Is Tika Sumpter married? No, she isn’t. However, she is engaged to The Haves and the Have Nots actor, Nicholas James. Tika is reported to be two years senior making her fiancé age be 36 years old as of 2018. Their relationship was kept away far from media attention. On October 8, 2016, Tika Sumpter gave birth to a child as a daughter named Ella-Loren at which her relationship facts were not disclosed.
James’ paternity was not revealed at that time but was announced later by Tika after getting engaged to her child’s father Nicholas James. They were engaged in 2016 and no news about their wedding has been talked so far. Let’s talk in detail about Tika Sumpter’s biography below:
Who is Tika Sumpter?
Sumpter is an American actress, television personality, host, model and producer. She was born on June 20, 1980, which makes her age be 40 years old as of 2020. She appeared into the limelight after contributing as the host of The N reality series, Best Friend’s Date in 2004 which she continued till 2005. She is also the honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority since July 10, 2016.
Within a short period of professional life, she has been able to establish herself in multi-professions which prove her strong versatility traits. She is mainly noted for her role in ‘One Life to Live’ as Layla Williamson. Many people remember her for appearing in the CW series ‘Gossip Girl’ and the movies like ‘Salt’ and ‘Ride Along.’
Early Life and Education
The American actress was born as Euphemia L. Sumpter in 1980 and her place of birth is in Queens, New York City. However, she is popular by the name Tika instead of her birth name.
Who are Tika Sumpter’s parents?
She was born to the parents named Arthur Curtis Sumpter Sr (father) and Janice Acquista (mother). From one of her Twitter posts, we came to know about Tika Sumpter which includes a sister whose name is Chauna Sumpter. Most of the facts of Tika that are concerned with her early life are not revealed. Regarding her education and academic achievements, Tika joined Middle Island-based Longwood Senior High School. For her higher education, Tika attended Marymount Manhattan College where her major subject was Communications.
Career and Professional Life
Tika started her working career by serving as a waitress in one of the hotels in New York. Her boss inspired her to pursue a career in the acting field. Before carrying her acting career, she showed interest in modeling and went scouting different agencies. As a model, she contributed to the commercial program of Hewlett-Packard and Liz Claiborne’s Curve fragrances. She grabbed an opportunity to start her acting career Mobius Pictures’ educational films in a small role. Later, she was signed with Liz Claiborne fragrance, the contract was based on advertising assignments. Further, she also garnered the experience of serving as a voice-over artist.
In 2004, Tika became the co-host for the N network series, ‘Best Friend’s Date’ at the age of 24 which brought her to the public’s attention. In 2005, she made a big breakthrough from the long-running television series, ‘One Life to Live’ by portraying the role of Layla Williamson. Her performance made every teammates and audience impressed for which she was praised and acclaimed highly. She was also the part of the movie ‘Brooklyn’s Finest’ in 2009 but she was n’t credited for the role there.
One big opportunity Tika grabbed during her struggling phase in the acting field was to play a lead role in ‘Stomp the Yard: Homecoming’ which was a big-budget project compared to her past movies. She portrayed the role of Nikki and the movie got released in 2010. In 2011, she was seen in the movie ‘Whisper Me a Lullaby’ playing the character of Emma.
Later, she was featured in the 2014 movie ‘Get on Up’ in the role of Yvonne Fair. Her role made her nominated for Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble. Till date, Tika has appeared into numerous films, television shows including ‘Ride Along 2’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘The Game’, ‘The Haves and the Have Nots’, ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Being Mary Jane’ and much more.
The news regarding Sumpter playing the leading role as Mayor of Detroit in the political drama The 313 for CBS was announced on October 7, 2016. She also worked as a co-executive producer for the drama. She was also cast in The Old Man And The Gun alongside Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck and Robert Redford. Recently, she was also seen in the comedy-drama film The List for Paramount Players opposite to Tiffany Haddish.
Actress Sumpter who rarely talks about her personal life is engaged to boyfriend Nicholas James. Their relationship was not revealed despite being the parents of a child named Ella-Loren. Hope, the couple will think of exchanging their vow soon. Talking about her past relationship, Tika was said to be romantically linked with Drake for some time. Her dating story shows being dated Chadwick Boseman and Hosea Chanchez in the past.
Tika Sumpter is the source of inspiration and is a role model to numbers of new beginners in the industry. She has impressed the audiences with her tall heigh standing at 5 feet 7 inches. She weighs about 55 kilograms which balance her physique as per her height. As per some wiki sites, her body has perfect measurements of 34-24-34 inches. The maintained body stats show that she must be under exercise and notional diet plan. Her eyes are dark brown whereas Tika’s hair is black in color.
Salary and Net worth
Tika is an actress, model and a renowned television personality. She has been earning from her multi-profession and therefore, she is able to live a high-profile luxurious life. As per some online sources, Tika has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million USD. However, what amount does she charges for her role an\d appearances, is still a matter of curiosity.
Wiki and Facts
Wikipedia, IMDb and some other popular celebrity websites have provided Tika’s bio. Further, she is connected with her rosters of fans and followers through her social networking accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join her on Instagram @tikasumpter whereas her Twitter profile is available @iamtikasumpter where she has amassed more than 966k and 213k followers respectively.