Fey has received a Primetime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Television Critics Association Award for her performance.
Throughout the seasons, several people have questioned Liz's gender. Elsewhere’s finale, "The Last One" (complete with a replica of the series' namesake building in a snow-globe stared at by a mentally challenged male), Liz's life serves as the inspiration for a sitcom that is pitched by her great-granddaughter 100 years in the future.
She created and writes for the fictional comedy-sketch show The Girlie Show and later TGS with Tracy Jordan.
She is portrayed by Tina Fey, who is also the creator of the series and its showrunner.
Liz is sometimes dismissive of others, a personality flaw that can be connected to her lack of social skills.
Assessing Liz's personality up to near the end of season 3, Jonah Weinerslav described her as "an eternal 13-year-old tomboy—scared of sex, obsessed with Star Wars and meatball subs" and as "cling[ing] to a fantasy of presexual, junk-food-munching adolescence".