(AP) — Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform and has been honing her talent since.

But she credits more than that for a career that’s paired her with Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and, in her latest project, Cedric the Entertainer for CBS’ “The Neighborhood.”

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Listen to the comedic actress explain and it’s apparent she could moonlight as a life counselor. She advises young would-be actors to understand that being able to deal with people is as important as doing the job.

Tichina Arnold attends the 10th Annual AAFCA Awards at the Taglyan Complex on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)

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Arnold started her professional career at age 11, appearing at the Public Theater in New York City. Her first big-screen role came in 1986’s “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Arnold plays Tina, wife to Cedric the Entertainer’s gruff Calvin, in “The Neighborhood,” airing Mondays.

 

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