Everything to know about Mixed-ish’s young Rainbow Johnson portrayer Arica Himmel | Age, Parents, Movies

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Mixed-ish, the newly released sitcom on ABC, which premiered on September 24, 2019. The show is a prequel spinoff of long-running ABC sitcom Black-ish and is the second spin-off of the show after Grown-ish. Mixed-ish has introduced an up and coming talent, Arica Himmel, in the role of Rainbow Johnson. If you wish to know more about Himmel, here’s a wiki/bio of her giving details of her parents and other movies and tv shows as well. 

Who is Arica Himmel? | Age, Parents, Siblings

Arica was born on February 23, 2005, in New York City, NY, to Zelma Davis and Brandon Himmel. She has an elder sister named Zoe Himmel. Like her character on Mixed-ish, Arica is biracial in real life.

Her mother Zelma, who is originally from Africa, is a renowned singer with several prestigious awards under her belt. Primarily known for her dance numbers like Things That Make You Go Hmmm… and Just a Touch of Love, Zelma has won five Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards. She was also nominated for a Grammy Music Award in 1991.


Arica’s father is a realtor and also manages his elder daughter’s career. Zoe is also an actress. She studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Meanwhile, Arica just graduated from her junior high school back in June this year.

Zoe has appeared in commercials and is currently pursuing her career in California. The two sisters have appeared together in a commercial for Crop Shoppe. 

Arica Himmel is not new in the acting industry

Arica’s role as Rainbow “Bow” Johnson may be the breakthrough role of her acting career but this is not her debut role. Prior to landing the role of Bow on Mixed-ish, Arica has appeared in some small roles in the past. 

Arica was also a stage actress and has appeared in off-Broadway production like The Layover. On television, she made her earliest appearances in 2016 playing a recurring role in the comedy series, Thanksgiving. Next, she made guest appearances in various renowned television shows like God Friended Me, Before You Know It, and Sesame Street. 

Likewise, she landed a supporting role as Olivia in a 2019 movie, Before You Know It. 

arica himmel and tracee ellis ross

Talking of her role on Mixed-ish, Bow is a biracial lady “who details her background and actual real-life event.” Meanwhile, Arica plays the younger (teen) version of Bow. The adult version is played by Girlfriends famed actress Tracee Ellis Ross. 

Arica says, “As a biracial girl, it’s exciting to portray a character in the spinoff Mixed-ish who I can relate to in specific ways. And what an honor it is to work with and learn from a cast of immense talent.”

She also said, “I want people to feel like they’ve been helped one by one by the show. I want people to think wow...watching the show has steered me in the right direction, it’s made me feel like I’m not alone. I’m unique. I'm special.”

As of late, there is not any update on her upcoming projects. Tune in with us as we will update you about Arica Himmel’s upcoming movies and TV shows, along with information about her boyfriend, in the days to come.

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