Listen Live
Walker Funeral Home Black Business Spotlight
100.3 Featured Video
2017 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day - Arrivals

Source: Jason LaVeris / Getty

Actress Tiffany Haddish’s skyrocket into Hollywood success did not come easy.

The Los Angeles native overcame the odds of a troubled childhood to become the hilarious sister-girl who keeps us laughing with her jokes and antics.

Her starring role in the box office mega hit ‘Girls’ Trip’ solidified Haddish’s place in comedic history. Here are some daring moves the 38-year-old made throughout her life to become the sought out entertainer she is today.

1. Became The Matriarch Of Her Family At A Young Age

As the oldest of five children, Haddish became the primary caregiver of her siblings at the age of 9. When the kids were put in foster care, Haddish used comedy as a way to cope with her changing environment. At 17, Haddish attended the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp where she was mentored by other comedic heavy hitters including Richard Pryor and The Wayans Brothers.

2. Became The Undisputed Star Of Girl’s Trip

Although Haddish made her way through the Hollywood circle guest starring on That’s So Raven, Chelsea Lately, and Def Comedy Jam Tiff’s big break came with the 2017 box office success of Girl’s Trip. Haddish’s unapologetically hilarious performance earned her critical acclaim.

3. Earned Her First Comedy Special On Showtime

Riding the success of ‘Girl’s Trip,’ Haddish scored a comedy special on showtime: Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood. The phrase ‘she ready,’ has become a mantra for both Tiffany and her fans.

4. Made History On ‘Saturday Night Live’

On November 11th, Tiffany Haddish made history as the first Black female stand-up comedian to host the late night sketch show. Haddish owned the stage in the spotlight, earning nods and recognition from her Hollywood peers. Oscar buzz definitely surrounded the star as she killed her opening monologue of the show.

5. Wrote A Book

Haddish’s honest memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, was released last December. The book delves into the childhood adversity that still inspires her work to this day. Haddish’s ability to incorporate her real life into her standup routines will definitely lead to a long lasting career for this funny woman.


Tiffany Haddish Speaks Out On Netflix Deal

She Ready! Tiffany Haddish To Be First Black Woman To Host The MTV Movie And TV Awards

Tiffany Haddish Recalls The Time Beyonce Had To Raise Up On An Actress For Flirting With Jay Z

5 Brave Moves Tiffany Haddish Made To Hit Her Career Stride  was originally published on