The Last Black Unicorn: Tiffany Haddish

In 2017, the block-buster comedy Girl’s Trip brought in $113.3 million at the box office. The movie, directed by Malcom D. Lee, with the help of movie producer Will Packer, broke through barriers with its all black female star-studded cast consisting of Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall as well as breakout star, comedian Tiffany Haddish. 

This authentically funny comedian came from humble beginnings in South Central, L.A. In her formal years, she was practically raised by the foster care system after a social worker discovered that her mentally ill mother was incapable of raising Haddish and her siblings.

In addition, she was also made fun of by her peers for her looks. However, the support Haddish gained from attending comedy camp allowed her to change the course of her life. In fact, Comedy became a coping mechanism for Haddish through difficult points in her life and opened up many doors for her such as countless acting roles which allowed her comedy to take center stage.

In November, 2017 she broke barriers by becoming the first African American woman to ever host Saturday Night Live, a late-night television comedy show. In addition to this, she is now a published author after publishing her biography The Last Black Unicorn in 2017, a New York Times best seller.

Haddish is also co-starring in the upcoming comedy Night School with Kevin Hart which will premiere in Fall 2018 as well as The Last O.G which will premiere in just a few days. Way to go Tiffany!