Currently alive, at 51 years of age.
1970 – She was born on the 18th day of May this year in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
1988 – Fey attended Cardington Elementary School and Beverly Hills Middle School. By middle school, she knew she was interested in comedy, even doing an independent study project on the subject in eighth grade. She graduated from Upper Darby High School in this year.
1992 – After Fey graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Drama in this year, she moved to Chicago, getting a day job at a residential YMCA to take night classes at The Second City. She made what she later described as an "amateurish" attempt at stand-up comedy.
1994 – She was invited to join the cast of The Second City, where she performed in the Jeff Award-winning revue Paradigm Lost. She is also a veteran of The ImprovOlympic.
1997 – With then-head writer Adam McKay’s help, Fey became a writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) in this year. In this same year, she recorded the voices for the British and German princesses for Williams’ "Medieval Madness" pinball machine.
1999 – Fey was SNL’s first female head writer, a milestone she downplays by pointing out that the show has had few head writers.
2000 – Fey and Jimmy Fallon became co-anchors of SNL’s Weekend Update, a pairing that ended in May 2004 when Fallon last appeared as a cast member. Amy Poehler replaced her. It was the first time that two women co-anchored Weekend Update.
2001 – She was a co-head writer of SNL’s 25th anniversary special, Fey won a 2001 Writers Guild of America Award.
2002 – She and the writing staff also won this year’s Emmy Award for their work on the show.She was ranked #80 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.
2004 – Fey wrote the script and co-starred in the 2004 movie Mean Girls. Characters and behaviors in the movie are based on Fey’s high school life at Upper Darby High School.
2005 – In September of this year, she went on maternity leave after giving birth to a daughter, Alice Zenobia Richmond.
2006 – Fey developed a sitcom, 30 Rock, for NBC’s fall 2006 schedule. The show is produced by NBC and Broadway Video, with Lorne Michaels and two former producers of The Tracy Morgan Show, David Miner, who is also her manager at 3 Arts, and Joann Alfano
2007 – In this year, Fey was listed among Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World.