If “Saturday Night Live” ,” 30 Rock”, are some of the series you love and haven’t missed a single episode, then the beautiful and gorgeous Tina Fey musn’t be an unknown star to you. The “mean girls” star was born on May 18, 1970 to Donald Henry Fey, a University grants proposal writer and Zenobia Jeanne who is a brokerage employee.
We brought to you 6 things you must definitely know about this multi-talented actress.
Tina Fey or Elizabeth Stamatina Tina Fey ,(We bet you didn’t knew that!) was born in Upper Darby, Pennyslavnia, a suburb of Philadelphia. Fey’s mother is a Greek (We can see where her beauty comes from) and her father had English, German and Scottish ancestry. Also, according to DNA test conducted by a popular television show, Fey is 94% European, 3% Middle Eastern and 3% Caucasus.
Maxim magazine placed Fey at number 80 in the Hot 100 list. She was also named as one of People’ s 50 most beautiful people in 2003. In September 2011, Fey was termed as one of the highest paid actress in Forbes magazine. It was announced in 2011 that fey would get a star at Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
We all have seen her impeccable acting skills in Saturday Night Live as former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. But do you know she has produced many shows and written scripts as well.(wow!). She wrote the screenplay and co-starred in 2004 comedy film “Mean Girls”. She is also credited with creating the television series “30 Rock” for Broadway Video, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live in addition to other shows.
Tina Fey’s love has always been with comedy. Be it news satire, political satire, sketch comedy, improvisational comedy , you just name it and Fey is there. From her days at school only, she was actively involved as co-editor in school’s newspaper, The Acron. She anonymously wrote for the newpaper’s satirical column. She also studied play writing and acting at University of Virginia and graduated with a Bachelors of art degree in acting.
Tina Fey with her brilliant acting, writing and producer skills has bagged number of awards. She has received eight Emmy awards, two Golden Globe Awards and four Writer Guild of America Awards and was nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical books Bossypants. The Associated Press in 2008 gave her the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her satirical portrayal of Vice- President candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance in Saturday Night Live.
Tina Fey actively involves herself in charity work. Fey supports Autism Speaks, an organization that supports autism research. She is also a supporter of Mercy Corps, a global relief and development organization, in the campaign to end world hunger and Love Our Children USA organization , an organization fighting violence against children among many others.
With these 6 things about Tina Fey, I am sure, you will now love her and her work even more. She came along a journey quite interesting. She is an actor, producer, writer, comedian and many more. Way to go girl!
Author : Vishakha Rastogi