Tina Fey

Comedian, Comedy writer, Actor
An alumni of Chicago's famed Second City improv troupe, fashionably bespectacled writer-comedienne Tina Fey proved that a brainy woman could be sexy. A popular crush among political junkies, cultural literates and ... Read more »
Born: 05/18/1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

30 Rock 1997 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Monkey Kingdom 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Phineas and Ferb 2002 - 2006, 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live 1997 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving My Tomorrow 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

Saving My Tomorrow 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sisters 2015 (Movie)

Kate Ellis (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

Nadya (Actor)

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Wendy Altman (Actor)

Admission 2013 (Movie)

Portia Nathan (Actor)

Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Comedy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Fey: Mark Twain Prize 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

Claire Foster (Actor)

Megamind 2010 (Movie)

Roxanne Ritchi (Voice)

Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Ponyo 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Lisa (Actor)

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Invention of Lying 2009 (Movie)

Shelley (Actor)

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Golden Globe Winner Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T: Improv 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

Ms Norbury (Actor)

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Martin & Orloff 2003 (Movie)

Southern Lady (Actor)

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Christmas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Saturday Night Live Remembers John Belushi 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Tales 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Second to None (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (5)

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

NBC 75th Anniversary Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

The Colin Quinn Show 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (3)

Cabot College 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Sisters 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (2)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

("Big House") (Song Performer)

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

("The Mathlete Rap") (Song)

Biography

An alumni of Chicago's famed Second City improv troupe, fashionably bespectacled writer-comedienne Tina Fey proved that a brainy woman could be sexy. A popular crush among political junkies, cultural literates and highbrow frat boys across America, this self-described "super-nerd" first came onto the scene as a writer and cast member of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) where she sparkled brightly as the sarcastic Weekend Update co-anchor to Jimmy Fallon, and later, Amy Poehler. After proving her mettle as big-screen scribe of the hit Lindsay Lohan flick "Mean Girls" (2004), Fey left the "SNL" nest to write and star on the award-winning sitcom "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013). Despite a constant battle for ratings, "30 Rock" became a media darling and a multi-award winner, thanks to Fey's sharp dialogue and easy rapport with co-star Alec Baldwin. While the show racked up numerous awards, Fey continued working in features, appearing opposite Poehler in "Baby Mama" (2007) and Steve Carell in "Date Night" (2010). A return to "SNL" in 2008 with a dead-on caricature of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin became one of the most talked-about sketches in the show's history. Fey's immense talents both in front of and behind the camera made her both an inspiration to female writers and an influential performer who had an undeniable impact on popular culture.

Relationships

Jeanne Fey

Mother

Donald Fey

Father

Peter Fey

Brother
Born c. 1962

Jeff Richmond Producer

Husband
Met at Chicago's Second City and dated for seven years Married June 3, 2001

Alice Richmond

Daughter
Born Sep. 10, 2005; father, Jeff Richmond

Penelope Richmond

Daughter
Born Aug. 10, 2011; father, Jeff Richmond

EDUCATION

Upper Darby High School

Upper Darby , Pennsylvania 1988

The Second City

Chicago , Illinois

University of Virginia

Charlottesville , Virginia 1992

Milestones

2015

Wrote the Netflix series the "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

2014

Co-starred with Jason Bateman in "This Is Where I Leave You"

2013

Co-starred with Paul Rudd in "Admission," directed by Paul Weitz

2012

Co-hosted 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards along with Amy Poehler

2011

Wrote part-memoir, part-essay collection Bossypants

2010

Co-starred with Steve Carell as a suburban couple whose "Date Night" turns hilariously disastrous

2010

Voiced news reporter Roxanne Ritchi in animated comedy "Megamind"

2008

Returned to "SNL" to impersonate former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in several sketches

2008

Collaborated with former "SNL" castmate Amy Poehler in comedy "Baby Mama"

2008

Became third female cast member to return and host "SNL"

2006

Created and starred on NBC comedy "30 Rock" as Liz Lemon, head writer and co-executive producer of a NYC based sketch-comedy show

2004

Penned first feature "Mean Girls"; also co-starred with Lindsay Lohan; film also featured fellow "SNL" cast members Tim Meadows, Ana Gasteyer, and Amy Poehler

2000

Appeared on camera as co-host (with Jimmy Fallon and later Amy Poehler) of Weekend Update segment of "SNL"

2000

Reprised appearances in "Dratch & Fey" in NYC

1999

Named head writer of "Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary" (NBC)

1999

Elevated to position of head writer at "SNL" (NBC); the first female to ever hold post

1999

With "SNL" player Rachel Dratch, performed sketch comedy "Dratch & Fey" in Chicago

1997

Interviewed for position as a staff writer at "Saturday Night Live" (NBC); hired by Lorne Michaels

After college, moved to Chicago, IL to study at the Second City

Raised in Upper Darby, PA

Bonus Trivia

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Fey's husband Jeff Richmond told Vanity Fair (December 2008) magazine about her scar on her left cheek. He said a stranger slashed Fey's face when she was five years old in the front yard of her house.

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Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year in 2008.

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Fey received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington in November 2010. The youngest honoree at age 40, she released the statement: "I am truly thrilled to receive this honor. I assume Betty White was disqualified for steroid use."

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