast members (Kristen Wiig) departed, McKinnon quickly took the torch as the show’s brightest star. Some of her most notable impersonations include Jeff Sessions, Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, Ellen DeGeneres, and Elizabeth Warren. In 2022, she left the show for other opportunities.
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