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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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  • All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman

     All hail Melissa McCarthy, Hollywood's indestructible comic superwoman
    It is a good time to be Melissa McCarthy. McCarthy was nominated for supporting actress for her performance in "Bridesmaids" two years ago, won an Emmy for her TV series "Mike & Molly," was second to Jennifer Lawrence in a recent poll of best-liked...
  • Joan Rivers, as she has made known time and time again, is no fan of Lena Dunham.

    (Strong language in paragraphs 3 and 4) June 18 (Reuters) - Joan Rivers, as she has made known time and time again, is no fan of Lena Dunham. The E! doyenne rips the "Girls" actress in her new memoir "Diary of a Mad Diva," criticizing her for her...
  • Steve Carell Producing Road-Trip Comedy 'International Incident' to Star Ken Jeong

    Lionsgate is in talks with Steve Carell to produce road-trip comedy "International Incident" with Ken Jeong in negotiations to star. Carell will produce through his Carousel Prods. Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment bought the pitch for the project from...
  • Variety, Comedy or Music Special Emmy Category Relies on Wow Factor

    The Emmy nominees for variety, comedy or music special can seem like a mishmash of shows, with everything from awards shows to comedy specials to concerts and fundraisers in the mix. Last year, the category's nominees couldn't be more disparate: CBS'...
  • Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor

    Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain prize for American humor
    Jay Leno will receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the center announced on Wednesday. Leno, who ended a 22-year run as the host of NBC's "Tonight Show" in February, will...
  • Tony Awards 2014: The Tonys show doesn't always tap along

    Tony Awards 2014: The Tonys show doesn't always tap along
    You certainly can't knock Hugh Jackman for trying. In his fourth time as host of the Tony Awards, the bearded actor pulled out all the stops Sunday night —hopping, singing, dancing and even rapping on stage. Jackman kicked off the evening by...
  • 'Fault in Our Stars': DFTBA screening

    'Fault in Our Stars': DFTBA screening
    When "The Fault in Our Stars" reached movie theaters Friday, one Central Florida screening had special meaning. The parents of "Fault" author John Green, who grew up in Orlando, saw the film version with dozens of friends at a Winter Park theater....
  • Actor Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Car Crash

    "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan has been hospitalized in critical condition after the limousine he was riding in was involved in a six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday. There was no word on the specifics of Morgan's condition. He was...
  • TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway

    TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway
    "Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
  • 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV Star to Play Tina Fey's Daughter in 'The Nest'

    Madison Davenport ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series") has joined Universal's "The Nest" opposite Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Production has launched in New York City on the comedy that is directed by "Pitch Perfect's" Jason Moore and penned by Paula Pell....
  • Maya Rudolph to party with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'

    Maya Rudolph to party with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'
    Maya Rudolph just got an invite to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's house party — but don't tell Mom and Dad. The "Bridesmaids" actress has joined the cast of Fey and Poehler's upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest," about two adult sisters who decide...