AT&T Dream in Black Future Maker Tichina Arnold was born to entertain in every creative form from acting to singing to dancing to writing. Her career shows her extraordinary love for and commitment to making people feel happy. “For me, the most important part is that I just move people to feel anything. Just to laugh, cry, whatever you need to get it out…I’m after the truth. I share everything with my audiences so that they can see that I’m going through it too!”
From comedies to drama and on the big screen to your home television set, Tichina’s characters are beloved around the world and well known for their honest reactions to life’s all-too-real situations. Her roles in Martin, Wild Hogs, Happily Divorced, Survivor's Remorse, Daytime Divas, Everybody Hates Chris and now CBS’ hit family comedy series The Neighborhood, have cemented her a devoted fan-base that reaches throughout the world.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Tichina got her first taste of performing in front of the family's church congregation at age 4. Recognizing her love and natural talent for singing, her supportive family immediately put Arnold on the track to cultivate her gifts by enrolling her in vocal and stage training and sending her to arts-enriched schools, ending up at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Tichina is active within the entertainment community working with trade organizations including AAFCA, NALIP, NABJ, ACE, SAG-AFTRA and PGA as she sets her sights on producing in 2021 with her first successful on-air credits coming from her past three years as EP and Co-host of BET’s Soul Train Awards.
Throughout the years she continues to support and work with a variety of wonderful groups including Lupus LA, MPTF, SAG Foundation, The Creative Coalition, NAACP, National Action Network, GLAAD, Children’s Hospital LA, DADA and more. In 2013, Tichina and her manager Zenay formed the We Win Foundation which helps individuals, as well as the families/caregivers, who support those suffering from Lupus and other related autoimmune diseases, as a way to focus some of her spotlight towards an even more personal cause.
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