16 Facts About Tichina Arnold


Tichina Rolanda Arnold is an American actress and singer.


Tichina Arnold began her career as a child actor, appearing in supporting roles in Little Shop of Horrors and How I Got into College before being cast as Pamela "Pam" James on the FOX sitcom Martin, which she portrayed from 1992 until the show ended in 1997.


Tichina Arnold was born in Queens, New York City, to a working-class family.


Tichina Arnold's mother, Diane, was a sanitation worker and her father Gene Arnold was a police officer.


Tichina Arnold was raised in the Church of God in Christ.


In February 1987 Tichina Arnold scored her first big break on television, with a permanent role on the soap opera Ryan's Hope.


Tichina Arnold's critically lauded role, as young heroine Zena Brown, landed her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1988.


Tichina Arnold continued in the role until the series ended in January 1989.


Later that year, Tichina Arnold was cast as Sharla Valentine, a high-school friend of Emily Ann Sago on the ABC-TV daytime drama All My Children.


Tichina Arnold played the recurring role of Nicole Barnes on the sitcom One on One.


Tichina Arnold played the role of the matriarch, Rochelle, on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris which premiered in September 2005 and ended in May 2009.


Tichina Arnold played the voice of the friend in The Boondocks episode "Attack of the Killer Kung-Fu Wolf Bitch", which aired in 2007.


In 2009, Tichina Arnold appeared onstage in The Wiz revival at the New York City Center in the part of Evillene, The Wicked Witch of the West.


Tichina Arnold played the best friend of Fran Drescher in the TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced, which is based on Fran Drescher's real-life marriage and divorce to series co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson.


In 1998, Tichina Arnold started her own company of designer headgear called "China Moon Rags".


In January 2016, Tichina Arnold's representative confirmed she and Hines were divorcing.