Tiffany Haddish Biography

Tiffany Haddish, an American comedian, actress, and author, has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Despite a difficult childhood, she found solace in comedy and eventually pursued a career in show business. Starting with odd jobs and minor roles, Haddish worked her way up to become a well-known TV actress, with notable appearances in shows like ‘If Loving You is Wrong’. Her talent and determination have propelled her to success in the industry.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish
  • Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Females
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: William Stewart (twice – divorced 2011 – 2013), father: Tsihaye Reda Haddish
  • Born Country: United States
  • Actresses
  • Comedians
  • Height: 5’6″ (168 cm), 5’6″ Females
  • Notable Alumni: Santa Monica College
  • Ancestry: Ethiopian American
  • U.S. State: California
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Education: New York University, Santa Monica College

Childhood & Early Life

Tiffany Haddish was born on 3rd December 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Her father was Tsihaye Reda Haddish, a refugee from Eritrea, a small country in Africa. Her mother, Leola, was an African-American lady who owned a small business. Her father left the family when Tiffany was only three, after which her mother remarried. Through her mother’s second marriage, Tiffany has four half-siblings. When she was nine years of age, her mother had a bad car accident as a result of her stepfather’s alleged tampering with the brakes. The injuries from the accident triggered her mother’s schizophrenia. Owing to their mother’s mental health issues, Tiffany and her siblings were placed in foster care for some time. They were eventually taken in by their grandmother. She attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills before graduating from El Camino Real High School. It was during her school years that she developed an interest in acting and took part in drama competitions. Her early life was fraught with troubles. In addition to the family problems she already faced, she was assaulted sexually by a police cadet when she was 17. As a young girl, she did various odd jobs such as providing customer support for Alaska Airlines while trying to find her footing as a comedian. She later stated that during her days as a struggling comedian, she had to live in her car.


Tiffany Haddish first gained attention with the comedy competition ‘Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?’ She made her film debut in the 2005 film ‘The Urban Demographic’. In the 2000s, she also had guest roles in many TV shows, such as ‘Pimp My Ride’, ‘That’s so Raven’, ‘My Name Is Earl’, ‘The Underground’ and ‘Secret Girlfriend’. In the ensuing years, she appeared in small roles in movies, such as ‘Meet the Spartans’ (2008), ‘Janky Promoters’ (2009), ‘Driving by Braille’ (2011) and ‘Christmas Wedding’ (2013). From 2013 to 2014, she had a recurring role in the reality show parody ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’. From 2014 to 2015, she had a recurring role in the soap opera ‘If Loving You is Wrong’. In 2014, she had a voice role in the animated series ‘TripTank’. Her next project was the sitcom ‘The Carmichael Show’, where she had a main role during 2015–17. The series was met with positive reviews and was nominated for several awards. In the 2010s, she appeared in films, such as ‘Patterns of Attraction’ (2014), ‘School Dance’ (2014), ‘All Between Us’ (2015), ‘Keanu’ (2016) and ‘Mad Families’ (2017). Her most successful work till date is undoubtedly her role in the 2017 comedy film ‘Girls Trip’. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the film was a huge success commercially and critically. Her role won her several awards, such the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2017, she hosted an episode of the famous variety show ‘Saturday Night Live’, which won her the Primetime Emmy Award for best Guest Actress in a Comedy Show. In 2018, she began appearing in the comedy series ‘The Last O.G.’, which follows the life of a recently released convict who returns to Brooklyn to see that his neighborhood has changed and that his ex-girlfriend is raising their children with another man. She played a supporting role in the sports comedy film ‘Uncle Drew’ in 2018. Directed by Charles Stone III, the film did well commercially and the reviews were mostly average. She appeared in three other comedy films, ‘The Oath’, ‘Night School’, and ‘Nobody’s Fool’ the same year.

Major Works

One of Tiffany Haddish’s important works on the big screen is her main role in the film ‘Keanu’. Directed by Peter Atencio, the film also starred other actors such as Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Jason Mitchell and Will Forte. The film was an average success commercially and was met with positive reviews. Her role in the comedy film ‘Girls Trip’ was a significant one. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee and starred actors, such as Regina Hall, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter besides Haddish. Made on a budget of $20 million, the film did well commercially, earning over $140 million. Critical reception was very positive as well. Haddish won several awards and nominations for her performance.

Family & Personal Life

Tiffany Haddish married and divorced the same man, William Stewart, twice. It was Stewart who had helped her re-establish contact with her once-estranged father. She often volunteers at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. She is also involved with charities that help the homeless.

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