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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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  • Deerfield Library's popularity list shows surprises

    Librarians who choose the books and other media for the Deerfield Public Library all have masters degrees, but what they know best is their community. The most borrowed books and other media for 2014 show some resemblance to national trends but also give...
  • Winter TV preview: 'Better Call Saul' leads pack

    Winter TV preview: 'Better Call Saul' leads pack
    A shifty lawyer, a whiskey-loving clergyman, a dashing knight, secret agents, hackers, lovers, cops and music moguls are among the new characters TV viewers will meet as the winter season launches scores of new and returning shows. As far as I'm...
  • 2014's dubious achievements

    Long ago, my honored predecessor and friend John Hartl (who's been reviewing movies for Seattle Times readers for 48 years) began a tradition of wrapping up the movie year with a list of "Dubious Achievements." Following once more in his footsteps, here...
  • 'Paper Towns': You can fake Orlando

    'Paper Towns': You can fake Orlando
    Time magazine lists "Paper Towns," a set-in-Orlando mystery, as among 15 movies to see in 2015. The film is based on author John Green's 2008 novel. When he was promoting the movie of "The Fault in Our Stars" last year, Green said he was advocating...
  • Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor

    Rock n' roll with a Jewish flavor
    The Avenue J Music Festival will once again rock Coconut Grove. This second annual festival, which is an alternative/indie Jewish inspired outdoor concert presented by Chabad of the Grove, takes place on Jan. 18 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Barnacle...
  • Who should win at Sunday's Golden Globes?

    Who should win at Sunday's Golden Globes?
    The No. 1 reasons to watch the Golden Globes are the hosting powers of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and, yes, the possibility that a live event featuring intoxicated celebrities will lead to some unpredictable moments. Also, some are awards are given out,...
  • Our suggestions for Chicago's fringe theater in 2015

    Our suggestions for Chicago's fringe theater in 2015
    Nimble and risk-taking, small theater companies in Chicago are often leading the creative charge. There's nothing like a tight budget to entice artists down the unbeaten path. With that in mind, a few observations about Chicago's fringe theater worth...
  • Tina Fey getting used to a new television world with her comedy's switch to Netflix

    Now that the sitcom she's writing has moved from NBC to Netflix, Tina Fey has big plans: "Season two is going to be mostly shower sex." Jokes aside, the journey of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is a unique one for television and its future will be...
  • Netflix churning out new product, but still won't say how many people watch its series

    Even as Netflix continues to pump out more original programming, its bosses say they will continue to keep secret details on how many people are actually watching. The ratings "arms race" on traditional television has a negative effect on creativity,...
  • Comic Tina Fey says French attack and 'The Interview' shows importance of free speech

    Comic Tina Fey says Wednesday's attack on a French newspaper and the Sony hacking surrounding the movie "The Interview" is a reminder of the importance of free speech. Fey said: "Even if it's just dumb jokes in 'The Interview,' we have the right to...
  • Netflix grabs Tina Fey comedy 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' from NBC

    Netflix grabs Tina Fey comedy 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' from NBC
    Netflix seems to want everything these days — even Tina Fey comedies that were meant for someone else. The movie and TV streaming giant announced Friday that it had picked up two seasons of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," a new series about a woman...