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 as host of Kids Say The Darndest Things on ABC. She will next star opposite Salma Hayek and Rose Byrne in the film Like A Boss, slated for release on January 10th. She is also at work on a new one-hour comedy special for Netflix. Her additional upcoming film and television projects include Down Under Cover (opposite Chris Hemsworth), Here Today (opposite Billy Crystal) and Madam C.J. Walker. She also has a 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 The Kitchen, Between Two Ferns: The Movie, Tuca & Bertie, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The Angry Birds Movie 2, 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. She also served as host and executive producer of the Netflix stand-up comedy collection Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready, a series of half-hour comedy specials that featured her friends and long-time comedic collaborators. 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.”
Haddish’s 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.