Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish recently turned 40 and sat with InStyle to talk about her latest projects, embracing her culture, and what this new decade of life means for her.
Not only does Haddish have another year of life to celebrate, but also a new project that explores her various unique identities. In her latest interview, Tiffany spoke about her December release on Netflix “Black Mitzvah.” Although the special is a comedy, it actually isn’t too far from Tiffany’s real life experiences.
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In the feature article Haddish talks about her discovery as a teen that her father was an Eritrean Jew. She says, “as black people, when we were brought here to America, a lot of our heritage was stripped from us, and me being able to do my DNA test and find out who I really am and what I am and learn more about my people and the heritage, I feel like it’s very important to share that with the world.”
Shortly after learning about her heritage, Tiffany began studying the Torah and is now continuing to further explore her heritage. Last week she threw a Black Mitzvah style birthday party not only to celebrate the new special, but also for her own unique coming of age ceremony. Before the party began Tiffany participated in a private religious ritual with Sarah Silverman who is her rabbi who teaches her Hebrew lessons.
Following the ceremony she hosted a star-studded party, hosted by Netflix in Beverly Hills with guests such as Wanda Sykes, Chelsea Handler, Billy Crystal, Jimmy Kimmel, Common, and Charlamagne tha God.
When it comes to turning 40, Tiffany says, “I’m much more in tune with who I am. I’m a grown woman. And I have a better understanding of where I’m going.”