by findingDulcinea Staff
The wit and guts behind much of Saturday Night Live's best jokes, Tina Fey has grown into a mastermind comic writer and television star, not to mention the screenwriter of Lindsay Lohan's big break, the teen movie Mean Girls.
Following in the footsteps of comedy greats such as Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, and Chris Farley, Fey was a member of the esteemed Second City and ImprovOlympic comedy troupes in Chicago. In 1997, Saturday Night Live recruited Fey as a writer. Fey made history in 1999 by becoming SNL’s first female head writer; a year later she began appearing on the show as a cast member. Her tenure in the “Weekend Update” skit, with co-anchor Jimmy Fallon, has been hailed as the best in the show’s 32-year history. Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s 2001 Entertainers of the Year, as well as People’s 50 Most Beautiful People, Tina Fey is a winning combination of humor and looks. In addition to her groundbreaking work on Saturday Night Live, Fey has also written and starred in other projects, such as the Lindsay Lohan blockbuster Mean Girls (2004) and NBC’s hit sitcom, 30 Rock. This talented writer/actress/comedian lives in New York City with her husband, Jeff Richmond, and their two-year-old daughter, Alice.