1. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live .
2. Tina Fey broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. In the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series.
7. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler.
8. Fey next appeared in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and the animated film Megamind.
9. In 2015, she created and produced the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, originally for NBC and eventually for Netflix.
10. Fey has received eight Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks.
11. Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.
12. After I lost weight, there was interest in putting me on camera.”
13. In 2000, Fey began performing in sketches, Her role in Weekend Update was well received by critics.
14. Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly wrote: “…Fey delivers such blow darts – poison filled jokes written in long, precisely parsed sentences unprecedented in Update history – with such a bright, sunny countenance makes her all the more devilishly delightful.” Dennis Miller, a former cast member of SNL and anchor of Weekend Update, was pleased with Fey as one of the anchors for the segment: “…Fey might be the best Weekend Update anchor who ever did it.