Haddish’s father Tsihaye was an Eritrean refugee who left the family when she was three years old. After being estranged for years, she reconnected with him in Philadelphia, and he walked her down the aisle on her wedding day, a day she described as “one of the happiest days of my life.” Earlier this year, the actress traveled to Eritrea to meet her relatives and to bury her father’s remains. In an interview on Eritrean television, she described the experience as “amazing” and talked about eating the injera flatbread and touring historic sites and cities including the Red Sea port city of Massawa.

“I am finally home. I am finally where I was supposed to be a long time ago,” she said at the time. “I felt like my heart was being healed. I have been through a lot of things.”

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