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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...

    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. The improvisational comedy troupe's 55 years have been condensed into "The Best of the Second City" on June 13 at...

    Third season of 'Orange Is the New Black' holds viewers captive

    Third season of 'Orange Is the New Black' holds viewers captive
    When the third season of "Orange Is the New Black" premieres Friday, you can lock up its fans and throw away the key as long as they've got a computer screen and an Internet connection. "OITNB," as its fans shorthand it, is an original Netflix series...