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Tina Fey’s Daughter Alice: Budding Thespian?

03/23/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
Courtesy Esquire

Viewers either loved or hated Tina Fey‘s impression of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live during the 2008 election season; however, the character seems to have had the greatest effect on the Date Night star’s daughter Alice Zenobia, 4 ½.

“She says she looks like Barack Obama,” Fey, 39, tells the April issue of Esquire.

“She heard so many people at that time saying I looked like Sarah Palin, I think she was just trying to get in on that. ‘I look like Barack Obama.’ Okay. Sure.”

Alice also enjoys stepping into the role of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, but her take on the Disney princess is certainly the preschooler’s own interpretation!

“She’s a pretty violent Belle,” reports the 30 Rock star. “She’ll come in and say, ‘Gaston is hurt. I’ve killed him with a sword.’”

And while her performances have yet to win her an award, Alice has had her own run-in with one of Mom’s Emmys.

“My daughter was playing the other day and almost knocked an Emmy … on her head,” Fey reveals.

“I was like, ‘Oh, that would have been terrible.’ Can you imagine having to fill out an accident report at the hospital? ‘An Emmy fell on my kid’s head.’”

Already showing promise as an actress, a recent conversation between mother and daughter left Fey worrying that Alice may be headed toward performing on a totally different kind of stage.

“[Alice] has a pretend hair-and-nail shop and I was doing her hair and make-up. I said, ‘Hello ma’am. What’s your name? What do you do?’” the actress recalls.

“And she said, ‘I get paid to dance at parties.’ And I said, ‘Oh, no. That’s a terrible, terrible answer.’”

– Anya Leon

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Eli'smummy on

LMAO I love Tina Fey and Alice seems to be just as funny as her mom :)

N on

Alice has a sense of humor like her mom does. She is a very cute little girl. And Tina is an amazing mother, I am sure.

So happy to read this, thanks for sharing!

JMO on

haha I love Tina. I want her to be my mom!!! :)

Crystal on

JMO-Me too!!! Tina has such an amazing sense of humor. She seems to be a wonderful mom. I’ll bet parenting with her and Amy Poehler is hilarious! I know they probably make jokes about the perils of parenthood!

Liliana on

I love Tina!

Her daughter seems to have inherited her wit. She sounds like a character.

Stephany on

What a funny interview! Alice seems to have inherited her mother’s sense of humor…she’s a funny girl!

Carly on

An apple never falls far from the tree. And JMO, I want her to be my mom too! XD Love Tina Fey!!!

QVCqueen on

Wow–Alice seems like a riot. I guess Tina won’t be springing for the clear plastic heeled platforms for Alice this Christmas!

Luna on

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love that interview. Hilarious. Adopt me Tina Fey!

bryony1 on

Alice has probably seen the “dolls” being sold as pole dancers in her favorite toy store.

Blackrose on

‘An Emmy fell on my kid’s head.’” hahhaha good one!!! Alice does like Belle! soo cute!

Rye on

LMAO!!!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TINA!!!! This cracked me up!!! Alice is super cute and Tina seems to have rubbed off on her!

Niko on

That’s the sexiest I’ve ever seen Tim Fey look!.

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