Tina Fey, co-anchor of SNL’s “Weekend Update” segment begins her first season as an on-air performer on “Saturday Night Live.”

An “SNL” staff writer since 1997, Fey was named writing supervisor in 1999, making her the first female head writer in the show’s 25-year history. Some recurring sketches Fey’s penned include the biting satires of “The View” and the recurring “Sully and Denise” sketch featuring Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch as the Bostonian teens. Fey also served as head writer for the Emmy Award winning special “Saturday Night Live -The 25th Annversary.”

In the summer of 2000, Fey joined SNL castmate Rachel Dratch in a critically praised sketch comedy show “Dratch & Fey” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City, dubbed “the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage this summer” by Time Out New York.

Fey came to SNL from Chicago’s famed Second City where she was a writer-performer. Second City has also produced current cast members Rachel Dratch and Horatio Sanz as well as such famed SNL alums as John Belushi, Chris Farley and Bill Murray (among many others). Second City also hosted the first incarnation of “Dratch & Fey” in the summer of 1999.

*Biography courtesy of saturdaynightlive.com