Tichina Arnold was born in Peru and raised in California. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City public school, and has been professionally modeling in the United States ever since her early teens. She has been known for her long dark hair, blue eyes and naturally beautiful face, which have earned her a number of awards. Tichina Arnold measures 36 inches in height and is slightly overweight. Tichina Arnold was an assistant photographer on the set of the movie, Eat Pray Love. Her role was “Amanda Smalley” in the second film, Swing Vote.
Tichina Arnold has had a variety of roles in both films and television programs, including guest starring appearances on shows such as Married with Children, Family Ties, Boy Meets Girl, Scrubs, Frasier, The Incredible Hulk, Smallville, Growing up Gotti, ER, Frasier, Two and a Half Men and Friends. Tichina Arnold was nominated for an Image Awards’ Best Supporting Actress in the category of movies that she appeared in. Tichina Arnold has also been nominated several times for Golden Globe Awards, including winning for her performance in Swing Vote. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in the film. Tichina Arnold has also made several guest appearances on television shows, including Batman: The Animated Series, The Simpsons, Family Guy, King of the Hill, Seinfeld and The X-Files among many others.
Tichina Arnold Personal Details
- Date Of Birth: 28 June 1969
- Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA
- Birth Name: Tichina Rolanda Arnold
- Nickname: Tichina
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Occupation: Actress, Model, Comedian, Singer
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: African-American
- Religion: Christianity
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Tichina Arnold Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 128 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 58 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
- Height in Meters: 1.68 m
- Body Measurements: 35-27-37 in (89-68.5-94 cm)
- Breast Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Waist Size: 27 inches (68.5 cm)
- Hips Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 34B
- Feet/Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 8 (US)
Tichina Arnold Family Details
- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Diane Arnold
- Spouse/Husband: Rico Hines (m. 2012–2016), Lamon Brewster (m. 1992–1995)
- Children: Alijah Kai Haggins (Daughter)
- Siblings: Zenay Arnold (Sister)
- Partner: Carvin Haggins (2002–2007)
Tichina Arnold Education
- Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Tichina Arnold Facts
- Scored her first big break on television, with a permanent role on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope in 1987.
- In 2013, she and her sister founded the We Win Foundation, a foundation for people suffering from lupus.
- She is friends with Tisha Campbell-Martin, Vivica A. Fox, Regina King, Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera and LisaRaye McCoy.
Tichina Arnold’s acting and modeling career did not take off in the predictable manner that many performers anticipate after being featured in a popular TV show, however. Tichina Arnold decided to launch a successful clothing line with her younger sister, Yusef, called Tichina Arnold & Yusef. The clothing line gained success because the two sibling’s designs were popular amongst fashionable women. Tichina Arnold & Yusef clothing have since become a popular name in fashion and has expanded into high end designer wear.
Tichina Arnold’s other major claim to fame is her lead role in an episode of The Daily Show, which lasted an entire season. Tichina Arnold played the main role of Ariel Strickland, a writer for the Daily Show who was found dead in her car in a busy parking lot. Her death prompted the writers of the show to develop her character into a beloved character on her own show, which earned her another Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Tichina Arnold has since portrayed Ariel Strickland in numerous other episodes of The Daily Show. She also spent several weeks in the main role of Kate Grisham on the daytime soap opera Major Dad.
Tichina Arnold’s other notable TV appearance has been a recurring role in the movie Invictus opposite Matt Damon. Tichina Arnold co-starred with Damon in the Oscar winning film Black Rain. Tichina Arnold received an Academy Award for her work in Black Rain. Tichina Arnold appeared in three additional Invictus episodes and also had a supporting role in the second movie. Tichina Arnold is reprising her Invictus role in the upcoming Transformers movie Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Tichina Arnold is an accomplished actress with credits that span across film, theater, and television. She has been nominated for Grammys in both the writing and acting categories. Tichina Arnold has also been nominated three times for Screen Awards, including Best Actress in a Comedy Series, for her work on The Daily Show. Tichina Arnold is part of the cast of the new ensemble of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will begin shooting in the summer of 2021. Tichina Arnold is yet to receive any additional accolades for her role as Ariel, but it is likely that her role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will receive at least some additional attention after she stars as Ariel in the upcoming Transformers movies.