A melanin-rich performer Tika Sumpter is currently playing as Alicia Johnson on ABC’s mixed-ish, on which she plays the mother of three biracial children. She is the mother of a biracial daughter which gives her deeper resonance with the portrayal. She explains it saying that she wants to be an example to other black women and indeed she is! Many black women have approached her and thanked her for this unique character. She wants her daughter to be proud and make her understand that all things are beautiful and that all hair textures are beautiful.
Tika Sumpter is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood who rose to fame after featuring in the musical drama, ‘Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. She has won millions of hearts all over the world through her outstanding performances in TV shows and movies. She achieved new heights when she starred in the ABC series, ‘One Life to Live’ as Layla Williamson. She then appeared in movies like ‘Salt’ and ‘Ride Along 2’ which further propelled her status in the industry.
She won the number of awards and accolades including the prestigious Black Reel Award. Tika Sumpter is 39, born as Euphemia L. Sumpter on June 20, 1980, in Queens, New York, United States. She was the first American-African cheerleader of her Longwood Senior High School. She inclined towards acting and dancing since her childhood.
She started her career as a co-host for the N network series, ‘Best Friend’s Date’. She played the fictional character of Layla Williamson is one of the longest-running TV shows, One Life to Live. She became the most celebrated actress of the industry portraying the role of Michelle Obama in the movie Southside with You. She gave birth to her daughter Ella-Loren with Nicholas James in 2016.