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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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  • Jon Stewart's 'Night of Too Many Stars' Telethon Set for March 8 on Comedy Central

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jon Stewart's Busboy Prods. and Comedy Central are reuniting for the sixth biennial "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." The event will premiere on Comedy Central on March 8, with Stewart...
  • Jan Hooks: We'll always have Bette Davis

    When "Saturday Night Live" pays tribute to Jan Hooks this weekend, Lorne Michaels will have a lot of hilarious footage to choose from. He could replay Hooks' first-rate impersonations of Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Kathie Lee Gifford or Tammy Faye...
  • Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Tina Fey explain work ethic in Elle

    Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Tina Fey explain work ethic in Elle
    Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Tina Fey have landed the three covers of Elle magazine's November Women in Hollywood issue. The actresses were also joined by "Hunger Games" star Elizabeth Banks, TV star Brie Larson, screen legends Jessica Lange and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid

    Comedian John Mulaney is the throwback kid
    John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
  • '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 …"...
  • Room for more doom at the box office?

    Sure, people are watching movies on tablets and smartphones, on their couches, streaming video on demand. But maybe there's another reason box office is down dramatically (summer biz dropped 25 percent from the same period in 2013). Call it the Dys...
  • This Is 40? 'SNL' Revives 'Weekend Update' And Starts Celebrating Four Decades On Air

    This Is 40? 'SNL' Revives 'Weekend Update' And Starts Celebrating Four Decades On Air
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "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...
  • Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Sprints Past Liam Neeson With $32.5 Million

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The Maze Runner" showed that sometimes the weekend box office is a marathon, not a sprint. Twentieth Century Fox's adaptation of James Dashner's post-apocalyptic novel took awhile to build up steam, but found its core...
  • 'SNL' writer shows love for Orlando, sister

    'SNL' writer shows love for Orlando, sister
    Ever wonder why there’s so much Florida humor on “Saturday Night Live”? “SNL” writer and consultant Paula Pell attributes that trend to writers from Florida and to the Sunshine State itself. “It’s just one...