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Celebrity Birthdays, May 18: Tina Fey and Spencer Breslin

By Marie Blake,

Actors Tina Fey and Spencer Breslin are celebrating their birthdays today, May 18.

Tina Fey, 44

Actress, comedian, writer and producer Tina Fey turns 44 today. She started her career with comedy. She was a featured player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She joined Saturday Night Live as a writer, and later became head writer and performer, best known as co-anchor in the Weekend Update segment. In 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, which was partly adapted from a book.

After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock, a comedy loosely based on her experiences at SNL. Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in Baby Mama alongside former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. She then starred in Date Night alongside Steve Carell in 2010, and with Will Ferrell in the animated film Megamind.

Fey has received eight Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Writers Guild of America Awards and has been nominated for a Grammy Award for her autobiographical book Bossypants. In 2008, the Associated Press awarded Fey with the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL.

Fey is married to composer, actor, director and television producer Jeff Richmond, and have two children.

 

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