Panelist, "The Marriage Ref"
Tina Fey is executive producer, head writer and star of NBC's three-time (2007, 2008, 2009) Emmy Award-winning comedy series "30 Rock," a workplace comedy where the workplace exists behind the scenes of a live variety show. Her performance as Liz Lemon has earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. This past year, "30 Rock" was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television.
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 won an Emmy this year for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-2009 season of SNL.
Since her transition to being in front of the camera, she 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 three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, two Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Producers Guild Awards. She has also won two Gracie Awards and a Made in New York Award.
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 alongside "Saturday Night Live's" Amy Poehler in the film "Baby Mama" for Universal Pictures, which has exceeded the $50 million dollar mark at the U.S. box office. Fey also has a cameo appearance in the Ricky Gervais comedy "The Invention of Lying" and was a featured voice in the Disney animated film "Ponyo," released this summer. Fey next stars in the 20th Century FOX film, "Date Night" opposite Steve Carrell, which will be released in theaters nationwide on April 9, 2010 and in 2011, she will be a featured voice in the Dreamworks animated film "Ooobermind." Fey is also in the process of writing her first book for publisher Little, Brown and Company.
Fey lives in New York with her husband, Jeff Richmond, and their daughter.