Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, better known by her nickname Tina Fey, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work in Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock. Even as a college student, Tina was interested in pursuing a career in comedy. She got her major breakthrough in 1997 when she was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live, a late-night live TV comedy show. After just two seasons, she was promoted to the post of head writer, the first female to become the head writer in the show’s history. She then went on to create the TV comedy series 30 Rock, loosely based on her experiences as a writer for Saturday Night Live. The show was a huge critical success and won several awards. She has also made several film appearances, notably in films like Martin & Orloff, Mean Girls, and Baby Mama. Even after leaving Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey has made frequent guest appearances on the show. During her guest appearances, she performed a series of parodies on American politician Sarah Palin. Her performance was much loved and won her numerous accolades. She also authored a book, a comic autobiography titled Bossypants in 2011 which topped The New York Times best seller list. In addition, she also takes active interests in several charities.