Tina Fey completed an iconic seven-season run as the executive producer, head writer and star of NBC's three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning, one-of-a-kind comedy series, "30 Rock," a workplace comedy set behind the scenes of a live variety show. Her performance as Liz Lemon earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, four SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, "30 Rock" was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. This year "30 Rock" received 13 total nominations for its final season, six of which were individual nominations for Tina.
Prior to creating "30 Rock," Fey completed nine seasons as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on "Saturday Night Live," and she won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-2009 season of SNL.
Since she began appearing in front of the camera, Fey has won much acclaim, including being named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year in 2008, one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year on numerous occasions, one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People (four times) and one of Time magazine's Prestigious Time 100 (two times). "30 Rock" has earned her six individual Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, three Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Producers Guild Awards. She has also won two Gracie Awards, a Made in NY Award and was the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2010. Fey also hosted the 2013 Golden Globe Awards with Amy Poehler to great praise and the highest ratings in the last six years and earned two Emmy nominations for Special Class Writing and Outstanding Special Class as a host.
In 2014, Fey will be seen in the next installment of The Muppets' series, "Muppets Most Wanted." Fey costars opposite The Muppets, Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell as the Russian prison guard, Nadya, in the European jewel-heist adventure. "Muppets Most Wanted" will be released by Disney on March 21, 2014 and is directed by James Bobin.
On September 12, 2014, Fey will star in director Shawn Levy's next film, "This Is Where I Leave You," about a Jewish family forced to sit shiva together for a week to placate their recently deceased father's final wish. She joins the acclaimed ensemble cast of Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll and Kathryn Hahn.
This winter, Fey will appear in the comedy sequel "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" with a cameo role. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate. The film will be released on December 25, 2013.
Fey expanded to feature films in spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy "Mean Girls," which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Amy Poehler in the film "Baby Mama" for Universal Pictures, which exceeded the $50 million dollar mark at the U.S. box office. In 2010, Fey starred in 20th Century Fox's film, "Date Night," opposite Steve Carell, and was a featured voice in the Dreamworks animated film "Megamind."
Fey's Focus Features film "Admission" was released on March 22, 2013. In "Admission," Fey starred as Portia Nathan, a college admissions counselor who becomes involved with a student and finds herself bending her personal and professional rules. "Admission" co-starred Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen and Lily Tomlin and was directed by Paul Weitz.
In April 2011, Fey released her first book, "Bossypants," which topped The New York Times Best-Sellers List and remained on the chart for 39 consecutive weeks. "Bossypants" was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over two million copies thus far.
In August 2013, Fey's production company, Little Stranger, sold to Fox and NBC three new sitcoms for which Fey is executive producer and writer. Fox placed a full series order for her comedy about a women's college admitting its first male student. NBC picked up, straight to series, a comedy pilot about a woman who escapes a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. NBC also picked up to pilot a comedy about a woman living on Fire Island in New York.
Fey lives in New York with her husband, Jeff Richmond, and their two daughters.