Tiffany Sarac Haddish
December 3, 1979
|Spouse(s)||William Stewart |
(twice; divorced 2011 and 2013)
Tiffany Sarac Haddish (born December 3, 1979)is an American actress, singer, model, comedian, and author. 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 for her performance. In 2017, she published her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn .
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. The network is one of the Big Three television networks. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979.
The Carmichael Show is an American sitcom television series created by Nicholas Stoller, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Katcher, and Willie Hunter that premiered on August 26, 2015 on NBC and concluded on August 9, 2017 after three seasons and 32 episodes. Starring Carmichael, it follows a fictional version of his family. The multi-camera show is set in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Keanu is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio and written by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens. The film stars Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in their first film as lead actors, following five seasons of their sketch TV series. Also featuring Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Nia Long and Will Forte, the plot follows two friends who infiltrate a gang in order to retrieve their stolen kitten.
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.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.
Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa, with its capital at Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Its toponym Eritrea is based on the Greek name for the Red Sea, which was first adopted for Italian Eritrea in 1890.
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. Her stepfather disclosed this to her while having dinner. 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.
Colton is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Nicknamed "Hub City", it is located in the Inland Empire region of the state and is approximately 57 miles (92 km) east of Los Angeles. The population of Colton is 52,154 according to the 2010 census, up from 47,662 at the 2000 census.
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality. Other symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices that do not exist, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or substance-use disorders. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and, in many cases, never resolve.
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.
Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver, referred to as a "foster parent" or with a family member approved by the state. The placement of the child is normally arranged through the government or a social service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent is compensated for expenses unless with a family member.
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.
Woodland Hills is a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
Laugh Factory is a chain of comedy clubs in the United States. The chain is owned by Laugh Factory Inc. and founder and current Chief Executive Jamie Masada.
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, and actor. He reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations and storytelling style, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.
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.
As of 2018, Haddish stars opposite Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom, The Last O.G. , her first lead in a sitcom.Her 2018 film roles include a supporting part in Uncle Drew , and a lead role, opposite Kevin Hart, in the comedy Night School , reuniting with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee. In parallel, she star in the Tyler Perry's movie Nobody's Fool , alongside Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley and Whoopi Goldberg. The film received generally good reviews from critics and has grossed over $33 million worldwide.
In 2018, Haddish signed a first-look deal with HBO.In addition, she was also announced as the voice of Tuca on the Netflix animated comedy series Tuca & Bertie , , premiering in May 2019. Haddish provides the voice of Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part , and is set to lead the comedy Limited Partners for Paramount Pictures.
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. When she was nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with mental illness after a car accident and Haddish had to go into foster care. When she moved from home to home, she kept her belongings in a trash bag, which made her feel worthless. That is why she 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. She also had a brief experience in Scientology. At one point early in life, she was hospitalized with toxic shock syndrome.
|2005||The Urban Demographic||Janice Green|
|2008||Meet the Spartans||Urban Girl|
|2010||Wax On, F*ck Off||Prostitute||Short film|
|2011||Driving by Braille||Drum Major|
|2012||What My Husband Doesn't Know||Falana|
|Patterns of Attraction||Sandra Lewis|
|2015||All Between Us||Mishawn|
|2016||Keanu||Trina "Hi-C" Parker|
|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
|Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour||Old Taylor||Concert film; archive footage|
|2019||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part||Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi (voice)|
|The Secret Life of Pets 2||Daisy (voice)||Filming|
|The Kitchen||Ruby O'Carroll||Post-production|
|2005||Pimp My Ride||Herself||Episode: "Rashae's Ford Taurus"|
|That's So Raven||Charlotte||Episode: "When in Dome"|
|2006||Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?||Herself||Episode: "Warm It Up in LA"|
|My Name Is Earl||Robin||Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Stripper #3||Episode: "Charlie Gets Crippled"|
|The Underground||Various||1 episode|
|2007||Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz||1 episode|
|Just Jordan||Diamond||Episode: "Krumpshakers"|
|2008||Racing for Time||Denise||Television film|
|2009||In the Motherhood||Teddy||Episode: "It Takes a Village Idiot"|
|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"|
|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|
|Face Value||Herself (co-host)||12 episodes|
|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.||Shannon "Shay"||Main cast|
|2018||Sesame Street||Dr. Birdwhistle||Episode: "When You're a Vet"|
|2019||Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History||Adult Mae Jemison||Netflix special|
|Bob's Burgers||Patricia (voice)||Episode: "Roamin' Bob-iday"|
|Tuca & Bertie||Tuca (voice)||Also executive producer|
|2018||"Nice for What"||Drake|
|"What's Going On"||Todrick Hall|
|"Girls Like You" (Original, Volume 2 and Vertical Video versions)||Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B||Herself|
|2009||Terminator Salvation||Resistance Soldier|
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.
|2018||Girls Trip||Best Actress||Won|
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.
|2018||Girls Trip||Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|Outstanding Breakthrough Performance (Female)||Won|
A Grammy Award is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry.
|2019||The Last Black Unicorn||Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)||Nominated|
A Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
|2018||Saturday Night Live||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||Won|
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Malcolm D. Lee is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He has directed such films as Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Roll Bounce, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Soul Men and Girls Trip. He also directed an episode of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He is a cousin of film director Spike Lee, and is a graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute and Georgetown University. He directed an installment in the Scary Movie franchise, Scary Movie 5. In 2013, he directed The Best Man Holiday, a sequel to The Best Man.
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Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The film is directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja, who based the script off their own experiences with their female friends. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival in order to reconnect.
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Night School is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco, Taran Killam, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Al Madrigal, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Keith David, Anne Winters, Fat Joe, Ben Schwartz, Yvonne Orji, and Bresha Webb. Hart also produces the film alongside Will Packer, as well as co-wrote the script. The story follows a group of adults who set out to earn their GEDs. The film was released in the United States by Universal Pictures on September 28, 2018, has grossed over $103 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics.
The 2017 African-American Film Critics Association Awards were announced on December 12, 2017, while the ceremony will take place on February 7, 2018 at Taglyan Complex, in Hollywood, California.
Tracy Y. Oliver is an American film and television writer, producer, actor.
The Kitchen is an upcoming American crime drama film written and directed by Andrea Berloff, in her directorial debut. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as the wives of Irish mobsters who take over organized crime operations in the 1970s in New York City's neighborhood Hell's Kitchen after the FBI arrests their husbands. The film is set to be released in the United States on August 9, 2019.
Nobody's Fool is a 2018 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Tyler Perry. It stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks, Amber Riley and Whoopi Goldberg, and follows a recently-paroled woman who tries to help her sister with a man who may be catfishing her. The film marks Tyler Perry's first R-rated comedy, as well as his first film not to be distributed by Lionsgate.
The Oath is a 2018 American black comedy film written and directed by Ike Barinholtz, in his directorial debut. In addition to Barinholtz, the film stars Tiffany Haddish, John Cho, Carrie Brownstein, Billy Magnussen, Meredith Hagner, Jon Barinholtz, Nora Dunn and Chris Ellis, and follows a politically divided family at Thanksgiving after the U.S. government asks all citizens to sign a loyalty pledge.
Limited Partners is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Miguel Arteta and written by Sam Pitman & Adam Cole-Kelly. The film stars Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek. The film will be released on January 10, 2020, by Paramount Pictures.
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