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Tika Sumpter

Actress / Model (person) / Film Actress / Television Actress | * 06/20/1980 (39) | Queens, New York, USA
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Tika Sumpter (born Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter; June 20, 1980) is an American actress, producer, television host, and model. Sumpter began her career as host of The N reality series, Best Friend's Date (2004–2005), and in 2005 landed the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live where she starred regularly through 2010. In the same year, Sumpter made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. Sumpter was later featured in supporting roles for What's Your Number? (2011) and Think Like a Man (2012), before starring in Sparkle (2012) and A Madea Christmas (2013). In 2013, Sumpter began her role as Candace Young, the leading character on the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots. Sumpter later played Angela Payton in the action comedy films Ride Along (2014) and its sequel ()
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Private Life: Born in Queens, New York, Sumpter studied at Marymount Manhattan College where she majored in communications. She began her career modeling and appeared in various commercials for products including Hewlett-Packard and Liz Claiborne's Curve fragrances. Career: In 2004, she served as the co-host for the N network series Best Friend's Date. The following year she landed the role of Layla Williamson on One Life to Live. Since January 2011, Sumpter has appeared on Gossip Girl as Raina Thorpe, the daughter of Russell Thorpe (Michael Boatman) and Chuck Bass' love interest.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Action

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Movies with Tika Sumpter as Actress(17)

as Cassey McNamara2019 The Nomads
as Elizabeth "Libby" Lamm2019 An Acceptable Loss
as Danica2018 Nobody's Fool
as Maureen2018 The Old Man & the Gun
as Michelle Robinson2016 Southside with You
as Angela Payton2016 Ride Along 2
as Lucille2015 Bessie
as Yvonne Fair2014 Get on Up
as Clarissa2014 My Man Is a Loser
as Angela2014 Ride Along
as Lacey2013 A Madea Christmas
as Delores2012 Sparkle
as Dominic's Girlfriend2012 Think Like a Man
as Jamie2011 What's Your Number?
as Front Deskwoman2010 Salt

TV Shows/Series with Tika Sumpter as Actress(6)

as Alicia Johnson2019 mixed-ish
as Quinn (voice)2018 Final Space
as Alicia2014 black-ish
as Raina Thorpe2008 Gossip Girl

Movies with Tika Sumpter as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2016 Southside with You

Additional Information

Born: Friday, 06/20 1980 (June) in Queens (current age: 39 years + 249 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: Marymount Manhattan College
Member of: Alpha Kappa Alpha
Other names for Tika Sumpter (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Τίκα Σούμφτερ"
Tika Sumpter frequently works together with these people:
Peter Saji (8x, Crew)
Tyler Perry (7x, Crew)
Kenya Barris (6x, Crew)
Anthony Anderson (5x, Actor)
Jill Abbinanti (5x, Crew)
Warren Leight (5x, Crew)
Tracee Ellis Ross (5x, Actress)
Ice Cube (4x, Actor)
Mariska Hargitay (4x, Actress)
Dick Wolf (4x, Crew)
Eric Willner (4x, Cast)
Jessica Queller (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26399, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 02/19/2020