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Tina Fey

Highest Rated:   98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)
Lowest Rated:   21% Man of the Year (2006)
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Birthplace:   Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
As Saturday Night Live's first-ever female head writer, quick-witted comedian Tina Fey not only shattered the glass ceiling at SNL, but also succeeded in proving that she is one of the most talented comedy writers in the entertainment industry. The Upper Darby, PA, native quickly made her way to Chicago's famed Second City after finishing drama studies at the University of Virginia in 1992, maintaining her livelihood with a job at the local YMCA and rapidly excelling through Second City's exhausting course load. Advised by her instructor to skip forward to the more selective Second City Training Center, Fey took him up on his advice and, though rejected at first, she was eventually accepted into the fold. When Saturday Night Live came to Second City seeking some fresh new talent in 1995, Fey and friend Adam McKay stood out from the pack. It was McKay's prompting that eventually found Fey hired as a writer for the enduring sketch comedy series. In addition to opening the door for her entrance into SNL, her tenure at Second City also found Fey making the acquaintance of future husband Jeff Richmond, who served as director for the Chicago comedy troupe. After joining the cast as a staff writer in 1997, Fey soon made history as SNL's first female writing supervisor two short years later. She was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program three years in a row from 2001-2003, and her mark both behind the scenes and as one-half of the Weekend Update crew (opposite SNL favorite Jimmy Fallon) was unmistakable. When Fallon left SNL in 2004, Amy Poehler took over his position at the news desk, making her and Fey the first two-woman news team in Weekend Update history.In the midst of her hectic schedule at Studio 8H, Fey somehow found time to perform the critically praised two-woman comedy show Dratch and Fey in both Chicago (1999) and New York (2000). Fey's other work has included writing for such programs as the confrontational comedy series The Colin Quinn Show, shown on pay-cable mainstay Comedy Central. If fans had wondered when -- as all high-profile SNL cast members eventually do -- Fey would set her sights on feature films, their curiosity would soon be answered when it was announced that Fey would be writing and appearing in Mean Girls (2004), an adaptation of author Rosalind Wiseman's popular book Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescence. The film's combination of high-school realism and smart humor made it a hit with teens and adults alike. As the 2004-2005 season of SNL drew to a close, Fey announced that she wouldn't be returning for the next season, but fans of the writer and comedian didn't stray too far. She would leave the show only to become a bigger star in her own right, creating, writing, and starring in the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, which she both wrote and starred in as the head writer for a popular sketch comedy series. Additionally, Fey would cement her role as the queen of comedy with roles in feature films like Baby Mama and Date Night.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  • Kim Barker
  • Producer
2016
60% Sisters
  • Producer
  • Kate Ellis
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
94% Monkey Kingdom
  • Narrator
2015
41% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Wendy Altman
2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted
  • Nadya
2014
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Mommy & Me
  • Actor
2013
38% Admission
  • Portia Nathan
2013
73% Megamind
  • Roxanne Ritchi
2010
67% Date Night
  • Claire Foster
2010
58% The Invention of Lying
  • Shelley
2009
92% Ponyo
  • Lisa
2009
No Score Yet Elmo and the Bookaneers: Pirates Who Love to Read
  • Actor
2009
64% Baby Mama
  • Kate Holbrook
2008
21% Man of the Year
  • Herself
2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks
  • Actor
2005
84% Mean Girls
  • Ms. Norbury
2004
47% Martin & Orloff
  • Southern Lady
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Mother Goose
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
  • Mother Goose
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Liz Lemon
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
  • Herself
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
  • Voice
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
Great News
2016
  • Executive Producer
97% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2015
  • Creator
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Andrea
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
85% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Appearing
  • Host
  • Performer
  • Screenwriter

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