Elizabeth Stamatina Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live , for her impression of former Alaska Governor and 2008 VicePresidential candidate Sarah Palin, and for creating acclaimed seriesRock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . She is also well known for appearing in films such as Mean Girls , Baby Mama , Date Night , Muppets Most Wanted , and Sisters .
Fey was born on May 18, 1970, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. Her mother, Zenobia Jeanne , is a brokerage employee her father, Donald Henry Fey , was a university grant proposal writer. She has a brother, Peter, who is eight years older. Feys mother, who was born in Piraeus, Greece, is the daughter of Greek immigrants Vasiliki Kourelakou, Feys maternal grandmother, left Petrina, Arcadia, Greece on her own, arriving in the United States in February 1921.