Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998 - today), for her impression of former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and for creating acclaimed series 30 Rock (2006 - 2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015 - present). She is also well known for writing and co-starring in the film Mean Girls(2004), as well as appearing in such films as Baby Mama, Date Night, Muppets Most Wanted, and Sisters.
Fey 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 co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, which was adapted from the 2002 self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock for Broadway Video, 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 film Date Night and the animated film Megamind. In 2015, she created and produced the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for NBC before it was eventually picked up by Netflix. She also starred in the 2016 film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Fey has received nine Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards. Her autobiography Bossypants topped the New York Times best seller list for five weeks. Janet Maslin of the New York Times reviewed the book saying that "Bossypants isn't a memoir. It's a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking, and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation."
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