Born on May 18th, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, as Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, Tina knew she was interested in comedy at a young age. She remembers that her parents would sneak her into movies and let her stay up late and watch Saturday Night Live. She also watched Second City Television, and looked up to Catherine O’Hara as a role model. She grew up in Upper Darby her whole adolescent life. After graduating from Upper Darby High School on the honor roll, Tina went on to pursue her education in playwriting and acting at the University of Virginia. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. After graduating, Tina moved to Chicago, Illinois and joined The Second City where she took night classes. In order to pay for her education, she worked at the YMCA as a front desk clerk during the daytime. In 1994, she joined the cast of The Second City, and performed eight shows a week for two years. While at The Second City, she submitted many scripts to Saturday Night Live and was hired on as a writer in 1997. After writing scripts for two years, Tina was approached to be the head writer. In 1999, Tina became Saturday Night Live’s first female head writer. In 2000, Tina started performing on Saturday Night Live and became a co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment. In 2001, Tina and the staff won the Writer Guild of America Award for Saturday Night Live’s 25th anniversary special, and in 2002, won an Emmy award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. A couple years after, she appeared in Mean Girls, a movie which was based off of her high school life at Upper Darby High School, as well as the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman. Tina left Saturday Night Live in 2006 to develop her own show, 30 Rock. 30 Rock is a comedy that is based about a cable news network and how she managed relationships with the show’s star. Tina went on to receive an Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress in a Comedy Series through her works in 30 Rock. In 2008, Tina returned to the set of Saturday Night Live to perform as the vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, and the following year received yet another Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Also in 2008, Tina and her former Saturday Night Live castmate, Amy Poehler, starred in the comedy Baby Mama. Just recently, Tina starred in the Blockbuster hit movie Date Night, where her and her husband (Steve Carell), go out for a night on the town but it goes terribly wrong. She also did voice work for the Dreamworks animated film MegaMind. Through all her fame, she manages to keep her marriage with Jeff Richmond, composer on 30 Rock, fresh. They recently purchase a $3.4 million apartment in the Upper West Side in New York City for her family, which includes her daughters, Alice Zenobia and Penelope Athena. Both daughters were born when Tina was still on her NBC shows. She jokingly stated, “I had to get back to work. NBC has me under contract; the baby and I only have a verbal agreement.” Although Tina is known for her wittiness, she can still successfully balance out her family and her career. Check out these tips for an easy copy of her looks!
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