The world is having a serious TIffany Haddish moment — and honestly, it’s about time. Haddish burst onto the scene in the summer of 2017 with her role in Girls Trip, where she outshined even A-list co-stars like Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. With Haddish’s new movie Like a Boss hitting theaters on Friday, January 10, we’re taking a look back at everything we know about this actress, comedian, and author.
Ever since that breakthrough (and award-winning) Girls Trip performance, Haddish has been in major demand. She costarred alongside Tracy Morgan in the TBS sitcom The Last O.G., became Groupon’s spokesperson, and landed a two-year first-look deal with HBO. In 2018 she won a primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her gig hosting Saturday Night Live, and hosted the MTV Movie & TV Awards to massive success.
Haddish’s latest venture, Like a Boss, also stars Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne, and Billy Porter, and it’s exactly the kind of female-driven comedy we’re looking for in 2020. Suffice it to say, Haddish’s career is red hot — but how much do you really know about this rising star?
Life wasn’t always easy for Haddish. She had a difficult childhood with lots of upheaval and very little stability, and says that one comedy program in particular changed the entire course of her life. A few key celebs have stepped in to give her a helping hand over the years, and Haddish’s career has already made history in more ways than one.
To learn more about her journey from struggling artist to published author and Hollywood star, take a look through these 17 things you probably didn’t know about Haddish.
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.