March 28, 2009
Tina Fey got her first break in into showbiz in 1997 by becoming a writer to the hit show Saturday Night Live -- many people don't know this, they automatically assume she was an actress on SNL. She was added to the cast of SNL in 2000. After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created her own television series called 30 Rock, co-starring alongside movie star Alec Baldwin, which became a hit TV comedy. She won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for her work on 30 Rock in 2009.
She has won six Emmys, three Golden Globes, and three SAG Awards. Of course, doing an imitation of Sarah Palin definitely helped her win the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere.