Tina Fey Biography
Tina Fey is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright from the United States best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1997–2006. She is also known for inventing the sitcoms 30 Rock in 2006–2013, 2020, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in 2015–2020.
Tina Fey Age
Fey is 51 years old as of 2021. he was born Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey on 18 May 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States. She celebrates her birthday on May 18.
Tina Fey Height
Fey stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.64m).
Tina Fey Family
Fey was born to Donald Henry Fey, a Korean War veteran, was a university administrator at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University, as well as a grant proposal writer who collected $500 million for schools, hospitals, and public service agencies through proposals and direct mail appeals. Fey established a scholarship fund in her father’s name at his alma school, Temple University, to benefit veterans pursuing journalism after his death.
Zenobia “Jeanne” (née Xenakes) is her mother, a retired brokerage employee from Piraeus, Greece. Vasiliki Kourelakou, Fey’s maternal grandmother, traveled alone from the Greek hamlet of Petrina to the United States in February 1921. Fey’s father was of English, German, Irish, and Scottish descent; one of her paternal ancestors was John Hewson, an English textile maker who moved to the United States with Benjamin Franklin’s help, allowing Hewson to build a quilting factory in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.
Fey’s lineage is 94 percent European, 3 percent Middle Eastern, and 3 percent Caucasian, according to a genealogy DNA test provided by the television show Finding Your Roots. Peter, her older brother, is eight years her senior.
Tina Fey Husband | Married
Fey began dating Jeff Richmond, a pianist who eventually became Second City’s musical director and then a composer on 30 Rock, in 1994, two years after she joined Chicago’s Second City improvisational theatrical team. On June 3, 2001, they married in a Greek Orthodox wedding.
Tina Fey Children
Alice Richmond, born in September 2005, and Penelope Athena Richmond, born in August 2011, are their two children.
Tina Fey Salary
Fey is said to be earning $500 Thousand Per Episode.
Tina Fey Net Worth
Fey has an estimated net worth of $75 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an actress.
Tina Fey Career
Tina Fey’s writing and acting career began in 1997 when she was hired as a writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. She became the show’s first female head writer in 1999. In the year 2000, she began performing sketches. She joined Jimmy Fallon as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update. Amy Poehler took over for Fallon in 2004. For the first time, two women hosted Weekend Update. The public reacted favorably to the couple. She wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, a 2004 teen comedy film in which she also starred. The film depicts the effects of social cliques in high school on teenage girls.
She created the TV comedy series 30 Rock in 2006, loosely based on her experiences as the head writer for Saturday Night Live. From October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, the show aired on NBC.
She co-starred in the 2008 comedy film Baby Mama with her former colleague Amy Poehler. The following year, she provided the voice of Lisa’ in Ponyo, a Japanese animated fantasy film. She co-starred with Steve Carell in the action comedy film Date Night in 2010. She voiced Roxanne Ritchie in Megamind, a 3D computer-animated action-comedy film, the same year. She appeared in the romantic comedy film Admission in 2013. She appeared in the films This Is Where I Leave You and Muppets Most Wanted in 2014.
Tina Fey’s work on Saturday Night Live as a writer and actress is what made her famous among fans. She first appeared on the show as a writer, but she quickly rose through the ranks to become a performer as well. Within two years of joining, she was promoted to the position of head writer. Before leaving Saturday Night Live in 2006, she had a very successful run on the show.
She created 30 Rock, a highly successful television comedy series that aired on NBC for six years. Tina created the comedy show based on her experience as the head writer for Saturday Night Live. The series was well-received by critics and won numerous awards.
Tina Fey Book
The New York Times gave Fey’s autobiography, Bossypants, a good review when it was released on April 5, 2011. Janet Maslin, a critic, gave the book a positive review, writing, “The book Bossypants is not a memoir. For a new generation, it’s a spiky blend of humor, reflection, critical thinking, and Nora Ephron-isms.”
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Fallon was succeeded on Weekend Update by Amy Poehler when he left the show in May 2004. It was the first time two female anchors co-hosted Weekend Update. For the segment, Fey stated that she “hired” Poehler as her co-host. The duo “has been a hilarious, pitch-perfect hit as they bounce off each other with rapid one-liners and deadpan delivery,” according to Rachel Sklar of the Chicago Tribune. Baby Mama, a 2008 comedy starring Fey and former SNL castmate Amy Poehler, was released in 2008. Fey and Amy Poehler supplied voices for Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City, a video game released in 1999.
Tina Fey Sarah Palin
Fey made many guest appearances on Saturday Night Live from September to November 2008, doing a series of parodies of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Fey copied Palin in a sketch with Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton on the 34th season premiere episode, which aired September 13, 2008. Clinton teased Palin about her “Tina Fey glasses” during their exchange. By the following Wednesday, the sketch had amassed 5.7 million views, making it NBC’s most-watched viral video.
Fey reprised her character on the October 4 episode, the October 18 show, where she was joined by the actual Sarah Palin, and the November 1 show, where John McCain and his wife Cindy joined her. Since 1994, the show on October 18 got the highest ratings of any SNL show. Fey received an Emmy for her portrayal of Palin the following year in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
In April 2010, Fey returned to Saturday Night Live, reprising her portrayal of Palin in a comedy dubbed “Sarah Palin Network.” On May 8, 2011, Fey reprised her Palin impersonation when she presented Saturday Night Live. On September 28, 2013, she hosted once more. On December 19, 2015, Fey returned to host, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her most recent presenting gig was on May 19, 2018, when she reprised her Sarah Palin impersonation.
Tina Fey Face Scar
Fey’s face scar had been noticeable but unsolved for years until a Vanity Fair feature revealed that the scar on her left cheek was caused by a mysterious man slashing her when she was five years old. Her husband, Jeff Richmond, explained, “She just assumed someone tagged her with a pen.” It happened in an alleyway behind her Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, house when Fey was in kindergarten, according to her book Bossypants.
Tina Fey Soul
Fey was revealed as the co-lead in the Pixar fantasy comedic adventure film Soul, which was released on Disney+ in December 2020 to critical acclaim, in August 2019. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards, including one for Best Animated Feature. Fey earned the Critics’ Choice Super Award for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Movie for her performance.
Tina Fey SNL
Fey hosted the first episode of Saturday Night Live after the Writers Guild of America strike in 2007–2008 on February 23, 2008. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in this episode in the category of Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Fey appeared on Saturday Night Live several times, performing a series of parodies of Republican vice-presidential contender Sarah Palin. Since 1994, the show on October 18 got the highest ratings of any SNL show.
Tina Fey co-starred in the Off-Broadway production Dratch & Fey with Rachel Dratch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City in 2000. In 2004, she received an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live. In 2010, Fey returned to host SNL, and in 2011 and 2013, she reprised her Palin portrayal. Her most recent presenting gig was on May 19, 2018, when she reprised her Sarah Palin impersonation.
Tina Fey Golden Globe
She won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Emmy awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2008, all in the category of Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Fey was nominated for an Emmy Award and won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award in the same categories the following year. Fey was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress in early 2010.
Tina Fey 30 Rock
Fey pitched NBC a pilot episode for a situation comedy about a cable news network in 2002, but they turned it down. The pilot was rewritten to focus on a sketch comedy series in the vein of Saturday Night Live, and it was picked up by NBC. The pilot was broadcast on NBC in October 2006 as 30 Rock. Despite mostly positive reviews, the episode came in third place in its time slot.
Tina Fey’s role as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock earned her two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination in 2009. She received the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress the following year. 30 Rock returned for the 2011–2012 season, albeit the premiere was postponed until midseason owing to Fey’s pregnancy with her second child. 30 Rock finished its run with 112 Emmy nominations after getting 13 nominations and two wins during the final season.
Tina Fey TV Shows
- 2021–present – Mr. Mayor
- 2021–present – Girls5eva
- 2021 – 78th Golden Globe Awards
- 2021 – Only Murders in the Building
- 2020 – Mapleworth Murders
- 2020 – One Night Only: The Best of Broadway
- 2019 – Modern Love
- 2018 – My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
- 2017–2018 – Great News
- 2017 – The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special
- 2017 – The Sackett Sisters
- 2016 – Maya & Marty
- 2016 – Difficult People
- 2016 – The Kicker
- 2015–2020 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- 2015 – 72nd Golden Globe Awards
- 2015 – Family Fortune
- 2015 – Inside Amy Schumer
- 2015 – Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
- 2014 – 71st Golden Globe Awards
- 2014 – Cabot College
- 2014 – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
- 2014 – Don Rickles: One Night Only
- 2013 – 70th Golden Globe Awards
- 2013 – Conan
- 2013 – The Simpsons
- 2013 – The Awesomes
Tina Fey Movies
- 2021 – 22 vs. Earth
- 2021 – Free Guy
- 2020 – Soul
- 2019 – Wine Country
- 2016 – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
- 2015 – Monkey Kingdom
- 2015 – Sisters
- 2014 – Muppets Most Wanted
- 2014 – This Is Where I Leave You
- 2013 – Admission
- 2013 – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
- 2010 – Date Night
- 2010 – Megamind
- 2009 – The Invention of Lying
- 2008 – Baby Mama
- 2008 – Ponyo