Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Date of Birth

Birthday: May 18
Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

Tina Fey is Executive Producer, head writer and star of NBC's three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy series 30 Rock, a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. Her performance as Liz Lemon has earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, 30 Rock was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. 30 Rock ended its final, seventh season in 2013.

Prior to creating 30 Rock, Fey completed nine seasons on NBC's Saturday Night Live with roles as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment. Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on Saturday Night Live and won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-2009 season of SNL.

Tina Fey is Executive Producer, head writer and star of NBC's three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy series 30 Rock, a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind-the-scenes of a live variety show. Her performance as Liz Lemon has earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, 30 Rock was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. 30 Rock ended its final, seventh season in 2013.

Prior to creating 30 Rock, Fey completed nine seasons on NBC's Saturday Night Live with roles as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment. Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on Saturday Night Live and won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-2009 season of SNL.

Since her transition to being in front of the camera, she has won much acclaim, including being named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year in 2008, one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year on numerous occasions, one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People (four times), and one of Time magazine's Prestigious Time 100 (two times.) 30 Rock has earned her three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, two Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Producers Guild Awards. She has also won two Gracie Awards, a Made in New York Award and was the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor in 2010.

Fey expanded to feature films in spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy Mean Girls, which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Amy Poehler in the film Baby Mama for Universal Pictures, which has exceeded the $50 million dollar mark at the U.S. box office. In 2010, Fey starred in the 20th Century Fox’s film Date Night opposite Steve Carrell and was a featured voice in the Dreamworks animated film Megamind. In April 2011, Fey released her first book entitled Bossypants, which topped the New York Times best-seller list and remained for 39 consecutive weeks. Bossypants was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over 1.5 million copies thus far.

Fey recently starred in Focus Features’ Admission, wherein she played Portia, a college admissions counselor who becomes involved with a student. Admission co-stars Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen and Lily Tomlin and is directed by Paul Weitz.

Fey lives in New York with her husband, Jeff Richmond, and their two daughters.

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Awards & Nominations

45 Nominations | 9 Emmys
Outstanding Television Movie - 2020
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Tina Fey"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger, Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment, Bevel Gears
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Lyrics by
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • "Kimmy’s Roommate Lemonades! / Song Title: Hell No"
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger, Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger, Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, Co-Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger, Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Marcia
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2015
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2014
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2014
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey
  • 30 Rock
  • "Last Lunch"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs - 2013
Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs - 2013
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2013
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey
  • 30 Rock
  • "Hogcock! / Last Lunch / Song Title: Rural Juror"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs - 2012
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Writer
  • 30 Rock
  • "Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Tina Fey"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2009
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2009
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, as Governor Sarah Palin (Spoof)
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Presidential Bash 2008"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2008
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2008
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2008
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, Written By
  • 30 Rock
  • "Cooter"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Host/Performer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2007
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, Executive Producer
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • 30 Rock
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Written by
  • 30 Rock
  • "Tracy Does Conan"
  • NBC
  • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Head Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2002
  • Winner
  • Tina Fey, Head Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Tina Fey, Head Writer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
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Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Tina Fey on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Tina Fey and January Jones at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Tina Fey at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Tina Fey backstage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey backstage at the 65th Emmys
Merritt Wever on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey and Tracey Wingfield on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Merritt Wever on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Host Neil Patrick Harris and actress Tina Fey
Actors Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan
Actors Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and Jack McBrayer and "30 Rock" cast and crew
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore
Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler attend the Governors Ball
Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for "Mike and Molly"
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Hugh Laurie, Jack McBrayer & Tina Fey at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
TV personality Kate Gosselin (L) and actors Jorge Garcia, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Jon Hamm and Cory Monteith attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Tina Fey and Matthew Morrison in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Joel McHale, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Jorge Garcia, Nina Dobrev, Kate Gosselin
Actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, host Jimmy Fallon, actors Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
Actress Tina Fey
Actress Tina Fey arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore present the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to 30 Rock star Tina Fey
30 Rock star Tina Fey (second from left) with (foreground) co-star Jack McBrayer, husband and co-producer Jeff Richmond
Tina Fey accepts the EMMY for 30 Rock at the 60th Primetime Emmys
Tina Fey - Charles Bush Photo Gallery 1
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Tina Fey on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Tina Fey on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Tina Fey on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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The Queer Eye cast and Tina Fey
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The Queer Eye cast and Tina Fey on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Tina Fey on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Tina Fey on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Tina Fey and January Jones at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Tina Fey and January Jones at the 67th Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Tina Fey at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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Tina Fey backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Tina Fey backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Merritt Wever on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Tina Fey and Tracey Wingfield on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Merritt Wever on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Invision/AP
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Invision/AP
Tina Fey on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Host Neil Patrick Harris and actress Tina Fey
Actors Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan
Actors Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and Jack McBrayer and "30 Rock" cast and crew
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
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Betty White & Mary Tyler Moore
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Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler attend the Governors Ball
Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for "Mike and Molly"
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Hugh Laurie, Jack McBrayer & Tina Fey at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
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TV personality Kate Gosselin (L) and actors Jorge Garcia, Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Jon Hamm and Cory Monteith attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
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Tina Fey and Matthew Morrison in the Green Room during the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
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Mathew Imaging
Actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jimmy Fallon, Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Joel McHale, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Jorge Garcia, Nina Dobrev, Kate Gosselin
Actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
(L-R) Actors Amber Riley, Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Joel McHale, host Jimmy Fallon, actors Corey Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Jorge Garcia
Actress Tina Fey
Actress Tina Fey arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore present the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to 30 Rock star Tina Fey
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30 Rock star Tina Fey (second from left) with (foreground) co-star Jack McBrayer, husband and co-producer Jeff Richmond
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Tina Fey accepts the EMMY for 30 Rock at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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Tina Fey - Charles Bush Photo Gallery 1
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