Tichina Arnold is an American actress, comedian and singer. She began her career as a child actor, appearing in Little Shop of Horrors and How I Got into College. She also played the family matriarch Rochelle on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris and has appeared in many films such as Big Mommas House.
Tichina’s sister, Zenay, has seven autoimmune disorders, lupus being one of the more ferocious diseases. Zenay was told she would be in a wheelchair by now (she’s not). That she would lose her hair from chemo treatments (she didn’t). That the fatigue associated with lupus would not allow her to work full time (she does). Zenay considers herself a walking miracle, and as a result, the Arnold sisters now strive to give back to others who have been stricken with lupus and other related illnesses.
The #ArnoldSisters – as they frequently hashtag their dynamic duo on social media – created the We Win Foundation to bring awareness to lupus and to help people become lupus survivors like Zenay, who’s been living with it for over 10 years.