Tina Fey

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Tina Fey (born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, 18.5.1970)

Tina Fey is a comedian, writer and producer. She is one of the writers for Saturday Night Live and has won six Emmys for her work.

Tina Fey: Childhood

Tina Fey was born in the Upper Darby area of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, to Zenovia and Donald Fey. She has a mixed ancestry of Greek (on her mother's side), German and Scottish (on her father's side).

Tina's parents encouraged her to watch comedy as a child, letting her stay up to watch Honeymooners and sneaking her in to the cinema to see Young Frankenstein.

As a child, Fey studied at Cardington Elementary School and Beverley Hills Middle School. In the eighth grade, she did a comedy project, at which point her love of the subject was really starting to take form.

Tina Fey: Comedy Career

Tina Fey studied drama at the University of Virginia and graduated in 1992. She then moved to Chicago, Illinois, to study at The Second City theatre school. Two years later, Fey was invited to join the core Second City theatre group and performed in Paradigm Lost.

In 1997, Fey enlisted the help of Adam McKay, who landed her a role as a writer for the hugely popular Saturday Night Live. By 1999, she became the first female head writer on Saturday Night Live. Fey won a Writers Guild of America Award in 2001 for her role in co-writing the Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary show. The team of writers also went on to win an Emmy Award for their writing in 2002.

Fey was absent from the 'Weekend Update' section of the show for two episodes when she was on maternity leave for the birth of her daughter Alice. Horatio Sanz replaced her for those two episodes before she returned to work, joking "I had to get back to work. NBC has me under contract; the baby and I only have a verbal agreement." Fey was co-anchor of 'Weekend Update' with Jimmy Fallon. When Fallon left as a cast member, he was replaced by Amy Poehler.

Fey left Saturday Night Live to work on a new show, 30 Rock but in February 2008 she returned to host the first show of Saturday Night Live after the Writers Guild of America strike. Whilst hosting the show, she performed an impression of Ellen Page (as her role in Juno). She also returned to the show in September 2008 to perform an impression of Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in the 2008 US Presidential elections against Barack Obama. In a later episode, she returned to the role, with George W. Bush played by Will Ferrell.

Tina Fey developed the sitcom 30 Rock for NBC, which she not only writes but also stars in. The show won an Emmy award for Outstanding Comedy Series and Fey herself won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Comedy.

In 2004, Tina Fey wrote and co-starred in Mean Girls, which also starred Lindsay Lohan. She also starred in Baby Mama, along with her Saturday Night Live co-star Amy Poehler.

Tina Fey: Personal Life

Tina Fey married Jeff Richmond in 2001. Richmond is a composer on Saturday Night Live and the pair met whilst they were both at The Second City.

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Fey And Poehler Make Unusual Fashion Choices In First Golden Globes Promo

30th November 2014 -

 News

Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. Golden Globes promo. Have I piqued your interest yet? The comedians just released the very first promo leading into Globes season and it is the. Best. Poehler and Fey ask each...

Tina Fey's Comedy 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Acquired By Netflix

22nd November 2014 -

 News

Netflix has picked up Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The show was originally intended for distribution on Netflix but was set to air on NBC next year.Tina Fey has created...

This Is Where I Leave You

23rd October 2014 -

 Movie Review

A sparky ensemble helps make this film entertaining even if the plot is simplistic and the themes very tame for a movie that is trying so hard to be anarchic. August: Osage County this isn't!...

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1st June 2014 -

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31st May 2014 -

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Jason Bateman and Tina Fey as squabbling siblings? Already This Is Where I Leave You has us intrigued. But then add Jane Fonda, ‘Girls’ star Adam Driver, Rose Byrne and Connie Britton to the cast...

This Is Where I Leave You

30th May 2014 -

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Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment and a beautiful wife. However, he soon loses it all after bursting in on his boss in bed with his...

'Mean Girls' 10 Years On: Memes, Memories, And The Cult Of Mean

30th April 2014 -

 News

It's ten years since hit high school comedy Mean Girls was released. Yes, yes: we know it makes you feel old and all that jazz but what's more impressive than the simple passing of 3652.4...

Functioning Just Fine! In Praise Of 'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese's Open Letter

25th April 2014 -

 News

So, it turns out that Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese isn’t “too gay to function”, and FYI, he hates that saying too. The actor has written an eloquent open letter in which he publicly comes...

Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Will Go Back To 'The Nest' In New Comedy

9th April 2014 -

 News

Some great news to get you through the hump today: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are teaming up again in the big screen comedy The Nest. The comedy pair have worked together on various projects...

Muppets Most Wanted

28th March 2014 -

 Movie Review

Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets humour, this sequel feels like it's working every step of the way. Yes, it's riotously silly and occasionally hilarious, but...

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22nd March 2014 -

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For a kids’ movie, The Muppets: Most Wanted has more than its fair share of decidedly adult jokes. Of course, it’s no surprise that a film starring top tier comedians like Ricky Gervais and Tina...

Action, Romance, Crime - 'The Muppets: Most Wanted' Might Just Have It All

19th March 2014 -

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Muppets: Most Wanted is out in the US on Friday, so it might be time to talk about some of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang’s latest adventures. In Muppets: Most...

Tina Fey: "Mean Girls 2 Is A No Go!": Five Terrible Movie Sequels

15th March 2014 -

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Sorry to break it to you all of you Mean Girls’ fans who were vying for a sequel. Ms. Norbury AKA Tina Fey AKA scriptwriter of the original film, has gone on record to say...

Tina Fey Will Never Host 'Late-Night' Like Other 'SNL' Alum: "I don't think I'd be good at it"

15th March 2014 -

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Unlike many of her former 'Saturday Night Live' co-stars, Tina Fey isn't planning on becoming a talk-show host anytime soon.The 43 year-old previously hosted 'The Weekend Update' on SNL with Jimmy Fallon, who is now...

A Week In News: SXSW In Full Swing, Fury For 'Frozen', 'Noah' And 'Mean Girls' Mania

14th March 2014 -

 News

South By Southwest In Full Swing: The annual Texas celebration of music, film and art has kicked off in Austin and is proving as successful and exciting as ever. As usual, the evening's music festival...

A Week In Movies: Films Premiere In Hollywood, Texas And Mexico, Captain America Gathers Buzz, Sin City 2 Delivers A Trailer And Rumours Swirl About Episode Vii Casting

14th March 2014 -

 News

Two new films held their premieres in Hollywood this week. Muppets Most Wanted's world premiere was attended by stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Kermit and Miss Piggy. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and...

Tina Fey Writing A 'Mean Girls' Musical With Husband: Who Will Star In The Stage Adaptation?

13th March 2014 -

 News

Tina Fey may have disappointed the legion of Mean Girls fans when she shot down the recent rumours of a sequel to the classic 2004 teen comedy as its 10 year anniversary creeps into view....

No 'Mean Girls' Sequel, Says Tina Fey: 'Mean Girls 2' Doesn't Count

13th March 2014 -

 News

Tina Fey has addressed the talk of an upcoming Mean Girls sequel in response to the rumors which have reached a maximum as the 2004 comedy movie's 10 year anniversary rolls into view. Fey was...

Calm Down! Tina Fey Crushes 'Mean Girls' Sequel Rumours, But Reveals A Musical Version

12th March 2014 -

 News

Tina Fey has put a stop to all the Mean Girls sequel rumours that have been circulating lately, saying that a follow-up to the oft-quoted 2004 teen hit is out of the question. Fans are...

Lindsay Lohan Hints At Talks With Tina Fey About "Mean Girls" Reunion

8th March 2014 -

 News

Lindsay Lohan is currently making the rounds to various talk shows promoting her upcoming docu-series scheduled to premiere on the OWN network. The troubled actress stopped by the "Jimmy Fallon" show and mentioned that there...

Muppets Most Wanted

4th March 2014 -

 Video

Kermit and friends are set to go international with the help of their unfortunately named new tour manager Dominic Badguy, with hopes of selling-out major theatres in all the big cities of the world including...

Lena Dunham To Host 'SNL' As The National Make Their Musical Debut

25th February 2014 -

 News

Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut...

Vivienne Westwood Designs Miss Piggy's Wedding Dress, And It's Fabulous

12th February 2014 -

 News

Vivienne Westwood has designed a custom wedding dress of porcine proportions for Miss Piggy. The star of The Muppets will wear the stunning white gown when she finally weds the love of her life, Kermit...

Fashion Week Front Row: Why The Best Seats Go To The A-Listers

11th February 2014 -

 News

Fashion Week is in full swing, so as per tradition, everyone is looking to the front row at fashion shows as much as the runway. For a while now, the front row has been the...

It's Golden Globes Night - Top 5 Predictions For The "Biggest Party In Hollywood"

12th January 2014 -

 News

Who’s excited for the Golden Globes? Given that the award show will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again this year, the obvious answer should be “everyone”. With just hours to go until...

Jerry Seinfeld Grabs Coffee, With Comedians, For Online Talk Show

2nd January 2014 -

 News

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee might sound like the name of a not-very-exciting viral video, but it is in fact Jerry Seinfeld’s own talk show. It is coincidentally a web series, which does exactly what...

Jennifer Lawrence Named AP's Entertainer Of The Year

24th December 2013 -

 News

Jennifer Lawrence has been named the Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year.Jennifer Lawrence has been voted the AP's Entertainer of the Year.The annual survey of its broadcast and newspaper members in addition to subscribers voted...

TV Anchors And Hosts Rally Behind 'Anchorman 2' At NY Premiere - Part 1

19th December 2013 -

 Footage

Actors, anchors and TV hosts alike were all spotted showing their support for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' at the New York premiere held at the Beacon Theatre.Among them were 'Saturday Night Live' comedians Will...

New Cast Additions Amy Poehler And Tina Fey At 'Anchorman 2' NY Premiere - Part 4

18th December 2013 -

 Footage

'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are snapped on the red carpet at the New York premiere held at the Beacon Theatre. The comediennes are new additions to the cast...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

17th December 2013 -

 Video

The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over the years, but anchors Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kind are set to return as part of...

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