Jun. 28th, 1969
Queens, New York, USA
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Tichina Arnold was born to a middle-class African-American family in Queens, New York. Her mother was a sanitation department worker and her father was a police officer. She attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Her penchant for performing began in her childhood, holding church congregations enthralled as a four-year-old. When she turned eight, her mother and uncle encouraged her to audition, and she won a part in her first play The Me Nobody Knows at the Billie Holiday Theater in Brooklyn She continued to perform in the theater and at supper clubs, starring in such productions as Hair, Romance and Hard Times She then landed small roles in TV movies such as The Brass Ring in 1983 and PBS' House of Dies Drear the year after. Arnold has one sister.
- Has a daughter, Alijah Kai (b. 2004)
- Frequently works with 'Tisha Campbell-Martin' (qv), with whom she is life-long friends.