Tika Sumpter is best known for her appearances in Sonic the Hedgehog and A Madea Christmas. Here’s a look at Sumpter’s net worth, career, and how she became famous.
Tika Sumpter’s movies and TV shows
Tika Sumpter made her television acting debut in a 2006 episode of the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, titled “Class.” She then became a cast regular on the daytime drama One Life to Live. Sumpter played Layla Williamson from 2006 to 2011. She made her film acting debut in the 2010 movie Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming, in which she played the character Nikki.
In 2011, Sumpter secured a recurring role in the series Gossip Girl. She played Raina Thorpe for 11 episodes. Sumpter’s other acting roles include appearances in Think Like a Man, A Madea Christmas, Ride Along, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mixed-ish.
Tika Sumpter’s highest-grossing films
As of this writing, Sumpter’s highest-grossing film is Sonic the Hedgehog, with $306.2 million in worldwide earnings. This includes more than $146 million in domestic earnings and more than $160 million internationally. Her other high-grossing films include Tyler Perry’s a Madea Christmas, with $52.5 million in earnings; Ride Along 2, with $124.8 million in worldwide earnings; and Ride Along, with $153.7 million in worldwide earnings.
What Tika Sumpter learned from filming ‘Nobody’s Fool’
Sumpter says her role in the film Nobody’s Fool is a reminder that it’s best to be flexible when it comes to finding “the one.” It’s OK to be specific about characteristics you desire a mate to have, but flexibility is key when settling down with someone who will truly make you happy for the long haul. Here’s what Sumpter told XO Necole about the movie’s message:
I think the foundational things–that he’s actually into you and loves you and he’s faithful to you, if that’s what your agreement is, and he’s your friend–I think those are things that can’t change. I think those are things you can’t really be flexible on if they’re not in somebody’s spirit. Height, you can be flexible on. Body type, you can be flexible on. I think the outside stuff can be flexible.
What’s next for Tika Sumpter
Sumpter joined forces with Thai Randolph, executive vice president and general manager of Kevin Hart’s organization, Laugh Out Loud Network, to start a new lifestyle brand named Sugaberry. The goal of the website is to provide content and support for mothers of color. “Black women don’t usually get to delight in mommyhood, which is why I wanted to build a safe and sweet destination for modern moms of color, regardless of what stage they are in,” Sumpter told Variety.
Sumpter told the publication that Sugaberry is self-funded right now because it gives her greater creative control. “’I feel like it gives us more control over what we want to do without someone saying, ‘This is going to work, this isn’t going to work,’” said the actress.
Tika Sumpter’s net worth
As of this writing, Sumpter has a net worth of $6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.