December 3, 1979
Los Angeles, California, United States
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A native of Los Angeles, CA, Tiffany Haddish grew up caring for her three younger siblings while their mother worked the night shift at the post office. When Haddish was 9 years old her mother was in a violent car accident that led to a number of serious health struggles. When Haddish turned 13 she and her siblings were put into temporary foster care before their grandmother ultimately was awarded custody. Haddish was troubled as a teenager and regularly acted out, getting into trouble at school. Her social worker ultimately forced her to either attend psychiatric therapy, or spend time at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. Haddish chose the camp, and found acting and comedy to be an outlet for her to channel her difficult emotions. In 2005 Haddish appeared on an episode of "That's So Raven" (Disney, 2003-07). That same year she made her feature film debut in "The Urban Demographic". In 2006 Haddish made a number of appearances on network television, in the series "My Name is Earl"(NBC, 2005-09), "Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes" (TVOne 2006-09), and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (FX, 2005-present). Throughout the 2000s and 2010s Haddish appeared in a number of feature films and made guest appearances on television regularly. In 2014 she was cast as Jackie in "If Loving You Is Wrong"(OWN, 2014-), a series created by Tyler Perry. In 2015 Haddish was cast as Nekeisha in the Jerrod Carmichael created series "The Carmichael Show" (NBC, 2015-17). But her breakout role came in the raunchy comedy "Girls Trip" (2017), in which she starred as the wildest member of an all-girl road trip party. Akin to Melissa McCarthy's breakthrough in "Bridesmaids" (2011), Haddish became a household name seemingly overnight, and wasted no time furthering her time in the spotlight. In short order, Haddish starred in basketball comedy "Uncle Drew" (2018) and Kevin Hart vehicle "Night School," while expanding her range with starring roles in Ike Barinholtz's dark comedy "The Oath" (2018) and Tyler Perry's comedy-drama "Nobody's Fool" (2018), in which she achieved a lifetime dream by playing Whoopi Goldberg's daughter.