Tina Fey is one of the highest paid women on television, earning over $13 million last year; who says women aren’t funny? Tina Fey began her comedy career in Chicago, studying sketch comedy and improv. She then became a writer on Saturday Night Live in 1995, eventually working her way up to become the shows first female head writer. She then gained more notoriety for writing the movie Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan, a hilarious and honest look at high school life for a girl outside the popular circle. Fey also gained popularity by starring in the films Baby Mama and Date Night as well as creating and starring in the immensely popular NBC sitcom 30 Rock. She just released an autobiography called Bossypants, that not only sold over a million copies, it also give an honest and insightful look into her life as a writer, actress, and mother.
As far as her success goes, as she said in Bossypants, “When faced with sexism or ageism or lookism or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question, ‘Is this person between me and what I want to do?’ If the answer is no, ignore it and move on…”