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Tina Fey Biography

Birth Name:
Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
Birth Place:
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, comedian, producer

Fast Facts

  • Moved to Chicago after college and studied at the Second City Training Center and ImprovOlympics
  • Frequently collaborates with fellow Second City alum Rachel Dratch; teamed with Dratch for a sketch-comedy show Dratch & Fey in Chicago and NY
  • Became first female head writer of Saturday Night Live in 1999 and became Weekend Update co-anchor with Jimmy Fallon in 2000
  • In 2004, Amy Poehler took over as Update co-anchor upon Fallon's departure from SNL
  • Named one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year in 2001 and one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People of 2003
  • Impersonated then-vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin in recurring guest turns on Saturday Night Live, earning an Emmy for her on-target portrayal of the politician
  • Released her autobiography, Bossypants, in 2011
  • Her 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series was shared with Poehler (for when the two hosted a 2015 episode of SNL together) marked the first time an acting Emmy had been shared
  • Appeared in a series of commercials for American Express

Awards

  • 2021Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-New Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2005Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 2002Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: winner
  • 2001Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated

Relationships

  • Peter Fey -- Brother
  • Alice Richmond -- Daughter
  • Penelope Athena Richmond -- Daughter
  • Don Fey -- Father
  • Donald Fey -- Father
  • Jeanne Fey -- Mother