Today would be the day to ask “How old is Tina Fey?” We almost forgot it was Tina Fey’s birthday, and we can’t believe Tina Fey’s age is actually 46! Fans have been in love with Tina Fey movies and TV shows ever since she stepped into SNL as an actress and not just writer. To this day people still quote Mean Girls to annually celebrate the day the movie was released in theaters.
In honor of the actress/writer’s birthday we are giving the rundown on the Tina Fey net worth of $45.0 million.
Elizabeth Stamatina (Tina) Fey was born on May 18, 1970, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and is a comedian, actress, writer and producer. The 30 Rock star graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama. Tina Fey’s husband is Jeff Richmond, a composer, actor, and director, whom she met while working at The Second City in Chicago. They were married in 2001 in a Greek Orthodox ceremony and have two daughters: Alice Zenobia Richmond and Penelope Athena Richmond. Richmond also composed the theme song for 30 Rock and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Breakdown of the Tina Fey Net Worth
|30 Rock Salary per episode||$300-500,000|
|Tina Fey Net Worth||$45.0 million|
While Fey performed at The Second City in Chicago, she made her real mark on the entertainment world during her time as a writer and actress for NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 1997 to 2006. She has won eight Emmys, two Golden Globes, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards since then and was wildly famous for her SNL sketch impersonations of Republican politician Sarah Palin.
After leaving SNL, Fey would go on to write and costar in the hit comedy 30 Rock for seven seasons alongside Alec Baldwin. The show was about a head writer name Liz Lemon, played by Fey, and revolved around her antics and problems surrounding her fictional TV show (The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan) and having to deal with the GE executive she had to answer to, played by Baldwin. Liz Lemon was known as being a driven, Type-A personality who had a somewhat chaotic life, making it one of Fey’s greatest creations. Tina Fey’s salary per episode was $300,000 and later got increased to $500,000 toward the end of the show’s run and up until the series finale.
During the show’s run, Fey would also try her hand in acting, writing, and featuring in the hit comedy drama Mean Girls, alongside Rachel McAdams and Lindsay Lohan. She also starred in Megamind, Date Night, Baby Mama, and Sisters recently. Fey is known for playing educated, driven Type-A personalities but broke out into more Type-B roles, such as her latest character in Sisters, in which she stars with longtime friend and actress Amy Poehler. The two also co-hosted the Golden Globes together, twice, making fun of all their celebrity friends while presenting their own sketch comedies on stage.
But Fey wasn’t done with TV yet and would later produce, write, and feature the comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix. The show just finished its second season and is about a 30-year-old girl named Kimmy Schmidt who was kidnapped by a man named “The Reverend” when she was a little girl. She and her fellow captors were rescued form the bunker and Kimmy flees to New York City where she explores the new world. In season one, Fey stars as an incompetent lawyer with 1980s hair and in season two, Fey stars as Kimmy’s drunken albeit intelligent therapist, who meets Kimmy at her job as an Uber driver.
An Empire State of Mind
Want to know what Tina Fey’s house is like? In 2009, Fey and her husband purchased an apartment in a 13-storey, pre-war building in the Upper West Side of Manhattan for $3.5 million. Fey also recently purchased the condo above her for $9.51 million. The second condo consists of 10 rooms in total—four of which are bedrooms—and four and a half baths. Fey plans on converting the condos into a duplex which would connect the two apartments.
Women in Entertainment
Fey has been regarded as one of the most successful and funny women in entertainment today, which is no surprise to anyone. Fey has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Maxim, Rolling Stone, and People to name a few. She was even selected by Barbara Walters for America’s 10 Most Fascinating People in 2008 and is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood today. She has also been known to inspire other comedic actresses such as Mindy Kaling. “I always feel unoriginal bringing up Tina as my inspiration, but she’s everyone’s inspiration for a reason,” said Kaling in an EW interview. Tina Fey quotes are also used as a way to empower women, who are still behind men in Hollywood and business in general. “Say yes, and you’ll figure it out later,” said Fey.
Fey is an inspiration to women for a reason and her self-deprecating humor allows her to do what she loves and is a boss in everything he does in Hollywood. Happy Birthday, Tina Fey, and thank you for the laughs!