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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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Tina Fey Has Some News For Us About Why Hillary Clinton Lost


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Tina Fey was hilarious as usual when she went to accept her award at the 2016 Women in Entertainment breakfast this week, talking about what it's like to be both a comedian and a woman, and particularly talking about why she felt that Hillary Clinton lost the election. 

Tina FeyTina Fey gives hilarious Women in Entertainment speech

Introduced by Jon Hamm who presented her with The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Award yesterday morning (December 7th 2016), Tina had her audience in stitches with her gag-filled acceptance speech. She praised Sherry Lansing herself, teased Hamm about not crushing on him and made numerous references to the presidential election, even joking about Donald Trump's recently surfaced 2006 sexist comments.

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Tina Fey seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Tina Fey seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Margot Robbie Doesn't Want To Be Known For Her Looks


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Margot Robbie wants to be known for her work rather than her looks.

The 'Suicide Squad' actress has made a name for herself in Hollywood since leaving Australian soap 'Neighbours' and Margot, 25, is more interested in interesting roles rather than looking glamorous onscreen.

She told Woman's Day: ''I want to keep looking for roles where the main interest will be in the character and her importance in driving a story forward, rather than her relationship with a male character.

Continue reading: Margot Robbie Doesn't Want To Be Known For Her Looks

'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Season Two Trailer Is Here!


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Everyone’s favourite Doomsday cult survivor Kimmy Schmidt is coming back and facing even more changes in her life. Netflix has just dropped the trailer for season two of the Tina Fey penned comedy and this time Kimmy’s got a new job and a new love interest, but the same old friends.

Ellie KemperEllie Kemper stars in ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ on Netflix.

When we last saw Kimmy at the end of season one, she had travelled back to Indiana to help put her former captor, the Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne, behind bars. She’d also lost her job, as wealthy trophy-wife Mrs Voorhees had decided to leave her husband and move back home to South Dakota.

Continue reading: 'The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Season Two Trailer Is Here!

Tina Fey's 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Got The WTF Part Down - Reviews


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Tina Fey's newest comedy endeavour 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' has managed to triumph in the eyes of most critics, who have accepted the whole WTF aspect and generally enjoyed the ride even if it was a little messy in parts. But some reviewers had some less positive points to make.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot posterTina Fey's new comedy has critics flummoxed

'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' generally seems to have fared better for those open to the fact that this is not a straight comedy. Based on the autobiography of Kim Barker, it follows a journalist taking a huge leap in jetting off to Afghanistan and Pakistan warzones to cover the conflicts there.

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Tina Fey And Ronda Rousey Teaming Up For Comedy 'Do Nothing Bitches'


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It’s an unlikely pairing, but comedian Tina Fey and former UFC champ Ronda Rousey are set to team up together on the big screen for a new comedy. Titled Do Nothing Bitches, the script will be written by Paula Pell, who also penned Sisters, and is based on an interview Rousey gave last year about female self-worth.

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey is set to star opposite Tina Fey in Do Nothing Bitches.

According to Deadline, the film is ‘a female-empowerment tale dealing with wealthy pampered wives who get a rude awakening at a camp where Rousey plays the no-nonsense instructor.’ The idea came from an interview Rousey gave in the summer that has so far generated more than 3 million hits on YouTube.

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Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Make A Hilarious Return To 'Saturday Night Live'


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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were back together on ‘Saturday Night Live’ this weekend, hosting the show’s annual festive episode. The Sisters' stars' return to the series had us all excited for weeks and these two definitely didn’t disappoint and what’s better is, they even brought back Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin!

Tina Fey and Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted ‘SNL’ together on Saturday night.

It felt like 2008 again during one sketch as the current Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon) had a dream in which she’s visited by her past self (played by Poehler). Past Hillary had plenty of advice for her current self as she prepares to try and make her White House dreams come true.

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Tina Fey Reveals Real Story That Inspired '30 Rock's' C-Word Episode


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We’ve all known for a long time that the episode of ’30 Rock’ in which Tina Fey’s character Liz Lemon was called the c-word was inspired by real life events, but now the comedian has revealed exactly who used the profanity against her.

Tina FeyTina Fey has revealed which ‘SNL’ cast member called her the c-word.

Appearing on 'The Howard Stern Show' on Monday, Fey said it was former ‘SNL’ cast member Colin Quinn who had actually said it to her. "I love him so much," Fey explained. "I was trying to help him with a show that he was working on, and I think his anxiety about the writing of the show spilled over.”

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - Sisters Interview


An interview with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talk Sisters and the advantages of making an R rated movie - the freedom to curse and not have to curb their use of bad language is a big pro for the two comediennes! The duo also explain what the main differences between shooting a TV sitcom and a feature film are.

On their favourite parts of the movie? The duo loved doing the more physical aspects and getting to trash houses - something most of their other characters wouldn't ever dream of!

Sisters is directed by Jason Moore and it was writte by Paula Pell. The film will be released December 12 2015.

From Amy Schumer To Amy Poehler: 10 Women Comedians That Prove Feminine Is Funny


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The world is well and truly over the times when comedy used to be a male-centred entertainment faction. Nowawdays, it's the ladies of laughter keeping the smiles on our faces with the likes of heavenly duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and of course the iconically hilarious Amy Schumer.

So here's a little tribute to 10 comediennes of the world as 2016 approaches, and we hope to see a lot more of these ladies in the coming months. 

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler was the star of 'Parks and Recreation'

Continue reading: From Amy Schumer To Amy Poehler: 10 Women Comedians That Prove Feminine Is Funny

Tina Fey Describes Her Late Father As “A Great American”


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Tina Fey has paid tribute to her late father, describing him as a “great dad” and “a Great American”. Don Fey died on October 18th of heart failure in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 82 years old.

Tina FeyTina Fey at Voices For the Voiceless: Stars For Foster Kids in New York, June 2015.

Read More: Tina Fey Bears Her Soul (And Spanx) In Final Letterman Appearance.

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Harry Lennix, Amir Arinson, Diego Klattenhoff, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jasin Beghe, Jon Seda, Jane Lynch, Lucy Griffiths, Matt Ryan, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Taylor Kinney, Scott Cohen, Hope Davis, Kelly Brook, Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Debra Messing, Cristin Millioti, Ben Feldman, Krysten Ritter, Peter Facinelli. Anna Friel, Jake Robinson, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Gavin Stenhouse, Margarita Levieva, Morgan Spector, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Leslie Odom Jr, Craig Robinson, Tone Bell, Kate Walsh, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, David Walton, Ice-T, Raul Esparza, Ellie Kemper, Tina Fey, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Seth Meyers, Josh Lucas, Laz Alanso, Anne Heche and Jimmy Fallon. - 2014 NBC Upfront Presentation at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 12th May 2014

Harry Lennix, Amir Arinson, Diego Klattenhoff, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jasin Beghe, Jon Seda, Jane Lynch, Lucy Griffiths, Matt Ryan, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Taylor Kinney, Scott Cohen, Hope Davis, Kelly Brook, Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Debra Messing, Cristin Millioti, Ben Feldman, Krysten Ritter, Peter Facinelli. Anna Friel, Jake Robinson, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Gavin Stenhouse, Margarita Levieva, Morgan Spector, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Leslie Odom Jr, Craig Robinson, Tone Bell, Kate Walsh, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, David Walton, Ice-t, Raul Esparza, Ellie Kemper, Tina Fey, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Seth Meyers, Josh Lucas, Laz Alanso, Anne Heche and Jimmy Fallon.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond - Admission' premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Tuesday 5th March 2013

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Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan - Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan Wednesday 3rd October 2012 attend Entertainment Weekly and NBC's celebration of the final season of 30 Rock

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Tina Fey

Date of birth

18th May, 1970

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.64


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Tina Fey Movies

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Teaser Trailer

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Teaser Trailer

Being over 40 and a female journalist in the city means you don't necessarily get...

Sisters Movie Review

Sisters Movie Review

From their inspired pairing on Saturday Night Live and their hysterical 2008 comedy Baby Mama...

Sisters Trailer

Sisters Trailer

Maura and Jane have a lot of differences; Maura has a high-flying job at a...

This Is Where I Leave You Movie Review

This Is Where I Leave You Movie Review

A sparky ensemble helps make this film entertaining even if the plot is simplistic and...

This Is Where I Leave You Trailer

This Is Where I Leave You Trailer

Judd Foxman thought he had the perfect life with an enjoyable job, a pleasant apartment...

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Muppets Most Wanted Movie Review

Where the 2011 reboot felt effortless in the way it recaptured that warmly anarchic Muppets...

Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

Kermit and friends are set to go international with the help of their unfortunately named...

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over...

The Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

The Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

Kermit and friends return, embarking on an extensive world tour that sees them reach all...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - International Trailer Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - International Trailer Trailer

The news used to be a noble profession before the likes of Ron Burgundy with...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Horsepower Clip Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Horsepower Clip Trailer

Ron Burgundy compares a Dodge Durango's horsepower to that of an actually horse before insulting...

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