Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are some of the most well-known female comedians today. The pair has successfully translated their real life decade-long friendship into a successful on-screen pairing. At Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, the duo won the Best Guest Actress in a Comedy award for their joint appearance on Saturday Night Live!. Tina Fey looked stunning in a green dress paired with green jewels, and Emmy viewers are eagerly searching the internet for Tina Fey’s wiki and age. Stay put, because we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Tina Fey’s movies and net worth.
Claim to Fame
The actress-comedian and writer is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live!, as well as 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. If you’re wondering about Tina Fey’s movies, she has appeared in many Hollywood movies like Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008) and Date Night (2010). Recently, she was seen in This Is Where I Leave You, Sisters and Whiskey, Tango Foxtrot. The 46-year-old star has won several awards and accolades, including eight Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and five SAG Awards among others.
Childhood and Education
Fey was born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey on May 18, 1970, in Pennsylvania to her parents, Zenobia and Donald Henry Fey. Fey’s mother was a brokerage employee, while her father was a university grant proposal-writer. Fey comes from Greek, English, German, Irish and Scottish ancestry, and has a brother who is 54-years-old. Fey began showing an interest in comedy at a young age, due to her parents. She went to Cardington-Stonehurst Elementary School and Beverly Hills Middle School in Pennsylvania. Fey stood out from the beginning, as she performed well in school and was an honor student at the Upper Darby Middle School. She displayed remarkable talent and was in the choir, drama club, tennis team as well as the editor of her school’s newspaper. She even wrote an anonymous newspaper column!
Fey graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992, where she studied playwriting and acting. She earned a Bachelors degree in drama and won the Pettway prize. To support herself, she took a part-time job as a receptionist at the YMCA and attended night school.
In 1997, Fey simultaneously performed with the improv comedy group, The Second City, while submitting scripts to Saturday Night Live! (SNL). It was a dream come true for the budding comedienne when she was hired as a writer for the legendary NBC variety show, and Fey immediately moved from Chicago to New York. Eventually, she began performing in sketches along with comedian Jimmy Fallon, and became SNL‘s first female head writer. In 2004, Fey and fellow comedienne, Amy Poehler debuted their much-loved pairing, and quickly became a hit among SNL viewers.
However, two years later Fey left SNL to work on her own TV Show, 30 Rock. Portraying the role of her character Liz Lemon, Fey went on to create one of the best TV series of all time. She was nominated and won several Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her work on 30 Rock. In 2015, Fey created a new show titled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and that became a hit, as well. Besides her extensive career on television spanning across two decades, Fey has had a successful stint in Hollywood, too.
Personal Life and Net Worth
Fey has been married to her music composer husband, Jeff Richmond for 15 years. The happy couple began dating in 1994, back when Richmond was a piano player. The two had a Greek Orthodox wedding in 2001, and are parents to two daughters; Alice Zenobia Richmond (11) and Penelope Athena Richmond (5). In an industry where marriages are short-lived, Fey and Richmond’s love story is surely one for the books!
For curious fans wondering what Tina Fey’s net worth is, the multi-talented SNL star is worth a staggering $45 million!