Tiffany Haddish, an American comedian known for her unashamed candour and disarming honesty, was
born Tiffany Sarac Haddish on December 3, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. Her breakout role as Dina in the raunchy comedy Girls Trip rocketed her to stardom (2017).
Tiffany Haddish’s Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight Career
Haddish’s Eritrean father abandoned her family when she was a child. When her mother suffered brain
damage in a vehicle accident, Haddish spent several years in foster care before moving in with her grandmother as a teenager.
Her social worker suggested she enrol in the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, a free summer programme
run by the Laugh Factory comedy club chain that teaches disadvantaged kids how to do stand-up
comedy. Haddish described the show as a “life-changing experience.” Haddish focused on developing a career in comedy after graduating from high school, drawing inspiration from her personal experiences.
Despite her progress, she struggled to make ends meet and was forced to live in her car at times. In 2006, she got her big break when she appeared on Who’s Got Jokes? A comedy competition show on television.
She had an appearance on Def Comedy Jam, then two years later, reality TV satire Reality Bites Back.
Haddish began to participate in a variety of sitcoms and films during this time, including Ice Cube’s Meet the Spartans (2008) and The Janky Promoters (2009), both of which he wrote and starred in.
Haddish grew in popularity after recurring roles on the satirical comedy programmes Real Husbands of
Hollywood (2013–14), Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong (2014–15), and The Carmichael Show (2015–17). Chelsea Lately, hosted by Chelsea Handler, The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno, and The Arsenio Hall Show all featured her as a regular guest.
Haddish played a member of a street gang in Keanu, a 2016 comedy that marked Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key’s feature film debuts. She made her acting debut the following year in the film Girls
Trip, in which she co-starred with Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett Smith (and stole the show from them). Following her victory, Haddish starred in Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!, a television comedy special.
She rose from the hood to Hollywood in 2017, hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the first time as the
first female African American comic and penning her book, The Last Black Unicorn. She won an Emmy Award for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for her work on Saturday Night Live.
Haddish began co-starring in the TV comedy The Last O.G. with Tracy Morgan in 2018. In the same year,
she played an unusual teacher in Night School, the long-suffering wife of an outspoken liberal in The
Oath, and a recently paroled ex-convict in Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool as a newly paroled ex-convict who assists her straightlaced sister with her love life.
In 2019, Haddish will star in three films: Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, The LEGO Movie 2: The
Second Part, and the gangster drama The Kitchen. That year, she hosted the updated TV show Kids Say the Darndest Things, presented Tiffany Haddish Presents:
They Ready, and performed the stand-up comedy special Black Mitzvah, which went on to become a Grammy Award-winning comedy CD.
Haddish will star in the comedy film Like a Boss, about two friends who start a cosmetics company, and the Netflix miniseries Self Made, about pioneering entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, both in 2020. (played by Octavia Spencer).