Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey is an American actress, comedian, producer and writer. She is best known for her contributions to Saturday Night Live and for creating the TV series 30 Rock. She has won two Golden Globes, nine Emmy Awards, five SAG Awards and four Writers Guild of America Awards. She is also the youngest person to win the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Her parents got her into comedy at a young age, eventually leading to her joining improvisational comedy group The Second City.
She was then hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live in 1997. In 1999, she became the first female head writer of the show. In 2000, she began performing in sketches on the show and became co-anchor with Jimmy Fallon on SNL’s Weekend Update segment. When Fallon left the show in 2004, Amy Poehler became her new co-host. In 2006, she left SNL to create the TV show 30 Rock, which starred Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan with it’s final season airing in 2013. Her most notable film role was in Mean Girls (2004) with Lindsay Lohan, which she wrote the screenplay for.