Tika Sumpter (born Euphemia L. Sumpter; June 20, 1980) is an American actress, television host, and model.
Sumpter began her career as host of the N network reality series, Best Friend's Date (2004—2005), and in 2005 landed the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live where she starred regularly through 2010. In the same year, Sumpter made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. She later had recurring roles as Raina Thorpe in The CW teen drama Gossip Girl, and as Jenna Rice in the BET sitcom The Game.
Sumpter was later featured in supporting roles for What's Your Number? (2011) and Think Like a Man (2012), before starring in Sparkle (2012) and A Madea Christmas (2013). In 2013, Sumpter began her role as Candace Young, the leading character on the OWN primetime soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots. In 2014, Sumpter was featured as leading female roles in, Ride Along, My Man Is a Loser, and as Yvonne Fair in the 2014 biopic, Get On Up...
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