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Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, most famous for her work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 18, 1970
NationalityAmerican
FamousLeft Handed, Philanthropists, Saturday Night Live Cast, University Of Virginia, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, INTP
City/StatePennsylvania
SpousesJeff Richmond
SiblingsPeter
Known asElizabeth Stamatina
Childrens Alice Zenobia Richmond, Penelope Athena Richmond
Universities
  • University Of Virginia
  • Cardington Elementary School
  • Beverly Hills Middle School
  • Upper Darby High School
  • University of Virginia
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Virginia
Birth PlaceUpper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height164cm
GenderFemale
FatherDonald Fey
MotherZenobia Jeanne
Net Worth$60 million as of Feb 4,2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inUpper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Famous asAmerican actress

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Who is Tina Fey?

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, better known by her nickname, Tina Fey, is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, best known for her work in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘30 Rock’. Even as a college student, Tina was interested in pursuing a career in comedy. She got her major breakthrough in 1997 when she was hired as a writer for ‘Saturday Night Live’, a late-night live T.V comedy show. After just two seasons, she was promoted to the post of Head writer, the first female to become the head writer in the show’s history. She later on went to create the T.V comedy series ’30 Rock’, loosely based on her experiences as a writer for ‘Saturday Night Live’. The show was a huge critical success and won several awards. She has also made several film appearances, notably in ‘Martin & Orloff’, ‘Mean Girls’, and ‘Baby Mama.’ Even after leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’, Tina made frequent guest appearances on the show to perform a series of parodies of American politician, Sarah Palin. Her performance was much loved and won her numerous accolades. She also authored a book, a comic autobiography titled ‘Bossypants’ in 2011 which topped The New York Times Best Seller list. In addition, she also takes active interests in several charities.

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Childhood & Early Life

Tina was born in Pennsylvania to Zenobia Xenakes, a brokerage employee and Donald Fey, a university grant-proposal writer. She is of mixed ancestry and has one brother.

Her interest in comedy developed from a young age as her family often watched comedy shows on T.V, sometimes staying up late in the night.

She attended Beverly Hills Middle School before going to Upper Darby High School where she was an honor student and the co-editor of the school newspaper. She wrote a satirical column for the paper anonymously.

She enrolled at the University of Virginia to study playwriting and acting, and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in drama.

Career

Tina’s writing and acting career began in 1997 when she got selected as a writer for NBC’s variety show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In 1999 she became the show’s first female head writer.

She began performing sketches in 2000 and along with Jimmy Fallon became the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. In 2004, Fallon was replaced by Amy Poehler, and it was the first time that two women co-anchored Weekend Update. The pair got positive response from the public

She wrote the screenplay for, and acted in the 2004 teen comedy film ‘Mean Girls.’ The film depicts the effects high school social cliques can have on teenage girls.

In 2006, she created the T.V comedy series ’30 Rock’ based loosely on her experiences in Saturday Night Live as the Head writer. The show was broadcast on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013.

She co-starred with her former colleague Amy Poehler in the comedy film ‘Baby Mama’, released in 2008. The same year, she lent her voice to ‘Ponyo’, a Japanese animated fantasy film.

She made two film appearances in 2010. She acted in the action comedy ‘Date Night’ with Steve Carell and her voice was featured in ‘Megamind’, a 3D computer animated action comedy.

Tina co-hosted The 70th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2013 with Amy Poehler. She also has many other projects scheduled for the year in the coming months.

Major Works

Tina’s role as a writer and actress on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ is the one that made her so popular and endeared her to fans. She joined the show as a writer and very soon became a performer as well. She rose to the position of the head writer within two years of her joining. She had a very successful stint with Saturday Night Live and left in 2006.

She is the creator of ’30 Rock’, the highly successful T.V comedy series that ran on NBC for six years. Tina borrowed from her experience as the head writer at ‘Saturday Night Live’ to develop the comedy show. The series also garnered critical appreciation and won many awards.

Awards & Achievements

She was presented the Producers Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series for her show ’30 Rock’ in 2008. This award is given to honor the visionaries who produce and execute motion picture and television product.

In 2010, she won The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is America’s foremost award for humor.

She is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.

Personal Life & Legacy

She married Jeff Richmond, an actor, director and composer in 2001. They have two daughters.

She is actively involved with charities like ‘Autism Speaks’ and ‘Mercy Corps.’ She also supports the U.S organization ‘Love Our Children’ which fights violence against children.

Trivia

She is a big fan of Star War movies and often refers to them in her performances and writing.

She is the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize, which she received when she was aged 30.

When she was a young girl, a stranger slashed her face with a knife permanently scarring her.

She is the author of a bestselling book ‘Bossypants’ (2011).

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Tina Fey awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical30 Rock (2006)
2008Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical30 Rock (2006)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
2013Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2009Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)
2009Outstanding Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008Outstanding Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2007Outstanding Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2002Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)

People's Choice Awards

2009Favorite Funny Female StarWinner

Tina Fey biography timelines

  • // 1992
    She enrolled at the University of Virginia to study playwriting and acting, and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in drama.
  • // 1997 To 1999
    Tina’s writing and acting career began in 1997 when she got selected as a writer for NBC’s variety show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In 1999 she became the show’s first female head writer.
  • // 2000 To 2004
    She began performing sketches in 2000 and along with Jimmy Fallon became the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. In 2004, Fallon was replaced by Amy Poehler, and it was the first time that two women co-anchored Weekend Update. The pair got positive response from the public
  • // 2001
    She married Jeff Richmond, an actor, director and composer in 2001. They have two daughters.
  • // 2004
    She wrote the screenplay for, and acted in the 2004 teen comedy film ‘Mean Girls.’ The film depicts the effects high school social cliques can have on teenage girls.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she created the T.V comedy series ’30 Rock’ based loosely on her experiences in Saturday Night Live as the Head writer. The show was broadcast on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013.
  • // 2008
    She co-starred with her former colleague Amy Poehler in the comedy film ‘Baby Mama’, released in 2008. The same year, she lent her voice to ‘Ponyo’, a Japanese animated fantasy film.
  • // 2008
    She was presented the Producers Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series for her show ’30 Rock’ in 2008. This award is given to honor the visionaries who produce and execute motion picture and television product.
  • // 2010
    She made two film appearances in 2010. She acted in the action comedy ‘Date Night’ with Steve Carell and her voice was featured in ‘Megamind’, a 3D computer animated action comedy.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, she won The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor awarded by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is America’s foremost award for humor.
  • // 2013
    Tina co-hosted The 70th Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 2013 with Amy Poehler. She also has many other projects scheduled for the year in the coming months.

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Tina Fey's FAQ

  • What is Tina Fey birthday?

    Tina Fey was born at 1970-05-18

  • Where is Tina Fey's birth place?

    Tina Fey was born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.

  • What is Tina Fey nationalities?

    Tina Fey's nationalities is American

  • Who is Tina Fey spouses?

    Tina Fey's spouses is Jeff Richmond

  • Who is Tina Fey siblings?

    Tina Fey's siblings is Peter

  • Who is Tina Fey childrens?

    Tina Fey's childrens is Alice Zenobia Richmond, Penelope Athena Richmond

  • What was Tina Fey universities?

    Tina Fey studied at University Of Virginia, Cardington Elementary School, Beverly Hills Middle School, Upper Darby High School, University of Virginia

  • What was Tina Fey notable alumnis?

    Tina Fey's notable alumnis is University Of Virginia

  • How tall is Tina Fey?

    Tina Fey's height is 164

  • Who is Tina Fey's father?

    Tina Fey's father is Donald Fey

  • Who is Tina Fey's mother?

    Tina Fey's mother is Zenobia Jeanne

  • What is Tina Fey's sun sign?

    Tina Fey is Taurus

  • How famous is Tina Fey?

    Tina Fey is famouse as American actress