Tina Fey


Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, better known by her nickname Tina Fey, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer, best known for her work in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘30 Rock.’

Date of birth

Tina was born on May 18, 1970, in Pennsylvania, USA.

Family

She was born to Zenobia Xenakes, a brokerage employee, and Donald Fey, a university grant-proposal writer. She is of mixed ancestry and has one brother.

Early life

Her interest in comedy developed at a young age as her family often watched comedy shows on TV, sometimes staying up late in the night to watch their favorite shows.

Education

She attended ‘Beverly Hills Middle School’ before going to ‘Upper Darby High School’ where she was an honor student and co-editor of the school newspaper. She anonymously wrote a satirical column for the paper. She enrolled at the ‘University of Virginia’ to study playwriting and acting, and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in drama.

Love life

In 2001, she married Jeff Richmond, an actor, director, and composer. They have two daughters.

Net worth

Not yet established.

Career

Tina’s writing and acting career began in 1997 when she was selected as a writer for NBC’s variety show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In 1999, she became the show’s first female head writer.

She began performing sketches in 2000. Along with Jimmy Fallon, she became the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update.’ In 2004, Fallon was replaced by Amy Poehler. For the first time ‘Weekend Update’ was anchored by two women. The pair got positive response from the public.

She wrote the screenplay for the 2004 teen comedy film ‘Mean Girls’ in which she also portrayed a role. The film depicts the effects of high school social cliques on teenage girls.

In 2006, she created the TV comedy series ‘30 Rock,’ based loosely on her experiences as the head writer in ‘Saturday Night Live.’ The show was broadcast on NBC from October 11, 2006 to January 31, 2013.

She co-starred with her former colleague Amy Poehler in the comedy film ‘Baby Mama’ which released in 2008. The same year, she voiced ‘Lisa’ in ‘Ponyo,’ a Japanese animated fantasy film.

In 2010, she acted in the action comedy film ‘Date Night’ with Steve Carell. The same year, she voiced ‘Roxanne Ritchi’ in ‘Megamind,’ a 3D computer animated action comedy film.

Tina co-hosted the 70th ‘Golden Globe Awards’ in 2013 with Amy Poehler. The following year, she played ‘Nadya’ and ‘Wendy Altman’ in ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ and ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ respectively.

In 2015, she was seen in a comedy film titled ‘Sisters’ alongside Amy Poehler. The following year, she was seen in a biographical war comedy-drama film titled ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ where she played ‘Kim Baker.’

From 2017 to 2018, she portrayed ‘Diana St. Tropez’ on NBC's ‘Great News.’ She was then seen in the 2019 comedy film ‘Wine Country’ where she played ‘Tammy.’

  • In August 2019, it was announced that Fey would voice the co-lead role in the Pixar fantasy comedy adventure film Soul, which was released in December 2020.

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    Tina Fey
    First Name Tina
    Surname Fey
    Born 18th May, 1970
    Home City Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
    Current City