Tichina Arnold

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Tichina Arnold
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Birth name Tichina Rolanda Arnold
Born June 28, 1971 in Queens, New York, USA
Sometimes credited as Tichina R. Arnold
Notable Roles Martin: Pam James
Everybody Hates Chris: Rochelle Rock
Notable Episodes
Awards 2 Image TV Awards, USA

Tichina Arnold is an American actress best known for her roles as Pam James on the 90s sitcom Martin, and her role as Rochelle Rock, the maternal figure of the Rock clan, on Chris Rock's autobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Ryan's Hope Zena Brown 1987–1989
All My Children Sharla Valentine 1989–1991
Martin Pam James 1992–1997 1 2 3 4 5
Everybody Hates Chris Rochelle Rock 2005–2009 1 2 3 4
Happily Divorced Judi Mann 2011–2013 1 2
Survivor's Remorse Cassie Calloway 2014–2017 1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Cosby Show
(credited as Tichina R. Arnold)
Delores 5x21 - Theo's Women March 16, 1989
Law & Order Leona 1x11 - Out of the Half-Light December 11, 1990
The Jamie Foxx Show Carla 2x13 - Soul Mate to Cellmate January 11, 1998
Pacific Blue Dana Brown 5x11 - Ghost Town October 31, 1999
Norm Mrs. Murphy 2x11 - Norm vs. the Boxer December 1, 1999
One on One Nicole Barnes 1x01 - When Flex Got Breanna September 3, 2001
One on One Nicole Barnes 1x11 - Thanksgiving It to Me, Baby November 19, 2001
One on One Nicole Barnes 1x12 - Santa Baby December 17, 2001
One on One Nicole Barnes 1x22 - He Got Game...Again May 20, 2002
Soul Food Adina 3x03 - Past Imperfect July 10, 2002
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x01 - I Believe I Can Fly (1) September 23, 2002
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x02 - I Believe I Can Fly (2) September 30, 2002
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x03 - Unemployment Up, Pride Down October 7, 2002
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x08 - A Fla-dap by Any Other Name November 11, 2002
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x11 - Everybody Loves Whom? December 16, 2002
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x12 - Daddy, I Don't Need an Edumacation January 6, 2003
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x22 - Stuck on You May 12, 2003
One on One Nicole Barnes 2x23 - Find My Wife, Please May 19, 2003
One on One Nicole Barnes 3x01 - It's a Family Thing September 16, 2003
Eve Nicole 1x08 - Hi Mom November 17, 2003
One on One Nicole Barnes 3x11 - It's a Miserable Life December 16, 2003
Listen Up Kiara 1x09 - Thanksgiving November 22, 2004
One on One Nicole Barnes 4x21 - Cap and Frown May 16, 2005

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Weekends at the DL October 8, 2005
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show 242 February 28, 2006

Notable Film Roles

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2005-06)
Everybody Hates Chris

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series (1988)
Ryan's Hope

BET Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actress (2006, 2007)

NAACP Image Awards

(2 Wins in 6 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1996)
Martin
  • Won: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2006)
Everybody Hates Chris

Soap Opera's Digest Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime (1989)
Ryan's Hope

Teen Choice Awards

  • Nominated: Choice TV Parental Units (2006)
Everybody Hates Chris - with Terry Crews

Trivia

  • Her mother was a sanitation department worker and her father was a police officer
  • Has a sister, Zenay, who has lupus; she and Tichina created the We Win Foundation in 2013 to help people with the disease
  • Attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
  • Was one of the three chorus girls in the 1986 film "Little Shop of Horrors" along with Tisha Campbell-Martin
  • Had her own company of designer headgear called China Moon Rags
  • Has a daughter, Alijah (born in 2004) with music producer Carvin Haggins
  • Was married to St. Johns Men's Basketball assistant coach and former Golden State Warriors assistant coach DaRico Hines from 2012 to 2016