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Tichina Arnold



Dedicated film buffs will remember Tichina Arnold as Crystal, one of the three black girls who perform R&B numbers as a Greek chorus, in Frank Oz's imaginative movie musical Little Shop of Horrors (1986). Arnold was only 15 at the time; her career continued steadily after that, with a role or two almost every year. Though the actress' cinematic efforts -- such as How I Got Into College (1989) and the Paul Mazursky/Woody Allen collaboration Scenes from a Mall (1990) -- were typically disappointing, she delighted fans with her neat comic turn as Pam James (opposite Little Shop collaborator Tisha Campbell) in the Martin Lawrence sitcom Martin (1992-1997), and -- on a similar note -- waxed hilarious as housewife and mother Rochelle on the nostalgic Chris Rock sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (premiering in 2005). In 2007, Arnold reunited with Lawrence (as his "straight man" wife) in the big screen road comedy/buddy film Wild Hogs. She next took a decidedly serious turn, playing the lead in the period drama The Lena Baker Story, about the first woman to be executed via the electric chair in Georgia. Arnold continued to make guest appearances on shows like Raising Hope and Hit the Floor, and took a main role on Happily Divorced, beginning in 2011. In 2014, she had a small role in Top Five.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet A Royal Family Christmas
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet A Royal Family Holiday
  • Chivonne Price
2015
No Score Yet A Royal Family Holiday
  • Chevonne
2015
No Score Yet A Day Late and a Dollar Short
  • Charlotte
2014
No Score Yet More To Love
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Skank Robbers
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Summoned
  • Mylene
2013
No Score Yet The Great Divide
  • Tosha
2012
No Score Yet The Lena Baker Story (Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story)
  • Lena Baker
2009
No Score Yet Angels Can't Help But Laugh
  • Actor
2009
14% Wild Hogs
  • Karen Davis
2007
No Score Yet Angels Can't Help But Laugh
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Getting Played
  • Woman in Restaurant
2005
36% On the One
  • Desiree
2005
16% Civil Brand
  • Aisha
2003
30% Big Momma's House
  • Ritha
2000
No Score Yet Luv Tale
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk
  • Actor
1997
32% Scenes from a Mall
  • Ticket Seller
1991
38% How I Got Into College
  • Vera
1989
No Score Yet Starlight: A Musical Movie
  • Actor
1988
90% Little Shop of Horrors
  • Crystal
1986
No Score Yet The House of Dies Drear
  • Pesty
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Chopped
2009
  • Appearing
25% Brothers
2009
  • Cynthia
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Leona
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
2010-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Martin
1997
  • Pamela 'Pam' James Pam James Pam James/Tammy Pam
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Sylvia
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Judi
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice
97% Survivor's Remorse
2014
  • Cassie Calloway Cassie
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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