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also known as Elizabeth Stamatina Fey

actor , comedian

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (SNL), the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, and films such as Mean Girls (2004) and Baby Mama (2008).

Background

Ethnicity: Tina Fey - seven-time winner of the "Emmy" (2002, 2007, 2008, 2009) and two-time winner of the "Golden Globe" (2008, 2009)

Education

By middle school, she knew she was interested in comedy, doing an independent-study project on the subject in eighth grade. Fey attended Upper Darby High School, where she was an honor student, a member of the choir, drama club, and tennis team, and co-editor of the school's newspaper. She also anonymously wrote the newspaper's satirical column, The Acorn

she studied playwriting and acting.She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama.

Career

Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She then joined SNL as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Fey next appeared in the 2010 comedy films Date Night and Megamind.



She has received seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. She was singled out as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008 by the Associated Press, which gave her its AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award.

Achievements

  • In June 2010, it was announced she would receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.

    Her charity work includes support of Autism Speaks, an organization that sponsors autism research.

    Fey is also a supporter of Mercy Corps, a global relief and development organization, in their campaign to end world hunger.

    ] She also supports the Love Our Children United States of America organization.

    She was the 2009 national spokesperson for the Light the Night Walk, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    The sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live aired several sketches parodying then Alaskan Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin in the lead-up to the 2008 United States presidential election. The sketches featured former cast member Tina Fey, who returned as a guest star to portray Palin. Fey won an Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her impersonation of Palin.

Views

Quotations: "Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy"-Tina Fey

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    Tennis

  • Other Interests

    theater ,cinema

  • Music & Bands

    alternative,classic