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Tina FEY

American Tina FEY

born Elizabeth Stamatina FEY

American actress, comedian, writer, and producer

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on May 18, 1970 in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, USA  (50 years)


Biography

Fey was born on May 18, 1970, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, an inner ring suburb of Philadelphia. Her mother, Zenobia "Jeanne" (née Xenakes), is a brokerage employee. Her father, Donald Henry Fey (died 2015), was a university grant proposal-writer. She has a brother, Peter, who is eight years older. Fey's mother, who was born in Piraeus, is the daughter of Greek immigrants: Vasiliki Kourelakou, Fey's maternal grandmother, left Petrina (in Laconia) on her own, arriving in the United States in February 1921.

Fey's father had English, German, Northern Irish, and Scottish 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. According to a genealogical DNA test arranged by the television series Finding Your Roots, Fey's ancestry is 94% European, 3% Middle Eastern, and 3% from the Caucasus.

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- Category Actor, Author