Tina Fey was born on May 18th, 1970 to Jeanne and Donald Fey. She also has a
brother, Peter who is eight years her senior. She was raised in Upper Darby
Pennsylvania (Former SNL cast member Cheri Oteri was raised there as well). In high school,
she was involved with many different activities. She is in a dozen or more
pictures in her yearbook, one with the caption "In ten years I will be
very, very fat.". She acted in school plays and sang in school
concerts. Fey worked at the box office and in
publicity for Upper Darby's Summer Stage where she later spent two years as a
director in college. She was accepted to the University
of Virginia and majored in drama. After college, Fey moved to Chicago and
joined the Second City comedy troop and became involved with Improv Olympics
which is another training program for improvisational comedies. By summer of
1997, she was playing main stage for Second City. Fey didn't stop her career
there, she wanted to move on to greener pastures. She called up a veteran,
who left Second City for "Saturday Night Live". He told her to send
some sketches his way. She then got an interview, and scored a job as a
writer on the show. Fey has written such sketches as "The View"
and the recurring "Sully and Denise" which features Jimmy Fallon her
"Weekend Update" buddy and Rachel Dratch as two wild Bostonian teens.
In 1999, she was named writing supervisor, making her the first female head
writer in "Saturday Night Live" history. Way to go, Tina! She was the
head writer for the show's 25th anniversary special. In late 2000, she was cast
as co-anchor on Weekend Update along with Jimmy Fallon. Fey got married on June
3rd,2001 to Jeff Richmond!