Who is Tichina Arnold? Wiki Bio
Tichina Rolanda Arnold was born in Queens, New York City USA, on 28 June 1969, so her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, singer and a comedian, perhaps still best known for portraying Pamela ‘Pam’ James in the comedy drama series “Martin”, which aired from 1992 to 1997. It also starred Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin and Thomas Mikal Ford, and followed the life of TV personality Martin Payne who is in a relationship with Gina.
Early life and education
Tichina was raised alongside her sister Zeney in Queens, by their father who worked in the Police Department, and their mother Diane who worked in the sanitation department.
Tichina grew up wanting to become an actress, making her first appearances in elementary school plays, while she continued practicing her skills at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Tichina was also interested in other things such as creative writing, playing soccer, and learning how to play the piano, but upon matriculation in 1987, she didn’t enroll at college but rather focused on a career as an actress.
Roles in movies
She actually made her debut film appearance in 1983, portraying Mary in “The Bass Ring”, and then appeared in “The House of Dies Drear” in 1984, the horror comedy musical “Little Shop of Horrors” in 1986, and “Starlight: A Musical Movie” in 1988.
She was praised for her performance as Vera Cook in the romantic comedy “How I Got Into College” in 1989, and then appeared in “Scenes From a Mall” in 1990, and the comedy “Fakin’ da Funk” in 1997, meantime switching to TV.
Tichina’s next role was in “A Luv Tale” in 1999 followed by her appearances in the HBO movie “Dancing in September”, and the comedy “Big Momma’s House” in 2000. The year 2002 saw her star as Aisha in the feature film “Civil Brand”, and as Ray Goods in the comedy “Yo Alien”. Her following roles were in “Preaching to the Choir” and the romantic comedy “Getting Played” in 2005.
In 2007, she played Karen Davis in the critically acclaimed biker comedy movie “Wild Hogs”, which starred Tim Allen, John Travolta and Martin Lawrence, and she then appeared in “Drillbit Taylor” and “Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story” in 2008.
Tichina was invited to star as Claudia in “Stolen Child”, and as Tosha in “The Great Divide” in 2012 before appearing in “Summoned” in the following year. In 2014, she was cast to appear in “More to Love”, “A Day Late and a Dollar Short”, and “Top Five” before starring as Chevonne in “Royal Family Thanksgiving” and “Royal Family Christmas” in 2015.
Some of her latest appearances in movies have been in the drama “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and the supernatural horror “Countdown” both in 2019, and the comedy “The Main Event” in 2020.
Appearances in TV series
Tichina made her debut TV series appearance portraying Zena Brown from 1987 to 1989 in the soap opera “Ryan’s Hope”, then appeared in single episodes of “The Cosby Show” in 1989, “Law & Order” in 1990, and “All My Children” in 1991.
In 1998 after she was done shooting for “Martin”, she appeared in “The Jamie Foxx Show” and in “Pacific Blue” and “The Norm Show” in 1999. She was cast to portray the recurring character Nicole Barnes in “One on One” from 2001 to 2005, while simultaneously appearing in other series such as “Soul Food” in 2002 and “Listen Up” in 2004.
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She was praised for her portrayal of the main character Rochelle in the period sitcom series “Everybody Hates Chris”, shooting it from 2005 to 2009, meantime in 2007 appearing in a single episode of “The Boondocks”, while some of her next roles were in “Sherri” and “Brothers” in 2009, as well as in “Pair of Kings” in 2010. The year 2011 saw her appear in four series, including “Raising Hope”, “Are We There Yet?”, and “Let’s Stay Together”, while she portrayed the lead character Judi Mann in the sitcom “Happily Divorced” from 2011 to 2013.
In 2014, Tichina appeared in two episodes of “Hit the Floor”, and an episode of “Celebrity Wife Swap” before being invited to act as the main character, Cassie Calloway in the sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse” until 2017.
Concurrently, she appeared in an episode of “Black Dynamite”, then “The Eric Andre Show”. Some of her latest appearances in TV series have been in “Daytime Divas” in 2017, “Lockdown” in 2018, and “The Neighborhood” in which she has been portraying the lead character Tina Butler since 2018.
Awards and accolades
In 1988, Tichina was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for an Outstanding Ingénue in a Drama Series, and a Soap Opera Digest Award for an Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime for her performance in “Ryan’s Hope”.
In 1996, she won an Image Award for an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Martin”.
She was nominated for four awards in 2006 for her performance in “Everybody Hates Chris”, winning a Teen Choice Award for TV – Choice Parental Unit and an Image Award for an Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
Tichina was also nominated for three other Image Awards in 2008, ‘09 and ‘10.
Other business ventures
Tichina launched her own designer headgear in 1998, calling it “China Moon Rags”, mostly consisting of head bandanas covered with Swarovski crystals. Her designs were worn by many celebrities (who were also her friends) such as Janet Jackson, Michel’le, and Christina Aguilera, however, after Tichina’s daughter was born, she stopped creating the headgear.
Tichina and her sister founded the We Win Foundation in 2013, which aims to help people suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus, which is an autoimmune disease that causes one’s immune system to attack healthy tissue – her sister suffers from it.
She was also a member of the advisory board of the National Parent Association (PTA), which is the largest child advocacy volunteering organization in the USA.
Tichina has formed the band KNOW Pressure together with her three friends, and they are performing all around Los Angeles.
Love life and relationships
On 18 August 1994, Tichina married Lamon Tajuan Brewster, a former professional boxer, after knowing him for two years. It is believed that Lamon was cheating on Tichina with several other women, which is what led to their divorce less than a year later in 1995.
In 2002, Tichina started seeing Carvin Haggins who is a music producer, but they kept their relationship somewhat hidden from the media’s curiosity until Tichina’s pregnancy in 2003.
Her daughter Alijah Kai Haggins was born on 16 March 2004, but Tichina stated that she believed she couldn’t get pregnant because she has the condition called endometriosis. Tichina and Carvin split in 2007.
On 18 August 2012, she married DaRico Hines who is a basketball coach, but they divorced in 2016 after a sex tape featuring DaRico and another woman emerged on the internet without DaRico’s consent.
Hobbies and other interests
Tichina grew up being interested in music, mostly listening to jazz and blues as her parents would play it whenever they were at home. At the age of seven, Tichina started singing at her elementary school, and her parents paid for her singing lessons. She is keen on travelling and has been all around the US for work, but enjoys learning about the history of places she visits, as well as tasting local cuisines.
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— Tichina Arnold (@TichinaArnold) April 8, 2020
She has been to Europe on several occasions, and visited countries such as Greece and Spain. Tichina likes to read in her spare time, and her favorite books are “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse, and “Dear John” by Nicholas Sparks.
She enjoys watching movies late at night, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Rosario Dawson, while some of her favorite movies are “Seven Pounds”, “The Pursuit of Happyness”, and “Men in Black”.
Appearance and net worth
Tichina is 50 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.