There’s no denying Tiffany Haddish’s recent surge in popularity, and let’s face it: it’s long overdue! The comic sensation has been working hard for years to break into the entertainment business, and her position in Girls Trip was unquestionably her big break. She co-starred with well-known actors like Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, and many people expected she would blend in or serve as another member of the ensemble cast.
Instead, she became the movie’s breakthrough star because everyone was curious about the amusing woman. Additionally, because she was so genuine and entertaining on talk shows, people grew to adore her even more as she began to promote her initiative.
Who could ever forget her excessively long dancing break during Stephen Colbert’s show or the hilarious Groupon swamp tour anecdote she shared on multiple shows? The woman is a skilled comedian.
Although Tiffany Haddish is always upbeat and joyful in her interviews, the truth is that she hasn’t had an easy life and has had to overcome a lot of suffering to get where she is. She is a true warrior. Here are 20 things about the wonderful and hysterically funny Tiffany Haddish that you might not know.
1. Haddish is of African-American and Ethiopian-Jewish descent
Haddish’s ex-husband, a detective, introduced her to her father when she was an adult. In the years before he passed away, she had the opportunity to speak with him, discover more about her ancestry, and have a walk down the aisle.
On The Breakfast Club, she spoke about how her father, an Ethiopian, “enabled me to experience so many things” because he wasn’t present. “I could be loved by so many different individuals because of [it]. and have so many different people father you and raise you. He might not have been a decent father, so it’s probably for the best that he wasn’t there. And for that, I thanked him.
2. After Five Years of Marriage, She Filed for Divorce in 2013.
Haddish divorced her husband because she believed he was limiting her development. She said on The Breakfast Club, “I gave everything I had, but it just felt like I was back to that 9-year-old—not being good enough, not being able to do enough.
“I wouldn’t allow my dreams to disappear. Because my dream kept coming to me, I wasn’t going to let any man put a stop to it. God constantly urging me to take this action. You need to tell your story. You must share this happiness and love with others.
3. She Has a Famous Tale About Taking Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith on A Groupon Swamp Tour.
Haddish initially discussed using a Groupon to take Will and Jada Pinkett Smith on a swamp tour on ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! podcast. Jada exclaimed, “What the f*** is a Groupon?!
Pinkett Smith said, “I thought it meant you got your own boat that you could take a lot of people on,” before Haddish explained what a Groupon actually was.
4. She Enjoys Dancing and Has Been Observed Twerking on Several Occasions.
Having fun without feeling guilty means being single, beautiful, and free. Haddish has been seen having a good time and dancing on several occasions. She is giving Girls Trip co-star Kofi Siriboe a twerk session in a recent Essence Festival video.
5. Haddish Is Only Going to Get More Popular
The Actress Is Filming the Last Og, Her New Sitcom with Tracy Morgan, While Also Promoting Girls Trip.
She Ready!, Haddish’s First Stand-Up Performance for Showtime, Which Was Recorded in Haddish’s Hometown of Los Angeles at The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, will premiere on August 18.