Tina Fey

May 18th Celebrates Tina Fey

Today on Days to remember we celebrate how on May 18th 1970, Tina Fey was born.

Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998-2006), acclaimed for her impression of former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and for creating acclaimed television series 30 Rock.

Fey was born on May 18, 1970, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia.

By middle school, she knew she was interested in comedy.

Going by the name of Tina, Fey considered herself a “super nerd” during her high school and college years. She studied drama at the University of Virginia, and after graduating in 1992, she headed to Chicago, the ancestral home of American comedy.

She ended up spending many years at The Second City in Chicago where many SNL cast members first started out. Then in 1995, Saturday Night Live (1975) came to The Second City’s cast, including Fey’s friend, Adam McKay, as a writer, searching for new talent. What they found was Tina Fey.

After a few years, Tina made history by becoming the first female head writer in the show’s history. Tina also made her screen debut as a featured player during the 25th season by co-anchoring Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon.

Today’s YouTube video brought to you by user name (Saturday Night Live) gives you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in this comedy skit of Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton, as we celebrate Tina Fey’s birthday today.

Her husband, Jeff Richmond is a Second City director. That’s how they met. He is ten years older than she is.

Tina is close friends with fellow Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member Amy Poehler.

Tina is often compared to Nana Mouskouri, to whom she bears a striking resemblance. This may be due to both women’s common Greek ancestry and the fact that they both have black-rimmed glasses as their trademark, but nothing can be compared to celebrating Tina Fey’s birthday today!

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell


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