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How Does Tiffany Haddish Have Time to Be in Everything?

She’s everywhere you look these days.


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In the 11 months since Tiffany Haddish punctured America’s consciousness with her performance in Girls Trip, the actress has seemingly been featured in or linked to a new movie, television show, music video, or cover shoot every week.

While Haddish has been working in Hollywood for well over a decade, her name has reached a total saturation point on the film and television calendar over the months since Girls Trip. First, she wrapped her role on The Carmichael Show, after its cancellation, only to jump right into two more TV series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights and The Last O.G., which just premiered on TBS. Plus, she snagged a leading role in a handful of B-movie blockbusters (most of which, admittedly, look just fine at best—except that they now have Tiffany Haddish). There’s this summer’s Uncle Drew, and the upcoming Night School, opposite Kevin Hart. She’s also taking the lead as a formerly incarcerated woman who makes it her mission to find the man who’s catfishing her sister in Nobody’s Fool, a comedy from Tyler Perry, who likewise seems to never stop working. You would be hard-pressed to turn your head without seeing Haddish on yet another movie poster or magazine cover in 2018.

Haddish’s IMDb page is overflowing with projects that either have just wrapped or are in production for the next year and a half, and she’ll even take on the role of the first black female host of the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which air on Monday night. Let’s not forget she’s also starred in three cameo-heavy music videos—Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” Drake’s “Nice for What,” and Jay Z’s “Moonlight”—since last summer. Her “moment” has been much more than that.

Tiffany Haddish Makes Yet Another Bold Statement—This Time in Haute Couture

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

Tiffany Haddish wears an Elie Saab Haute Couture dress; Kokin New York hat; Ralph Lauren Collection belt; Gianvito Rossi shoes.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

A Marie Antoinette extravaganza, Haddish wears a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown; Stephen Russell necklace; Manolo Blahnik shoes. Beauty: Play up a royal flush with Nars Narsissist Wanted Cheek Palette II.

Tiffany Haddish photographed by Ethan James Green for W Magazine Volume Three, 2018.

Embodying classic Hollywood sophistication, Tiffany Haddish wears a Givenchy Haute Couture jacket, skirt, and earrings.

Ethan James Green

Milking the situation in a RVDK Ronald van der Kemp top and skirt.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

As a fashion widow, in a Chanel Haute Couture tunic; Kokin New York mantilla; Bulgari earrings; Tiffany & Co. necklace.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

More than ready for her close-up in a Valentino Haute Couture dress and sandals; Philip Treacy for Valentino Haute Couture hat; Falke tights.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

Celebrating her arrival to the big time in an Armani Privé bustier and skirt; Cartier bracelet; Manolo Blahnik sandals.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

Caught up in a fashion whirlwind, wearing a Ralph & Russo gown; Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves

A star is born in a Dior Haute Couture dress; Manolo Blahnik shoes.

Photograph by Ethan James Green; Styled by Sara Moonves Hair by Jawara for Davines at Bryant Artists; makeup by Hannah Murray at Art + Commerce; manicure by Michelle Saunders for Essie at Forward Artists. Set design by Julia Wagner at CLM. Hair by Precious Jackson at I Talent; Produced by Wes Olson at Connect the Dots; Production coordinator: Kaitlyn Fong at Connect the Dots; Retouching by dtouch ny; Digital technician: Nick Rapaz; Photography assistants: Dean Podmore, Zachary Benge; Fashion assistants: Allia Alliata, Nadia Beeman, Aisha Rae; Tailor: Isa Kriegeskotte; Production assistants: Nikki Patrlja, DeMarquis McDaniels, Doug Steans. Special thanks to Quixote, Kitchen Mouse, Studios 60
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Next year, Haddish will continue to pad her resume with a variety of projects, when she stars in The Kitchen, the 1970s New York crime drama with a stellar cast including Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Margo Martindale, and Domhnall Gleeson; and when she takes the lead alongside the comedian Ali Wong in Tuca & Bertie, an animated Netflix series about two bird-women, from the producers of Bojack Horseman. And there are still more surefire animated movies in the pipeline: The Lego Movie 2 and The Secret Life of Pets 2 will both feature Haddish’s voice.

In between acting, hosting, and keeping pop culture detectives on their toes (the Beyoncé-biting scandal was one of the biggest “break the Internet” moments of this year), Haddish has managed to stay relevant and employed without being too out there. That’s quite an accomplishment—let’s just add it to her resume too.

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