Who is Tiffany Haddish?

Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish is a popular American stand-up comedian and actress. Following guest-starring in various television series, she gained fame for her role as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show (2015-2017). Haddish’s breakout came in with a leading role in the comedy movie Girls Trip (2017), which earned her various accolades. They included nominations for two Critic’s Choice Awards, and she was also included on The New Yorker’s list of the best film performances of the 21st century. Haddish received a Primetime Emmy Award for hosting a Saturday Night Live episode (2017) and published a memoir, The Last Black Unicorn (2017).

She then starred in the TBS series The Last O.G. (2018-2020) executive produced and voiced Tuca in the Netflix/Adult Swim animated series Tuca & Bertie (2019-present). Haddish also starred in the crime comedy series The Afterparty (2022-present). She then launched the album Black Mitzvah in 2019, for which she received the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. This made her the second African-American woman to win the prize following Whoopi Goldberg in 1986. She was later named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018, and The Hollywood Reporter listed her as one of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment in both 2018 and 2019.

Tiffany Haddish Career

2006-2017: Breakthrough with Girls Trip

Her first break was a spot on the comedy competition Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes. Haddish has appeared on such shows as Chelsea Lately, That’s So Raven, My Name Is Earl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Underground. As well as 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 films such as Meet the Spartans and Janky Promoters. In 2013, Haddish had a recurring role on Real Husbands of Hollywood. She then was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong in 2014. Haddish left following the first season for a regular role on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show, where she starred as Nekeisha, the semi-enstrangled wife of Boby Carmichael (Lil Rel Howery) for 3 seasons. She then co-starred alongside Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy movie Keanu in the role of Hi C.


In 2017, she starred together with Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Queen Latifah in the comedy movie Girls Trip. The film earned wide positive reviews from critics, attaining an approval rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and a ‘generally favorable reviews’ score of 71 out of 100 from Metacritic. She was then acclaimed for her performance as the loud happy-go-lucky Dina, with various critics likening her breakout to that of Melissa McCarthy. Katie Walsh of the Chicago Tribune proclaimed that ”this is Haddish’s movie, and will make her a star. It’s clear from the moment she hits the screen…” More so, Girls Trip grossed more than $140 million worldwide against its production budget of $20 million to become the highest-grossing comedy movie of 2017.

In 2021, her performance was included on The New Yorker’s list of the best movie performances of the 21st century. Her stand-up comedy special Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood premiered on Showtime in August 2017. She also co-hosted the BET game show Face Value with Deon Cole. Haddish then hosted the November 11, 2017 episode of Saturday Night Live, making her the first African-American woman stand-up comedian to host the show. The show won her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Haddish’s memoir, The Last Black Unicorn (written with Tucker Max) was launched in December 2017 by Simon & Schuster and debuted at No. 15 on The New York Times best-seller list.

A photo of Tiffany Haddish
A photo of Tiffany Haddish

How old is Tiffany Haddish?

Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish is aged 42 as of 2021, having been born on December 3, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Lil Baby, Chandler Hallow, Nic Kaufmann, Amanda Seyfried, Ozzy Osbourne, Julianne Moore, Brendan Fraser, Jenna Dewan, Andy Grammer, Anna Chlumsky, Daryl Hannah, Dascha Polanco, and Holly Marie Combs, among others.

Tiffany Haddish Family

Who are Tiffany Haddish’s parents?

Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish was born to Tsihaye Reda Haddish and Leola. Her father was a refugee from Eritrea, and of Ethiopian Jewish heritage, while her mother was an African-American small business owner from a Christian family.

Her parents divorced at the age of three years and her mother remarried. Tiffany’s mother suffered severe brain damage in a car accident in 1988, believed to have been caused by her schizophrenia. Her stepfather later confessed to her that he had tampered with the brakes on her mother’s car so that the wreck would kill Haddish, her siblings, and their mother so he could collect on their life insurance policies. However, Tiffany and her siblings opted to stay home that day, and the accident was not fatal for her mother.

Does Tiffany Haddish have siblings?

Haddish was born as the oldest into a family of five children. She has four half-siblings, two half-brothers, and two half-sisters. Her well-known sister is Jasmine English, who was placed 7th in the TV Show, Claim to Fame, being voted out on August 15, 2022. At the age of 13, she and her siblings were put into foster care and temporarily separated from one another. However, they were reunited at the age of 15 under their grandmother’s care.

Tiffany Haddish Education

Haddish attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. She then joined El Camino Real High School, where she graduated, and was the school mascot. Haddish was not able to read fluently, but she improved after receiving tutoring from a teacher. Despite her award-winning participation in drama competitions presenting Shakespearean monologues, Haddish got into a lot of trouble in school. She later was accepted to New York University, but the tuition and her aversion to dept hindered her from attending. Haddish then joined Santa Monica College.

Tiffany Haddish Interests

She partnered with Living Advantage, a nonprofit organization that aims at the welfare of foster youth, for her Suitcase Drive for Foster Youth. She collected suitcases in which foster youth can keep their belongings. Haddish also volunteers at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp and also has a foundation, She Ready Foundation that assists foster care programs. Haddish announced in 2017, that she had briefly dabbled in Scientology.

Tiffany Haddish Spouse

In 2008, she married William Stewart, who assisted her to locate her once-estranged father, who walked her down the aisle at their first wedding. However, in 2011, Haddish filed for divorce, which was finalized in 2013. From mid-2020 to November 2021, she was dating rapper Common.

Tiffany Haddish Children

Haddish has been married in her life but has never had children of her own to date.

Tiffany Haddish Height

Haddish has a stunning, well-curved, and physically fit body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) and weight of 62 kg (136 lbs).

2018-present: Night School and other roles

Starting in 2018, she starred alongside Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom The Last O.G., her first lead in a sitcom. Haddish’s 2018 movie roles comprise a supporting part in Uncle Drew and a lead role, alongside Kevin Hart, in the comedy Night School, reuniting with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee. In parallel, Haddish starred in the Tyler Perry film Nobody’s Fool alongside Omari Hardwick, Amber Riley, Tika Sumpter, Mehcad Brooks, and Whoopi Goldberg. The movie earned mixed reviews from critics and grossed more than $33 million worldwide. In 2018, she signed a first-look contract with HBO and was named among the most 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. The same year, The Hollywood Reporter listed Haddish among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment, and again in 2019.

Tiffany then voiced Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Daisy in The Secret Life of Pets 2, and Tuca on the Netflix animated sitcom Tuca & Bertie, which premiered in May 2019. She was also host and producer, when ABC revived Kids Say the Darndest Things, the same year. The show premiered as part of a three-hour family-oriented lock of programming on October 6. Netflix also premiered her new comedy special, Tiffany Haddish Presents They Ready in August 2019. In every episode, she introduced one of her favorite stand-up comedians in order to give them mainstream exposure. The series consisted of stand-up sets from Chaunte Wayans, April Macle, Aida Rodriguez, Marlo Williams, Flame Monroem, and Tracey Ashley. She then starred in Like a Boss, the first studio comedy movie of the 2020s, for Paramount Pictures, co-starring alongside Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne, in 2020.


Tiffany was later requested to host the 2021 Grammy Awards pre-telecast premiere ceremony but turned down the request following the Recording Academy said had to pay her own way. Haddish earned the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for Black Mitzvah, with the news being broken to her in the middle of a taping of Kids Say the Darkest Things.

Legal issues


Haddish was arrested in Peachtree City, Georgia, on a charge of DUI on January 14, 2022. as police suspected she was under the influence of marijuana. The police received a 911 call of a driver who had fallen asleep behind the wheel on Highway 74 at around 4:00 a.m. They located her, driving the vehicle described to the 911 operator, as she was trying to pull into the driveway of a residence in an Atlanta suburb. Haddish was then booked at Fayette County Jail and later released the same day on a $1,666 bond. During this time, she was in the area to participate in filming for Haunted Mansion.

Child sexual abuse allegation

Tiffany and fellow comedian, Aries Spears, was sued for alleged grooming and sexual abuse of two minors in September 2022. As per the lawsuit, the minors were recruited to film various comedy skis and were requested to perform sexually suggestive content. Haddish’s attorney, Andrew Brettler, released a statement stating that the lawsuit had no merit. She then responded in an Instagram post saying that she deeply regretted agreeing to act in a skit that she said was supposed to be comedic but was ”not funny at all”.

Tiffany Haddish Net Worth

American professional stand-up comedian and actress, Haddish has been active in her career from 1997 to the present. She earns an annual salary of around $500k and has gathered an estimated net worth of approximately $6 million as of 2022.

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