Tiffany Haddish, actress, who starred alongside Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith in the comedy Girls Trip.
Her mother was diagnosed with mental illness after a car accident.
When she was 9, her mom was in a car accident that left her with brain damage after her head crashed through the windshield. Two years later, she and her siblings were split up into foster homes. She struggled to fit in at her new middle school. “I remember being that foster kid and being like, ‘Man, I’m probably going to be in jail in two years,’” she said
She found her calling after her social worker gave her an ultimatum.
Haddish’s behavior was still a concern, so her social worker gave her the option of going to psychiatric therapy or attending the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp. She chose the latter, and from that point on, she was motivated to make comedy her career.
She was homeless for a period
Haddish spent a period of her life post-foster care homeless. During that time, she made a list of who she wanted to work with and where she wanted to be in the future. “I wrote that wish list, and I wrote that I wanted to work with Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith,” she says.