Born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey
May 18, 1970 (1970-05-18) (age 40)
Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania,
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer, producer
Years active 1994–present
Spouse Jeff Richmond (2001–present; 1 child)
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. She has received seven Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards. 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.
After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1992, Fey moved to Chicago to take classes at the improvisational comedy group The Second City, where she became a featured player in 1994. Three years later, Fey became a writer for the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). She was promoted to the position of head writer in 1999. The following year, Fey was added to the cast of SNL. During her time there, she was co-anchor of the show's Weekend Update segment. 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 2004, Fey made her film debut as writer and co-star of the teen comedy Mean Girls. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside Amy Poehler. In 2009, Fey won an Emmy 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, and the youngest-ever winner of the award.
If this was a list of looks, we don't believe even Tina herself would deny that 30 Rock co-star Katrina Bowden would be ahead of her. But it's not. And she's not.
Clearly we're not so different from our female counterparts when they preach about the importance of senses of humor. We just feel preaching about the importance of breast size and ass shape is more masculine. But make no mistake, being funny is sexy. And we can't come up with any female form more likely to have us bent over in laughter than Elizabeth Stamatina Fey.
With five Emmys and three Golden Globes already in the trophy cabinet, Fey seems destined to go from strength to strength although we're hoping she continues to use her acting skills as well as her writing ones - keeping her behind the camera (like Saturday Night Live did for three solely writing years) will clearly be an unpopular move.