Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish (born December 3, 1979) is an American actress, comedian, and author. After guest-starring on several television series, she gained prominence for her role as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. Her breakthrough came in 2017 when she starred in the comedy film Girls Trip, receiving critical acclaim for her performance as Dina. That year, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her work as a host on a Saturday Night Live episode, and published a memoir, The Last Black Unicorn. She stars in the TBS series The Last O.G., and executive produces and voices Tuca in the Netflix/Adult Swim animated series Tuca & Bertie.
When Haddish was nine years old, her mother was diagnosed with mental illness after a car accident and Haddish had to go into foster care. At one point early in life, she was hospitalized with toxic shock syndrome. After graduating from high school, Haddish was homeless, living in her car for a period of time.Haddish partnered with Living Advantage, a nonprofit organization that focuses on the welfare of foster youth, for her Suitcase Drive for Foster Youth, where she collected suitcases in which foster youth can keep their belongings. She volunteers at the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp.Haddish married William Stewart in 2008. He helped Haddish locate her once-estranged father who walked her down the aisle at their first wedding, which she described as "one of the happiest days of my life." She filed for divorce in Los Angeles County, California in 2011 and got finalized in 2013. She is in a relationship with rapper Common.Haddish became a naturalized citizen of Eritrea on May 22, 2019 while taking part in festivities there commemorating the 28th anniversary of Eritrean independence from Ethiopia. She first visited the country in 2018 to bury her Eritrean-born Ethiopian-Jewish father who came to the U.S. as a refugee, and to connect with her relatives.In 2017, Haddish revealed she had a brief experience in Scientology.In December 2019, Haddish decided to have her Bat Mitzvah ceremony at age 40. Reform Rabbi Susan Silverman, the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman, officiated.In September 2020, Haddish revealed she had tested positive for COVID-19 amid the pandemic.
Haddish was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. Her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, was a refugee from Eritrea, and was from an Ethiopian-Jewish family. Her mother, Leola, was an African American small business owner. After Haddish's father left when she was three years old, her mother remarried and had Haddish's two half-sisters and two half-brothers.In 1988, while her family was living in Colton, California, Haddish's mother Leola suffered severe brain damage in a car accident. It was believed to cause Leola's schizophrenia; Haddish said her mother became quick-tempered, abusive and violent. Haddish, then nine years old and the oldest of five siblings, became the family's primary caregiver. It was around this time that Haddish discovered her gift for making people laugh. She said, "If I could make [Leola] laugh and turn her anger into some joy, I was less likely to get beat. Same thing in school: If I could make the kids laugh, they'd help me with my homework and protect me from other bullies."According to Haddish, her stepfather later told her he had tampered with the brakes on her mother's car, intending the wreck to kill Haddish, her siblings, and her mother so he could collect on their life insurance policies. However, the children chose to stay home that day, and the accident was not fatal for her mother.When Haddish was 12, she and her siblings were put into foster care and temporarily separated from one another. While there, she used comedy to cope with being with unfamiliar people. When she was 15, she and her siblings were reunited under their grandmother's care.She attended George Ellery Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles and graduated from El Camino Real High School, also in Woodland Hills, where she was the school mascot. She said she could not read very well until high school, but improved when she received tutoring from a teacher. She also got in a lot of trouble at school, despite her award-winning participation in drama competitions presenting Shakespearean monologues. In 1997, after her social worker gave her an ultimatum to either attend psychiatric therapy or the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp, 17-year-old Haddish opted for comedy as outlet for her pain. She says that the mentorship from many notable comedians—including Richard Pryor, Dane Cook, Charles Fleischer and the Wayans brothers—helped her discover a passion for comedy that "literally saved her life." She incorporates her life experiences in her sets, finding that it functions as a "safe space" for her.In 2018, Haddish revealed she was raped at age 17 by a police cadet. She claimed this led to her aggressiveness in avoiding unwanted advances from men.Haddish was accepted to New York University, but cited the tuition and her aversion for debt kept her from attending. She later attended Santa Monica College. Prior to her onscreen success, she held a number of jobs, including customer service for Air New Zealand at Los Angeles International Airport and Alaska Airlines. She said she lived in her car during her twenties, in her early days of comedy.
Movies & TV shows
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Friday Night Vibes
Friday Night Vibes has feel-good comedies, action-packed blockbusters, and culturally significant stories. Tiffany Haddish and Deon Cole host a show with special guests. With a mix of comedy, celebrit...
On the Count of Three
One gun and another gun. Two people that are best friends. They made a pact to end their lives when the day was over.
Two friends embark on a road trip full of funny stunts.
Veteran comedy writer Charlie Berns, who is slowly but surely losing his grip on reality, befriends a talented young New York street singer Emma Payge. They form an unlikely yet hilarious and touching...
The Card Counter
Tell wants to play a game. There is a chance for Tell to redeem himself when he is approached by a vulnerable and angry young man who is looking for help to execute his plan for revenge on a military ...
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Steve-O's Wild Ride!
Steve-O's Wild Ride!
Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Candace Against the Universe
Two brothers travel across the universe to save their sister, who has been kidnapped by aliens and taken to a far-off planet, free of her little brothers.
VOMO: Vote or Miss Out
Some of the biggest names in comedy and music come together for a nonpartisan comedy special event to provide information on voting so that every voter has the knowledge and incentive to participate i...
This is Stand-Up
An intimate and revealing insight into the work and lives of Stand-Up Comedians. Some of the biggest names in the game reveal what it's like to pursue this most challenging, yet important art-form.
In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover
"In Search of the Sanderson Sisters" is a hilarious mockumentary to benefit The New York Restoration Project, starring "Hocus Pocus's" Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
The Broken Candle
Hartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash ("lead candle" of the hanukkiah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights.
Charity, an ambitious reporter, learns the true meaning of Christmas when she investigates Erik Gallagher, a beloved member of the town who insists all the gifts he provides every Christmas are from n...
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
This limited series chronicles the incredible true story of Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first African American self-made millionaire.
Goodbye and good riddance, 2020. In this hilarious, absurd, life-affirming comedy special, seven outspoken female comedians lay to rest the year that never seemed to end..
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
An outstanding lineup of entertainers gathers in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to salute Dave Chappelle, recipient of the 22nd annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
When his best friend Gary is taken away, SpongeBob takes Patrick on a madcap mission far beyond Bikini Bottom to save their pink-shelled pal.
Home Movie: The Princess Bride
The remake of 'The Princess Bride' features celebrities at home.
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
The North Pole knows there's only one person who can save the holiday season, and that's Santa's friend, Carey. The undisputed Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to m...
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
Celebrity readers share children's books by Black authors to spark conversations about equality, self-love, and anti-racism.
Feeding America Comedy Festival
All-star comics are performing in support of Feeding America.
Like a Boss
Two friends start a beauty company together. One wants to earn her fortune and the other wants to live a lavish lifestyle.
14 Movies · 4 TV shows
SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout
While SpongeBob and Patrick tour the surface world and come across their real-life selves, the citizens of Bikini Bottom plan a surprise birthday party for the cartoon character.
The husbands of three Hell's Kitchen housewives were sent to prison by the FBI. The ladies took the Irish mafia's matters into their own hands when they were left with little but a sharp ax.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, which are destroying everything faster than they can rebuild.
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready
Tiffany Haddish introduces her favorite comedians in a series of stand-up performances.
Travelers can travel through time through music and comedy from the library of the legendary, but fictional, musical variety show called "Sherman's showcase."
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage
A behind the scenes look at a half-hour hybrid comedy/talk aftershow dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding "The Flare," a fictional sci-fi thriller drama. There are many genre dramas to follow...
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate
Hollywood's finest pay tribute to "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" for an uncensored and unforgettable celebration at The Dolby Theater.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie
Galifianakis wanted to be a star. When Will Ferrell discovered his public access TV show, 'Between Two Ferns', and uploaded it to Funny or Die, he became a viral laughing stock. He and his crew are go...
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times"
Live performances of classic holiday-themed episodes from Norman Lear's hit shows "All in the Family" and "Good Times."
This Changes Everything
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry.
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah
On her 40th birthday, Tiffany Haddish drops a bombastic special studded with singing, dancing and raunchy reflections on her long road to womanhood.
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Tiffany Haddish's unique voice and sense of humor are captured in the format of the classic variety show.
Tuca & Bertie
Free-spirited toucan Tuca and self-doubting song thrush Bertie are best friends, who guide each other through life's ups and downs.
Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea
In this documentary, Chelsea Handler explores how white privilege impacts US culture – and the ways it’s benefited her own life and career.
Camp! The Movie
At the Met Gala 2019, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Celine Dion, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Harry Styles, Bette Midler, Hailey Bieber, Jared Leto, Gwen Stefani, ...
I Am Richard Pryor
The documentary tells the story of the legendary performer and legendary social satirist, who overcame race and social barriers by delivering his honest irreverent and biting humor to America's stages...
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max the terrier must cope with some major life changes when his owner gets married and has a baby. When the family takes a trip to the countryside, nervous Max has numerous run-ins with canine-intoler...
The Angry Birds Movie 2
When a green pig suggests that Red, Chuck, Bomb, and the rest of their feathered friends unite to fight a common threat, they are surprised. Birds from an island covered in ice are planning to destroy...
9 Movies · 4 TV shows
The all-new Double Dare with Liza Koshy has all the trivia, physical challenges, and obstacles for the messiest game show on TV!
Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour
Taylor Swift takes the stage in Dallas for the Reputation Stadium Tour and celebrates a monumental night of music, memories and visual magic.
The Shop: Uninterrupted
A one-of-a-kind barbershop experience with discussion and debate from some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.
A group of older basketball players are recruited by Uncle Drew to play in a tournament.
Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity
Seth Rogen and friends combine stand-up, sketches and music for an outrageous comedy special that could only come from the mind of Seth. Guests include Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf,...
Emmet's Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short
There is nothing quite like the holidays in Apocalypseburg.
A musical set in the North-American city of Nacirema Falls, in the country of Nacirema, which black LGBT people rule, promoting and conducting white racism and "straightphobia". When Nolan Renner fal...
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
David Letterman interviews fascinating global figures on his talk show.
The Last O.G.
When an ex-felon is released from prison for good behavior after 15 years, he is shocked to see how different the world has become.
All Between Us
Clara and Ray are newly engaged. As they gather family and friends together for a dinner party to make an announcement, what begins as a celebratory evening turns into disaster as secrets and skeleton...
Teddy Walker is a successful salesman who accidentally blows up his place of employment. Teddy was forced to attend night school to get his GED, and he soon found himself dealing with a group of misfi...
In a politically-divided United States, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
A woman who is released from prison and gets to spend time with her sister discovers she is in an online relationship with a man who may be "catfishing" her.
8 Movies · 2 TV shows
The High Court
Join Doug as he presides over actual courtroom arguments. The catch is that Judge Doug makes all his rulings very high. Doug smokes and deliberates after hearing both sides. This is legal. Somehow.
Fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised when celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden ...
DeRay Davis' Annual Funny & Famous Comedy Jam
Funny & Famous Comedy Jam
Three families are competing for a camping spot.
Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood!
In her first stand-up special filmed at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles native and rising star Tiffany Haddish tackles subjects ranging from her early days in foster care and being...
Def Comedy Jam 25
The 25th anniversary of Russell Simmons's "Def Comedy Jam" is being celebrated by giants of stand-up.
Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
Comedians have a complicated life.
All Jokes Aside
"Laughumentary" about black comedians in Hollywood.
In the year of 2017, horror films dominated the conversation. From the surprise hit "Get Out" to the movie adaption of "It" to the campy "Happy Death Day", scary movies had an unusual hold on the coll...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers are the focus of an urban animated series that mixes rowdy comedy and social commentary. Failure doesn't bother the three friends since they're legen...
A group of friends hatched a plan to get a cat back by pretending to be drug dealers.
3 TV shows
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
The Carmichael Show
From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller ("Neighbors") comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in-training gi...
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is leaving "The Colbert Report" to return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre at New York -- Colbert talks to actor...
5 Movies · 1 TV show
The dream girl of a high schooler is Anastacia. She doesn't know he exists. He might have a chance if he can win a spot on the dance crew. He will have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive A...
Unsatisfied with his prior romantic achievements, Todd goes on a quest to date three women at one time. Little does he know, all three women share a common bond, and the aftermath ends up being more t...
Tyler Perry's If Loving You Is Wrong
A group of people live and love on the same street. The lives of the neighbors include raising children, dealing with exes, and keeping romance in their relationships. They have built something that i...
Carrie's life is at a standstill. She's fed up of being a social outcast. Then one day, she stumbles across a magic lamp. Out of the lamp appears Jeanie. An 8th century Macedonian prostitute! Life wil...
Patterns of Attraction
This romantic comedy is a story that emphasizes the importance of commitment, true love and breaking old love patterns in order to create new beginnings.
Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Sexy Funny
With the help of a hilarious, all-female slate of stand-up comedians, Jenny McCarthy takes an outrageous look at life as a contemporary woman: from single motherhood to casual sex. Shot at the Hard Ro...
A Christmas Wedding
Tiffany and Marcus decide to wed during the holiday season in the rural town where Tiffany grew up. Tiffany's older sisters and their husbands are visiting as well. Coming together may not have been s...
What My Husband Doesn't Know
Lena Summer is the envy of all her friends. Big house. Successful husband. It's the perfect life...or so it seems. But with her husband's demanding career as a construction mogul, the other side of he...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Bob's Burgers follows a third-generation restauranteur, Bob, as he runs Bob's Burgers with the help of his wife and their three children. Bob and his family have big ideas about burgers, but they fall...
Driving by Braille
Sarah Corso thinks her relationship with Xander West is great--until he proposes. She loves him, and he makes her very happy, but her mother loved her father, too, until the psychotic break.
Wax On, Fuck Off
Ralph Macchio, once a former teen idol, once on the top the world of the 80s. Now he is a family man with a loving wife and the nicest man in Hollywood....That is the problem. Because he never once pa...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
The Great Debate
The Great Debate is a program that debates pop culture. It was broadcasted on July 6, 2009, by Michael Buffer.
Secret Girlfriend is an American television series which aired in October and November 2009 on Comedy Central. The show features the viewer as the "star" of a dating satire, with the show's actors add...
Two shady concertPromoters get into hot water when their chance to book a superstar rapper goes awry.
Meet the Spartans
Meet the Spartans is a spoof of sword-and-sandal epics from the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie. Friedberg and Seltzer wrote and directed the film. A cape and leather underwear may be all that ...
Racing for Time
Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do som...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Their warped views and precarious judgments often lead...
My Name Is Earl
After winning the lottery, Earl Hickey embarked on a quest to repair his bad karma.
The Urban Demographic
When Classical listening station KSOF changes it's format to Hip Hop it brings conflict between the old faction and the new Urban Demographic.
1 TV show
That's So Raven
A winsome teen whose ability to glimpse flashes of the future gets her into hot water.
1 TV show
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
1 TV show
On a special inner city street, the humans and muppets teach preschoolers basic educational and social concepts using comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.
4 Movies · 2 TV shows
Down Under Cover
The prime suspects in a string of robberies are a group of male erotic dancers from Australia.
It was inspired by the true story of when Haddish traveled to Africa thinking she was royalty, only to find out that it was not true.
There is a comedy about a high school reunion. Each of the eight episodes features a different version of the same night told through a different character's perspective, each with its own unique visu...
Landscape with Invisible Hand
A comedy about aliens.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage needs to mend his strained relationship with his daughter if he wants to land a role in a new movie. Cage finds himself under a mountain of debt, and makes a paid appearance at a Mexican ...
Reality Bites Back
Reality Bites Back is hosted by Michael Ian Black and parodies various reality show formats. It was on Comedy Central. Reality Bites was a 1994 film.
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