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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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  • Tom Hanks' 'Inferno' Delayed to October 2016 to Avoid 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    Avoiding a confrontation with Disney's "Star Wars: Episode VII," Sony has pushed back the release date of "Inferno," with Tom Hanks starring and Ron Howard directing, nearly a year to Oct. 14, 2016. The studio had originally dated its adaptation of Dan...
  • Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'

    Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'
    "Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters. The big...
  • 'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised

    'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised
    Forty seasons into "Saturday Night Live" and you just don't hear the old criticisms so much anymore: "It's not as edgy as it was in the 1970s …" "This new cast is not as funny as that previous cast …" "It's such a boy's club …"...
  • This Is 40? 'SNL' Revives 'Weekend Update' And Starts Celebrating Four Decades On Air

    "Saturday Night Live" returned for its landmark fortieth season with a new announcer, a revived "Weekend Update" and a couple of digs at the National Football League. But the show continued to serve up something it largely avoided when it launched way...
  • Box office: 'The Equalizer' neutralizes the competition on Friday

    Box office: 'The Equalizer' neutralizes the competition on Friday
    The new action-thriller "The Equalizer," starring two-time Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, got off to a strong start dominating the box office Friday. The R-rated film, based on the gritty 1985-89 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, earned an...
  • 10 bookish movies coming in September

    10 bookish movies coming in September
    September is full of bookish film adaptations, with movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon. Things are...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • Jonathan Tropper offers 'This Is Where I Leave You'

    Jonathan Tropper offers 'This Is Where I Leave You'
    On a recent afternoon, author Jonathan Tropper sat down in a Brentwood restaurant and surveyed the beverage options. "How honest do you want me to be?" he asked. "Sometimes I become dangerously honest with a cocktail." After a moment of careful...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Saving Mr. Banks' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Saving Mr. Banks' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 31 - Sept. 6, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES CNN Spotlight This new episode...
  • Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'

    Joan Rivers: 'Always had a one-liner ... but her life wasn't a joke'
    Joan Rivers -- the comedian, TV host and entertainer extraordinaire who died Thursday at 81 -- said so much during her groundbreaking, decades-long career, that it's difficult to say anything that would do justice to her life and legacy. In The Times,...
  • Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'

    Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'
    I propose that, in Joan Rivers' honor, we once and for all retire the word "comedienne." It was jarring to hear and read it in the coverage of Rivers' death Thursday at age 81 — we are well past the days when gender-specific job titles are...