Tina Fey

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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Wine Country Actor 2019
66% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Producer Kim Barker $18.4M 2016
61% Sisters Kate Ellis Producer $66.7M 2015
53% Live From New York! Actor 2015
92% 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
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Actor $0.4M 2014
No Score Yet Mommy & Me Actor 2013
39% Admission Portia Nathan $18.1M 2013
72% Megamind Roxanne Ritchi $148.3M 2010
67% Date Night Claire Foster $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet 82nd Annual Academy Awards Actor 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
64% 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
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Tom Hanks Actor 2005
83% Mean Girls Ms. Norbury $86M 2004
47% Martin & Orloff Southern Lady 2002

TV

CREDIT
97% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
2015
Creator Executive Producer Andrea Producer
  • 2019
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No Score Yet Busy Tonight
2018
Guest
  • 2018
83% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
2018
Guest
  • 2018
84% Great News
2017-2018
Executive Producer Diana Diana St. Tropez
  • 2018
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
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No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2018
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No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Appearing Performer Screenwriter
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No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
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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
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No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
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No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
Voice
  • 2016
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No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
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No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
Guest Appearing Mother Goose
  • 2016
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  • 2007
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Appearing
  • 2015
86% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Sesame Street
2014
Mother Goose
  • 2015
No Score Yet Golden Globes
2003
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2015
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No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2018
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
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No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2013
84% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
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81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Creator Screenwriter Liz Lemon Executive Producer Producer
  • 2013
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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 The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2010
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Herself
  • 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

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