Tika Sumpter - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 2, 2022

Tika Sumpter
Profession: Actress, Model, TV host
Best Known For: One Life to Live (TV series), Mixed-ish (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 20, 1980 (age 43)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA
Horoscope: Gemini
Father's Name: Arthur Curtis Sumpter, Sr.
Mother's Name: Janice Acquista
Siblings: 1

Chauna Sumpter (sister)

High School: Longwood Senior High School
University: Marymount Manhattan College
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 14, 2022
Husband's Name: Nicholas James

Hosea Chanchez (2009-2012)

Children: 1

Ella-Loren (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 44 kg (97.00 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Tika Sumpter?

Tika Sumpter is an actress, model, and TV host by profession and American by nationality. Since beginning her career hosting Best Friend's Date, she has starred in One Life to Live, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, Sonic the Hedgehog, Gossip Girl, and The Game

Tika Sumpter – Age, Parents, Siblings

Tika Sumpter’s birth took place on June 20, 1980, in Queens, New York, USA. She was born Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter to her mother Janice Acquista and her father Arthur Curtis Sumpter, Sr. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a sister named Chauna Sumpter.

young Tika Sumpter (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Tika Sumpter attended Longwood Senior High School where she was the first cheerleader of African-American ethnicity. After graduation, she went on to study at Marymount Manhattan College where she majored in communications. 

Her ethnicity is African-American.

Tika Sumpter – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Tika Sumpter has been dating The Haves and the Have Nots co-star, Nicholas James (birth name Nicholas J. Muscarella). 

With her boyfriend, she welcomed daughter Ella-Loren on October 8, 2016. The couple announced their engagement on 25th Dec 2016 and are yet to marry. They tied the knot on May 14, 2022. She often features her husband on her social media page. 

Sumpter had been married to Hosea Chanchez in 2009. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2012.

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Nicholas James, Tika Sumpter (Image: Instagram)

Tika Sumpter – Career

Early Career

While trying out for auditions, Tika Sumpter worked as a waitress. Along with her modeling career, she appeared in commercials for Hewlett-Packard and Liz Claiborne's Curve fragrances. Finally, in 2004 she was selected to co-host the N network series Best Friend's Date. 

Finally in 2005 Sumpter landed her breakthrough role as Layla Williamson in One Life to Live.

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Films, Series

Since landing her breakthrough role, Tika Sumpter has had appearances in Gossip Girl (2011), The Game (2011-2012), The Haves and the Have Nots (2013-present), and Mixed-ish (2019-present) as Alicia, among others.

She has also starred in films Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (2010), A Madea Christmas (2013), Get On Up (2014), Southside with You (2016), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).


Tika Sumpter’s fellow Sonic the Hedgehog cast are Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally, Natasha Rothwell, and Neal McDonough

She has worked with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mykal-Michelle Harris, and Arica Himmel in the TV series Mixed-ish.

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Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaa in Mixed-ish (Image: IMDb)

Tika Sumpter – Awards, Nominations

Tika Sumpter has been nominated for NAACP Image Award (2008, 2016), Black Reel Award (2014), Gotham Award (2016), and Women's Image Network Award (2018).

Tika Sumpter – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated to be around $6 Million while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Tika Sumpter – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Tika Sumpter is active with several hundred thousand followers and counting. She often features her family as well as her professional life.

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