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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 October 1968Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameTisha Michelle Campbell
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tisha Campbell's first TV appearance was at the age of 8, on episode #006 of the PBS show The Big Blue Marble (1974). The show featured stories on the life and culture of children from around the world. In her segment, Tisha was shown playing with her brother, going to school with her mother who was also her voice coach, and singing at a jazz concert in New York's Greenwich Village.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: illgetby

Spouse (1)

Duane Martin (17 August 1996 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (14)

Sued her Martin (1992) co-star Martin Lawrence for sexual harassment. She abruptly left the show during its last season, and her character's disappearance was explained in the show's storyline as having left Detroit to run one of the L.A. offices.
Released a music album in the 1990s, featuring her hit single "Push".
Her mother, Mona Campbell, is her manager.
Graduated from Newark Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey.
A member of Diva Simply Singing, a group which raises funds for minority AIDS projects.
Gave birth to first child, a son, Xen Martin, who weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces. [August 2001]
Says she named her son, Xen, with an X, because as she and husband Duane Martin were driving to an ultrasound they were listening to rapper Xzibit, and later in the ultrasound they saw that the baby was in the womb making Xzibit's signature sign with his arms crossed in an X.
Good friends with Vivica A. Fox.
Works frequently with Tichina Arnold.
Oldest of 4 children (including her brother, Jermaine Campbell).
Daughter of Mona Campbell and Clifton Campbell.
Her son, Xen, has autism.
Expecting her second child. [February 4, 2009].
Gave birth to her second child, a boy named Ezekiel Czar Martin, on September 8th, 2009 in Los Angeles.

Personal Quotes (8)

Autistic children are extremely bright if you can connect to them and bring them into our world. Socially it's really hard for them, but it can happen.
I hang out with people who are amazing parents and really value a rich living. I'm not talking about monetarily. I'm talking spiritually and mentally, and we help make sure that each one is on their game for their spouses.
Although I look really good holding a gun, I can't shoot. I can't shoot anything. I'm the worst shot.
I became an actress and studied human emotions so that I could give the gift of feelings to my son. This is what my whole journey has been about.
I was diagnosed with a lung disorder that some people walk around with and don't even know they have. Through early diagnosis, I'm happy to share that I stay healthy with diet and exercise.
It's a good note for any young hopeful in this business to take: study up and make sure you are informed at all times because knowing how to anticipate someone's subtle nuances in a performance will only elevate your own art!
In the beginning of my career, all I did was drama, and I couldn't get arrested doing comedy; nobody would hire me!
I figure out who I'm playing opposite, and I really do study them.

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