Funny girl Tina Fey has taught us all just what it means to transform our awkward teenage awesomeness into grown woman swag. Joining the cast of the infamous and iconic Saturday Night Live in 2000 only after a three year journey to head writer and dropping 30 pounds on her own accord, Ms. Fey now dominates the comedic and entertainment scene once reserved for a gentleman's post.
Winner of several Emmy's, Golden Globes, SAG and Writers Guild accolades, Philly native Elizabeth Stamatina Fey graduated from the University of Virgina in 1992 and headed to Chicago where she joined The Second City improv troupe. Here she worked like a dog to fully immerse herself in the art of improvisation "like one of those athletes trying to get into the Olympics," as she puts it. "I was so sure that I was doing exactly what I'd been put on this earth to do, and I would have done anything to make it onto that stage. It was all about blind focus."
She now sits atop such smash hits as Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and the sitcom 30 Rock (loosely based on her experience as the head writer on the aforementioned SNL sketch comedy show). In 2001, Tina became Mrs. Jeff Richmond, 30 Rock composer and longtime love, and welcomed daughter Alice Zenobia in 2005. Who says we can't have it all?