Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1998–2006), the critically acclaimed NBC comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013), and such films as Mean Girls (2004), Baby Mama (2008), Date Night (2010), Admission (2013), and Muppets Most Wanted (2014).
Fey first 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, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, which was partly adapted from a book.
1. WHEN HUMOR WORKS, IT WORKS BECAUSE IT’S CLARIFYING WHAT PEOPLE ALREADY FEEL. IT HAS TO COME FROM SOMEPLACE REAL.
2. I THINK PEOPLE FETISHIZE GLASSES IN GENERAL. YOU COULD PUT GLASSES ON A ROTTING PUMPKIN AND PEOPLE WOULD THINK IT WAS SEXY.
3. THE LADIES OF COMEDY NOW ARE COMFORTABLE DRESSING UP. IT’S NOT FORBIDDEN ANYMORE.
4. I’M NOT THAT GOOD LOOKING… NOBODY IS THAT GOOD LOOKING. I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF MOVIE STARS, AND MAYBE FOUR ARE AMAZING LOOKING. THE REST HAVE A TEAM OF GAY GUYS WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
5. I AM CONSTANTLY AMAZED BY TINA FEY. AND I AM TINA FEY.
6. I REALLY LOVE CURSING A LOT. BUT AS I GET OLDER, I REALIZE IT’S A LITTLE UNSEEMLY FOR WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE.
7. EVERY KID HAS SOMETHING THEY’RE GOOD AT, THAT YOU HOPE THEY FIND AND GRAVITATE TOWARD.
8. I WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH OPRAH, AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT I NEED TO DO TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.
9. SOMETIMES PEOPLE EXPECT THAT I’M GOING TO BE TOUGH. IT’S NOT A BAD SITUATION. PEOPLE TREAT YOU BETTER. PEOPLE ARE ON TIME.
10. I DON’T WANT TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE.
11. I DON’T LIKE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CONFLICT. I DON’T THINK THAT FIGHTING AND PASSION ARE THE SAME THING.
12. I’M MARRIED, YOU KNOW. I LOVE MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE A CHILD.
13. I AM EXTREMELY SQUARE AND OBEDIENT IN NATURE!
14. I DON’T LIKE MY FEET. I’M NOT CRAZY ABOUT ANYBODY’S FEET. BUT I HAVE FLAT FEET.