May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Married to composer Jeff Richmond, who writes the music for 30 Rock, since 2001. They have one daughter, Alice.
Tina Fey's Early Career:
After graduating from college with a degree in drama, Fey moved to Chicago and studied at improv institution Second City, which is well-known for its alumni moving on to shows like Saturday Night Live. She went from student to Second City cast member in 1994.
'Saturday Night Live':
Fey joined Saturday Night Live as a writer in 1997, and in 1999 became the show’s first female head writer. She worked primarily behind the scenes at first, but in 2000 she became the co-anchor, with Jimmy Fallon, of the show’s “Weekend Update” news-parody segment. Since leaving the show, she’s returned to host, and in fall 2008 she made popular guest appearances playing vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Fey left SNL in 2006 to focus on 30 Rock, the sitcom she created for NBC. Inspired loosely by her experiences working on SNL, the show follows Liz Lemon, executive producer and head writer of the fictional sketch-comedy show TGS With Tracy Jordan, as she deals with demanding stars, neurotic and eccentric co-workers and her own train wreck of a personal life. In 2008, Fey won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her portrayal of Liz Lemon. After seven seasons, 30 Rock aired its final episode in early 2013.
Movie Career of Tina Fey:
In 2004, Fey wrote and played a supporting role in the high school satire Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan. As 30 Rock has gone on to greater success and acclaim, her movie career has started to pick up. In 2008 she starred alongside fellow Saturday Night Live alum (and her former “Weekend Update” co-anchor) Amy Poehler in the comedy Baby Mama, and in 2010 she co-starred with The Office's Steve Carell in Date Night.
Notable TV & Movie Roles:
30 Rock (2006-2013)
Date Night (2010)
Baby Mama (2008)
Mean Girls (2004)
Saturday Night Live (2000-2006)