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), Baby Mama (2008), and Date Night (2010).Fey first broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City.
Ms. Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a township just outside of Philadelphia and was exposed to comedy early. She recalls:
“I remember my parents sneaking me in to see Young Frankenstein. We would also watch ‘Saturday Night Live,’ or Monty Python, or old Marx Brothers movies. My dad would let us stay up late to watch The Honeymooners. We were not allowed to watch “The Flintstones” though: my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners. I actually have a very low level of Flintstones knowledge for someone my age.”