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Who Is Tina Fey Married To? Get To Know Her Husband Jeff Richmond, Who Is an Award-Winning Composer

Titi Dokubo
May 18, 2022
09:00 A.M.
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Tina Fey, who has been married to her composer husband, Jeff Richmond, for over two decades, grew up in a house where they were all comedy fans, and she knew she wanted to be a comedian in middle school.

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While her father would let them watch "The Honeymooners," he would not let them watch "The Flintstones" if he was around. She discovered that she liked writing in high school and college and was better at it.

Tina Fey became inspired by Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore, and Norman Lear before going off to study with Chicago's Second City improv comedy troupe.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards on May 24, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

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The actress, born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, eventually became the first female head writer for Saturday Night Live and gradually became a household name.

The actress, comedian, writer, and author celebrates her 52nd birthday ​​on May 18, 2022. She has had a successful career and has been known to venture into rap and hip-hop.

In addition to her successful career, the "30 Rock" actress also has a successful personal life. Fey is happily married, and she has two children with her husband. Here are all the details about Fey and her family.

Tina Fey at the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards on February 28, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

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TINA FEY'S HUSBAND, JEFF RICHMOND

Fey is married to Jeff Wayne Richmond, a funny and creative spirit. Richmond, who grew up in Ohio, started working with the Children's Play Touring Theater after college before becoming the musical director for the improv comedy troupe "The Second City."

After he left "The Second City," the composer, who studied music theory and composition at Kent State University, moved to "Saturday Night Live" as a music director for the sketch show.

He is an accomplished award-winning composer, executive producer, and director for several TV shows and movies, including "History Repaints Itself."

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Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond at the New York premiere of Comedy Central's "A Clusterfunke Christmas" on November 21, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

HOW LONG TINA FEY AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN TOGETHER

Richmond and Fey met in 1993 when he was an in-house pianist at Del Close's ImprovOlympic Theater, and they started hanging out offstage, where she would make him laugh.

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Eight years later, the couple married on June 3, 2001. Richmond revealed that their marriage lasted because they worked together and communicated effectively while being creative.

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond at the Tribeca TV panel premiere on June 11, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

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HAVE TINA FEY, AND HER HUSBAND JEFF RICHMOND WORKED TOGETHER?

Over the years, Fey and Richmond have worked with the same organization and started at different times, but they were not working in the same job.

After they started working together at "Saturday Night Live," the couple who work well together collaborated on "30 Rock," "Mean Girls The Musical," and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Tina Fey, Penelope Athena Richmond, and Alice Zenobia Richmond at the DiMenna Children's History Museum on January 25, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

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TINA FEY AND HER HUSBAND JEFF RICHMOND'S TWO DAUGHTERS: ALICE AND PENELOPE

Fey, who is friends with Amy Poehler, welcomed her first child, Alice Zenobia, in 2005. Alice is already walking in her mother's footsteps as an actress. She had a cameo on "30 Rock," and starred in the Peacock sitcom, "Girls5Eva."

In August 2011, Fey and Richmond welcomed their second daughter, Penelope Athena. Penelope already takes after her funny mother as she loves to make jokes and has her famous mother's dark hair.

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