The Greek American star celebrated her 45th birthday on Monday, giving the gift of charity instead of receiving presents.
Tina Fey performed for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in New York City, along with her fellow comedians Nick Kroll, John Oliver and Vanessa Bayer.
The comedian used props like a small, naked doll and a poodle to put on a unique, side-splitting but at the same time tear-jerking show to raise awareness and money for cancer research.
The Golden Globe Awards co-host and Amy Poehler’s project partner is also known for her writing skills, feminist views and inspiring motivational quotes.
Fey, who studied comedy in Chicago, shot to stardom while working as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live, however, her popular TV show 30 Rock has been her biggest success.
Her new TV show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, saw great success on Netflix when it aired in March, renewing its contract for a second season, expected to screen in 2016.
Tina’s next project, a comedy film called Sisters, will be released in December.
Let’s remember some of her most famous quotes:
– “Some people say, ‘Never let them see you cry’. I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.”
– “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
– “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water-slide, over-thinking it. You have to go down the chute.”
– “This is what I tell young women who ask me for career advice. People are going to try to trick you. To make you feel that you are in competition with one another. ‘You’re up for a promotion. If they go for a woman, it’ll be between you and Barbara.’ Don’t be fooled. You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.”
– “So, my unsolicited advice to women in the workplace is this. When faced with sexism, or ageism, or lookism, or even really aggressive Buddhism, ask yourself the following question: ‘Is this person in between me and what I want to do?’ If the answer is no, ignore it and move on. Your energy is better used doing your work and outpacing people that way. Then, when you’re in charge, don’t hire the people who were jerky to you. But remember, being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way.”
Happy birthday Stamatina.