One of the vital memorable elements of the sitcom Martin is the rivalry between Martin and Pam. Pam, performed by Tichina Arnold, was the most effective pal of Martin’s (Martin Lawrence) spouse Gina (Tisha Campbell), however that connection did not imply that the 2 characters acquired alongside, and their jokes about one another had been among the funniest of the collection.
Arnold starred on the present for its total run, from 1992 to 1997, and she or he not too long ago reunited along with her co-stars for a Martin reunion particular. However, whereas she is going to at all times be related the position—she joked to Kelly Clarkson that individuals name her Pam a lot she does not “reply to [her] personal title anymore”—it’s miles from the one widespread present she’s been part of. Learn on to search out out extra about Arnold’s profession and about her ongoing connection along with her Martin castmates.
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After starring on Martin, Arnold went on to look in different collection and in motion pictures. For instance, she reunited with Lawrence for 2000’s Huge Momma’s Home and likewise had a recurring position 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 position on a sitcom from 2011 to 2013 with Fortunately Divorced.
A few of Arnold’s more moderen tasks embody the 2019 film The Final Black Man in San Francisco and the 2020 film The Major 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 mates since they had been teenagers. The 2 met after they had been each solid in 1986’s Little Store of Horrors. They usually’re nonetheless working collectively, serving as co-hosts of the Soul Practice Music Awards for 4 years operating.
Arnold and Campbell spoke about their decades-long friendship in an interview with Essence‘s Sure, Woman! podcast in 2020.
“I’ve tried to show [my daughter] to culminate her relationships that she has now,” Arnold stated. “I stated, give it some thought, Alijah. You are solely fourteen and you have actually cool mates. So, think about once you guys are all fifty and sixty years previous. You’ll have identified these identical folks, 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 yr 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. At the moment, Alijah is eighteen and a performer herself. In June, she and her mom appeared collectively as a part of Arnold’s musical residency along with her band at SLS Beverly Hills. When Alijah launched her first single, “Ultimatums,” in June, Arnold wrote on Instagram, “I’m so happy 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 along 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 help these struggling with the ‘Merciless Thriller’ (Lupus) and different associated autoimmune illnesses.” A portion of the proceeds from Arnold’s current residency went in the direction of the inspiration.