Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times, Mary Ellen Matthews / Associated Press/NBC
July 17, 2012
Years on the show: 2000-06 (started as a writer in 1997)
Memorable roles: Weekend Update anchor; Sarah Palin
Away from "SNL": Tina Fey made her film debut as a writer and co-star in "Mean Girls" in 2004, then co-starred with "SNL" alumna Amy Poehler in "Baby Mama" in 2008. She created the Emmy-winning NBC series "30 Rock" in 2006 and plays the show's lovable Liz Lemon.
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