• Tichina Rolanda Arnold is an American actress, singer, and comedian known for her role in the comedy drama series “Martin”.
• She has starred in various movies and TV series, including ‘Big Momma’s House’, ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, and ‘The Neighborhood’.
• She won an Image Award for an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Martin” and was nominated for several other awards.
• She has also founded the We Win Foundation to help people suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus and was a member of the advisory board of the National Parent Association (PTA).
• As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$12.5 million
Date Of BirthJune 28, 1969
SpouseRico Hines, Lamon Brewster
FactShe is on the advisory board for the National Parent Association (PTA), the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation.

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.

Tichina Arnold

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.

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.

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.

General Info

Full NameTichina Arnold
Net Worth$12.5 million
Date Of BirthJune 28, 1969
Height1.68 m
ProfessionComedian, Actor, Model, Singer
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School


SpouseRico Hines, Lamon Brewster
ChildrenAlijah Kai Haggins
ParentsDiane Arnold


AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Parental Unit, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, BET Award for Best Actress
MoviesLittle Shop of Horrors, Wild Hogs, Big Momma's House, The Lena Baker Story, Civil Brand, How I Got into College, Scenes from a Mall, Getting Played, Dance Flick, Drillbit Taylor, On the One, The House of Dies Drear, Fakin' da Funk, Dancing in September, Stolen Child, Perfect Prey
TV ShowsRaising Hope, Happily Divorced, Sherri, Everybody Hates Chris, Martin, Ryan's Hope, Survivor's Remorse

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1Friends with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Janet Jackson, Vivica A. Fox, Regina King, Christina Aguilera. and LisaRaye McCoy.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter named Alijah Kai Haggins on March 16, 2004. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Carvin Haggins.
3Was in a relationship with Carvin Haggins. They have a daughter together.
4She has formed a band "KNOW" Pressure. She and KNOW Pressure play regularly to packed audiences through out the greater Los Angles area.
5She is on the advisory board for the National Parent Association (PTA), the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation.




Daytime Divas2017TV Series pre-productionMo Evans
Survivor's Remorse2014-2016TV SeriesCassie
Royal Family Christmas2015TV MovieChevonne
A Royal Family Holiday2015TV MovieChevonne
Born Again Virgin2015TV SeriesQuinn
Top Five2014Theatre Manager
Hit the Floor2014TV SeriesDerek's Mother
A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV MovieCharlotte
More to Love2014Margo
Summoned2013TV MovieMylene
Let's Stay Together2011-2013TV SeriesDr. Knotts
Happily Divorced2011-2013TV SeriesJudi Mann
The Great Divide2012Tosha
Stolen Child2012TV MovieClaudia Mitchell
American Dad!2011TV Series
Raising Hope2011TV SeriesSylvia
Are We There Yet?2011TV SeriesVicky Howard
Pair of Kings2010-2011TV SeriesAunt Nancy
Alex in Wonderland: Interview with Debbie Allen2010Video shortRed Queen / Miss Pippy
Alex in Wonderland: Rehearsing Wonderland2010Video shortRed Queen / Miss Pippy
Brothers2009TV SeriesCynthia
Sherri2009TV SeriesRussell's Mamma
Dance Flick2009Ray's Mamma
Everybody Hates Chris2005-2009TV SeriesRochelle
Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story2008Lena Baker
Drillbit Taylor2008Photography Teacher
The Boondocks2007TV SeriesNicole / Brenda Richie
Wild Hogs2007Karen Davis
Getting Played2006TV MovieWoman in Restaurant
Preaching to the Choir2005Desiree
One on One2001-2005TV SeriesNicole Barnes
Listen Up2004TV SeriesKiara
Yo Alien2002Ray Goods
Soul Food2002TV SeriesAdina
Civil Brand2002Aisha
Big Momma's House2000Ritha
Dancing in September2000Robber
Norm1999TV SeriesMrs. Murphy
Pacific Blue1999TV SeriesDana Brown
A Luv Tale1999
Perfect Prey1998TV MovieSusie
The Jamie Foxx Show1998TV SeriesCarla
Fakin' Da Funk1997Tracy
All My Children1991TV SeriesSharla Valentine
Scenes from a Mall1991Ticket Seller
Law & Order1990TV SeriesLeona
How I Got Into College1989Vera Cook
The Cosby Show1989TV SeriesDelores
Ryan's Hope1989TV SeriesZena Brown
Starlight: A Musical Movie1988Evelyn Ruth
Little Shop of Horrors1986Crystal
The House of Dies Drear1984TV MoviePesty
The Brass Ring1983TV MovieMary


Nostalgia Critic2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Hates Chris2006-2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Sprung1997performer: "Don't Ask My Neighbor"
Little Shop of Horrors1986performer: "Prologue Little Shop of Horrors", "Skid Row Downtown", "Da-Doo", "Grow For Me", "Some Fun Now", "Dentist!", "Feed Me Git It", "Suddenly, Seymour", "Suppertime", "The Meek Shall Inherit", "Don't Feed The Plants"


2016 Triumph Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The Eric Andre Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The Real2016TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Name Game2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHerself
Chopped2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Celebrity Wife Swap2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious2013TV SeriesHerself
Exhale2013TV SeriesHerself
In Bed with Joan2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2010TV SpecialHerself
Played by Fame2009TV SeriesHerself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
The Pull Up2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Boondocks: The Making of an American Classic2008Video documentary shortHerself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHerself
WWE Raw2007TV SeriesHerself
Angels Can't Help But Laugh2007DocumentaryHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
Keith Barry: Extraordinary2006TV MovieHerself
The 4th Annual TV Land Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Hi-Jinks2006TV SeriesHerself
The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Punk'd2004TV SeriesHerself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Crook & Chase1997TV SeriesHerself
Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland1994TV SpecialHerself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series

Archive Footage

Edición Especial Coleccionista2013TV SeriesCrystal


Won Awards

2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesMartin (1992)

Nominated Awards

2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSurvivor's Remorse (2014)
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2007BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Comedy SeriesEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Actress: ComedyEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice Parental UnitEverybody Hates Chris (2005)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Female Newcomer: DaytimeRyan's Hope (1975)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Ingenue in a Drama SeriesRyan's Hope (1975)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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