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How the Cast of 30 Rock Aged from the First to Last Season  

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From creating hilarity on TGS to helping each other through relationships, viewers laughed along with the characters of 30 Rock for seven hilarious seasons. From the first season running in 2006-2007 to the seventh season premiering in 2012, the cast has aged right along with the TGS team. A few 30 Rock characters even seemed to have aged in reverse... at least they would like to think so.

How old is the cast of 30 Rock? Tina Fey was 36 years old when she first started playing Liz Lemon and she was 42 when the final episode aired. Much like Liz Lemon, Fey's appearance hasn't changed much in the show's tenure. Perhaps her shoes got even more comfortable though. Jane Krakowski was 38 when she first played Jenna Maroney and she was 44 when the show ended though Jenna didn't look a day over 20.

The main factor in Tracy Morgan's differing appearances between 30 Rock seasons was his struggle with diabetes, a real-life issue which was incorporated into his character, Tracy Jordan. Jack McBrayer (Kenneth Parcell) and Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) kept their looks consistent throughout 30 Rock's seven season run.

Which 30 Rock cast member do you think looks the most different? Check out the 30 Rock cast then and now.

Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How the Cast of 30 Rock Aged from the First to Last Season
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Tina Fey was 36 when she first put on the bi-curious shoes of Liz Lemon on 30 Rock in 2006. As the show's creator, Fey was a vital factor in the series' hilarity. Liz Lemon's look remained very similar throughout seven seasons – Fey was 42 when the final episode aired – but she grew to embrace the idea of having a husband and family along with a successful career by the end.

Fey followed up 30 Rock by creating the hilarious Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How the Cast of 30 Rock Aged from the First to Last Season
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Tracy Morgan was 38 when he began playing TGS funnyman Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock. The main factor in his differing appearances between seasons was his struggle with diabetes, a real-life issue which was incorporated into his character. Morgan was 44 when 30 Rock wrapped.

Morgan was involved in a terrible car accident in 2014 which left him in a coma for two weeks. He made his triumphant return to stand-up over a year later and began starring in The Last O.G. in 2018.

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jane Krakowski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How the Cast of 30 Rock Aged from the First to Last Season
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Jane Krakowski was 38 when she first introduced Jenna Maroney to the world in the premiere of 30 Rock. When the show concluded in 2013 she was 44 - though Jenna didn't look a day over 20. Jenna's style remained a constant throughout the series as she lived her life to its most theatric.

After saying goodbye to TGS, Krakowsi once again starred in a project by 30 Rock creator Tina Fey in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Age: 47

Birthplace: Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, USA

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Jack McBrayer (Kenneth Parcell)
Jack McBrayer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How the Cast of 30 Rock Aged from the First to Last Season
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Jack McBrayer was 33 when he began starring as the loyal NBC Page, Kenneth Parcell, on 30 Rock. In the show's over seven year run, McBrayer played the role with an almost cartoonish consistency in regards to his appearance. 

Age: 45

Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, United States of America