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Tina Fey

Tina FeyAKA Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

Born: 18-May-1970
Birthplace: Upper Darby, PA

Gender: Female
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Liz Lemon on 30 Rock

After four years studying drama at the University of Virginia, Tina Fey spent several years informally studying comedy. She worked with the ImprovOlympics, and took classes at Chicago's Second City, where she was eventually asked to join the troupe as a performer. She was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live's 1997-98 season, and was promoted to head writer in 1999. She began appearing in sketches and anchoring "Weekend Update" the following season. She was the show's first female head writer.

It took her two years to write Mean Girls, the barbed high school comedy based on a textbook (Rosalind Wiseman's Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence). From 2006-13 she played Liz Lemon, a fictionalized version of her SNL-era self, on NBC's 30 Rock with Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan.

Father: Donald Fey (author, The Complete Book of Fundraising Writing)
Mother: Jeanne Xenakes (housewife)
Brother: Peter Fey (computer programmer, QVC-TV, b. circa 1962)
Husband: Jeff Richmond (composer, m. 3-Jun-2001, two daughters)
Daughter: Alice (b. 10-Sep-2005)
Daughter: Penelope Athena (b. 10-Aug-2011)

    High School: Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, PA (1988)
    University: BA Theater, University of Virginia (1992)

    Young Men's Christian Association
    Endorsement of Gap 2001
    Endorsement of American Express 2007
    Roast: Lorne Michaels (2004)
    Second City
    German Ancestry Paternal
    Scottish Ancestry Paternal
    Greek Ancestry Maternal

    30 Rock Liz Lemon (2006-13)
    Saturday Night Live Writer/Performer (1997-2006), and Co-Anchor of Weekend Update

    Wine Country (8-May-2019)
    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (4-Mar-2016)
    Sisters (12-Dec-2015)
    This Is Where I Leave You (7-Sep-2014)
    Muppets Most Wanted (19-Mar-2014)
    Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (24-Nov-2013)
    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (19-Apr-2013) · Herself
    Admission (22-Mar-2013)
    Megamind (30-Oct-2010) · Roxanne Ritchie [VOICE]
    Date Night (6-Apr-2010) · Claire Foster
    The Invention of Lying (14-Sep-2009) · Shelley
    Baby Mama (23-Apr-2008)
    Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (10-Feb-2007) [VOICE]
    Man of the Year (13-Oct-2006) · Herself
    Beer League (15-Sep-2006)
    Mean Girls (19-Apr-2004) · Ms. Norbury
    Martin & Orloff (11-Mar-2002)

Author of books:
Bossypants (2011)

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