Tina Fey - Writer, Actress & Producer

Tina Fey - Upper Darby

Tina Fey was born and raised in Upper Darby. She attended Cardington Stonehurst Elementary School, Beverly Hills Middle School, and attended and graduated from Upper Darby High School.

Fey graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 with a BA in drama. Her career took off while performing with The Second City in 1997. She submitted several scripts to Saturday Night Live, and was hired by the show's producer, Lorne Michaels, as a writer. She was an "extra" in a 1988 episode, lost weight and began appearing on screen.

In 2001, Fey and the rest of the writers for SNL won a Writers Guild of America Award for SNL's 25th Anniversary Show. The following year, they won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.

In 2002, Fey suggested a pilot episode for a sitcom about a cable news network at NBC. Though the pilot was rejected, it gave her the impetus to create another pilot that ended up airing as 30 Rock.

In 2007, Fey received an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, while 30 Rock won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

After receiving 13 Emmy Award nominations in 2012, 30 Rock ended its run and has been hailed as "one of the greatest TV series of all time."

In 2011, Fey landed at the top of Forbe's Magazine's list of highest paid actresses. She continues her acting career, provides voiceovers for animated films, narrates, raps and has become a bestselling author with her book, Bossy Pants.

She is also listed on the Upper Darby High School Wall of Fame