Tina Fey

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Quotes (23)

  • Tina: (Fey was exposed to comedy early and has recalled) I remember my parents sneaking me in to see Young Frankenstein. We would also watch Saturday Night Live, or Monty Python, or old Marx Brothers movies. My dad would let us stay up late to watch The Honeymooners. We were not allowed to watch The Flintstones though: my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners. I actually have a very low level of Flintstones knowledge for someone my age.

  • Tina: (on discussing how she got the scar on her face) It's impossible to talk about it without somehow seemingly exploiting it and glorifying it.

  • Tina: (About playing Sarah Palin on'Saturday Night Live') We're gonna take it week by week. If she wins, I'm done. I can't do that for four years. And by 'I'm done,' I mean I'm leaving Earth.

  • Tina: (after 9/11) My parents have been very brave about my being here, and I remember after the 11th thinking for sure they were going to say, 'Come home, come home.' Instead, my father gave me a speech about how important it was for me to be brave and stay in New York and keep working. That inspired me quite a bit.

  • Tina: I'm more of a writer than an actor, and I used to say that I'm mostly an improviser, though I haven't improvised in awhile.

  • Tina: (on the ratings of '30 Rock') I used to do plays in Chicago... for literally, two people. So when they tell me, 'Bad news, only 6 million people watched the show,' I'm like, 'That sounds pretty good!'

  • Tina: (on wanting Oprah to appear on '30 Rock') I still want Oprah to play my best friend. I want to spend time with Oprah.

  • Tina: (if she would want to have Britney Spears on '30 Rock') We usually write a part first and think about who would be good. If there were a part that would be appropriate, I don't think we would hesitate to go to somebody like that. I actually worked with Britney twice at Saturday Night Live and she was professional and nice.

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Trivia (39)

  • Tina enjoys baking cookies and sewing.

  • Tina and her husband finally revealed in Vanity Fair magazine how she got the scar on her face. The scar is the result of a violent cutting attack by a stranger in her front yard when she was five years old.

  • Tina's mother is Greek, and her father is German/Scottish-American.

  • Tina was voted No. 1 on AfterEllen.com's 'Hot 100' list of 2008. The previous year she was ranked 7th.

  • Tina is a Star Wars fan. Her favorite character is Princess Leia.

  • Tina was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in 2003 and again in 2007.

  • When Tina was a young girl she wanted to be a ball girl for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • In high school Tina was a straight-A student.

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