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Tina Fey

Birth Name: 
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
Birthday: 
Monday, May 18, 1970
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Birth Place: 
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 
5' 4½"

Elizabeth Stamatina Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia, in 1970 to Donald and Jeannec Fey. Going by the name of Tina, Ms. Fey considered herself a "supernerd" during her high school and college years. She studied drama at the University of Virginia, and after graduating in 1992, she headed to Chicago, the ancestral home of American comedy. While working at a YMCA to support herself, she started Second City's first set of courses. After about nine months, a teacher told her to just skip ahead and audition for the more selective Second City Training Center. She failed but about eight weeks later, she re-auditioned and got into the year-long program. She ended up spending many years at The Second City in Chicago where many SNL cast members first started out. Then in 1995, "Saturday Night Live" (1975) came to The Second City's cast, including Fey's friend, Adam McKay, as a writer, searching for new talent. What they found was Tina Fey. When Adam was made Head writer, he suggested Fey should send a submission packet over the summer with six sketches, 10 pages each. Tina took the advice and sent them. After Lorne Michaels met her and saw her work she was offered a job a week later. She admitted that she was extremely nervous working in the legendary Studio 8H; being a foot shorter than everyone else, younger, and being one of the only female writers at the time. After a few years, Tina made history by becoming the first female head writer in the show's history. Tina also made her screen debut as a featured player during the 25th season by co-anchoring Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon. Since Tina and Jimmy have taken over Weekend Update it has been considered the best ever. This year she made it to full fledged star by becoming a regular cast member, though she is hardly on the show, besides Update. And during the past two summers, Tina and Rachel Dratch performed their two-woman show to critical acclaim in both Chicago (1999) and New York (2000) and made their Aspen Comedy Festival Debut. Tina is married to Jeff Richmond, a Second City director and currently lives in New York City.

Interviews

Mean Girls: The Interview

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News

Tina Fey in Talks to Join Disney's 'Muppets' Sequel

Days before she co-hosts the Golden Globes, Tina Fey is in late-stage negotiations to star as the female lead in Disney’s sequel to The Muppets, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.... Read more
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Date Night Seduces The US Box OfficeDate Night Seduces The US Box Office

The Grand National this past weekend might not have been a nail biting finish, but it appears the US box office result is making up for it.... Read more
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Trio set for DreamWorks' 'Oobermind'

DreamWorks Animation's "Oobermind" has enlisted three new superheroes, with Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill set to lend their voices to the comedy set for release in fall 2010.... Read more
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Reviews

30 Rock: Season Seven

I’ve followed the show since day one. I loved how it made fun of itself, it’s counterpart (SNL), and pretty much joked about materialism and fame, even poking fun at the casts own personal and professional lives.... Read more
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30 Rock: Season 6

 "30 Rock" has already won numerous awards such as Primetime Emmys, SAG awards, Peabody Awards, and Golden Globes.... Read more
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Megamind

Ever since he was an infant, Megamind (Will Ferrell) has always been considered an outcast. It might have been because he was a big-headed blue alien, or maybe it was because he was always being outdone by his rival, Metro Man (Brad Pitt).... Read more
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Date Night

Claire and Phil Foster are your typical married couple with two kids. Their life consists of waking up, going to work, dealing with the kids, and then going to bed. Everything has become routine but once a week the two hire a babysitter and go out on a date for old time sake.... Read more
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The Invention of Lying

Lying is something we all do, whether you notice it or not. What if we lived in a world without lying though? How different would things be? Welcome to the alternate reality that Mark Bellison lives in, a world in which no one can tell a lie.... Read more
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Videos

This Is Where I Leave You (TV Spot #1)

This Is Where I Leave You (TV Spot #1)

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This Is Where I Leave You (Trailer #1)

This Is Where I Leave You (Trailer #1)

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Admission TRAILER

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Admission TRAILER

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Megamind TRAILER

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