Arnold is an award-winning actress with stints on Martin, Soul Food, and Everybody Hates Chris. Fellow Adult Swim faithfuls will also remember her as the voice of “cutie-pie” Nicole on The Boondocks.
Arnold, a divorcée and a single mother, recently added another feather to her well-decorated hat — the role of Judi Mann on the TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced. She plays Fran Drescher’s best friend on the comedy based on Drescher’s relationship with her ex, Peter Jacobson (the show’s co-creator), who announced he was gay after 17 years of marriage. The show just got picked up for a second season with a new batch premiering on March 7th.
So what’s next for Tichina Arnold? Roc4Life caught up with the Queens native on the set of a Pynk Magazine shoot to talk fashion, style, and life.
On personal style: “I’m a little bit of everything. I love to be inspired by other people. I love looking at other women (and men, actually) to be inspired by what they’re wearing. I love colors. I love palettes.”
On style and creativity:“Style is the opposite of trend. Creativity comes from within. I think we all possess creativity. But…you gotta stay away from the trends. Trends is what other people think — they’re telling you what it is. Trend is whatever I want it to be.
On new sitcom Happily Divorced: “It’s based upon something that’s very real, very true. Hopefully we’ll be around for four more seasons.”