Hollywood is a small tight knit community. Many celebrities have known each other for a long, long time — some of their relationships even predate their fame! Comedic actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are the perfect example of this. These two have been friends for over 20 years and have one of the most beloved friendships in all of Hollywood. We love watching them work together, whether it’s doing hilarious sketches on Saturday Night Live, co-hosting the Golden Globes or acting side by side in films like Mean Girls and Sisters! In celebration of their awesome relationship, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s friendship!
10. How They Met
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler first met back in 1993 at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic. The theater’s co-founder Charna Halpern introduced them. According to Poehler, Halpern told her there was another improviser in one of her classes who she thought she might like, and that person turned out to be Tina Fey! “Charna took a liking to me, and me to her. She told me I was just as good as the big boys. She believed in me. She said there was another new improviser in another one of her classes whom she thought I would really like. Her name was Tina and she was like me but with brown hair,” said Poehler in her memoir, Yes Please.