SNL's Most Successful Cast Members Ever
Fey was hired as a writer for SNL in 1997. Three years later, in 2000, she began performing in sketches and co-anchoring Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon. Her 2004 movie Mean Girls made her a bonafide star, and in 2006, she left to develop and star on the critically acclaimed 30 Rock, though she returned to SNL for frequent guest appearances as Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Fey's other work includes the films Baby Mama, Date Night, and Megamind.