Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Highest Rated: 99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)

Lowest Rated: 22% Man of the Year (2006)

Birthday: May 18, 1970

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Soul 22 2020
66% Wine Country Actor 2019
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Producer Kim Barker $18.4M 2016
60% Sisters Kate Ellis Producer $66.7M 2015
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
93% Disneynature Monkey Kingdom Narrator $11.4M 2015
43% This Is Where I Leave You Wendy Altman $26.8M 2014
80% Muppets Most Wanted Nadya $46.5M 2014
99% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Actor $0.4M 2014
No Score Yet Mommy & Me Actor 2013
38% Admission Portia Nathan $18.1M 2013
72% Megamind Roxanne Ritchi $148.3M 2010
66% Date Night Claire Foster $98.8M 2010
56% The Invention of Lying Shelley $18.5M 2009
92% Ponyo Lisa $15.2M 2009
No Score Yet Elmo and the Bookaneers: Pirates Who Love to Read Actor 2009
63% Baby Mama Kate Holbrook $60.3M 2008
48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Actor $5.5M 2007
22% Man of the Year Herself $37.5M 2006
27% Beer League Front Desk Girl $0.5M 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks Actor 2005
84% Mean Girls Screenwriter $86M 2004
47% Martin & Orloff Southern Lady 2002

TV

Credit
75% Modern Love
2019
2019
96% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2015-2019
Producer Executive Producer Creator Andrea 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Busy Tonight
2018
Guest 2018
81% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
2018-2019
Guest 2018
84% Great News
2017-2018
Executive Producer Diana Diana St. Tropez 2018
2017
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2018
2013
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Appearing Host Screenwriter Performer 2018
2015
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2017
2016
2015
2014
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2016
2014
No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
Voice 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
2014
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Appearing Guest Mother Goose 2016
2015
2007
86% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
Mother Goose 2015
53% Golden Globes
1998
2015
2014
2013
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Appearing 2015
2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2015
2006
2005
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2019
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
Appearing 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest 2013
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Producer Executive Producer Creator Screenwriter Liz Lemon 2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet iCarly
2007-2012
Herself 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice 2011
No Score Yet Ace of Cakes
2006
Appearing 2010
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist 2010
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Herself 2009
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Appearing 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2006
2002

QUOTES FROM Tina Fey CHARACTERS

Kim Barker says: You do realize that this is not normal, right?

Kim Barker says: That sucks. That sucks for women.

Kim Barker says: I need a story, I need to get something on the air.

Kim Barker says: I wanted out of my job. I wanted out of my mildly depressive boyfriend. I wanted to blow everything up.

Kim Barker says: That must make you a fifteen.

Kim Barker says: It's banana's here, I don't think I can do this.

Kate Ellis says: The young you still lives inside you!

Maura Ellis says: Just like shingles ya'll!!

Maura Ellis says: Just like shingles ya'll!

Kate Ellis says: I just thought you were missing ...

Kate Ellis says: I just thought you were missing.

Kate Ellis says: Danger! Walk Away! That is a black diamond slope.

Kate Ellis says: Danger! Walk away! That is a black diamond slope.

Roxanne Ritchi says: So, that's it? You're just giving up?

MegaMind says: I'm the bad guy. I don't save the day, I don't fly off into the sunset and I don't get the girl.

Nadya says: Put the frog down!

Nadya says: Turn the lights back on, I can't see anything!

Portia Nathan says: I kissed someone...almost on purpose!

Ms. Norbury says: Oh, hi. Did you wanna buy some drugs?

Portia Nathan says: A 'B' in Physics? And you didn't take AP Chem.

Tighten says: Cool, so Thursday? Soft Thursday? 00:27:51 Chicks don't like bouncy houses.

Tighten says: Cool, so Thursday? Soft Thursday? Chicks don't like bouncy houses.

Roxanne Ritchi says: Good night Hal.

Tighten says: That's a soft yes on Thursday. Kicks news van in frustration. What's wrong with me? Renting a bouncy house? Chicks don't like bouncy houses, they like clowns!

Roxanne Ritchi says: [exasperated] Girls, girls, you're both pretty! Can I go home now?

Angie Ostrowiski says: There is a thing called being too healthy. That's what killed Bruce Lee.

Kate Holbrook says: Really? Where'd you read that? The Weekly World Dum-Dum?

Lisa (English Version) says: So, what's your mother like?

Ponyo (English Version) says: She's big and BEAUTIFUL!!! But, she can be very scary.

Sosuke (English Version) says: Just like my Mom!

Mr. Duvall says: So, uh... how was your summer?

Ms. Norbury says: I got divorced.

Mr. Duvall says: Oh. My carpal tunnel came back.

Ms. Norbury says: I win

Ms. Norbury says: I win.

MegaMind says: Miss Ritchi... we meet again.

Roxanne Ritchi says: Would it kill you to wash the bag?

MegaMind says: This will be the last you ever hear of... Roxanne Ritchi! Huh?

Metro Man says: [gasps] Roxanne! Don't panic, Roxy... I'm on my way!

Roxanne Ritchi says: I'm not panicking.

MegaMind says: [smirking] In order to stop me, you'll have to find us first!

Roxanne Ritchi says: We're at the abandoned observatory!

MegaMind says: [lunges for the control and turns off the camera on Roxanne] Nooo! We're NOT! Don't listen to her, she's crazy!

Kate Holbrook says: Did you just stick your gum under my coffee table?

Angie Ostrowiski says: I don't know...

Kate Holbrook says: What do you mean you don't know?! Do you think you're at an Arby's right now?

Angie Ostrowiski says: You know what, I wish I was at an Arby's! 'Cause there's better food and cooler people there!

Kate Holbrook says: *looks under coffee table and gasps* Did you stick all this gum under here?!

Angie Ostrowiski says: I don't know! Maybe you stuck some of it under there!

Kate Holbrook says: Yeah, actually you might be right. Because sometimes when I work a really long day, I like to come home and chew a huge wad of bubblicious gum and stick it under my reclaimed barn-wood coffee table!

Angie Ostrowiski says: B*tch, I don't know your life!

Kate Holbrook says: It costs more to have someone born than to have someone killed!

Chaffee Bicknell says: It takes longer.

Kate Holbrook says: I overreacted earlier. I'm sorry...

Angie Ostrowiski says: I'm sorry I farted into your purse...

Claire Foster says: The one night I dress up...

Claire Foster says: We're just a boring couple from New Jersey!

MegaMind says: (pretending to be Bernard) Well, I happened to be speed-walking nearby when I got your call.

MegaMind says: [pretending to be Bernard] Well, I happened to be speed-walking nearby when I got your call.

Roxanne Ritchi says: In a suit?

MegaMind says: Uh, yes! It's called, "formal speed-walking!"

MegaMind says: Uh, yes! It's called, 'formal speed-walking!'

MegaMind says: You dim-witted creation of science!

Roxanne Ritchi says: (over the phone) What?

Roxanne Ritchi says: [over the phone] What?

MegaMind says: (pretending to be Bernard) Oh, not you Roxanne, I was just yelling at my...mother's urn!

MegaMind says: [pretending to be Bernard] Oh, not you Roxanne, I was just yelling at my... mother's urn!

Damian says: My nanna takes off her wig when she's drunk..

Damian says: My grandma takes her wig off when she's drunk.

Ms. Norbury says: Your nanna and I have that in common.

Ms. Norbury says: Your grandmother and I have that in common.

Lisa (English Version) says: [Looking over shoulder at tsunami] Wow, that wave is really after us.

Ms. Norbury says: Hi! Would you like to buy some drugs?

Ms. Norbury says: Hi! Did you wanna to buy some drugs?

Claire Foster says: they stabbed a chicken nugget with a sharpie. These are bad people.

Claire Foster says: They stabbed a chicken nugget with a Sharpie. These are bad people!

Claire Foster says: (Do you accept a collect phonecall from) "Oh my god, this phonebooth smells like urine"

Claire Foster says: (Do you accept a collect phonecall from) Oh my god, this phonebooth smells like urine.

Katy says: "Yes I accept"

Katy says: Yes I accept.

Claire Foster says: "Katy?!"

Claire Foster says: Katy?!

Katy says: "Fostersss, what uppp?"

Katy says: Fostersss, what up?

Lisa (English Version) says: I say we start with dessert and go backwards. It's been a backwards kind of day!

Lisa (English Version) says: So, Ponyo, what's your Dad like?

Ponyo says: He hates humans! He keeps me in a bubble, so I swam away from home.