(born December 3, 1979) is an American comedian and actress. After guest starring on several television series,
Tiffany Haddish Haddish performing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in 2013Birth name Tiffany Sarac HaddishBorn (1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 38)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.Medium
Years active 2005–presentGenres
- Observational comedy
- surreal humor
- sketch comedy
- black comedy
- blue comedy
- American politics
- African-American culture
- pop culture
- race relations
- interpersonal relationships
- human sexuality
Spouse William Stewart
(twice; divorced in 2011 and 2013)
Tiffany Sarac Haddish (born December 3, 1979) is an American comedian and actress. After guest starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence as Jackie on the first season of the OWN television drama If Loving You Is Wrong from 2014 to 2015. From 2015 to 2017, she starred as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. After appearing in the 2016 comedy film Keanu, Haddish made her film breakthrough as Dina in the 2017 film Girls Trip, for which she received critical acclaim. In 2018, Haddish was included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 2.1 Girls Trip
- 2.2 Post-Girls Trip
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Filmography
- 4.1 Film
- 4.2 Television
- 4.3 Music videos
- 4.4 Video games
- 5 Awards and nominations
- 5.1 Primetime Emmy Awards
- 5.2 BET Awards
- 5.3 Black Reel Awards
- 6 Works and publications
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Early life and education
Haddish was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, was a refugee from Eritrea, and was from an Eritrean Jewish family. Her mother, Leola, was an African-American small business owner and a Jehovah's Witness. After Haddish's father left when she was three years old, her mother remarried and went on to have more children; Haddish has two half-sisters and two half-brothers.
In 1988 while living in Colton, California, Haddish's stepfather tampered with the brakes on her mother’s car, leading to an accident in which Leola suffered severe brain damage. The tampering was allegedly intended to harm Haddish and her siblings as well, but they had opted to stay home on the day of the accident. The brain damage possibly triggered Leola's schizophrenia. Haddish, then age nine and the oldest of her five siblings, became the primary caregiver for her family.
At 12, Haddish and her siblings were put into foster care where they were temporarily separated from each other. While there, she used comedy as a way to cope with being in situations with new people. When she was 15, she and her siblings were reunited under the care of their grandmother.
She attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills and graduated from El Camino Real High School, also in Woodland Hills, where she was the school mascot. Haddish said she could not read very well until high school, but improved when she received tutoring from a teacher. She also got in a lot of trouble at school, despite her award-winning participation in drama competition featuring Shakespearean monologues. In 1997, after her social worker gave her an ultimatum to either attend psychiatric therapy or go to the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, then 17-year-old Haddish opted for comedy as outlet for her pain. She has said that the mentorship from many notable comedians—including Richard Pryor, Dane Cook, Charles Fleischer, the Wayans brothers—helped her discover her passion for comedy and it "literally saved her life." She has said that she incorporates her past real life experiences in her sets, finding that doing so functions as a sort of "safe space" for her.
Haddish stated in 2018 that at the age of seventeen she was sexually assaulted by a police cadet. She has stated that this led to her having an aggressive front when it comes to avoiding unwanted advances from men.
Before her on-screen success, Haddish held a number of jobs, including customer service for Alaska Airlines. Haddish has said she lived in her car during her 20s while in her early days of comedy.
Haddish's first break was a spot on the comedy competition Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? She has made guest appearances on such shows as Chelsea Lately, That's So Raven, My Name Is Earl, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Underground, Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz, @midnight, Just Jordan, In the Motherhood, Def Comedy Jam, Reality Bites Back and New Girl. She has also starred in movies such as Meet the Spartans and Janky Promoters.
In 2013, she had a recurring role on Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2014, Haddish was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong. She left the soap 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 (Lil Rel Howery), for three seasons.
In 2016, she co-starred opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film Keanu in the role of Hi C.
In 2017, Haddish starred alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Regina Hall in the comedy film Girls Trip for Universal Pictures. The film received widely positive reviews, with an approval rating of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and a "generally favorable reviews" score of 71/100 from Metacritic; it also became a box-office hit, becoming the highest-grossing comedy of 2017. Her performance was cited by many critics as a Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy-style breakout. In the Chicago Tribune, Katie Walsh wrote, "this is Haddish's movie, and will make her a star. It's clear from the moment she hits the screen."
In August 2017, Haddish's comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, premiered on Showtime. Reviewing the special for Vox, Caroline Framke wrote, "Tiffany Haddish is just really damn funny, and deserves a recommendation wherever we can give it to her...Haddish unleashes hilarious, filthy, and even moving anecdotes to tell the story of her life to this point, without anything holding her back, at long last." She also co-hosted the BET game show Face Value with Deon Cole.
On November 11, 2017, Haddish became the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live. Haddish's memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, was released in December 2017 by Simon & Schuster; it debuted at number 15 on The New York Times best-seller list. It was ghostwritten with Tucker Max.
Haddish currently stars opposite Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom, The Last O.G., her first lead in a sitcom. Haddish will star in the 2018 comedy film Night School alongside Kevin Hart, and reunite with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee. She is also set to lead in the comedy Limited Partners for Paramount Pictures.
In 2018, Haddish signed a first-look deal with HBO. In addition, Haddish will voice one of the main characters of the Netflix animated comedy series Tuca & Bertie. In 2019, Haddish will be providing the voice of Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
As described in her memoir, Haddish married and divorced William Stewart twice. Her ex-husband helped Haddish locate her once-estranged father who walked her down the aisle at their first wedding, which she once described as "one of the happiest days of my life." She filed for divorce in Los Angeles County, California, in 2011 and 2013.
Haddish volunteers at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp and for homeless and other charities that help people. For a period, after she graduated from high school, Haddish was homeless, living in her car. She also had a brief experience in Scientology. At one point early in life, she was hospitalized with toxic shock syndrome.
Filmography Film Year Title Role Notes 2005 The Urban Demographic Janice Green 2008 Meet the Spartans Urban Girl 2009 Janky Promoters Michelle 2010 Wax On, F*ck Off Prostitute Short film 2011 Driving by Braille Drum Major 2012 What My Husband Doesn't Know Falana 2013 Christmas Wedding Aurora 2014 4Play Comedian Patterns of Attraction Sandra Lewis Wishes Jeanie School Dance Trina 2015 All Between Us Mishawn 2016 Keanu Trina "Hi-C" Parker 2017 Mad Families Keko Girls Trip Dina African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Scene Stealer
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
American Black Film Festival Rising Icon Award
Nominated — Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy
Nominated — Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Boosters Debra 2018 Uncle Drew Jess Night School Carrie Post-production The Oath Kai Post-production Nobody’s Fool Tanya Post-production 2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Queen Watevra Wa-Nabi (voice) In production The Secret Life of Pets 2 Sonya (voice) In production The Kitchen Ruby O’Carroll Post-production Television Year Title Role Notes 2005 Pimp My Ride Herself (Rashea's Friend) Episode: Rashae's Ford Taurus 2005 That's So Raven Charlotte Episode: "When in Dome" 2006 Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? Herself (contestant) Episode: "Warm It Up in LA" 2006 My Name Is Earl Robin Episode: "The Bounty Hunter" 2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stripper Episode: "Charlie Gets Crippled" 2006 The Underground Various Episode: "1.3" 2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Various Episode: "1.1" 2007 Just Jordan Diamond Episode: "Krumpshakers" 2008 Racing for Time Denise Television film 2009 In the Motherhood Teddy Episode: "It Takes a Village Idiot" 2009 Secret Girlfriend Jessica's Co-Worker Episode: "You and Your Ex Call It Quits" 2012 The Game Friend Episode: The Black People Episode 2013–2014 Real Husbands of Hollywood Tiffany 7 episodes 2014–2015 If Loving You Is Wrong Jackie 14 episodes 2014 New Girl Leslie Episode: "Exes" 2014 TripTank Delsyia (voice) 3 episodes 2015–2017 The Carmichael Show Nekeisha 25 episodes 2016–2017 Legends of Chamberlain Heights Cindy (voice) 18 episodes
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance 2017 Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood Herself Stand-up special 2017 Face Value Herself (co-host) 12 episodes 2017 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: "Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series 2018 Drunk History Herself Episode: "Heroines" 2018–present The Last O.G. Shay Main cast TBA Tuca & Bertie Tuca (voice) Also executive producer Music videos Year Song Artist Role 2017 "Moonlight" Jay-Z Phoebe Buffay 2018 "Nice for What" Drake "What's Going On" Todrick Hall "Ring-a-Ling" "Pettiness" "Apple Pie" "Girls Like You" Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B Herself "Girls Like You" (Vertical Video) Video games Year Title Voice 2009 Terminator Salvation Resistance Soldier Awards and nominations Primetime Emmy Awards
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref. 2018 Saturday Night Live Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Won  BET Awards
The BET Awards were established in 2001 by the Black Entertainment Television network to celebrate African Americans and other minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year.
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref. 2018 Girls Trip Best Actress Won  Black Reel Awards
The Black Reel Awards is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) to recognize excellence in African-American, as well as those of African diaspora's cinematic achievements in the around the world film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref. 2018 Girls Trip Best Supporting Actress Won Outstanding Breakthrough Performance (Female) Won  Works and publications
- Haddish, Tiffany (December 2017). The Last Black Unicorn. New York: Gallery Books. ISBN 978-1-501-18182-5. OCLC 983640770.
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- ^ Chang, Justin (13 March 2016). "Film Review: 'Keanu'". Variety.
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- ^ "Girls Trip (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- ^ "Girls Trip reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
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- ^ Debruge, Peter (2017-07-12). "Film Review: 'Girls Trip'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
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- ^ Cowles, Gregory (2017-12-15). "Tiffany Haddish on Bar Mitzvahs, Pimping and Other Rites of Passage". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
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- ^ "'Girls Trip' Breakout Tiffany Haddish Joins Kevin Hart in 'Night School' (Exclusive)". Retrieved 22 August 2017.
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Awards for Tiffany Haddish
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
- Cloris Leachman (1975)
- Beah Richards (1988)
- Colleen Dewhurst (1989)
- Swoosie Kurtz (1990)
- Colleen Dewhurst (1991)
- No Award (1992)
- Tracey Ullman (1993)
- Eileen Heckart (1994)
- Cyndi Lauper (1995)
- Betty White (1996)
- Carol Burnett (1997)
- Emma Thompson (1998)
- Tracey Ullman (1999)
- Jean Smart (2000)
- Jean Smart (2001)
- Cloris Leachman (2002)
- Christina Applegate (2003)
- Laura Linney (2004)
- Kathryn Joosten (2005)
- Cloris Leachman (2006)
- Elaine Stritch (2007)
- Kathryn Joosten (2008)
- Tina Fey (2009)
- Betty White (2010)
- Gwyneth Paltrow (2011)
- Kathy Bates (2012)
- Melissa Leo (2013)
- Uzo Aduba (2014)
- Joan Cusack (2015)
- Tina Fey & Amy Poehler (2016)
- Melissa McCarthy (2017)
- Tiffany Haddish (2018)
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
- Billy Crystal (1992)
- Robin Williams (1993)
- Robin Williams (1994)
- Jim Carrey (1995)
- Jim Carrey (1996)
- Jim Carrey (1997)
- Jim Carrey (1998)
- Adam Sandler (1999)
- Adam Sandler (2000)
- Ben Stiller (2001)
- Reese Witherspoon (2002)
- Mike Myers (2003)
- Jack Black (2004)
- Dustin Hoffman (2005)
- Steve Carell (2006)
- Sacha Baron Cohen (2007)
- Johnny Depp (2008)
- Jim Carrey (2009)
- Zach Galifianakis (2010)
- Emma Stone (2011)
- Melissa McCarthy (2012)
- Jonah Hill (2014)
- Channing Tatum (2015)
- Ryan Reynolds (2016)
- Lil Rel Howery (2017)
- Tiffany Haddish (2018)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
- Dyan Cannon (1969)
- Karen Black (1970)
- Ellen Burstyn (1971)
- Jeannie Berlin (1972)
- Valentina Cortese (1973)
- Valerie Perrine (1974)
- Lily Tomlin (1975)
- Talia Shire (1976)
- Sissy Spacek (1977)
- Maureen Stapleton (1978)
- Meryl Streep (1979)
- Mary Steenburgen (1980)
- Mona Washbourne (1981)
- Jessica Lange (1982)
- Linda Hunt (1983)
- Christine Lahti (1984)
- Anjelica Huston (1985)
- Dianne Wiest (1986)
- Vanessa Redgrave (1987)
- Diane Venora (1988)
- Lena Olin (1989)
- Jennifer Jason Leigh (1990)
- Judy Davis (1991)
- Miranda Richardson (1992)
- Gong Li (1993)
- Dianne Wiest (1994)
- Mira Sorvino (1995)
- Courtney Love (1996)
- Joan Cusack (1997)
- Lisa Kudrow (1998)
- Catherine Keener (1999)
- Marcia Gay Harden (2000)
- Helen Mirren (2001)
- Patricia Clarkson (2002)
- Shohreh Aghdashloo (2003)
- Virginia Madsen (2004)
- Maria Bello (2005)
- Jennifer Hudson (2006)
- Amy Ryan (2007)
- Penélope Cruz (2008)
- Mo'Nique (2009)
- Melissa Leo (2010)
- Jessica Chastain (2011)
- Sally Field (2012)
- Jennifer Lawrence (2013)
- Patricia Arquette (2014)
- Kristen Stewart (2015)
- Michelle Williams (2016)
- Tiffany Haddish (2017)
- WorldCat Identities
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