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Tina Fey

Tina Fey
Writer-comedian Tina Fey was born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey on May 18, 1970. She got her start in comedy at The Second City Chicago Theatre. While at Second City, Fey was scooped up by "Saturday Night Live," where she served as the show's first female head writer, and later, a regular cast member and co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Fey's popularity grew due to her portrayal of Gov. Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live." Fey also created her own TV show, NBC's "30 Rock." Her recent movie work includes "Baby Mama" and "Mean Girls." In 2008, Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year.
Writer-comedian Tina Fey was born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey on May 18, 1970. She got her start in comedy at The Second City Chicago Theatre. While at Second City, Fey was scooped up by "Saturday Night Live," where she served as the show's first female head writer, and later, a regular cast member and co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Fey's popularity grew due to her portrayal of Gov. Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live." Fey also created her own TV show, NBC's "30 Rock." Her recent movie work includes "Baby Mama" and "Mean Girls." In 2008, Fey was voted The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year. « Show less

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  • Are beautiful, funny women really that hard to find?

    Are beautiful, funny women really that hard to find?
    "In the history of the motion picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women — a Lucille Ball — that are funny, is impossible to find," former Disney CEO Michael Eisner said in a conversation about mindfulness, of all things, with Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival. "The hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far." Then he added: "Boy, am I going to get in trouble."
  • Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

    A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have serious conversations...

    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried is freewheeling in 'Ted 2'

    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried is freewheeling in 'Ted 2'
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried might not be the most bankable star in Hollywood or the most critically acclaimed. But among actresses under 30, she's one of the most adventurous. From the beginning of her career, she's been determined to work...

    Women's Funny Festival: Nothing to prove but funny

    Women's Funny Festival: Nothing to prove but funny
    The late Christopher Hitchens' infamous 2007 screed for Vanity Fair about why women aren't funny reads today as a quaint artifact — almost like coming across a Victorian tract warning women that higher education leads to gynecological problems. As...

    Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'I Killed My BFF' and more

    Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'I Killed My BFF' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 14 - 20, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES When Calls the Heart The frontier-era drama...