Tiffany Haddish

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Tiffany Haddish
Born Tiffany Sarac Haddish
(1979-12-03) December 3, 1979 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Comedian, actress, dancer

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

Early life[edit]

Haddish was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles,[2] the oldest of five children. She is of Eritrean, Puerto Rican [3] Ethiopian and African American descent. 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 or triggered her schizophrenia.[4] When Haddish was 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.[5]

Career[edit]

Haddish 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, 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.[6] She left the soap after first season for regular role on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. In 2015, she co-starred opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film Keanu.[7] Haddish later went to star alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall in the comedy film Girls Trip for Universal Pictures.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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 A Christmas Wedding Aurora
2014 4Play Comedian
2014 Patterns of Attraction Sandra Lewis
2014 Wishes Jeanie
2014 School Dance Trina
2015 All Between Us Mishawn
2016 Keanu Trina Parker "Hi-C"
2017 Girls Trip Dina Completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 That's So Raven Charlotte 1 episode
2006 Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? Contestant / Herself
2006 My Name Is Earl Robin 1 episode
2006 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Stripper
2006 The Underground Various
2007 Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz Various
2007 Just Jordan Diamond
2008 The McCaingels The Bride Recurring role
2008 Reality Bites Back Contestant / Herself
2008 Racing for Time Denise Television film
2008 Da Network Odette Television film
2009 In the Motherhood Teddy 1 episode
2009 Secret Girlfriend Jessica's Co-Worker
2014 Funniest Wins Contestant / Herself 5 episodes
2013-2014 Real Husbands of Hollywood Tiffany [9] 7 episodes
2014 If Loving You Is Wrong Jackie Series regular, 14 episodes
2015 Stunted Teri Television film
2015 Faux Show Felicity Television film
2015–present The Carmichael Show Nekeisha Series regular
2017 The High Court with Doug Benson Guest bailiff Episode 1, "Someone Is Paying for This Tow Job"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiffany Sarac Haddish was born 12/03/1979 in Los Angeles County, California". The California Birth Index. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ Haddish, Tiffany (May 10, 2016). "Episode 25". Unqualified (Interview). Interview with Anna Faris.  Video on YouTube.
  3. ^ Laugh Factory (November 17, 2012). "Dom Irrera Live from The Laugh Factory with Tiffany Haddish (Comedy Podcast)". Retrieved June 27, 2016 – via YouTube. 
  4. ^ Page 55 Origin Magazine Interview
  5. ^ Tiffany Haddish. "Dreams Come True Through Laughter". Origin Magazine (10). 
  6. ^ "OWN Drama 'If Loving You is Wrong' Explores Women's Desire to 'Swirl'". Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ Chang, Justin (March 13, 2016). "SXSW Film Review: 'Keanu'". Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Tiffany Haddish Will Go on a 'Girl Trip' with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall". June 26, 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1840504/

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