16 Things About Tiffany Haddish You Probably Didn't Know

Mar 7, 2018 at 8:10 a.m. ET
There's Plenty You Didn't Know About Tiffany Haddish
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Before summer 2017, many moviegoers didn't know the name Tiffany Haddish. That all changed with one movie: Girls Trip. Even though the film starred familiar names like Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, it was Haddish who stole the show.

Ever since that breakthrough performance, she's been in major demand. She's hosting Saturday Night Live and costarring alongside Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom The Last O.G., becoming Groupon's spokesperson, starring in the upcoming basketball comedy flick Uncle Drew and landing a two-year first-look deal with HBO. Haddish's career is red hot.

However, life wasn't always so easy for her. She had a difficult childhood with lots of upheaval and very little stability. One particular comedy program changed the entire course of her life.

Learn more about Haddish's life, from her bumpy start as a kid to a struggling artist to one of Hollywood's biggest rising stars. If you didn't know Haddish before 2017 catapulted her to stardom, you'll know her now.

A version of this article was originally published in November 2017.

1 /15: Her Father Was a Refugee

1/15 :Her Father Was a Refugee

2 /15: She Lived in Foster Care

Tiffany Haddish at Girls Trip premiere
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2/15 :She Lived in Foster Care

3 /15: She's a Laugh Factory VIP

Tiffany Haddish on the red carpet
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3/15 :She's a Laugh Factory VIP

4 /15: She Struggled with Reading

Tiffany Haddish at Laugh Out Loud event
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4/15 :She Struggled with Reading

5 /15: She's a Sexual Assault Survivor

Tiffany Haddish on red carpet
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5/15 :She's a Sexual Assault Survivor

6 /15: She's Guest Starred All Over the Place

Things to know about Tiffany Haddish
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6/15 :She's Guest Starred All Over the Place

7 /15: Oprah Winfrey Helped Her Get Her Start

Things to know about Tiffany Haddish
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7/15 :Oprah Winfrey Helped Her Get Her Start

8 /15: She's Been Married — & Divorced

8/15 :She's Been Married — & Divorced

9 /15: She Took the Smiths on a Swamp Tour

9/15 :She Took the Smiths on a Swamp Tour

10 /15: She Has Her Own Comedy Special

Tiffany Haddish during Showtime comedy special
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10/15 :She Has Her Own Comedy Special

11 /15: She's One of the 'Most Influential'

Tiffany Haddish at Black Girls Rock
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11/15 :She's One of the 'Most Influential'

12 /15: She Published a Best-Selling Book

12/15 :She Published a Best-Selling Book

13 /15: She Made History on 'Saturday Night Live'

Tiffany Haddish hosting SNL
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13/15 :She Made History on 'Saturday Night Live'

14 /15: She Loves Her Alexander McQueen White Dress

Tiffany Haddish wearing her Alexander McQueen dress
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14/15 :She Loves Her Alexander McQueen White Dress

15 /15: She Brings Herself To Her Roles

Tiffany Haddish at the BET Awards
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15/15 :She Brings Herself To Her Roles