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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

Top Tina Fey Articles

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  • Jon Stewart: Who will follow him?

    UPDATED: In the history of late-night television, Jon Stewart stands as a true innovator, and his run is coming to an end. He announced Tuesday night that he will be leaving "The Daily Show" after 17 years. "It is time for someone else," he said. ...
  • At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime

     At 40, 'Saturday Night Live' is still in its prime
    "Saturday Night Live" is 40 years old this year. Forty years before its debut — Oct. 11, 1975, during the Ford administration — Jack Benny was in his third year on radio; the Marx Brothers were starring in "A Night at the Opera," their first...
  • Tribeca 2015: Fest will open this year with 'SNL' movie

    Tribeca 2015: Fest will open this year with 'SNL' movie
    The Tribeca Film Festival is catching "Saturday Night Live" fever for this year's opening night. The New York film confab will kick off its 2015 gathering on April 15 with "Live From New York!," nonfiction filmmaker Bao Nguyen's look at the long-running...
  • Mirror, Mirror: Main Line jewelry designer's red-carpet-season opportunity

    Kat Mittman Kobak planned to design jewelry for this year's Grammy Awards attendees by personalizing her signature silver, sparkling, beaded choker. But then, three days before the pieces were to be shipped off, Kobak's publicist got the names of exactly...
  • Wanted: A host with wit, style and guts to keep Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' legacy intact

    The question of who can replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" seems roughly akin to asking his fans what might serve for the sun. His passion, wit and boldness make for a magical combination that will be difficult to re-create when Stewart steps away...
  • REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater

     REVIEW: 'The Addams Family' at the Mercury Theater
    For anyone who saw the first national tour of the musical "The Addams Family," the amusements currently to be had alongside Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley at the Mercury Theater will not come as a surprise. For that road show of the Broadway...
  • From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    From Run the Jewels to J. Cole, how today's musicians carry on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
    At the recent 2015 Golden Globe Awards, show host Tina Fey delivered one of the most poignant and effective jokes of the evening in regard to the multi-nominated film “Selma,” based on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-led voting rights march...
  • NFL roars; Globes, 'Big Bang' score

    NFL roars; Globes, 'Big Bang' score
    UPDATED: The NFL reaffirmed its pull in prime time -- and scored even greater numbers with games that didn't start in prime time. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler amused millions at the Golden Globes. Old favorites "Big Bang Theory" and "NCIS" delivered. Newcomer...
  • More thoughts on Hollywood's 'golden' night

    "I DIDN'T hear anyone asking where Putin was!?" This from my constant reader Brad Berger, referring to all the hoopla criticizing President Obama for not appearing in person with the world leaders in Paris. And here I thought our attorney general,...
  • Sundance 2015: Lily Tomlin has an easy ride steering 'Grandma'

    There is no official award for being a national treasure, so recently Lily Tomlin had to settle for a Kennedy Center Honor. At 75, Tomlin continues to break new ground in her career. When the film "Grandma" premieres Friday, it will mark her first...
  • Golden Globe Awards set 2016 date

    The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards will be held Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and Dick Clark Productions announced Tuesday. The Globes ceremony has taken place the second or third weekend in January for the past decade. NBC...