Probably the most memorable elements of the sitcom Martin is the rivalry between Martin and Pam. Pam, performed by Tichina Arnold, was the perfect good friend of Martin’s (Martin Lawrence) spouse Gina (Tisha Campbell), however that connection did not imply that the 2 characters obtained alongside, and their jokes about one another had been a number of the funniest of the sequence.
Arnold starred on the present for its whole run, from 1992 to 1997, and he or she just lately reunited together with her co-stars for a Martin reunion particular. However, whereas she is going to all the time be related the function—she joked to Kelly Clarkson that folks name her Pam a lot she does not “reply to [her] personal title anymore”—it is from the one well-liked present she’s been part of. Learn on to seek out out extra about Arnold’s profession and about her ongoing connection together with her Martin castmates.
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After starring on Martin, Arnold went on to seem in different sequence and in films. For instance, she reunited with Lawrence for 2000’s Huge Momma’s Home and likewise had a recurring function on One on One. Then, in 2005, Arnold started starring on the sitcom All people Hates Chris because the household’s matriarch, Rochelle. Later, she had one other common function on a sitcom from 2011 to 2013 with Fortunately Divorced.
A few of Arnold’s newer tasks embody the 2019 film The Final Black Man in San Francisco and the 2020 film The Most important Occasion. Since 2018, she’s starred on the sitcom The Neighborhood.
Arnold remains to be shut with Martin co-star Campbell, with whom she’s been pals since they had been teenagers. The 2 met once they had been each solid in 1986’s Little Store of Horrors. And so they’re nonetheless working collectively, serving as co-hosts of the Soul Prepare Music Awards for 4 years working.
Arnold and Campbell spoke about their decades-long friendship in an interview with Essence‘s Sure, Lady! podcast in 2020.
“I’ve tried to show [my daughter] to culminate her relationships that she has now,” Arnold mentioned. “I mentioned, give it some thought, Alijah. You are solely fourteen and you have got actually cool pals. So, think about once you guys are all fifty and sixty years previous. You’ll have recognized these similar individuals, who you’re keen on now, and might love fifty years from now. So, that is form of what Tisha and I’ve construct our lives upon. [Things like] camaraderie, respect….and we have by no means had a struggle.”
Arnold, Campbell, and their Martin co-stars reunited earlier this 12 months for a particular that premiered on BET+ in June.
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Talking of her daughter, Arnold welcomed Alijah Haggins in 2004 with then-partner, music producer Carvin Haggins. Immediately, Alijah is eighteen and a performer herself. In June, she and her mom appeared collectively as a part of Arnold’s musical residency together with her band at SLS Beverly Hills. When Alijah launched her first single, “Ultimatums,” in June, Arnold wrote on Instagram, “I’m so pleased with my child @alijahkai! Right here is her first dope single of many extra to return. Take pleasure in!”
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In 2013, Arnold co-founded the We Win Basis together with her sister, Zenay Arnold, who has lupus. In response to its web site, the inspiration “was fashioned to assist people, in addition to the households and caregivers who assist these struggling with the ‘Merciless Thriller’ (Lupus) and different associated autoimmune illnesses.” A portion of the proceeds from Arnold’s current residency went in direction of the inspiration.