Tina Fey's performance as 'Liz Lemon' has earned Fey an Emmy, two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and a People's Choice Award. In 2009, "30 Rock" was nominated for a record 22 Emmy Awards, the most ever of any comedy series on television in a single season. “30 Rock” will premiere its final, seventh season on October 4th and will conclude their iconic run on January 24th.
Prior to creating "30 Rock," Fey completed nine seasons as head writer, cast member and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" segment on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Fey is an Emmy winner and two-time Writers Guild Award winner for her writing on "Saturday Night Live" and won an Emmy in 2009 for Guest Appearance by an Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on the 2008-2009 season of SNL.
Since her transition to being in front of the camera, she has won much acclaim, including being named The Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year in 2008, one of Entertainment Weekly's Entertainers of the Year on numerous occasions, one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People" (four times), and one of Time magazine's "Prestigious Time 100" (two times). "30 Rock" has earned her three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Golden Globe for Outstanding Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, two Writers Guild Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and two Producers Guild Awards. She has also won two Gracie Awards, a Made in New York Award and was the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Award for American Humor in 2010.
Fey expanded to feature films in spring 2004 as both a screenwriter and an actress in the hit comedy "Mean Girls," which earned her a nomination for a Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. On the big screen, Fey starred opposite Amy Poehler in the film "Baby Mama" for Universal Pictures, which has exceed the $50 million dollar mark at the U.S. box office. In 2010, Fey starred in the 20th Century Fox’s film “Date Night” opposite Steve Carrell and was a featured voice in the Dreamworks animated film “Megamind.” In April 2011, Fey released her first book entitled Bossypants, which topped the New York Times best seller list and remained for 39 consecutive weeks. Bossypants was released in paperback in January 2012 and has sold over 1.5 million copies thus far.
Fey recently wrapped her next film, Focus Features’ “Admission,” wherein she stars as ‘Portia,’ a college admissions counselor who becomes involved with a student. “Admission” co-stars Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen and Lily Tomlin and is directed by Paul Weitz.
Fey lives in New York with her husband, Jeff Richmond, and their two daughters.