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Tiffany Haddish


With multiple high-profile projects and buzzworthy appearances to her name, Tiffany Haddish has quickly established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers. She can currently be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on the TBS comedy series The Last O.G. and will next appear in starring roles in the films The Kitchen (opposite Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss) and Limited Partners (opposite Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne). She will also introduce the world to six of her favorite comedians in Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, a collection of hilarious half-hour stand-up comedy specials that will be released on Netflix on August 13. Haddish will also release her own stand-up special for the streaming platform later this year. Her additional film and television projects in development and/or production include Down Under Cover (opposite Chris Hemsworth) and the reboot of Kids Say the Darndest Things of ABC. She also has a two-year, first-look deal with HBO for projects under her production company banner, She Ready Productions.

Haddish is perhaps best known for her breakout role in the smash comedy Girls Trip, where she appeared as the scene-stealing “Dina” alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Regina Hall. Her additional film and television work includes Tuca & Bertie, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Night School, Nobody’s Fool, The Oath, Uncle Drew, The Carmichael Show, Keanu, Meet the Spartans, Racing For Time, The Janky Promoters, If Loving You Is Wrong, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and New Girl. Haddish was also an early stand out during her appearances on Def Comedy Jam, Who’s Got Jokes, and Reality Bites.

In June 2018, Haddish took the reins as the highly-anticipated host of the MTV Movie and TV Awards, a role that was met with critical acclaim and a significant ratings boost.

In addition to her acting work, Haddish continues to tour the country and perform to sold-out crowds on her “She Ready” comedy tour. Her debut stand-up special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, was released on Showtime in August 2017. In November 2017, she made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host Saturday Night Live, a role that earned her the 2018 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.” Her first book, a memoir called The Last Black Unicorn, was released the following month. The book made the New York Times Best Sellers List and the subsequent audiobook, narrated by Haddish, was nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for “Spoken Word Album.”

Haddish’s journey and life experiences have inspired her comedy and sense of humor both on and off the stage. While growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, her excessive talking and imaginary friends prompted her increasingly-flustered social worker to steer her into stand-up comedy by enrolling her in the Laugh Factory’s Comedy Camp, a place for at-risk and underprivileged children to transform negative energy into something positive. The experience was just the beginning of her comedy career.

She currently lives in Los Angeles.