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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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  • Women Are Funny, That's No Joke

    Get your pen, keyboard or tattoo gun, everybody, and please write this down: Women are funny and always have been. Women's humor is not a "new thing." It's not like an iPhone 5, the use of genomic analysis in medicine or gay couples with babies on prime-...
  • Funny Women Get Us Where We Live

    Are men obsolete? Geneticists might argue and the folks on Fox News certainly believe it's a hot topic, but NBC, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey just triumphed at the Golden Globes, and ABC, where Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting the Oscars, seem to be...
  • Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'

    Rivers' death should spell end of 'comedienne'
    I propose that, in Joan Rivers' honor, we once and for all retire the word "comedienne." It was jarring to hear and read it in the coverage of Rivers' death Thursday at age 81 — we are well past the days when gender-specific job titles are...
  • Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF

    Steve Carell and Tina Fey: from Chicago to TIFF
    For reasons only partly related to his virtually unrecognizable presence on screen, Steve Carell appears headed for an Academy Award nomination (actor? supporting actor? tough call) for an eerily subtle portrayal of the unstable and ultimately murderous...
  • Fall movie preview 2014

    Fall movie preview 2014
    If you read “Gone Girl,” by bestselling Chicago author Gillian Flynn, the schedule of movies opening between now and the end of the year is pretty much the book’s big-screen version—directed by David Fincher! (“The Social...
  • Emmys 2014: Who will prevail in the guest-acting categories?

    Emmys 2014: Who will prevail in the guest-acting categories?
    The Creative Arts Emmys will be handed out beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Although most of the 80 categories probably hold little interest to those who aren't friends, family or colleagues of the nominees, the...
  • Emmys 2014: Fuzzy picture on what makes for comedy, drama, miniseries

     Emmys 2014: Fuzzy picture on what makes for comedy, drama, miniseries
    A prison guard locks a drug-addled inmate in a closet. When he returns to check on her, she's slumped against the wall, dead. The guard panics, ties an electrical cord around her neck and hangs her from a pipe, trying to make her overdose look like a...
  • Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us

    Del Close's lasting impact on iO, and the rest of us
    His shadow is a substantial thing, shading the increasingly active and ever-expanding Chicago comedy world in the same way that Louis Sullivan still influences young architects, Muddy Waters impacts bluesmen or Nelson Algren whispers to writers. Del...
  • Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong returns home amid dream year

    Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong returns home amid dream year
    They could be telling Cecily Strong’s story at iO Theater in Wrigleyville for years to come. The “Saturday Night Live” cast member wasn’t the obvious choice to follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who...
  • Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer

    Seth Meyers and the rise of the Chicago writer-performer
    Back in 1999 — a gut-wrenching 14 years ago — a theater just north of Wrigley Field was filled on weekend nights with the nervous laughter of people on dates. "Pick-Ups and Hiccups" (a title with admirable descriptive prowess), was a hugely...
  • 'Bossypants' an entertaining but safe foray into Fey's life

    Tina Fey doesn't tell a lot of stories on herself, not really, in her new book "Bossypants," which is actually bits of so many books that it could be placed fairly in Memoirs, Management, Women's studies, Comedy, or that section where they give you book...