More Tina Fey Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for 30 Rock)Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (NBC's Saturday Night Live, Mean Girls) writes, executive-produces and stars as Liz Lemon in NBC's 30 Rock, a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. The series is told through the comedic voice of Fey and features Alec Baldwin (The Aviator, The Cooler") as Jack Donaghy, the brash new network executive who has turned the show upside down with his meddling ways.
The single Lemon is living every comedy writer's dream – head writer on a demanding, live TV program in New York City. Her life is jolted when Donaghy interferes with her show, and bullies Lemon into convincing Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live, The Longest Yard) -- a wild and unpredictable movie star -- to join the cast. Now Lemon must manage the unmanageable so that the show – and her dream – can go on.
Fey recently completed her sixth season as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment on NBC's Saturday Night Live. An Emmy winner for her writing on Saturday Night Live, Fey has been the head writer of the show since 1999 and first joined the writing staff in 1997. Since her transition to the front of the camera, Fey has won much acclaim -- including being named one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year, one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, and, along with her fellow female castmates, one of Glamour's Women of the Year.
Fey expanded to feature films in Spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress, opposite Lindsay Lohan in the hit comedy Mean Girls, which she adapted from Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabees. Fey was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Biography #3 (for Mean Girls)Tina Fey makes her feature film debut with Mean Girls. Emmy-winner Fey, co-anchor of the popular Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segment, is in her fifth season as an on-air performer on SNL. Along with co-anchor Jimmy Fallon, Fey has won much acclaim, including being named one of Entertainment Weekly's 2001 Entertainers of the Year, for her work on Update.
An SNL co-head writer since 1997, Fey was named writing supervisor in 1999, making her the first female head writer in the show's 29-year history. Recurring sketches Fey has penned include the biting satires of "The View and Sully and Denise, featuring Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch as the Bostonian teens. Fey also served as the head writer for the Emmy Award-winning special Saturday Night Live - The 25th Anniversary.
Fey, co-head writer Dennis McNicholas and the writing staff of SNL were honored with a 2002 Primetime Emmy Award and Writers Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.
In the summer of 2000, Fey joined SNL fellow cast member Rachel Dratch in a critically praised sketch comedy show Dratch and Fey at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. The show was dubbed the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage this summer by Time Out New York.