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Tiffany Haddish

Eritrean-American actor and comedian, Tiffany Haddish (1979) was in residential, foster and kinship care as a child. Tiffany Haddish was born in Los Angeles, California. She was around 3 years old when her father, a refugee from Eritrea, abandoned the family. When Tiffany was nearly 9, her mother, Leola, had a car accident and suffered brain damage which made it difficult to care appropriately for her children. Tiffany therefore spent several years in the foster care system from the age of 12 or 13 before going to stay with her grandmother. Tiffany’s social worker encouraged the girl to attend the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp to learn how to do stand-up comedy. Haddish credits the Comedy Camp with having changed her life. After guest-starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence with her role as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. After appearing in the 2016 comedy film Keanu, her breakthrough came in 2017 with her role as Dina in the comedy film Girls Trip, for which she garnered critical acclaim. In 2017, she published her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn.Haddish currently stars in the TBS series The Last O.G. and recently voiced Tuca in the Netflix animated series Tuca & Bertie.

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