39 Facts About Tiffany Haddish


Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish was born on December 3,1979 and is an American stand-up comedian and actress.


Tiffany Haddish's breakthrough came in with a leading role in the comedy film Girls Trip, which earned her several accolades and was included on The New Yorker's list of the best film performances of the 21st century.


Tiffany Haddish was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018, and The Hollywood Reporter listed her among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment in both 2018 and 2019.


Tiffany Haddish starred in films such as Keanu, Night School, Nobody's Fool, The Kitchen, Like a Boss, and Here Today.


Tiffany Haddish won a Primetime Emmy Award for hosting a Saturday Night Live episode and published a memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.


Tiffany Haddish released the album Black Mitzvah in 2019, for which she won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, making her the second African-American woman to win this prize after Whoopi Goldberg in 1986.


Tiffany Haddish was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California.

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Tiffany Haddish's father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, who was a refugee from Eritrea, was of Ethiopian Jewish heritage.


Tiffany Haddish's mother, Leola, was an African-American small business owner, from a Christian family.


When Tiffany Haddish was 13, she and her siblings were put into foster care and temporarily separated from one another.


Tiffany Haddish attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and graduated from El Camino Real High School, in Woodland Hills, where she was the school mascot.


Tiffany Haddish said she could not read very well until high school, but improved when she received tutoring from a teacher.


Tiffany Haddish got into a lot of trouble at school, despite her award-winning participation in drama competitions presenting Shakespearean monologues.


In 1997, after her social worker gave her an ultimatum to attend either psychiatric therapy or the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, the 17-year-old Tiffany Haddish opted for comedy as an outlet for her pain.


Tiffany Haddish was accepted to New York University, but the tuition and her aversion to debt kept her from attending.


Tiffany Haddish said she lived in her car during her twenties, in her early days of comedy.


Tiffany Haddish left after the first season for a regular role on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show, where she starred as Nekeisha, the semi-estranged wife of Bobby Carmichael for three seasons.


In 2017, Tiffany Haddish starred alongside Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah in the comedy film Girls Trip.


Tiffany Haddish was acclaimed for her performance as the loud happy-go-lucky Dina, with several critics likening her breakthrough to that of Melissa McCarthy.


In 2021, Tiffany Haddish's performance was included on The New Yorker's list of the best film performances of the 21st century.


Tiffany Haddish hosted the November 11,2017 episode of Saturday Night Live, making her the first African-American woman stand-up comedian to host the show; it won her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.


In 2018, Tiffany Haddish signed a first-look deal with HBO and was named one of the 100 most influential people in world by Time magazine.


In each episode, Tiffany Haddish introduced one of her favorite stand-up comedians in order to give them mainstream exposure.


In 2020, Tiffany Haddish starred in Like a Boss, the first studio comedy film of the 2020s, for Paramount Pictures, co-starring with Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek.


Tiffany Haddish was asked to host the 2021 Grammy Awards pre-telecast premiere ceremony, but turned down the request after the Recording Academy said she had to pay her own way.

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From 2021 to 2022, Tiffany Haddish voiced Lady K, the head of a recording studio, in the animated series Karma's World.


Tiffany Haddish helped her locate her once-estranged father, who walked her down the aisle at their wedding, which she described as "one of the happiest days of [her] life".


Tiffany Haddish filed for divorce in Los Angeles County in 2011; it was finalized in 2013.


Tiffany Haddish was in a relationship with rapper Common from mid-2020 to November 2021.


Tiffany Haddish became a naturalized Eritrean citizen on May 22,2019, while taking part in festivities there commemorating the 28th anniversary of Eritrean independence from Ethiopia.


Tiffany Haddish first visited the country in 2018 to bury her Eritrean father, who came to the US as a refugee, and to connect with her relatives.


Tiffany Haddish has been criticized for her support of dictator Isaias Afwerki, who has been the head of the totalitarian one-party state since its inception.


In 2017, Tiffany Haddish revealed that she had briefly dabbled in Scientology.


Tiffany Haddish partnered with Living Advantage, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the welfare of foster youth, for her Suitcase Drive for Foster Youth, where she collected suitcases in which foster youth can keep their belongings.


On January 14,2022, Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Peachtree City, Georgia, on a charge of DUI, as police suspected she was under the influence of marijuana.


Police located Tiffany Haddish, driving the vehicle described to the 911 operator, as she was attempting to pull into the driveway of a residence in an Atlanta suburb.


Tiffany Haddish was booked at Fayette County Jail and later released the same day on a $1,666 bond.


At the time, Tiffany Haddish was in the area to take part in filming for Haunted Mansion.


Tiffany Haddish responded in an Instagram post stating that she deeply regretted agreeing to act in a skit that she said was meant to be comedic but was "not funny at all".