Barika A. Croom originally hales from Dallas, TX. After graduating Suma Cum Laude from Fisk University in Nashville, TN, she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology & Theater. She is an accomplished actress, singer, director, published poet and spoken word artist, a playwright & producer. "James & Joseph" produced by Barika A. Croom, was nominated for an NAACP award. Past credits include: "And Then There Was You" with Brian White and Lynn Whitfield, the films "No Sunlight" and "A Mother's Ordeal" and "The Last Appeal". Her upcoming movie, Maternal Instincts is sure to be a hit! Be sure to catch her on Lifetime when it airs.