Tina Fey
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United States

Little Stranger, Inc.


Principal / Actor / Producer / Writer

Tina Fey has used her whip-smart wits to become one of the most powerful players in comedy, a unique triple threat with a singular ability to deliver the perfect, potent punch line. The multi-hyphenate is the creative mind behind some of the most iconic comedy series in recent memory, carving a niche as the sarcastic, self-effacing heroine for millions of modern women.

Fey’s groundbreaking success has pushed boundaries and opened doors for countless female comics. While her focus as an actress has shifted to the big screen since her Emmy-winning NBC sitcom “30 Rock” wrapped in 2013, she continues to make her mark on TV through her acclaimed Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” while developing new projects for her Little Stranger production banner. Fans hoping for her TV return are rejoicing over her recurring role on “Great News,” a sophomore NBC sitcom on which is an executive producer.

Born in Upper Darby, PA, Fey got her start in comedy with Chicago’s legendary improv group, the Second City. She moved to New York to join the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” where she would become the show’s first female head writer, and a household name as the co-anchor of “Weekend Update.” In 2004, she wrote and co-starred in her first film, “Mean Girls,” which she is turning into a musical. Her 2011 autobiography, “Bossypants,” topped The New York Times’ Best Seller list. She has enjoyed film roles as well in “Sisters” and “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Fey has co-hosted Golden Globes three times alongside her “SNL” co-star Amy Poehler.


  • 30 ROCK


  • University of Virginia (VA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
  • Women's Impact

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'Mean Girls' Musical, Co-Written by Tina Fey, Sets Broadway Run

'Mean Girls' Musical, Co-Written by Tina Fey, Sets Broadway Run

"Mean Girls," the Broadway musical co-written by Tina Fey and produced by "Saturday Night Live" impresario Lorne Michaels, has locked in a Broadway run that opens in April at the August Wilson Theater.Based on Mark Waters' 2004 teen comedy, which Fey wrote, "Mean Girls" had already looked like a lock for this Broadway season. In addition to big names on the creative team, the title has a high profile with audiences, thanks to the well-received film, and buzz in the...


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