Tina Fey

18 May 1970

Actor, Producer, Writer

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (/ˈfeɪ/; born May 18, 1970, height 5' 4½" (1,64 m)) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL, 1997–2006), the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013), and such films as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), and Admission (2013).

Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Fey next appeared alongside Steve Carell in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and with Will Ferrell in the animated film Megamind.

Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Fey next appeared alongside Steve Carell in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and with Will Ferrell in the animated film Megamind.Fey has received eight Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. In 2008, the Associated Press (AP) gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award. On January 13, 2013, Fey hosted the Golden Globe Awards with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler. Their performance was critically acclaimed.The duo hosted again the following year to similar acclaim, generating the highest ratings for the annual ceremony in ten years.

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Filmography (15 titles)

Genre: Comedy
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 2019)
···Wine Country
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Tammy)
(movie, 2016)
···Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Genre: War, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···Sisters
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···This Is Where I Leave You
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Wendy Altman)
(movie, 2014)
···Muppets Most Wanted
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Role: Actor (as Nadya)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Entertainment Tonight Reporter)
(movie, 2013)
···Admission
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Portia Nathan)
(movie, 2010)
···Megamind
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Roxanne Ritchi (voice))
(movie, 2010)
···Date Night
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Claire Foster)
(movie, 2010)
···The Women of SNL
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Herself · Daisy De la Hoya · Sarah Palin · Various)
(movie, 2009)
···The Invention of Lying
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Shelley)
(movie, 2008)
···Baby Mama
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kate Holbrook)
(movie, 2006)
···Man of the Year
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2004)
···Mean Girls
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Writer