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Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (; born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1997–2006) and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2020). Fey is also known for her work in film, including Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), Megamind (2010), Muppets Most Wanted (2014), Sisters (2015), Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Wine Country (2019), and Soul (2020).
Fey broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy
group The Second City
. She then joined SNL
as a writer, later becoming head writer
and a performer, appearing as co-anchor in the Weekend Update
segment and, later, developing a satirical portrayal
of 2008 Republican
vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin
in subsequent guest appearances. In 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls
, which was adapted
from the 2002 self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes
. After leaving SNL
in 2006, Fey created the television series 30 Rock
for Broadway Video
, a sitcom loosely based on her experiences at SNL
. In the series, Fey starred as Liz Lemon
, the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2011, she released her memoir, Bossypants
, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list
for five weeks and garnered her a Grammy Award
nomination. In 2015, she co-created the Netflix
comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
. Fey created the musical adaptation Mean Girls
, which premiered on Broadway
in 2018, and earned her a Tony Award
nomination. Read more...
Yonkers () is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. Developed along the Hudson River, it is the fourth-most populous city in the state of New York, behind New York City, Buffalo, and Rochester. The population of Yonkers was 195,976 as enumerated in the 2010 United States Census; it is estimated to have increased by 2.2% to 200,370 in 2019. It is classified as an inner suburb of New York City, directly to the north of the Bronx and approximately two miles (3 km) north of the northernmost point in Manhattan.
Yonkers' downtown is centered on a plaza
known as Getty Square
, where the municipal government is located. The downtown area also houses significant local businesses and non-profits. It serves as a major retail hub for Yonkers and the northwest Bronx. Read more...