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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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  • Revisiting comic genius

    Revisiting comic genius
    When one reflects on the Second City, stars such as Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Gilda Radner may come to mind.
  • Actress Ellie Kemper talks about performing in Chicago, starring in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and more

    Actress Ellie Kemper talks about performing in Chicago, starring in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and more
    Ellie Kemper lived in Chicago for three months in 2001. She was 21 years old, approaching her senior year at Princeton University and taking a level one improvisation class at ImprovOlympic under the iconic TJ Jagodowski. “It was the best thing...

    Nielsen: 13.76 million viewers for Letterman

    Comic celebrities turned out for David Letterman's late-night farewell — and so did his biggest audience in more than 21 years. The Nielsen company said Thursday that 13.76 million viewers saw Letterman end his 33-year career as a late-night TV...

    David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile

    There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right. When David Letterman signed off CBS' "Late Show" for good Wednesday, he closed the book on more than his own incomparable...

    David Letterman signs off as late-night host

    David Letterman ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, ushered into retirement by four presidents who declared "our long national nightmare is over" and saying there was nothing he could ever do to repay his audience. The...