Funny lady Tiffany Haddish had a great 2017. After becoming the breakout star of summer blockbuster, Girls Trip, she went on to host Saturday Night Live and debut her comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready, on Showtime.
It seems that 2018 will also be a huge year for the stand-up, as she just signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO, according to Variety.
The deal comes shortly before Haddish will appear opposite Tracy Morgan in The Last OG, which premieres in April on TBS. She’s also set to star alongside Kevin Hart in Universal’s Night School, dropping in September.
Other upcoming roles include New Line’s The Kitchen, and she also will star and serve as an executive producer in Universal’s The Temp. She also has Limited Partners in development with Paramount, which she will star in and serve as an EP on the project as well, and recently wrapped production on The Oath, according to Deadline.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.