Tiffany Haddish

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Tiffany Haddish
Born Tiffany Sarac Haddish
(1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 34)
South Central Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Dancer, Comedian, Actress

Tiffany Sarac Haddish[1] (born December 3, 1979)[1] is an American dancer, comedian and actress.

Early life[edit]

Haddish is of African-American, Eritrean, and Ethiopian-Jewish descent.[2] Her social worker spotted her talent in stand-up comedy, while she was playing.

Haddish is the oldest of five kids. She cared for her younger siblings while her mother worked overnight at the post office. In 1988 her mother was in a car accident and went through the windshield of her car, this caused/triggered her schizophrenia.[3] At 13 her family was split up and the children put into foster care before her grandmother was awarded custody. Still damaged, Haddish constantly was in trouble at school. Finally her social worker gave her an ultimatum: go to psychiatric therapy or Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. The camp was the outlet for her pain and her passion for comedy was sparked.[4]

Career[edit]

Tiffany’s comedy has taken her all over the world. After returning from Japan, Tiffany performed for U.S. Troops on the USO tour. She has also performed at The Comedy Store and The Improv. She also performs at a comedy show developed for inner-city high school students that promotes non-violence called Chuckles Not Knuckles.

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, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?, The Underground, Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz, Just Jordan, In the Motherhood, Def Comedy Jam and Reality Bites Back. She has also starred in movies such as Meet the Spartans and Janky Promoters.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2005 The Urban Demographic Janice Green Film Debut
2008 Meet the Spartans Urban Girl Cameo appearance
Racing for Time Denise TV Movie
Da Network Odette
2009 Janky Promoters Michelle
2010 Wax On, F*ck Off Prostitute Short Film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 That's So Raven Charlotte 1 episode
2006 Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? Contestant / Herself
My Name Is Earl Robin 1 episode
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stripper
The Underground Various
2007 Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz Various
Just Jordan Diamond
2008 The McCaingels The Bride Recurring role
Reality Bites Back Contestant / Herself
2009 In the Motherhood Teddy 1 episode
Secret Girlfriend Jessica's Co-Worker
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Terminator Salvation Resistance Soldier Voice

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