Tina Fey. biography
NAME:Tina Fey BIRTH DATE:May 18, 1970 (Age: 43) PLACE OF BIRTH:Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
American actress and writer Tina Fey was born on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Fey moved to Chicago to pursue an acting career with an emphasis on comedy. Tina joined Saturday Night Live as a writer in 1997, becoming the first female head writer in the show's history. Tina became a steady fixture on SNL, hosting Weekend Update from 2000-2005.
Fey left the show in 2006 after giving birth to her daughter Alice. She returned to NBC later that year with the sitcom, 30 Rock. Fey has earned critical acclaim for her portrayal of Liz Lemon, including a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guilds awards for best actress in a comedy series.
Tina has made her mark on the big screen as well, writing and starring in the film, Mean Girls with Lindsay Lohan in 2004. Most recently, Fey starred opposite fellow SNL cast member Amy Poehler in Baby Mama in 2008.
Fey returned to SNL to play Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in September 2008. Her portrayal of Palin has become an internet sensation and ratings bonanza because of her uncanny resemblance and dead-on depiction of Palin.
Did you know…
- Tina is left-handed
- Her favorite color is orange
- She is married to composer Jeff Richmond
- She admits to being a mean girl in high school
- She is an ardent environmentalist