After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created the television series 30 Rock for Broadway Video, a sitcom loosely based on her experiences at SNL.In the series, Fey starred as Liz Lemon, the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series.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 2015, she co-created the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.The movie was written and directed by Michael Mc Cullers.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.It also stars Fey's former co-star Jane Krakowski, as well as Tituss Burgess (who had previously appeared in four 30 Rock episodes) and Carol Kane.
In 2008, the Associated Press gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her Sarah Palin impression on SNL. Her father, Donald Henry Fey (died 2015), was a university administrator for the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University and a grant proposal writer who raised 0 million for schools, hospitals, and public service agencies through proposals and direct mail appeals.; born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer.She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live (1997–2006) and for creating the acclaimed comedy series 30 Rock (2006–2013) and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present).On July 16, 2015, the series was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series.Fey herself was nominated both as the creator/executive producer of the series and for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her guest performance as Marcia, a bumbling prosecutor in reference to Marcia Clark.As was the case with Baby Mama, although both of these films received generally mixed reviews, Fey's performances were well received by film critics.She then re-teamed with Poehler, starring in the 2015 comedy film Sisters as the title characters, and received positive reviews for her role.After I lost weight, there was interest in putting me on camera." Her role in Weekend Update was well received by critics. Fey delivers such blow darts – poison filled jokes written in long, precisely parsed sentences unprecedented in Update history – with such a bright, sunny countenance makes her all the more devilishly delightful." Dennis Miller, a former cast member of SNL and anchor of Weekend Update, was pleased with Fey as one of the anchors for the segment: "...Fey might be the best Weekend Update anchor who ever did it. The reception was positive, with Rachel Sklar of the Chicago Tribune noting that the pairing "has been a hilarious, pitch-perfect success as they play off each other with quick one-liners and deadpan delivery".s February 2015 appraisal of all 141 SNL cast members to date, Fey was ranked third in importance (behind John Belushi and Eddie Murphy).We were not allowed to watch The Flintstones though: my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners.While performing shows with The Second City in 1997, Fey submitted several scripts to NBC's variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL), at the request of its head writer Adam Mc Kay, a former performer at Second City. She told The New York Times, "I was a completely normal weight, but I was here in New York City, I had money and I couldn't buy any clothes.