Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 1997 to 2006 and for creating the acclaimed comedy series ’30 Rock’ which ran from 2006 to 2013 and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ in 2015. She is also known for her work in film, with starring roles in ‘Baby Mama’ in 2008, ‘Date Night’ in 2010, ‘Megamind’ in 2010, ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ in 2014, ‘Sisters’ in 2015, and ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ in 2016.
Fey broke into comedy as a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group ‘The Second City’. She then joined ‘SNL’ as a writer, later becoming head writer and a performer, known for her position as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment and, later, for her satirical portrayal of 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in subsequent guest appearances. In 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for ‘Mean Girls’, which was adapted from the 2002 self-help book ‘Queen Bees and Wannabes’. After leaving ‘SNL’ in 2006, she created the television series ’30 Rock’ for Broadway Video, a sitcom loosely based on her experiences at ‘SNL’. In the series, she starred as Liz Lemon, the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series.
Fey received her SAG card after appearing in Artie Lange’s ‘Beer League’ released in 2006. She and former ‘SNL’ castmate Amy Poehler starred in the 2008 comedy ‘Baby Mama’. The movie was written and directed by Michael McCullers. The plot concerns Kate (Fey), a business woman, who wants a child but, discovering she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant, decides to find a surrogate: Angie (Poehler), a white-trash schemer.
In 2009, Fey appeared in ‘The Invention of Lying’, alongside Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, and Christopher Guest. Her next film role was in Shawn Levy’s 2010 comedy ‘Date Night’, a feature that focuses on a married couple, played by Fey and Steve Carell, who go on a date; however, the night goes awry for the two. The same year, she voiced Roxanne Ritchie, a television reporter, in the DreamWorks animated film ‘Megamind’. In 2011, she released her memoir, ‘Bossypants’, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks and garnered her a Grammy Award nomination.
In 2013, Fey starred alongside Paul Rudd in the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Admission’, based on the Jean Hanff Korelitz novel by the same name. The film was directed by Paul Weitz. She later starred in the 2014 comedy-drama ‘This Is Where I Leave You’, helmed by ‘Date Night’ director Shawn Levy.
In 2015, Fey then re-teamed with Poehler, starring in the comedy film ‘Sisters’ as the title characters, and received positive reviews for her role. In 2016, she starred in the biographical war comedy-drama ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’, based on the memoir ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan’, to mixed reviews, with some criticizing the whitewashing of characters of color in the film. She co-created the Netflix comedy series ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ in the same year.
Tina Fey created the musical adaptation ‘Mean Girls’, which premiered on Broadway in 2018, and earned her a Tony Award nomination. She has received nine Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and seven Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2008, the Associated Press gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her Sarah Palin impression on SNL. In 2010, Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, becoming the youngest-ever recipient of the award. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Tina Fey movie/tv show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming films/shows of Tina Fey scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Tina Fey movies/shows would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. Wine Country (2019)
‘Wine Country’ is an upcoming American comedy film set to premiere on Netflix. The film is produced and directed by Amy Poehler who is also set to star alongside Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Maya Rudolph, Emily Spivey, and Tina Fey. ‘Wine Country’ follows a group of friends having a weekend celebration of a 50th birthday.
On March 20, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had greenlit a new comedy film entitled ‘Wine Country’. It was reported that the film is set to be the directorial debut of Amy Poehler, who will also executive produce alongside Carla Hacken and Morgan Sackett. The film was written by Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski. Production companies involved with the film include Paper Kite Productions, Paper Pictures, and Dunshire Productions. Principal photography began on March 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California and was expected to conclude in Napa, California. On May 4th and 5th, filming took place in Calistoga, California. Filming had reportedly ended by early June 2018.
2. Modern Love (TBA)
Amazon’s eight-episode, half-hour comedy anthology series reportedly based on The New York Times column and podcast of the same name. According to a THR report, “the series will explore love in its multitude of forms, including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic and self-love.” Director John Carney, known for ‘Once,’ ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Sing Street,’ writes, directs and produces ‘Modern Love’ for the streaming platform. The New York Times joins the project as executive producer.
‘Modern Love’ has a considerable cult following ever since the column started in The New York Times 15 years ago. Both the print and online editions of the column top in popularity charts. The series features a star-studded cast which includes Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, John Slattery, Brandon Victor Dixon, Catherine Keener, and Julia Garner, among others. The show will be directed by Sharon Horgan, known for ‘Catastrophe,’ Emmy Rossum, known for Shameless, and Tom Hall, known for Sensation.
3. Hometown (TBA)
The upcoming comedy movie produced by Tina Fey, ‘Hometown’ has recently caught headlines when Netflix acquired the right. Tina Fey join hands with Eric Gurian to co-produce the movie. ‘Hometown’ features an Insecure actress, played by Natasha Rothwell, who is also writing the script with Paula Pell and Michelle Lawler. More details about the plot and cast are under the wrap.
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