First woman to be Saturday Night Live's head writer, she later achieved phenomenal success on the hit TV series, 30 Rock.
Very active as a high school student, she was involved with the student newspaper, the drama club, and the tennis team.
She wrote the screenplay for the comedy Mean Girls.
She married Jeff Richmond in 2001, and the couple welcomed their first daughter Alice in 2005.
She is most famous for imitating Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, which many said impacted the 2008 election.