Arguably no lady exudes excellence like the focused and stunning Tina Fey. She writes for the popular show, Saturday Night Live series and has gone on to write two other comedy works; 30 Rock , and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Her works are not only limited to acting in the background, she also played the scenes perfectly as a comic actress. Year after year she has received awards ranging from the Golden Globe Awards and many more for all her incredible achievements! Unlike other celebrities, she has perfectly managed her career alongside her personal life.
Tina Fey’s bio
She was named Elizabeth Stamatina Fey when she was born on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. She lost her father in 2015, but while he was alive he worked as a Korean War Veteran and also served as an administrator at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University. Her mother, Zenobia Jeanne, worked as a realtor before she retired. She has an older brother named Peter.
After her father’s death, the comic actresses started a scholarship fund in her father’s name at Temple University to honor him. In searching for her roots, we discovered that her maternal family are immigrants to the United States of America from Greece, while her father is of English, German, Northern Irish and Scottish descent. In other words, Tina Fey is a woman of mixed ethnicity.
For her educational pursuits, Tina Fey was a graduate of Cardington-Stonehurst Elementary School and spent a few years at Beverly Hills Middle School. Her interest in comedy began when she was quite young. She was just 11 years old when she realized that she loved making people smile, even at the silliest of things. It was when she enrolled at Upper Darby High School that she began to develop an interest in comedy. While there, she also showed interest in music, acting, and writing. Moreso, she was co-editor of the school newspaper Acorn. After graduating, she transferred to the University of Virginia, where she earned a BA in acting. Tina Fey’s outstanding performance was equally recognized during her student days, which is why she received the Pettway Prize.
Everyone expected Tina Fey to launch her careerAfter graduating from university, she decided to work for someone and later took a job as a receptionist at the YMCA in Evanston while taking night classes in the Second City. Lady Luck smiled at the same time and she got an offer from NBC to write for the famous TV show Saturday Night Live (SNL). This job skyrocketed her fame and she soon became the first female writer NBC has ever had.
Although she achieved a degree of fame, Tina Fey was still working behind the scenes as a reporter on the 26th episode of SNL until her television debut. During the same period, she kept herself busy creating comedy sketches and nurturing her career as a joke writer. For the first time in her career, she wrote a screenplay entitled Mean Girls . Then she started working on another comedy series called 30 Rock on the same television network, which saw nominations for the 2007 Emmy Award for Most Outstanding Comedy Series.
The show soon won the G Alter Globus award in 2008 and announced Tina Fey for Best Comic Actress in the same year. That wasn’t all, the following year the show continued to win Golden Globe Awards, and Tina also added the Screen Actors Award to her archive that year. By the end of the show, it had received 13 Emmy Awards and was considered the best television series of all time.
She started another comedy television series called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . The show originally aired on NBC, but over time it was sold to NetFlix. Like her previous work, the comedy show has received many awards. It was nominated for seven straight Primetime Emmy Awards and nominated Tina Fey for Outstanding Guest Actress in the Comedy Series. The comic actress has appeared in many other films, some of which she has acted while voicing others.
Wealth (income and earnings)
The comic actress has brought her career to a very successful peak. Her work is said to be among the most lauded professions in the comedy industry. Her estimated value is $45 million.
Family Life – Husband (Jeff Richmond) and Children
Tina is a happily married woman. She formed a relationship with a man named Jeff Richmond who is also known for his work in the entertainment industry. The two began dating in 1994 and stayed together for seven years through thick and thin before becoming eternally engaged in 2001. Unlike we’ve seen from celebrity couples whose unions never last long, these two didn’t disappoint and they don’t look like they’ll dump each other anytime soon. Their union is blessed with two children, Alice Zenobia Richmond and Penelope Athena Richmond.