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Star Spotlight: Tina Fey

Tina Fey, Elizabeth Stamatina Feyborn May 18, 1970, is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, famous 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).

Tina Fey got her big break in comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. Tina Fey then joined SNL as a writer, working hard until she became a head writer as well as a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004 she adapted the screenplay Mean Girls in which she also co-starred. Tina Fey left SNL in 2006, creating the television show 30 Rock, a comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. In the series, Tina Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, Tina Fey starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. Tina Fey next appeared alongside Steve Carell in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and with Will Ferrell in the animated film Megamind.

Tina Fey has received seven Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants, which topped the The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks. In 2010, Tina Fey was the recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the youngest-ever winner of the award. On October 15, 2012 it was announced that Tina Fey would be hosting the Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013 along with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler.

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