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Tika Sumpter


Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (1968) (2005-2010, 2011). After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the CW series, Gossip Girl (2007), and appeared in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Haves and the Have Nots
The Haves and the Have Nots Candace Young / Candace
(2013-2017)
Ride Along
Ride Along Angela Payton
(2014)
Salt
Salt Front Deskwoman
(2010)
Ride Along 2
Ride Along 2 Angela Payton
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 Acrimony (completed)
 2018 The Pages (post-production)
Libby
 2015 You Never Left (Short)
Euphemia
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie)
Lucille
 2014 Get on Up
Yvonne Fair
 2014 My Man Is a Loser
Clarissa
 2013 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
Tonya
- Pilot (2013) ... Tonya
 2012/I Sparkle
Dolores
 2011-2012 The Game (TV Series)
Jenna Rice / Jenna
- The Championship Game Episode (2012) ... Jenna
- Move Trick, Get Out the Way (2012) ... Jenna
- Catfight on the Catwalk (2012) ... Jenna
- No Money, Mo Problems (2012) ... Jenna Rice
- The Truth Pact (2012) ... Jenna Rice
 2012 Think Like a Man
Dominic's Girlfriend
 2011 Whisper Me a Lullaby
Emma
 2010 Salt
Front Deskwoman
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Vegas
- Class (2006) ... Vegas
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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've been in this game for a while, but I wouldn't change anything about the struggle, not ever.

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter named Ella-Loren on October 8, 2016. The child's father is Nicholas James.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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