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Haddish was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 1979. After she became the primary caregiver for her family after her mother suffered an accident, she opted to go to the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp when she was 17 years old. There, she received mentorship from people like Richard Pryor and Dane Cook.
Haddish got her break on the comedy competition “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?”, and had guest appearances on shows such as “Chelsea Lately,” “That’s So Raven,” “My Name Is Earl” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
In 2013, she scored a recurring role on “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” In 2014, she was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network series “If Loving You Is Wrong.” However, she left that role after one season because she got a regular role on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” for three seasons.
In 2017, Haddish starred in “Girls Trip” alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall. The film was a hit financially and critically, and her performance was praised by many.
After “Girls Trip,” Haddish’s comedy special “Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood” premiered on Showtime.
In November 2017, she became the first black female stand-up comedian to host “Saturday Night Live.” A month later, she released her memoir, “The Last Black Unicorn.”
Haddish currently stars in the sitcom “The Last O.G.” opposite Tracy Morgan, as well as “Night School” alongside Kevin Hart. She will next star in Paramount’s “Limited Partners.”
Also this year, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for “Saturday Night Live” — and she won! She also won a BET Award for her role in “Girls Trip.”