Tichina Arnold’s New Gig ‘Happily Divorced’
Happily Divorced is based on Fran Drescher’s real life and centers around Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) as she deals with dating after finding out her realtor husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. The show focuses on how she juggles her new relationships and her ex-husband post-divorce while still living under the same roof. The cast is rounded out by Fran’s best friend Judi (Tichina Arnold), her parents Dori and Glen (Rita Moreno and Robert Walden) and her flower delivery employee Cesar (Valente Rodriguez). Additionally, in the pilot, Fran’s love interest, Elliot, is played by D.W. Moffett.
Arnold has had a thriving career in both TV and film. Her television credits include appearances on All My Children, The Cosby Show and Law & Order, and she starred in the films Big Mommas House and Civil Brand. Her most recent film was Wild Hogs, co-starring Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy and John Travolta.
Tichina Arnold is a two-time NAACP Image Award-winning actress. The first was for her role as Pam Jones on the hit TV series Martin. She earned the second award, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, for her work in the first season of the critically acclaimed comedy series Everybody Hates Chris, which was inspired by the childhood experiences of comedian Chris Rock. On the show Arnold played Rochelle, Chriss (Tyler James Williams) strict, sassy mother who runs the household on a tight budget and is the glue that holds the family together.
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