The 37-year-old actress developed and produced the sitcom with NBC, Broadway Video, two former producers of "The Tracy Morgan Show," Lorne Michaels and David Miner, as well as Joann Alfano.
In "30 Rock," Fey co-stars with Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski and Alec Baldwin.
In 1997, Fey became a co-head writer of "SNL" with the support of Adam McKay. This marked the first time that a female was a head writer at "SNL."
During "SNL's" 25th anniversary, Fey was given the 2001 Writers Guild of America Award. In 2002, she and her co-writers at "SNL" won an Emmy Award for their work on the show.
Also in 2004, Fey wrote the script and co-starred in "Mean Girls," a movie based on her high school memories. The cast included former and current "SNL" co-stars Tim Meadows, Amy Gasteyer and Poehler, as well as Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams.
Fey will also star alongside Poehler in "Baby Mama," about a businesswoman who wants a child and seeks a surrogate mother. The film is scheduled be released in 2008.
In 2001, Fey married Jeff Richmond, a composer at "SNL," whom she had dated for seven years before their marriage. In September 2005, Fey gave birth to a daughter, Alice Zenobia Richmond.