Tiffany Haddish Turns Pain to a Career in Comedy

From humble beginnings to one of comedy's biggest names!

South Central LA - Tiffany Haddish was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles to a refugee Jewish father and African-American mother.(Photo: Tiffany Haddish via Instagram)

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South Central LA - Tiffany Haddish was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles to a refugee Jewish father and African-American mother.(Photo: Tiffany Haddish via Instagram)

Photo by @tiffanyhaddish via Instagram

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Tragic Accident - At the age of three, Tiffany's father left and her mother remarried. At the tender age of eight, her mother was in a tragic car accident which caused her to have schizophrenia.(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Pain to Laughter - At the age of 12, Haddish and her siblings were split up and put into the foster care system. At this time, Tiffany used comedy to cope with everything going on in her life.(Photo: Tiffany Haddish via Instagram)

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Pain to Laughter - At the age of 12, Haddish and her siblings were split up and put into the foster care system. At this time, Tiffany used comedy to cope with everything going on in her life.(Photo: Tiffany Haddish via Instagram)

Photo by @tiffanyhaddish via Instagram

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Comedy Camp - In school, she was reprimanded for goofing around and her social worker gave her two options: to go to psychiatric therapy or attend the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. This was when comedy changed her life.(Photo:  Steve Grayson/WireImage)

Big Break

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Big Break - Haddish's first break was a spot on Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes?.(Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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RHOH - In 2013, she was given a recurring role on BET?s very own Real Husbands of Hollywood.(Photo: Scott Everett White/BET)

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RHOH - In 2013, she was given a recurring role on BET’s very own Real Husbands of Hollywood.(Photo: Scott Everett White/BET)

Keanu - In 2016, she landed a co-starring role with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film Keanu in the role of Blip.(Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

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Keanu - In 2016, she landed a co-starring role with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy film Keanu in the role of Blip.(Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

Girls Trip (2017)

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Taking the World by Storm - In 2017, Haddish starred alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall in the film Girls Trip for Universal Pictures.(Photo: Michele K. Short/Universal Studios)

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Say Yes to Tiffany Haddish! - She has accomplished so much since her days at the Laugh Factory and we cannot wait for you to see her in Face Value, coming to BET this Fall 2017!(Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)