Tina Fey Biography

Birthday: 1970-05-18
Place of Birth: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania USA
Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)
Wiki Biography: Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, in 1970 to Donald and Jeannec Fey. Going by the name of Tina, Ms. Fey considered herself a "supernerd" during her high school and college years. She studied drama at the University of Virginia, and after graduating in 1992, she headed to Chicago, the ancestral home of American comedy. While working at a YMCA to support herself, she started Second City's first set of courses. After about nine months, a teacher told her to just skip ahead and audition for the more selective Second City Training Center. She failed but about eight weeks later, she re-auditioned and got into the year-long program. She ended up spending many years at The Second City in Chicago where many SNL cast members first started out. Then in 1995, "Saturday Night Live" (1975) came to The Second City's cast, including Fey's friend, Adam McKay, as a writer, searching for new talent. What they found was Tina Fey. When Adam was made Head writer, he suggested Fey should send a submission packet over the summer with six sketches, 10 pages each. Tina took the advice and sent them. After Lorne Michaels met her and saw her work she was offered a job a week later. She admitted that she was extremely nervous working in the legendary Studio 8H; being a foot shorter than everyone else, younger, and being one of the only female writers at the time. After a few years, Tina made history by becoming the first female head writer in the show's history. Tina also made her screen debut as a featured player during the 25th season by co-anchoring Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon. Since Tina and Jimmy have taken over Weekend Update it has been considered the best ever. This year she made it to full fledged star by becoming a regular cast member, though she is hardly on the show, besides Update. And during the past two summers, Tina and Rachel Dratch performed their two-woman show to critical acclaim in both Chicago (1999) and New York (2000) and made their Aspen Comedy Festival Debut. Tina is married to Jeff Richmond, a Second City director and currently lives in New York City.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Golden Globe Awards Herself - Host & Nominee: Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy 1975
30 Rock Liz Lemon 2006 Comedy
Night of Too Many Stars 2008
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Man of the Year 2002 0, 0, 0
Mean Girls Ms. Norbury 2004 0
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters 2007
Baby Mama Kate 2008 0
The Invention of Lying Shelley 2009 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Megamind Roxanne Ritchie 2010 Drama, 0, 0, 0
Date Night Claire Foster 2010 Comedy, Crime, Romance
The 2011 Comedy Awards Herself 2011
Admission Portia Nathan 2013 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Muppets Most Wanted Nadya 2014 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
This Is Where I Leave You Wendy Foxman 2014 Comedy