Tina Fey (1997-2006)
No one can argue that Tina Fey is Saturday Night Live’s most successful female alum. Seven Emmys, three Golden Globes, three hit films, a bestselling book, countless magazine covers, and a Mark Twain Prize shoot down any naysayer. 30 Rock, which she created, produces, writes, and stars in, ranks as one of the defining comedies of the past decade. Mean Girls, Baby Mama, and Date Night prove her box-office value. The self-effacing attitude she weathers her monstrous success with endears her to just about every comedy fan in the U.S.
Post-SNL Grade: A+