Tika was born on 20 June 1980 and she was born in New York City in United States of America. The name of her father is Arthur Curtis Sumpter Senior and the name of her mother is Janice Acquista. There is not much information available about her parents but it is known that her parents got separated when she was young. It is also known that Tika’s mother was once arrested for non-payment of library’s fine and it was her ex-husband who bailed her out.

Her childhood was spend in New York and she has no sibling. She completed her schooling from Longwood Senior High School and she later went to Marymount Manhattan College. She received her degree in communications.

It is known that Tika started her career at an age of 24 and the first commercial she worked in was of Hewlett Packard. She also got an advertising assignment with Liz Claiborne fragrance. Before starting her acting career, she worked as a waitress to earn her pocket money.

In 2004, she got to work in Best Friend’s Date and the same year she got a role in One Life to Live. She was also nominated for NAACP Image Award and she was nominated under the category of Best Actress in Daytime Drama Series. This was in 2008.

Later in 2010, she got a chance to work in a movie. The first movie she worked in was Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. The same year she got a chance to work in Salt. Tika also worked in Gossip Girl and the show was highly popular among teens.

In 2011, she got herself a role in The Game. Same year she also got to work in Sparkle. Sparkle was known to be the remake of a film. Later she also worked in My Man is a loser and Tika also got a chance to work in The Haves and the Have Nots. In 2016, Tika got a chance to work in Southside with you and in the movie she played the role of Michelle Obama. It is known that the movie received a lot of good reviews from the critics and it was termed as Tika’s best performance. She worked in over 15 movies and over 8 TV shows during her career.

In 2016 it was reported that Tika gave birth to Ella Loren. Tika wasn’t married until then but the child was of Nicholas James. It is known that she had been in relationship with Nicholas for a long time and she was pregnant with his child in 2016. It is also known that the couple got engaged in 2017 and they plan to get married in 2017. In an interview, Nicholas revealed that he is planning to have more children with his wife as he love kids. The annual income of this actress is estimated to be 800 thousand and Tika’s net worth is estimated to be around 2 Million US Dollars.

Last Modified: Feb 1, 2021

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