Tina Fey and her daughter Alice Zenobia Richmond in 2012 | Tina Fey and Alice Zenobia Richmond in 2018 | Source: Getty Images
Actress Tina Fey has brought laughter to millions through her wit and humor. Yet, beyond the screen and the stage, she plays a very different role—that of a devoted mother, including to her daughter, Alice Zenobia Richmond.
Alice Zenobia Richmond entered Tina Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond’s lives while the couple was making their mark on the “Saturday Night Live” show. As Tina’s first daughter, Alice is intimately acquainted with the world of fame.
As Alice grows into adulthood, she carries with her an impressive legacy. This includes memorable television appearances, red-carpet moments, and even being the inspiration behind some of the iconic lines on the hit comedy show that propelled her mother to stardom.
Tina Fey and her daughter Alice Zenobia Richmond pictured while filming the 2007 film “Baby Mama.” | Source: Getty Images
Alice Zenobia Richmond Is Now a Teen
Alice Zenobia Richmond is the first child of “Saturday Night Live” comedian-writer Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, a composer who also had ties to “SNL.” Born in New York in September 2005, Alice is now approximately 18 years old.
As a child, Alice had the privilege of visiting her mother’s workplace, thanks to her dad, Jeff. When she was only 23 months old, Jeff would bring Alice to visit her mother at work.
Jeff would bring little Alice to the set when her mom was involved in photoshoots for the show, ensuring that their family remained close even amidst their busy careers.
Tina Fey, Penelope Athena Richmond, and Alice Zenobia Richmond attend DiMenna Children’s History Museum Family Benefit: History Surprises! at DiMenna Children’s History Museum on January 25, 2014, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
Because Alice is Tina’s eldest daughter, the comedian once admitted to feeling apprehensive about allowing her to explore unfamiliar experiences. This led her to be stricter with Alice compared to her younger sister.
Tina Fey and her daughter Alice Zenobia Richmond attend the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Alice’s mom humorously likened the experience of having a teenage daughter to having an “office crush.” She explained that she often finds herself thinking about her daughter more than her daughter thinks about her.
Additionally, Tina described feeling confused and nervous about approaching her daughter’s door and inviting her to spend time together. She also felt like her daughter might be too busy for her.
Inside Alice’s Creative Evolution
In that episode, Alice portrayed a younger Liz Lemon in a flashback scene, reminiscing about her first wedding experience as a flower girl. At the time, Alice was just seven years old. Aside from “30 Rock,” Alice also starred in “A One-Time Special.”
Tina Fey and her daughter Alice Zenobia Richmond attend the HBO Luxury Lounge Featuring L’Oreal Paris And New Era Cap – Day 1 at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles on January 14, 2012, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images
Alice is a creative and imaginative young girl. At 14, during the quarantine period, she came up with a unique and entertaining idea. Tina shared this delightful story on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Alice’s idea was to organize themed dinners at home, and the family decided to give it a try. One memorable night, they hosted an airplane-themed dinner, turning their home into a makeshift aircraft.
Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, Josh Groban, and Alice Zenobia Richmond pose backstage at the hit musical “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre on May 13, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
What made this experience even more special was the effort they all put into it. It took time for the family to prepare, and Alice even helped her younger sister prepare for the evening. Alice’s mom recalled:
“Alice was actually kind of helping her little sister get ready for it, and the little sister is just, like ,so pumped, when her big sister pays attention to her at all.”
Alice’s creative spirit extended beyond her personal life and also left its mark on the iconic lines of “30 Rock.” In a 2011 interview, Tina revealed that Alice was the main source of many of Tracy Morgan’s memorable lines on the show.
This creative collaboration was especially effective when Alice was younger, as her innocent and imaginative expressions seamlessly melded with Tracy’s character.
Tina recalled moments when Alice’s own words found their way into the script. For instance, Alice’s phrase, “I want to go to there,” became a humorous addition to Liz Lemon’s lines.
Jeff Richmond, Alice Zenobia Richmond, Tina Fey, Kerry Butler, and Penelope Athena Richmond pose backstage at the hit musical based on the film “Beetlejuice” on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theatre on June 8, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
Alice Has Been in the Spotlight for Years
In 2012, Tina and her eldest daughter graced the first day of the HBO Luxury Lounge featuring L’Oreal Paris and New Era Cap in Beverly Hills, California.
Tina Fey and her daughter Alice Zenobia Richmond pose at the opening night after party for the new musical “Mean Girls” on Broadway based on the cult film at TAO Downtown on April 8, 2018, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
Tina and Alice appeared stylish as they attended the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2014. In 2017, Alice, her mom, and Josh Groban were pictured together at the hit musical “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” in New York City.
In 2019, Alice and her family were seen backstage at a musical production of “Beetlejuice” in their city, where they had the opportunity to take a photo with the talented Kerry Butler.