Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter (born Euphemia L. Sumpter; June 20, 1980) is an American actress, television host, and model.

Sumpter began her career as host of the N network 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. She later had recurring roles as Raina Thorpe in The CW teen drama Gossip Girl, and as Jenna Rice in the BET sitcom The Game.

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 comedy film Ride Along (2014), and its sequel, Ride Along 2 (2016), Yvonne Fair in the biopic, Get On Up (2014), and Michelle Robinson Obama in romantic comedy-drama, Southside with You (2016).

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Cast Credits

Gossip Girl (2007)
Guest starring as Raina Thorpe (11 episodes)
The Game (2006)
Guest starring as Jenna Rice (9 episodes)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Vegas
  • Episode 7x17: Class (Mar 21, 2006)
One Life to Live (1968)
Starring as Layla Williamson (21 episodes)
The 313 ()
Starring as TBA