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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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  • Ellie Kemper of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' sees the comedy light

    Ellie Kemper of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' sees the comedy light
    Ellie Kemper is surprisingly small and compact, and surprisingly red-haired. Not shockingly red; that would be too flashy for the St. Louis native. But the energy, the enthusiasm, the politeness you'd expect of the publicly sunny actress and writer, those...
  • 'Live From New York' adds little to the 'SNL' legend

     'Live From New York' adds little to the 'SNL' legend
    When "Saturday Night Live" really cranks, (insert grumble about how bad the show usually is these days etc., etc.), it can be a triumphant blend of funny, creative, and talkable. Sadly, those words usually don't apply to "Live From New York," a 77-...
  • Today's sitcoms show a wider range of realistic, and funny, women

    It took decades for the women of sitcoms to climb past simply serving their men to being lovable ditzes. But today's female characters have emerged from that bunker — some literally — into a spotlight of their own. In shows new ("Broad City,...
  • '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...
  • Lily Tomlin finds renewed life in showbiz universe

    Lily Tomlin finds renewed life in showbiz universe
    Lily Tomlin was driving down Moorpark Street in the Valley, talking about that time she ended up on the news for cutting down her eucalyptus trees. "They said I had dendrophobia, fear of trees!" Tomlin said with her characteristic cackle of a laugh. "I...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' exhibit lets fans retrace comic past

    Tune in NBC any Saturday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time, and, whether live or a repeat, you know what you'll find. It's been that way since October 1975 and, having just wrapped 40 years on the air, "Saturday Night Live" is long overdue for a fitting shrine....
  • It was a wild and crazy night for Steve Martin at the AFI Life Achievement gala

    It was a wild and crazy night for Steve Martin at the AFI Life Achievement gala
    It was hard not to get a case of happy feet Thursday evening at the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award gala for Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. In fact, the wild and crazy spirit of the evening recalled the raucous atmosphere of Martin&...
  • En honor al 'genio' Steve Martin

    En honor al 'genio' Steve Martin
    Tina Fey lo llamó un genio. Sarah Silverman dijo que era su inspiración. Carl Reiner lo describió como "el ser humano más versátil en nuestro planeta en lo que se refiere al espectáculo y hacer reír a la gente". Steve Martin fue objeto de todo este...
  • Steve Martin toasted at AFI Lifetime Achievement gala

    Steve Martin toasted at AFI Lifetime Achievement gala
    Tina Fey called him a genius. Sarah Silverman said he was her inspiration. Carl Reiner described him as "the most versatile human being there is on our planet as far as show business and making people laugh." Steve Martin was the object of this...
  • David Letterman offers sincerity in making his final round of goodbyes

    David Letterman offers sincerity in making his final round of goodbyes
    “I'll be honest with you,” David Letterman said at the outset of his very last TV show after more than three decades. “It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get 'The Tonight Show.'“ What he did get, on show No. 6028...
  • 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...