What is Arica Himmel’s ethnicity?
Arica Himmel was born in New York City, USA, on 23 February 2005 – her zodiac sign is Pisces, she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is Liberian. She’s an actress who’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Rainbow ‘Bow’ Johnson in the comedy series “Mixed-ish”, created by Peter Saji, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kenya Barris, and which stars Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Christina Anthony. It’s been running since 2019, and follows Rainbow’s parents Alicia and Paul who, after their hippie-like cult ceased to exist, were forced to move to the suburbs and raise their daughter there.
The series has been nominated for one award: a 2020 Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
Early life, sister and parents
Arica is being raised in New York City alongside her sister Zoe, by their father Brandon and their mother Zelma. Zoe is also an actress, who made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Claire in the 2019 short comedy film “Make Dating Great Again”, which she also wrote. The girls’ mother is a famous Liberian-born American musician, who’s probably known best for her band C+C Music Factory’s hit singles “Just a Touch of Love” and “Things That Make You Go Hmmm…” The band has won numerous awards, including two MTV Video Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards, and four American Music Awards.
Arica became interested in acting even before enrolling at a local elementary school, and her parents let her practice at a community theatre. She appeared in her first off-Broadway play – “The Layover” – in 2016 aged 11, and Arica then went on to launch her TV acting career. She still focused on her education and is said to be amongst the best students at her high school. Arica should be matriculating sometime in 2023, and doesn’t seem to be interested in pursuing a college career, however, being as young as she is, this might change in the future.
Career as an actress
Arica has five acting credits, including “Mixed-ish”. She launched her acting career in 2016 with her portrayal of Harper Morgan in all eight episodes of the comedy series “Thanksgiving”, created by Bethany Hall and Daniel Powell, and which starred Sebastian Conelli, Bridey Elliott and Chris Elliott. It follows a dysfunctional family spending their Thanksgiving holiday together.
Three years later, Arica played Olivia in the 2019 comedy drama movie “Before You Know It”, written and directed by Hannah Pearl Utt, who also starred in it alongside Ayden Mayeri and Oona Yaffe. The film follows two sisters who have just discovered that their mother who was believed to be dead is actually alive and well, and is starring in a soap opera. It was nominated for four awards.
Also in 2019, Arica played Lindsay Levy in the episode “Return to Sender” of the critically acclaimed fantasy comedy series “God Friended Me”, created by Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lillen, and which starred Brandon Micheal Hall, Suraj Sharma and Violett Beane. The series follows an atheist who gets a friendly request on Facebook from God – it won two of the four awards it was nominated for.
Arica’s only other acting credit has been in the 2020 episode “Friendgame” of the hit comedy series “Black-ish”, created by Kenya Barris, and which stars Anthony Anderson, Marcus Scribner and Tracee Ellis Ross.
The series has been airing since 2014, and follows a man who is raising his children in a white neighborhood; it’s won 61 awards including a Golden Globe, while it’s been nominated for 187 other awards.
In 2017, Arica was invited to guest in the episode “Martian Mission” of the animated live-action adventure comedy series “Sesame Street”, and in 2019 she appeared in an episode of the news talk-show “Red Carpet Report”. She was then invited to appear in various other talk-shows, such as “The View”, “Good Morning America” and “Tamron Hall”, all in 2019.
In 2020, Arica made a guest appearance in an episode of the musical talk-show “The Real”, an episode of the comedy game-show “Celebrity Family Feud”, and an episode of the news talk-show “Entertainment Tonight”.
Friends and boyfriends
Arica is said to be a highly social person, however, she prefers to spend time with people who are a bit older than herself, as she believes her peers to be rather immature. She easily gets along with her colleagues, and has befriended many actors and actresses.
Arica hasn’t mentioned any boys whom she has perhaps been with – some of her fans believe her too young to be dating, however, she has allegedly been seen holding hands with a boy who’s attending the same high school as she is. According to the rumors circulating the internet, the two have been together for close to a year now, but none of this has been confirmed, nor has Arica commented on these rumors.
As she hasn’t spoken about anyone she’s dating today, Arica appears to be single as of March 2021, but still just 16 years old.
Hobbies and other interests
Arica’s a cat-lover, and her two pet cats Bagel and Lox can be seen featured in many of her Instagram pictures. Most recently, on 6 March 2021, Arica expressed her desire to launch a separate Instagram account for them.
She’s a fashionista and a bit of a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week. Many pictures featuring her outfit combinations can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account.
She has been keen on reading books since she was eight, and is currently reading Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”.
Arica has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Liar Liar”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Arica’s age is 16. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 4ft 8ins (1.42m) and she weighs around 90lbs (41kgs).
As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $60,000.