Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter, better known as Tika Sumpter, is an American actress, singer, producer, television host, and model who was born on June 20, 1980 in Queens, New York. Sumpter was born in Queens, New York City. She was a cheerleader at her high school. She graduated from Longwood Senior High School in Middle Island, New York and studied at Marymount Manhattan College where she majored in communications. Sumpter began her modeling career and appeared in commercials for Hewlett-Packard and Liz Claiborne’s Curve fragrances. She also worked as a waitress before acting.
On October 8, 2016, Sumpter gave birth to a girl she named Ella-Loren. In January 2017, Sumpter announced that she was engaged to The Haves and the Have Nots co-star, Nicholas James. They married in Mexico in May 2022. Sumpter played Candace Young while James played Justin on the OWN primetime drama.
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