Fey has received nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards.
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.
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.
It has been cited as one of the greatest TV series of all time In 2015, Fey created and produced the television comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt with fellow 30 Rock-alumnus Robert Carlock.
The series stars Ellie Kemper as the titular character who escapes from a doomsday cult and moves to New York City.
Although it was originally produced for NBC, it was eventually sold to Netflix and immediately renewed for a second season.
Todd Mc Carthy of Variety wrote: "Fey is a delight to watch throughout.
Able to convey Kate's intentions and feelings through the simple looks and inflections, she never melodramatizes her situation; nor does her efficient, perfectionist side become overbearing." Fey later starred in the 2014 comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, helmed by Date Night director Shawn Levy.
Fey's father had English, German, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Russian ancestry; one of her paternal ancestors was John Hewson (1744–1821), a textile manufacturer who immigrated to America with the support of Benjamin Franklin, enabling Hewson to quickly open a quilting factory in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I remember my parents sneaking me in to see Young Frankenstein.