Tika Sumpter Profile
Tika Sumpter (Real name- Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter) is an American actress, model, producer and television host. From 2004 to 2005, Sumpter began her career as host of The N reality series, Best Friend’s Date and played the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera in 2005, One Life to Live where she starred regularly (2010). In the same year, she made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.
Sumpter later had recurring roles as Raina Thorpe in The CW teen drama Gossip Girl, and Jenna Rice in the BET sitcom The Game. Sumpter was later featured in supporting roles for What’s Your Number? in 2011 and Think Like a Man in 2012, before starring in Sparkle in 2012 and A Madea Christmas in 2013.
She began her role as Candace Young in 2013, the leading character on the OWN primetime soap opera-The Haves and the Have Nots. She later played Angela Payton in the comedy films Ride Along in 2014 and Ride Along 2 in 2016, Yvonne Fair in the biopic Get On Up in 2014, and Michelle Robinson Obama in the romantic comedy-drama Southside with You in 2016.
Tika Sumpter Parents|Family|Siblings
Sumpter is the daughter to Arthur Curtis Sumpter Sr-father and Janice Acquista-mother. From one of her Twitter posts, Tika Sumpter has a sister whose name is Chauna Sumpter. Tika has kept most of her personal information out of social media especially that which concerns her earl life.
Tika Sumpter Husband
Tika was married to fellow actor Hosea Chanchez in 2009. However, the couple divorced in 2012 due to undisclosed reasons. There are no records about them having any child. Chanchez is best known for his recurring role on For Your Love and the quarterback football player Malik Wright on The CW/BET sitcom, The Game.
Tika Sumpter Nicholas James | Fiancee
She is engaged to The Haves and the Have Nots actor, Nicholas James since 2016. Sumpter is reported to be two years older than her fiancé. The two kept their relationship personal not exposing it to media. Ella’s father was not revealed after her birth but later Tika announced it after getting engaged to her child’s father Nicholas James The Haves and the Have Nots co-star. In 2016 they were engaged and no news about their wedding has been talked so far.
Tika Sumpter Age
Sumpter was born on 20 June 1980, Hollis, New York City, New York, United States. She was a cheerleader at her high school. She is 39 years old as of 2019.
Tika Sumpter Daughter | Baby
Sumpter gave birth to a baby girl named Ella-Loren on October 8, 2016. Ella is 2 years old as of 2018. Ella’s father was not revealed at that time since her mother kept her relationship facts personal but was announced later by Tika after getting engaged to her child’s father Nicholas James The Haves and the Have Nots co-star. In 2016 they were engaged and no news about their wedding have been been made public so far.
Tika Sumpter Career
Tika Sumpter began her modeling career and appeared in commercials for Hewlett-Packard and Liz Claiborne’s Curve fragrances. She also worked as a waitress before acting. Tika Sumpter served as the co-host in 2004, for the N network series Best Friend’s Date. She landed the role of Layla Williamson the following year, in the ABC daytime soopera, One Life to Live.
Sumpter was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2008, for her portrayal of Layla. She first appeared on-screen on July 15, 2005, playing the role regularly through September 14, 2010. On November 9–10, 2010, and January 21 and 24, 2011, Sumpter reappeared in the role.
She made her film debut in 2010, in Stomp the Yard: Homecoming on the female lead role, and in the same year appeared in Salt. Tika Sumpter appeared from January to May 2011, in The CW teen drama series, Gossip Girl as Raina Thorpe, the daughter of Russell Thorpe and Chuck Bass/Nate’ former love interest.
She played singer Jason Derülo’s girlfriend in the video for his song “It Girl”. Sumpter appeared in 2011, as lead character friend in the romantic comedy film What’s Your Number?. She also had a recurring role as Jenna Rice in the BET comedy series, The Game, from 2011 to 2012.
Tika Sumpter Michelle Obama
Tika Sumpter played young Michelle Obama in the romantic comedy-drama film Southside with You, a biopic about the early romance between Barack and Michelle Obama. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics.
Sumpter also co-produced the film. She received positive reviews for her performance. Variety placed her in its list of one of the “Biggest Breakthrough Performances” at Sundance, writing in its review, “It’s a tall order to bring a living, breathing icon to life. But that’s just what Tika Sumpter does, checking in with America’s First Lady before she ever landed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Playing Michelle Robinson when she was just an up-and-coming corporate lawyer, Sumpter slowly lets her guard down, allowing an idealistic Barack Obama to charm her into going to an art show, a community gathering and a Spike Lee film.
Tika Sumpter Movies
2009, Brooklyn’s Finest, as Neighborhood girl.
2010, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, as Nikki.
2010, Salt, as Front deskwoman.
2011, Whisper Me a Lullaby, as Emma.
2011, What’s Your Number?, as Jamie.
2012, Think Like a Man, as Dominic’s ex-girlfriend.
2012, Sparkle, as Delores “Dee” Anderson.
2013, A Madea Christmas, as Lacey.
2014, Ride Along, as Angela Payton.
2014, My Man Is a Loser, as Clarissa.
2014, Get On Up, as Yvonne Fair.
2015, You Never Left, as Euphemia.
2016, Ride Along 2, as Angela Payton-Barber.
2016, Southside with You, as Michelle Robinson Obama.
2018, The Old Man & the Gun, as Maureen.
2018, Nobody’s Fool, as Danica.
2019, An Acceptable Loss, as Elizabeth “Libby” Lamm.
2019, Sonic the Hedgehog, as Mrs. Wachowski.
2019, The Nomads, as Cassey McNamara.
Tika Sumpter Tv Shows
2004–2005, Best Friend’s Date, as Tika Sumpter.
2005–2011, One Life to Live, as Layla Williamson.
2006, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as Vegas.
2011, Gossip Girl, as Raina Thorpe.
2011–2012, The Game, Jenna Rice.
2013, Being Mary Jane, as Tonya.
2013–present, The Haves and the Have Nots, as Candace Young.
2015, Bessie, as Lucille.
2018, Final Space, as Quinn.