Tiffany Haddish is an American comedian and actress. After guest starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence as Jackie on the first season of the OWN television drama If Loving You Is Wrong. She went on to star as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show. Haddish had her big breakthrough performance playing the role of Dina in the hit 2017 film Girls Trip, for which she received critical acclaim. In 2018, Haddish was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Tiffany Haddish Net Worth As Of 2018: $2 Million
After multiple television and film appearances, Haddish has accumulated an estimated worth of $2 million. Let’s take a look back to see how she became the successful comedian and actress she is today.
Haddish was born in Los Angeles, California on December 3, 1979. After Haddish’s father left when she was three years old, her mother remarried and had four more children. In 1988, while living in Colton, CA, Haddish’s stepfather tampered with the brakes on her mother’s car. This lead to an accident that left Leola with severe brain damage. The tampering was allegedly intended to harm Haddish and her siblings as well, but they decided to stay home on the day of the incident. With her mom unable to care for the family, Haddish at age nine and the oldest of the five siblings became the primary caregiver for her family. At 12, Haddish and her siblings were put into foster care where they were temporarily separated from each other. While there, she used comedy as a way to cope with being in situations with new people. When she was 15, she and her siblings were reunited under the care of their grandmother.
Haddish went to El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, CA. She said she could not read very well until high school, but improved once she received tutoring from a teacher. She was the school’s mascot and was an award-winning participant in the drama competition featuring Shakespearean monologues. Despite her involvement and success performing in school, she got into a lot of trouble. In 1997, after she graduated, her social worker gave her an ultimatum to either attend psychiatric therapy or go to the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. Haddish opted for comedy as an outlet for her pain. She has said that the mentorship from many notable comedians – including Richard Pryor, Dane Cook, Charles Fleischer, the Wayans brothers – helped her discover her passion for comedy and it “literally saved her life.”
Before her on-screen success, Haddish held a number of jobs, including customer service for Alaska Airlines. She also said she lived in her car during her 20s when she was starting out in comedy. Haddish’s first break was a spot on the comedy competition Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes? She made guest appearances on several popular shows before being cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network series If Loving You Is Wrong, in 2014. She left the soap after the first season for a regular role on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show where she starred as Nekeisha for three seasons. In 2016, she co-starred opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film Keanu in the role of Hi C.
In 2017, Haddish had her breakthrough performance starring alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Regina Hall in the comedy film Girls Trip. The film was a hit in the eyes of critics and at the box-office. Haddish, in particular, was very well received, and many critics likened her performance to a Bridesmaid’s Melissa McCarthy-style breakout. Since then, Haddish released a comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood, on Showtime, she became the first black female comedian to host SNL, and she released a memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, that was a New York Times best-seller. Haddish is set to co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in an upcoming TBS sitcom, The Last O.G., her first lead in a sitcom.