Came out of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe, where she was a writer-performer.
Is the first-ever female head writer of Saturday Night Live (1975).
Was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the #8 Entertainer of the Year for 2001.
Has one brother, Peter Fey, who is eight years older than Tina.
Met her husband, Jeff Richmond, when he was a Second City director. He is 10 years older than she is.
As a head writer for Saturday Night Live (1975) she has written the Old French Whore, The View, Sully and Denise and the Monica Lewinsky skits, among many, many others.
Her paternal grandfather, Heinrich "Henry" Fey, was the son of German immigrants, and her paternal grandmother, Mildred Ada (Ritchie), had English, German, and Northern Irish ancestry. Tina's mother is Greek, born in Piraeus, to Constantine "Gus" Xenakes and Vasiliki Kourelakos.
Was voted one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
Told Bust magazine in 2004 that she considers herself a feminist.
In her first session as a member of the Saturday Night Live (1975) writing staff, the 5'4" Tina found discovered that she was a foot shorter than the mostly male writing staff, and felt for a while as if she had shrunk.
Attended and graduated from Upper Darby High School in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania (1988).
Received her Bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia (1992).
Recorded the voices for the British and German princesses for Williams' "Medieval Madness" pinball machine.
Is an alumna of the Famous Improv Olympic, along with actors Vince Vaughn, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Mike Myers, Amy Poehler and Adam McKay.
Close friends with fellow Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member Amy Poehler.
Is often compared to Nana Mouskouri, to whom she bears a striking resemblance. This may be due to both women's common Greek ancestry and the fact that they both have black-rimmed glasses as their trademark.
Born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, the same town in which Saturday Night Live (1975) alumna Cheri Oteri (a cast member when Fey was writing on SNL) grew up. They both had the same algebra teacher, although 20 years apart.
Rated the hottest woman in Afterellen.com's "2008 Hot 100 List", a compilation of 100 Hot women voted in by the LGBTQ community, up from seventh place in 2007. [June 2008]
Her daughters have both made cameos in her shows. Her elder daughter, Alice Richmond, appeared as a young Liz Lemon in 30 Rock: Mazel Tov, Dummies! (2012), and younger daughter Penelope Richmond appeared in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015).
Regarding the scar on Fey's left cheek, in an interview in Vanity Fair, husband Jeff Richmond says a stranger slashed Fey's face when she was five years old. He says the incident occurred in the front yard of her house.
Is a huge fan of the Star Wars movies and often uses references to the movies in her roles and writing.
Revealed in an interview that she did not lose her virginity until she was 24 years old. She also revealed that she was a virgin when she met her husband, and that he is the only man she has ever been intimate with.
Recipient of the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, given annually by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Is semi-fluent in German. She says about herself that she speaks "less than first-grade" German.
Returned to work one month after giving birth to her daughter Alice Richmond in order to resume filming Saturday Night Live (1975).
Was four months pregnant with her daughter Penelope Richmond when she took maternity leave from filming 30 Rock (2006).
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her daughter Penelope Richmond to resume filming 30 Rock (2006).
Was the youngest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize.
Wrote a remake of Bye Bye Birdie (1963) that was to be directed by Jon M. Chu. But the project was canceled due to budget concerns.
Gave birth to her first child at age 35, a daughter Alice Zenobia Richmond on September 10, 2005. Child's father is her husband, Jeff Richmond.
Gave birth to her second child at age 41, a daughter Penelope Athena Richmond on August 10, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Jeff Richmond.
Can improvise certain parts of Tracy Morgan's speech and personality.
She and her cousin were mistaken for prostitutes in a casino while on vacation in Monaco.