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5 Things You Didn't Know About Tika Sumpter – Mixed-ish

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31 January 2020
Get to know the Mixed-ish actress!
<p>Tika Sumpter&nbsp;</p>

Tika Sumpter, who portrays the character of Bow's nice mother and lawyer on Mixed-ish, is definately one to watch! Get to know her with these 5 facts and catch on Mixed-ish, Thursdays at 19:00 on 1Magic, DStv channel 103!

SHE ONCE MADE OPRAH AND TYLER PERRY WAIT!

Tika Sumpter knows that as a businesswoman, taking your time before committing to a project is key. But for most, an offer from Tyler Perry and Oprah would certainly close any deal. Not Tika, who famously kept them both waiting before saying yes to a major role they offered her!

SHE ONCE WORKED AS A WAITRESS 

Humble beginnings are always the best springboards for fire careers. Tika Sumpter in one such example of those who needed to to have a side hustle to make ends meet while pursuing her dream to become an actress. We are sure that job really taught how to serve because she’s really been serving awesomeness these days. 

SHE STARS ON 'NOBDODY’S FOOL' 

Talk of serving, Sumpter’s career has seen its biggest success since she was first discovered in 2004. In addition to her role on Mixed-ish, the actress also has a leading role on The Haves and The Have Nots. When not filming these two shows, however, she fills up the rest of the time working even harder. Tika stars alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Tiffany Hadish on Tyler Perry’s raunchy comedy, Nobody’s Fool. In the film, Tika stars as a certain Danica, a successful worker at a marketing firm. 

SHE HAS A DAUGHTER 

In 2016, the 39 year old gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Ella Loren. After preserving her daughter’s privacy for almost two years, despite a demand from fans, she finally premiered adorable snaps of Ella dressed as Moana for Halloween! 

SHE MAJORED IN COMMUNICATIONS 

Tika Sumpter is not just beautiful and talented, she’s also pretty smart. The actress is reported to have majored in communications in communications, drama and theatre in college. It’s probably how she was able to refine those lauded acting chops!

Catch some good chuckles when Mixed-ish and Black-ish air back to back on Thursdays from 19:00, only on 1Magic!