Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an Emmy award-winning American writer, comedienne, actress and producer. Fey is best known for, her work on Saturday Night Live
(SNL) as well as her work on 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live
Fey became a writer on SNL in 1997 and she was promoted to the position of head writer in 1999. She was later added to the cast of SNL in 2000. After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created her own television series called 30 Rock
. In the series, she portrays Liz Lemon, the head writer of TGS with Tracy Jordan, a fictional sketch comedy series.
Fey is married to Jeff Richmond, a composer on SNL. They met at Chicago's Second City and dated for seven years before marrying in a Greek Orthodox ceremony on June 3, 2001. They have a daughter, Alice Zenobia Richmond, who was born on September 10, 2005, in New York City.
Fey has a scar a few inches long on the left side of her chin and cheek. Responding to questions about its origin, Fey was quoted in the November 25, 2001, New York Times as saying: "It's a childhood injury that was kind of grim. And it kind of bums my parents out for me to talk about it."