About Tika Sumpter

Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter famously known as Tika Sumpter is an American actress, singer, model, producer, and TV host. She started her modeling career by working in commercials. She has worked in many famous movies like Ride Along, Ride Along 2, and Southside with You. Tika has also worked in many loved TV shows like Gossip Girl, The Haves and the Haves Nots. Apart from acting she has also worked as a singer and also TV host.

Quick Info
Full NameEuphemia LatiQue Sumpter
Date of BirthJune 20, 1980
Birth PlaceQueens, New York, U.S.
Parent(s)Janica Acquista and Arthur Curtis Sumpter Sr.
OccupationActress, Singer, Producer, Television host, and Model.
Partner(s)Hosea Chanchez (2009-2012)
Nicholas James (2016–present, engaged)
Net worthUS $6 million

Early Life

Born on June 20, 1980 in Queens, New York, Unites States Tika Sumpter was the child of Janica Acquista and Arthur Curtis Sumpter, Sr. Her real name is Euphemia L. Sumpter. Tika completed her high school in Longwood Senior High School. She was also the first American-African cheerleader of her school. She had interest in acting and dancing from an early age. Later she attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York and graduated with the degree in the field of communications.

Tika Sumpter used to work as a waiter in New York. She was suggested by her boss to pursue acting as her career. Tika stared to work as model after scouting many agencies. She started as a model for an advertisement of Hewlett-Packard and Liz Claiborne’s Curve fragrances. Tika then started as an actress by playing small role for Mobius Pictures’ Films. 

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Tika Sumpter began as a model, modelling for a fragrance commercial. And worked as a waitress before. In 2004, she was the co-host in series ‘Best Friend’s Date’. In 2005, she had a breakthrough in her career as she was cast for role of ‘Layla Williamson’ in series ‘One Life to Live’. Her acting was widely praised. She had a long run in the series from 2005 to 2010 regularly. In 2008, she was nominated for her role in the series by NAACP Image Award for best actress in daytime drama series. In 2010, she took her first step in the feature film sector in female lead role in the movie ‘Stomp the Yard: Homecoming’. The same year she also appeared in the thriller movie ‘Salt’.

In the year 2011, she appeared in the teen drama series ‘Gossip Girl’ and TV comedy series ‘The Game’. Sumpter was a lead character in the romantic comedy movie ‘What’s Your Number?’. In the 2012 musical themed film ‘Sparkle’, she played role of ‘Dolores’. Same year she was working on Independent comedy movie ‘My Man is a Loser’ which was released on July 25, 2014. Tika appeared in the comedy drama movie ‘A Madea Christmas’ and starred as a villainess in the series ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’ in the same year 2013. In 2014, she played lead female role opposite ‘Kevin Hart’ and ‘Ice Cube’ in comedy action movie ‘Ride Along’ and also played in its second sequel ‘Ride Along 2’ released in January 15, 2016.

Tika Sumpter was thrilled to get the role of young ‘Mitchelle Obama’ in the 2016 biopic ‘Southside with You’ which shows love story of young ‘Barack’ and ‘Mitchelle’. Her performance in the movie got good reviews. She played role of ‘Maureen’ in 2018 crime film ‘The Old Man & the Gun’. Same year Tika appeared on Nobody’s Fool playing role of ‘Danica’ and starred in movie ‘An Acceptable Loss’.

In 2019, Tika Sumpter played one of leading role in TV series ‘Mixed-ish’. Tika recently played the role of ‘Maddie’ alongside actor ‘Jim Carey’ and ‘James Marsden’ in the comedy movie ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’. Tika is working to develop drama series for HBO ‘Traders’ as a executive producer and could be starring the series.

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Personal Life

Tika Sumpter was first seen dating actor Hosea Chanchez. Sumpter and Chanchez were dating for a long period of time so they finally decide to take their marriage to the next level and got married to Chanchez in the year 2009. But after just few years they started having trouble in their relationship. It got so worse that they split up and got divorced just 3 years after their marriage in 2012.

Tika Sumpter continued her life after her difficult time in life but after few years the rumor of her being pregnant surfaced in social media which later turned out to be true. The father of her child was Nicholas James. She met Nicholas on the set of show, ‘The Haves and the Haves Nots’. Tika welcomed her daughter Ella-Loren in October of 2016 and finally announced that she was engaged to Nicholas James in January of 2017. The couple are not married yet but are living happily together in Queens, New York.


Age, Height, Nationality and other facts

Born in the year 1980, Tika Sumpter is 40 years old (at the time of writing). Being born on United States she is an American but she has roots in Africa. She is 5 feet 6 inches which is 1.68 meters and 168 cm. Sumpter weighs about 55kg (121 lbs.). The American Model has brown colored eye and black hair. Tika has a beautiful body measuring 34-24-34 inches. Her dress size is 4 (US) and her Zodiac sign is Gemini.  

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Net Worth

Tika Sumpter is a really successful actress, singer and model. She has hosted many TV shows and produced movies. Tika has provided a lot in the entertainment industry for which she has earned quite a lot of money. Her salary is currently under review but her net worth is estimated to be 6 million US dollars.