American stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish was born on December 3rd, 1979, in South Central Los Angeles, California. Haddish initially turned to humor as a way to cope with a difficult home life during her childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school in 1997, she enrolled in the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, a chain of comedy clubs in the U.S., as a way to safely deal with her painful life experiences. When she left the Camp, Tiffany attended Santa Monica College and worked at different jobs to support herself while she studied.
Tiffany kicked off her acting career in 2005, appearing in several popular shows at the time, such as That’s So Raven, My Name Is Earl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and as herself in comedy sketch shows like Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? and Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz. Her movie debut was also in 2005, in The Urban Demographic, followed by Meet the Spartans (2008) and Janky Promoters (2009.) Tiffany continued to participate in sketch comedy, reality and other game-type shows between 2008 and 2012, like Reality Bites Back, Black to the Future, The Tony Rock Project, Last Comic Standing, Who Wants to Date a Comedian? and on the talk show Chelsea Lately.
In 2013, Haddish had a seven-episode run in reality parody show Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2014, she joined the main cast of soap opera If Loving You Is Wrong for its first season. A year later, Tiffany landed a regular role on NBC’s sitcom The Carmichael Show, for a total of three seasons. The show was generally well received by critics and the public alike, and helped Tiffany rise to fame. However, her breakthrough role was when she was cast as one of the leads in the comedy film Girls Trip (2017.) The movie was a critical and commercial success, and Haddish was praised for her performance in it. In November, 2017, Tiffany hosted an episode of variety show Saturday Night Live, being the first African-American stand-up comedian to do so; she won a Primetime Emmy for her appearance on the show. In 2018, Tiffany starred in The Last O.G., her first lead role in a sitcom, staying on for three seasons.
In 2019, Tiffany’s main acting credits were as a voice actor for several animated characters, both in television and film. On the big screen, she lent her voice to The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and The Angry Birds Movie 2. On TV, she was cast as one of the titular characters in Netflix’s animated show Tuca & Bertie. That same year, she also hosted Kids Say the Darndest Things, an ABC revival show that was canceled after one season, and had her own comedy special on Netflix, Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready. In 2020, Tiffany had a role in comedy film Like a Boss, as well as voice acted in Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Other notable film roles between 2021 and 2022 were On the Count of Three, Bad Trip, Here Today, and Easter Sunday.
Haddish currently stars in murder mystery series The Afterparty and is set to appear in Haunted Mansion, Disney’s new theatrical adaptation of theme park attraction of the same name, sometime in 2023.