50 Facts About Tina Fey

1. Tina Fey is known for her work in film, including Mean Girls, Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), Megamind (2010), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Sisters (2015), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Wine Country (2019), and Soul (2020).

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2. Tina Fey broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City.

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3. Tina Fey created the musical adaptation Mean Girls, which premiered on Broadway in 2018, and earned her a Tony Award nomination.

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4. In 2010, Tina Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, becoming the youngest recipient of the award.

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5. At age 11, Tina Fey read Joe Franklin's Seventy Years of Great Film Comedians for a school project about comedy.

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6. Tina Fey's grew up watching Second City Television and has cited Catherine O'Hara as a role model.

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7. Tina Fey's graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in drama.

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8. Tina Fey's worked as a receptionist during the day at the YMCA in Evanston, Illinois, and took performance classes at the improvisational comedy troupe The Second City at night.

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9. Tina Fey started doing gigs at Improv Olympic where she first worked with pianist Jeff Richmond, her future husband and collaborator.

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10. Tina Fey appeared in "the legendary revue 'Paradigm Lost', alongside the likes of Rachel Dratch, Kevin Dorff, Scott Adsit, Jenna Jolovitz and Jim Zulevic.

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11. Tina Fey told The New Yorker, "I'd had my eye on the show forever, the way other kids have their eye on Derek Jeter.

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12. Tina Fey went on to write a series of parodies, including one of ABC's morning talk show The View.

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13. Tina Fey's told The New York Times, "I was a completely normal weight, but I was here in New York City, I had money and I couldn't buy any clothes.

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14. In 2000, Tina Fey began performing in sketches, and she and Jimmy Fallon became co-anchors of SNLs Weekend Update segment.

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15. Tina Fey revealed that she "hired" Poehler as her co-host for the segment.

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16. In Rolling Stones February 2015 appraisal of all 141 SNL cast members to date, Tina Fey was ranked third in importance.

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17. In 2007, Tina Fey received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.

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18. In early 2010, Tina Fey received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Lead Actress.

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19. On June 23, 2020, Tina Fey apologized for episodes of 30 Rock where characters appeared in blackface.

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20. In 2015, Tina Fey created and produced the television comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with fellow 30 Rock-alumnus Robert Carlock.

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21. Tina Fey's made her debut as writer and co-star of the 2004 teen comedy Mean Girls.

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22. In 2006, Tina Fey worked on a script for Paramount Pictures, which was to feature Sacha Baron Cohen, by the name of Curly Oxide and Vic Thrill, based loosely on the true story of a Hasidic rock musician.

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23. Tina Fey's received her SAG card after appearing in Artie Lange's Beer League released in 2006, in which she was compelled to join for "a thousand dollars".

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24. Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote: "Tina Fey is a delight to watch throughout.

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25. In 2013, Tina Fey starred alongside Paul Rudd in the romantic comedy-drama film Admission, based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel by the same name.

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26. Tina Fey hosted SNL for a second time on April 10, 2010, and for her appearance she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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27. From September to November 2008, Tina Fey made multiple guest appearances on SNL to perform a series of parodies of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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28. Tina Fey's served as one of the presenters on the December 18, 2021 episode hosted by Paul Rudd, in an emergency restructuring of the episode due to a surge in cases of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.

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29. Tina Fey concluded that the production "isn't about two women being funny.

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30. In 2001, Tina Fey formed the television production company Little Stranger with longtime collaborator Eric Gurian.

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31. Tina Fey's appeared as a guest judge on the November 25, 2007, episode of the Food Network program Iron Chef America.

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32. In 2011, Tina Fey narrated The Secret Life of Girls, a two-hour-long radio documentary produced by The Kitchen Sisters.

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33. Tina Fey's introduced stories of women and girls from around the world, and shared memories of her own girlhood and mother.

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34. In 2012, Tina Fey made her rapping debut on the Childish Gambino mixtape Royalty.

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35. On January 13, 2013, Tina Fey hosted the 70th Golden Globe Awards with Amy Poehler, to critical acclaim.

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36. In 2017, Tina Fey recurred as Diana St Tropez on the NBC sitcom Great News, which she co-executive produced.

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37. Tina Fey was broadcast live from the Rainbow Room in New York City and Poehler from the usual venue at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

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38. Seldom hesitating to use herself as the butt of her own jokes, Tina Fey is well known for practicing self-deprecating humor, as demonstrated throughout her performance as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock.

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39. In 2009, Tina Fey was named as Entertainment Weekly's fifth individual in their 15 Entertainers of the 2000s list.

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40. Tina Fey's was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003, and continued as one of People magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

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41. In 2007, Tina Fey placed seventh on the Hot 100 List on AfterEllen.

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42. Tina Fey's featured article for the 2009 list was written by 30 Rock co-star, Alec Baldwin.

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43. Tina Fey's was selected by Barbara Walters as one of America's 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008.

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44. In September 2011, Tina Fey was ranked at the top of Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actresses.

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45. In 2014, Tina Fey was recognized by Elle magazine during The Women in Hollywood Awards, honoring women for their outstanding achievements in film, spanning all aspects of the motion picture industry, including acting, directing, and producing.

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46. In 2019, Tina Fey was proclaimed the best comedian of the 21st century by The Guardian.

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

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48. Tina Fey narrated a video for Mercy Corps's Action Center in New York City, describing hunger as a symptom of many wider world problems.

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49. In 2020, Tina Fey revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that she called the police to help a man who was drifting in a kayak without an oar on the Hudson River, saving his life according to reports.

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50. In 2018, Tina Fey received the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence from the Writers Guild of America together with frequent collaborator Robert Carlock.

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