Birth Name: Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: December 3, 1979
*Eritrean Jewish (father)
Tiffany Haddish is an American comedian, actress, and dancer.
Her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, was Eritrean, a country that was once part of Ethiopia; he was an Eritrean Jew. Her mother, Leola (Wright), is American (African-American), and of the Jehovah’s Witness religion.
A popular line in Tiffany’s biographies states that she is “as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.” [Whoopi Goldberg is not actually Jewish]
Tiffany became a naturalized citizen of Eritrea on May 22, 2019, in a ceremony in the country.
In 2019, re-connecting with her Jewish heritage, Tiffany had a formal Bat Mizvah ceremony. It was officiated by Rabbi Susan Silverman, the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman. Tiffany stated:
I’m Jewish by DNA… And because of my father, I want to honor him and our ancestors, and I want to do something that represents growth and maturity. And I want to teach. That’s what I’ve been put on this planet to do is teach, and Judaism is all about that.